IPP offers international bill pay for customers in U.S.

May 19, 2009
IPP of America expanded its partnership with iSend, providing International Bill Pay service to US residents wanting to pay their families' telephone, cell phone, and utility bills in Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, and Guatemala...

• Enables customers to pay their families' bills in Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil and Jamaica

FAIRFIELD, NJ, May 19, 2009 -- IPP of America Inc., announces its expanded partnership with iSend, LLC, providing International Bill Pay service to US residents wanting to pay their families' telephone, cell phone, and utility bills in Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, and the latest addition, Guatemala. This service is available at more than 8,000 walk-in locations in the USA.

IPP partnered with iSend to provide this service only six months ago and is seeing a monthly growth rate of 45%, validating the need for IPPs International Bill Pay's economical and fast service. IPP is very much aware of the importance for families to be connected, and that funds be spent on the primary living needs of the family.

Powered by iSend, US customers can pay bills in Mexico to TELMEX, TelCel, Iusacell, Movistar, Unefon, Infonavit, ADT Security, Spira and GE Money and SKY Satelite.

Ron Averett, President and CEO of IPP, remarked that, "In these economically challenging times, IPP offers a safe, convenient, and fast way to easily pay telecommunications and utility bills, among other billers, in Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, and now Guatemala, on behalf of family and friends living in those countries." Additionally, Averett stated, "The ability to pay specific bills such as telephone, cell phone, electricity, gas, etc., offers great peace of mind and comfort to families in the US and back home."

Other important benefits to the recipient include no more standing in lines to make payments or carrying cash to various payment centers. The US customer only needs the account number for bill payment or the cell phone number to be paid.

When the US customer pays their family's cell phone, payments are credited in real-time, thereby avoiding any service disruptions. Home telephone and utility bills are credited to the account the next business day in most cases. This immediately provides the family with peace of mind knowing that they can always stay in touch with their loved ones in the US The customer in the US receives a detailed receipt with each transaction, including the foreign exchange rate.

In Guatemala, telephone and utility bills can be paid to TELGUA, Empagua (Empresa Municipal de Agua) and EEGSA (Empresa Electrica de Guatemala). Cellular bills can be paid to Claro, Movistar, and Tigo.

Payments to Brazil are offered to Oi, Tim, Claro, and Vivo.

In Jamaica, payments can be made to Digicel, Lime, Jamaica Public Service, National Water Commission, FLOW, Jamaica Cable, and many more.

iSend is negotiating with additional companies and countries to continue its expansion and better serve their customers.

Steven Labella, President and CEO of iSend stated, "We are delighted to have successfully expanded our international bill payment services partnership with IPP. iSend's technology platform is easy to use and enables people living and working in the US to support family and friends back home in a very practical, secure and economical manner."

The IPP payment center locator is available by accessing the IPP website and entering the US customers' zip code. This provides the user with a list of payment centers in their neighborhood. IPPs bilingual customer service department is available toll free at 1-888-IPP-PAYS (1-888-477-7297) to assist customers and find the closest payment center.

IPP of America Inc. ("IPP") Since 1993, a leading provider of retail electronic payment services operates the largest national network of independent neighborhood-based payment centers, providing reliable and safe electronic payment services to cash paying customers. Through their Payment Settlement Network, IPP authorized payment centers offer a wide array of alternative financial services including domestic and international electronic bill payment, prepaid long distance and prepaid wireless epins. The company's payment center network currently extends to over 8,000 locations nationwide.

iSend is a leading provider of international electronic payments from the United States to Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. iSend services provide consumers based in the U.S. a secure, convenient and economical solution to directly pay bills and recharge cellular phones of family in their home countries through thousands of retail partner locations.