M-Pocket mobile payment application in Southeast Asia

Yesterday PT Vitta Parama Udaya and Visa launched the M-pocket, mobile payment application first in Southeast Asia. M-pocket can be utilized by users of smartphones who want to conduct transactions pulse charging, payment and purchase of products whenever and wherever.

According to Hendra, Vice President of Business Development PT Vitta Parama Udaya, M-Pocket application is very easy to use because it has many merchants who join in it like Indomaret, Prudential, TX Travel and King Tickets. M-pocket (M-Saku) also provide special offers to use a transaction through the merchant.

"We believe M-Saku (M-pocket) is not just a new way to shop but also the application of choice for payments with mobile phones in Indonesia," said Hendra, in Jakarta, August 2, 2011. The service is available to service users Axis, Esia, Indosat, smartfren, Tri, and XL Axiata.

Currently, M-Pocket payment application is available for BlackBerry users and Nexian. BlackBerry users can download M-Saku through https://www.m-saku.me address, while Nexian users can download it via NexianZone. "All the latest Nexian handsets will be equipped application M-Saku in it," said Hendra.

On the same occasion, Ellyana Fuad, President Director of PT Indonesia confirms Visa Worldwide, Indonesia has a growing market and increasingly connected. This is evident from the fact that half the population of Indonesia under the age of 45 years and more than 80 percent (nearly 200 million people) own a mobile phone.

Indonesia itself, continued Ellyana, thought to have a population of mobile phone users in the world's sixth largest with more than 158 million users.

"Users of this mobile phone requires an application for pulse charging and shop with fast, convenient and secure that everything can be done through mobile phones," said Ellyana. "Visa and Vitta Parama Udaya made it real with the M-pocket," she said.

To register M-Saku (M-pocket), consumers only need to take pictures Visa card and identity card. The verification process of the M-pocket itself takes no more than 24 hours. Furthermore, the pulse charging and transactions can be done directly through Visa cards are enrolled in M-Saku.