Viber Joins TransferTo Network to Offer Viber Out Credit

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Viber expands global reach and enhances experience of 800 million unique registered users by enabling credit to be purchased through TransferTo’s network.

Our vision is a seamlessly connected mobile payments world across developing and developed countries. Friends, family and businesses can send and receive money or airtime with very little effort, anytime and anywhere. Eric Barbier, CEO, TransferTo

Viber, one of the world’s leading messaging apps, has joined the TransferTo B2B Mobile Payment Network (https://www.transfer-to.com/network) to enhance the experience of Viber’s 800 million unique registered users, expand its global reach and increase Viber Out revenue streams. By joining the TransferTo Network, Viber can introduce new avenues for Viber Out credit to be purchased globally from retail outlets, through mobile operators and payment services.

While Viber voice calls are free between Viber users, Viber also offers a solution called Viber Out, which is a service that allows Viber users to call any phone number at low rates, even if the destination number does not have the Viber app (like a landline phone, for example). To use Viber Out, users typically purchase credit via the Viber app or website.

With the addition of Viber, partners in TransferTo’s network offering cross-border recharges, can expand their portfolio of services to their consumers who wish to use Viber. Viber customer experience is improved with expanded purchase options; consumers have choice and access of a participating network of brick and mortar retail outlets, mobile operators and money transfer services.

TransferTo Founder & CEO, Eric Barbier, said, “Our vision is a seamlessly connected mobile payments world across developing and developed countries. Friends, family and businesses can send and receive money or airtime with very little effort, anytime and anywhere. We welcome Viber to our network, and are thrilled to be in a unique position to provide dual benefits: more service options for Viber users and new avenues of business to partners in our network. Providing multiple purchase options is especially important for migrant workers who want to send Viber credits to friends and family back home.”

Robi Kopel, FinTech Lead at Viber said, “Joining the TransferTo network is a natural next step to interconnect our users and the global mobile community together. With Viber Out credit top-ups, friends or family can send or receive Viber Out Credit as gifts and most importantly, connect with the people who matter the most.”

About TransferTo
TransferTo is a B2B mobile payment network, interconnecting financial institutions and mobile operators globally. Thousands of leading companies, including Vodafone’s M-Pesa, Tigo Money, Orange, Western Union, PayPal and Xoom rely on TransferTo’s Mobile Money and Airtime Hub.

TransferTo provides its partners with a global compliance framework for all relevant regulatory requirements, enabling thousands of businesses in more than 100 countries to offer real-time Mobile Money and Airtime transfer services to their customers. In 2015 alone, TransferTo Mobile Money and Airtime Hub processed more than 50 million transactions.

Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, TransferTo links more than 4.5 billion mobile users, through partnerships with more than 400 mobile operators. Its investors include Ingenico. For more information, please visit: https://www.transfer-to.com/

About Viber
Part of the Rakuten family, Viber freely connects users around the world with the people that matter to them most. With more than 800 million unique users on the platform, Viber allows people to connect in the way that works best for them, whether that’s through individual messaging, video calls or group chats, or following brands and celebrities on Public Chats. Viber can be used on iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Windows Phone, Windows®, Windows 8®, Mac, Linux and Symbian devices over mobile or WiFi connections.

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