Love the way you shop online with GCASH American Express® Virtual Card
Manila, 16 October, 2012 – Now, you can enjoy shopping for apparel, electronics, and toys online, or buy the coolest apps, music, and videos from iTunes Philippines and US Store, Google Play and Blackberry App World – with the new GCASH American Express Virtual Card!
GCASH, the pioneering mobile commerce service developed by G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), a fully-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, and the global services company, American Express, announced the launch of an innovative online payment solution for Globe GCASH mobile wallet customers. With the new GCASH American Express Virtual Card, which is linked to an existing GCASH mobile wallet, customers can use their GCASH to pay for purchases conveniently and securely at online sites and app stores that accept American Express.
“You can’t shop online, say in Amazon.com, if you don’t have a credit card and even if you do have one, you have to figure out for yourself how to get the goods delivered to the Philippines, since most US online sites only deliver within the US. With the GCASH American Express Virtual Card, you simply need your GCASH wallet to pay for your purchases. We provide you with a personalized US address where your goods can be delivered and from there, you can have them shipped to the Philippines right to your doorstep at very low shipping rates” said Paolo Baltao, President of GXI.
“You also can’t buy apps, music, or videos for your smartphones if you don’t have a credit card. With the GCASH American Express Virtual Card, you can even access iTunes US!”, added Baltao.
“We are delighted to be the first global payments network to partner with GXI to bring this new global online shopping experience to their GCASH customers,” said Kula Kulendran, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Network Services, Japan, Asia Pacific, Australia, American Express. “GXI is our first Telco card-issuing partner in Asia. This launch also represents the first time we are introducing an American Express-branded virtual payment product to consumers in the region, and we are committed to partnering with leaders like GXI to offer innovative new payment products across Japan and Asia Pacific.”
Getting the GCASH American Express Virtual Card is fast and easy. Simply register your GCASH wallet and email address online at www.globe.com.ph/gcash-amex. Once we have validated your account, you will immediately receive your virtual card number, your personalized US shipping address, and other pertinent information via email.
First-time subscribers get a one month free trial. After the trial, subscribers can continue with the subscription by paying as low as P250 per year via GCASH or charge it to their postpaid bill. Monthly and semi-annual subscriptions are also available.
About G-Xchange, Inc. and GCASH
G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI) is a pillar in m-commerce and a fully-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, which is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines. GXI pioneered the mobile commerce service called GCASH which was launched in the Philippines in October 2004. GCASH is an internationally-acclaimed mobile commerce service of G-Xchange, Inc. which allows Globe and TM subscribers to send and receive cash conveniently anytime and anywhere. It delivers over one single platform the three major cash transactions made by consumers today: purchase and payments, person-to-person or P2P transactions, and domestic and international remittances.
Globe Telecom recently sealed a deal for a $700-million mobile network modernization program to further improve its services, including its mobile commerce product GCASH. The modernization program, considered the most significant Globe Telecom investment in the last two decades, includes an all-IP infrastructure, pervasive 3D coverage, double fiber optics capacity, 4D and LTE readiness, and overall quality and resiliency. The program will be rolled out nationwide within the next five years. Visit www.globe.com.ph for more information.
About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Since 1996, American Express has been pursuing a strategy of opening its merchant network and card product portfolio to third party issuers around the world. By leveraging its global infrastructure and the powerful appeal of the brand, American Express has gained even broader reach for its network worldwide. American Express has now established 146 partnerships in 159 markets across the world. Learn more at www.americanexpress.com/gns.
For more information, please contact:
GLOBE TELECOM AMERICAN EXPRESS
Yoly C. Crisanto Catherine Lai / Eric Chan
Head, Corporate Communications Public Affairs and Communications
(T): +6327302627 (T): +852 2811 6326 / 2811 6325
(E): firstname.lastname@example.org (E): email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
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