Sprint’s Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers will be able to make a Western Union Money Transfertransaction directly from the Money Center within the Boost Zone and Virgin Zone portals on their mobile phones.
After registering on Boost Zone or Virgin Zone, consumers can send money to the global Western Union agent network in 200 countries worldwide.
Khalid Fellahi, senior vice president and general manager, Western Union Digital, said: “Western Union continues to expand its mobile money transfer capabilities as part of the company’s multi-product, multi-channel strategy. Product diversification and innovation, with particular emphasis on digital platforms, will enable the company to continue to meet evolving consumer preferences, and increase the number of access points for Western Union services worldwide.”
“Western Union mobile services allow consumers to send money to our global agent network from the palm of their hand. We are working to create an integrated experience where the power of mobile technology provides consumers with an easy way to send money anytime, to nearly anywhere, around the world.”
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