iSend Makes it Easy to Spread Christmas Cheer to Family and Friends in Other Countries

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Mobile phone minutes, bill payments and select gift items available at all budget levels for international electronic delivery

iSend Worldwide

“This year, we’re taking extra steps to help people give their family and friends back home exactly what they need for Christmas,” said Steve LaBella, president and CEO of iSend.

iSend, a leading U.S. electronic payment service for people who support family members in other countries, is making it easier than ever for people to send useful, timely gifts to loved ones this holiday season. iSend offers a variety of gift types and sizes that can be purchased online and in over 125,000 retail locations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada for electronic delivery to over 40 countries.

iSend’s international mobile phone “top-up” service, which lets people add prepaid minutes to the mobile phones of family and friends, is especially popular at Christmas time. iSend’s online top-up portal Aryty (pronounced “ah-RIE-tee”) even includes an option for scheduling recharge loads of various amounts at a specific date and time, for example on Christmas Eve. It’s a great way to make sure a mother or father, a brother or sister, or any close relative or friend has plenty of phone time available to share long-distance holiday cheer with the sender, and Aryty accepts all major credit cards. For Guatemalans living abroad, Aryty also offers Les Llega Siempre, a unique offering of select gifts that can be purchased for family members and friends to pick up in Guatemala.

iSend’s retail partners in the U.S., the UK and Canada, including grocery stores, convenience stores, check cashers and more, offer international Christmas shopping convenience for people who don’t have Internet access, prefer to purchase gifts with cash or want more gift options. In addition to mobile phone top-ups and Les Llega Siempre items, iSend store locations offer international bill pay services that make it easy to pay family members’ utility, phone, mortgage or other bills.

“iSend does a great deal of business during the holidays because of its convenience – it’s so much easier and economical to arrange for electronic gift delivery than it is to shop for gifts, pack them up and mail them internationally,” said Steve LaBella, president and CEO of iSend. “This year, we’re taking extra steps to help people give their family and friends back home exactly what they need for Christmas.”

iSend continuously adds destinations to the countries it serves. People can currently send mobile phone top-ups and arrange bill payments for family and friends in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Uruguay and Venezuela.

About iSend
iSend is a leading international electronic payment service that provides unprecedented options for people who support family members in other countries. Customers control the use of the funds they transfer, including topping-up individual family members’ prepaid cell phones, paying recurring monthly bills and sending gift cards for merchandise at specific stores. Transfers can be arranged for recipients located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including the Indian subcontinent. For more information, including the growing roster of retail locations and countries, visit


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