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AIS expands Global Pay to Japan

Aug 07. 2019
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By The Nation

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Network and digital service provider AIS is partnering with SingTel Group to promote access to ePayments through the “VIA” service, the first cross-border mobile payments network in Asia.

The service was recently expanded to cover Japan, a popular destination with Thai and Singaporean tourists, and supports AIS customers who are using Rabbit LINE Pay via the AIS Global Pay app and Singaporean customers using the Singtel Dash electronic wallet. Both are now able to pay via QR Code with VIA symbol in the currency of their own country without fees, doing away with the need to carry cash while travelling. The pilot service is now available at Haneda Airport and Narita Airport and AIS is working together with NETSTARS, a Merchant Acquirer partner from Japan to prepare payment points at popular tourist and shopping destinations in Japan. AIS and SingTel are also preparing to expand the AIS Global Pay service to other countries popular with Thais. 

The company has also partnered with Kasikorn Bank and Siam Commercial Bank to allow customers to connect with both banks for payment of goods and services via the AIS Global Pay app. 

Customers who use the AIS Global Pay app for the first payment receive cash back up to Bt100, limited to up to 1,000 privileges per month, from today until October 31.

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