8 June, 2012
Coral Sun Express becomes the first local bus operator to adopt M-PAiSA as a payment option for travel on express services between Nadi – Suva – Nadi return. Yesterday, TTF, the operator of Coral Sun Express and Vodafone signed a MOU that will now enable those wishing to travel on the popular Coral Sun Express to prepay for their tickets using Vodafone’s M-PAiSA service.
General Manager, Mr Brad Rutherford said, “those travelling on the Coral Sun Express now how have more booking options than any other service with M-PAiSA just the latest. With M-PAiSA all the Coral Sun Express host / hostess has to do is verify the SMS electronic tickets on customers phones to allow the passenger to travel making bookings easy and convenient. M-PAiSA opens up a remote and convenient channel for purchase of Coral Sun Express tickets. To use the service, customers need to first make a call to Coral Sun Express reservation centre through a short code dial number 5255. They will be given a ticket reservation number from the reservation desk which they need to quote whilst making the payment through M-PAiSA. To make the payment M-PAiSA users will need dial *181#, select option 7 for payments, enter 20037 as TTF / Coral Sun Express business number and follow the simple steps. Once payment is completed, they will instantly receive an electronic receipt confirming their ticket with the reservation number.
Mr Rutherford further said “with limited credit card penetration in the country, our online payment option via coralsunexpress.com has limited local access. We are also looking at the possibility of integrating M-PAiSA as an online payment option on our website to allow local M-PAiSA users to book and pay for their Coral Sun Express tickets via the M-PAiSA service.
Head of Vodafone VAS and M-PAiSA Services, Mr Shailendra Prasad said, “we are delighted to partner with TTF / Coral Sun Express as the first company in the domestic express coach & tourist transport sector to launch the M-PAiSA payment option. This will allow for convenient, secure and guaranteed payments to TTF whilst giving them the opportunity to maximise returns on their express coach seat inventories. We are confident that this will pave the way for many other businesses in the domestic express coach and tourist transport industry to start looking at M-PAiSA as a highly attractive payment option.”
For Coral Sun Express routes & timetables visit any local tour desk, call Coral Sun Express on 08006720455 or visit them at www.coralsunexpress.com
For information on M-PAiSA contact: Shailendra Prasad (Vodafone) Mob. 9998151
About Vodafone Fiji:
Vodafone Fiji Limited is part of Vodafone Group Plc, a leading mobile communications company with over 350 million proportionate customers worldwide. Vodafone Fiji which is a partnership with Amalgamated Telecom Holding Fiji provides mobile telecommunications services to over 650,000 Fiji customers. The global company has equity interests in 26 countries and partner networks in a further 33 countries, the largest