SOURCE: Pure Minutes LLC

January 26, 2016 23:19 ET

Western Union and Pure Minutes Announce Top-Up Capabilities

Pure Minutes Solutions Can Now Be Paid for at Participating Western Union Locations Across the United States

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 26, 2016) -  Pure Minutes and Western Union are pleased to announce an agreement that will unite international calling solutions with one of the world's leaders in global payment services. The arrangement connects Pure Minutes with a substantial customer base that seeks quality long-distance calling and reliable money transfer solutions.

Western Union offers customers and businesses an easy way to quickly, reliably, and conveniently transfer funds, send bill payments, or pre-pay for phone, Internet, or credit cards. The diverse array of services Western Union offers enables consumers, a portion of which are not fully served by traditional financial institutions, the flexibility and convenience to make payments and transfer money to help meet the financial demands of their daily lives.

The arrangement with Pure Minutes will allow consumers to find a convenient way to top up their accounts and take advantage of Pure Minutes' international calling.

Individuals will have the ability to purchase Pure Minutes international calling service conveniently at any participating Western Union location in the U.S. With one of the largest and most extensive agent networks in the United States, Western Union provides a vast brick and mortar footprint to service customers who prefer physical reload centers. The agreement with Western Union represents an ongoing commitment by Pure Minutes to expand its reach and build long-term relationships with our customer base. Users benefit from the simplified process of purchasing international top up to make long distance calls without contracts or obligation. 

Eric Ramos, President of Pure Minutes, shares, "We're excited to have a leading money transfer organization as a preferred top-up provider. We see this as an integral piece to strengthening our bond in a marketplace with a shared customer base by bridging the gap between telecom services and money remittance."

Michelle Young, Vice President of US Product and Sales at Western Union, added, "Western Union has a long history of connecting consumers and our agreement with Pure Minutes is consistent with that mission, as consumers can now fund their Pure Minutes accounts using cash at any of our U.S. money transfer Agent locations and connect with loved ones across the globe."

Pure Minutes provides an international calling solution that works with any phone number, regardless of the current provider. This means that a user can enjoy the benefits of Pure Minutes' international rates without needing to change their current land-line or mobile cell phone service provider. 

The revolutionary Pure Minutes service instantly recognizes subscribers through an automatic caller identification which eliminates the need for complicated PIN numbers typically found on calling cards. In fact, Pure Minutes has eliminated the need for calling cards altogether. Topping up the minutes has never been easier using any of the convenient recharge locations around the world or online with any major credit card, cash, or a PayPal account. 

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of September 30, 2015, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks, and included the capability to send money to hundreds of millions of accounts. In 2014, The Western Union Company completed 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $85 billion of principal between consumers, and 484 million business payments. For more information, visit www.WesternUnion.com.

About Pure Minutes

Pure Minutes is a leading provider of prepaid international long-distance calling solutions. We provide affordable communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use with our mobile applications or PIN-less dialing solution for landline and mobile phone users. Pure Minutes offers competitive international calling worldwide with no hidden fees, no maintenance fees, no contract required, and minutes that never expire. Pure Minutes service is sold on the web and through regional and national retailers. 

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