Bill Pay Kiosk
New Wireless Bill Pay Service launched at DIA
IN THE NEWS: Info Touch Technologies launches wireless bill pay service at Denver International Airport
Burnaby, BC, August 24, 2004 - Info Touch Technologies Corp (www.infotouch.net) (IFT: TSX Venture Exchange) announced a new distribution point for its automated self-serve bill pay services at 32 Shibby-Branded kiosks at the Denver International Airport. The kiosks are co-owned and operated by RHMES Communications of Denver, CO and KIOSK InformationSystems of Louisville CO.
Powered by Info-Touch's industry leading Surfnet Premiere software, the kiosks will enable airport employees and air travelers to pay their Cricket wireless bills in cash and/or credit card as well as other post paid bill payment and financial services applications. Payments by check are expected to follow soon afterwards.
The stakeholders of the project expect to derive revenues from the convenience fees paid by consumers in order to pay their Cricket or other bills of their choice. All applications will be available in Spanish and English.
"We're always looking for new ways to enhance our customers' experience", said Tom Williams, area general manager for Cricket. "With self-serve bill pay, we're providing another easy and convenient payment option. We look forward to being part of this growing technology focused on serving our customers".
President and CEO Rick Malone said, "The Denver Airport is the fifth busiest airport in the US and is an ideal location for this sort of application due to its approximately 23,000 employees. Also, new low-cost carriers have changed the demographic of air travel and we believe that the Shibby terminals at DIA are a compelling opportunity for bill payment services".
"There is a growing demand for alternative modes of payment amongst approximately 30% of America.s population who fall within the unbanked or underbanked demographic, as they may not have a bank / credit card account or prefer cash to other methods of payment," said Hamed Shahbazi, CEO of Info Touch Technologies Corp. "Shibby is a great example of the Company's indirect distribution model where IFT can leverage its software application and monetization program without funding new kiosk infrastructure".
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Founded in 1993, KIOSK is the established leader in the design and manufacturing of indoor and outdoor kiosks, public Internet stations and other electronic self-service informational terminals. Recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, KIOSK' growth over the last nine years has earned the company a place on the Inc. 500 list and on both the Colorado Fast 50 and the nation's Technology Fast 500 by Deloitte & Touche. KIOSK has provided innovative kiosks for a who's who of corporate clients including McDonalds, Citibank, IBM, Disney, Borders, Mercedes Benz and Conoco, as well as numerous government agencies and universities. Having produced thousands of kiosks for over 1000+ different applications, including human resources, interactive and transactional retail, and security applications, KIOSK has the most in-depth experience and expertise in the kiosk industry. Contact KIOSK at 303-466-5471 or www.kis-kiosk.com for more information on its complete line of kiosks and contract manufacturing capabilities
About Info Touch Technologies
Info Touch Technologies provides software, and personal financial services through secure kiosk networks. Surfnet is Info Touch.s trademarked technology for the secure and convenient delivery of e-services, including but not limited to bill payment, wireless Internet access, maps and directions, money transfer, PIN dispensing for pre-paid products and services, electronic coupons, video/text/photo e-mail and general Web-browsing. For more information, visit www.infotouch.net.
For more information please contact:
Cricket Media Relations:
Kristin Parsley Atkins
Tel: (858) 882-9105
Cricket Colorado Office:
Tel: (720) 374-1825
Tel: (303) 661-1652
Info Touch Technologies Corp.
Behshad Hastibakhsh, Media Relations
Tel: 604.298.4636, Ext. 250
Toll Free: 888.679.3322
Linear Capital Corp. (Investor Relations - Info Touch Technologies Corp.)
Toll Free: 1-877-600-6001