The National – Monday, July 4th 2011
INTERNET service provider DataNets has introduced a new online credit card payment platform which offers a convenient and faster bill payment option for customers.
The system was supported by Westpac Bank and would accept all major debit and credit cards including Visa and MasterCard.
In a statement last Friday, DataNets said it was the first ISP in the country to offer an online credit card payment service, providing an alternative to the more time-consuming options of sending cheques by post, queuing at a bank or travelling to DataNets to make payments.
DataNets general manager Sundar Ramamurthy said: “We are now the only ISP in the country that allowed customers to pay their bills online 24 hours a day and seven days a week and the investment demonstrated our continued commitment to putting our customers first.”
“More and more Papua New Guineans were getting online as the rates dropped and speeds increased with monthly packages now starting from as little as K38 per month.
“We believed that this service would encourage more people to get a high quality internet service at home and in their businesses,” Ramamurthy added.
Data Nets has been at the forefront of online payments in PNG since 1997 when they first introduced Esishop and Buypower services.