Currently active users: 82








Sections
Newsletter
Email:
Home | Eleuthera News | BTC set to Revolutionise 'Buying Minutes' in The Country - Instant Electronic Top-up to be unveiled.

BTC set to Revolutionise 'Buying Minutes' in The Country - Instant Electronic Top-up to be unveiled.

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

BTC stations across Eleuthera reportedly went live on July 15 in a soft launch of the product.

BTC/Lime is about to revolutionise the prepaid phone concept in the Bahamas, by introducing a totally new way to “buy minutes” or ‘top up’!

Reliable sources have confirmed that customers will over time, say goodbye to the plastic scratch cards, as BTC/Lime plans to slowly phase them out, with the company now offering real time, instant electronic ‘top up’ at BTC stations all over the country in a soft launch of the technology.

The entire face of mobile ‘top up’ will change at all levels, as customers will be able to electronically ‘top up’ using their personal computers (PC’s), mobile phones and purchase from everyday businesses with point of sale (POS) systems, which purportedly will soon be seen at thousands of new locations all over the country.

Several merchants in Central Eleuthera have confirmed they have been introduced to the concept by personnel from the company and have had an opportunity to see how it would operate.

Added to the convenience of instant real time ‘top up’, sources say that customers can now purchase any amount of minutes for their prepaid phone between 1$ - $99; so if its $3.25 someone wants in minutes - $3.25 they can have.

The new service also spells major change and increased efficiencies for distributors and retailers, wiping out the need to hold on to risky high value card inventory, as well as getting rid of ‘bad scratch’ scenarios.

Better customer service is also being touted as an important aspect of the changes, with a simpler system that reportedly significantly cuts down on possible errors, and allows almost all BTC service representatives to assist with ‘top up’ queries.

It was said and has been confirmed that Eleuthera BTC stations in Lower Bogue, Harbour Island, Spanish Wells, Governor’s Harbour and Rock Sound went live on Friday, July 15.  Reportedly, a formal launch with electronic prepaid mobile ‘top up’ available at retail merchant locations across the Bahamas is set for July 25, 2011.

This technology has been available around the world and throughout the region for many years, and is now finally available to Bahamian consumers.

This top up revolution comes on the heels of the recent announcement during the Bahamas Independence holiday weekend by BTC/Lime that mobile to mobile phone calls throughout the Bahamas are now local, effectively removing the mobile to mobile long distance fee – and scratching the need to dial 242 within the country.

Copyright, Spice Media Group, Eleuthera, Bahamas 2008-2014.
All rights reserved. Contact editor@theeleutheran.com
Log in
For website security reasons, users must login to post a comment on an article.
Or you can Connect with Facebook

Subscribe to comments feed Comments (1 posted):

Bill Louda on 22 July, 2011 08:20:03
avatar
Change and progress is good. However, it would be EXTREMELY nice if the time limit was increased from 3 months to 6 months or, even better, 1 year from date of purcahse / activation.
Supposedly there is / was a way to have "EZ-TopUP" but I never was able to actually do that from Florida. I did once call BTC in Nassau and the very nice lady I spoke to took the number from a card I had and did a top up for me (the one time inthe last 5 yeras that I couldn't get over within an "every 3 months' deadline.

Cheers y'all. Luv da rock!
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
total: 1 | displaying: 1 - 1

Post your comment comment

More News....
image

Teacher refuses to teach K4 Class of 23 on first day of school at Tarpum Bay Primary.

(Eleuthera, Bahamas) - On Monday morning September 1st, 2014,  the start of the new school year suffered a hiccup at Tarpum Bay primary school ...
Full story
image

"Out There": Scientists study local seahorses

Email interview by Tom Glucksmann; Photos by Dr. Jocelyn Curtis-Quick ...
Full story
image

BMOT Says Thanks to Invaluable Partners That Participated In ‘16 Islands 16 Weddings One Priceless Day’ Promotion

PLANTATION, Florida (August 29, 2014)…  ‘The 16 Islands 16 Weddings One Priceless Day’ Promotion, which ended recently and was launched on February 14, 2014 in ...
Full story
image

Gregory Town Back to School Jamboree - Basketball and Ice Bucket Challenges

Gregory Town Warriors hosted the Lower Bogue Tigers at exhibition game during a Back to School Jamboree in Gregory Town. ...
Full story
image

Ronnie Butler Honoured in Statue Unveiling Ceremony

By Betty Vedrine Bahamas Information Services ...
Full story
image

Minister unveils plans for new building at North Eleuthera High School.

(Eleuthera, Bahamas) - One year and five months after the March 25th, 2013 act of arson which destroyed a block of rooms at the North ...
Full story







  • email Email to a friend
  • print Print version
  • Plain text Plain text




Conditions for Governor's Harbour, BF at 8:58 am EDT

Current Conditions:
Showers in the Vicinity, 82 F

Forecast:
Tue - PM Thunderstorms. High: 82 Low: 79
Wed - Thunderstorms. High: 82 Low: 80
Thu - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 82 Low: 80
Fri - AM Thunderstorms. High: 83 Low: 81
Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 82 Low: 80

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)