The National- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By JAYNE SAFIHAO
TEACHERS in disadvantaged and remote settings can now get the latest update on their savings and transactions through their Digicel mobile phones.
The partnership was announced last week between Teachers Savings and Loan Society and Digicel where the SMS account check ‘jst 4 U!’ was launched.
Digicel chief executive officer John Mangos said the service would be easy to use.
It allows registered TISA members to access their balance interest and transaction information on their nominated TISA accounts at the touch of a few keys on their phones at any time.
To use the service, members can simply send an SMS to short code 1668 (TISA’s SMS number) to request one of the different SMS check service they would like to use.
TISA chairman William Varmari said the service would reduce the cost of transport for members to the nearest branch.
It allows members to have access to their savings 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is time-saving.
Mangos said: “We are delighted to be able to partner with TISA to provide another innovative and customer-focused service which will have a positive impact on the lives of our valued customers.
“This convenient service will allow TISA members right across the country, including the many teachers in the rural areas, to track their savings, transactions and interest, giving them more control of their hard earned savings.”
Prepaid customers will be charged 35 toea and post-paid customers will be charged 23 toea per SMS request.
The SMS account check “jst 4 U!” service was officially launched by Bank of Papua New Guinea Governor Loi Bakani.