Refill Mobile Phone Minutes in 85 Countries with UPside Visa from Plastyc

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Plastyc, provider of the UPside Visa and iBankUP prepaid accounts, announced that the ability to add minutes to friends' and family members' phones abroad now works in 85 countries.

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Adding minutes to family or friends abroad is a great gift. A top up of a few dollars can add hours of talk time to phones in many countries

Plastyc's mobile Top Up service makes it easy for UPside Visa and iBankUP account holders to add minutes to their own or other mobile phones directly from their accounts. Cardholders simply log in, enter a mobile phone number in any of 85 countries, select the refill dollar amount and go. The refill is performed in real time and the person receiving the message can received a confirmation text message with an optional personal message. All makes and models of prepaid phones and most carriers are supported.

The service saves people in the US the hassle of buying refill packs and scratch cards for their own prepaid phones, and it provides a fast, easy way to send value to loved ones in other countries. Outside the US, prepaid mobile phone service is more common than contract service.

A prior version of the Top Up service offered 30 destination countries, including the world’s most populated countries and countries with large immigrant populations in the US such as China, India, Mexico and the Philippines. It quickly grew popular with Plastyc customers with homelands abroad.

With 55 additional countries offered, including more Latin American countries, African countries and the Caribbean, Plastyc expects the service to appeal to people in additional circumstances, such as parents with children who are traveling or families with loved ones overseas in the military.

"Adding minutes to family or friends abroad is a great gift. A top up of a few dollars can add hours of talk time to phones in many countries," said Patrice Peyret, CEO of Plastyc. "We're thrilled to offer this unique service to UPside Visa and iBankup account holders and eager to hear from people how they are using it."

The full list of destination countries now include the following:
Afghanistan, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Montserrat, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.
There is no fee for the service: people simply choose among the pre-defined amounts of airtime offered by the wireless carriers and pay that exact amount.

The service is powered by TransferTo, an Ingenico company and the leading global airtime transfer network.

For more about the Top Up service, visit http://www.upsidecard.com

About Plastyc, Inc.
Plastyc delivers good banking to all by providing 24x7 access to FDIC-insured accounts through any Internet-connected computer or cell phone. Unlike traditional checking accounts, Plastyc's iBankUP portal and UPside cards never incur overdrafts, and they offer better services at lower prices, with more ways to receive money and no risk of over-spending it. Plastyc is privately held with headquarters in New York City.
For more on Plastyc, visit http://www.plastyc.com .

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