- Cash paying utility customers in Jackson, Tennessee, to benefit from
access to Self-service bill payment option at local retail locations
BURNABY, BC, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - TIO Networks Corp., (TSX.V-TNC), North
America's leading automated bill payment and financial services network along
with Jackson Energy Authority will launch a new self-serve automated bill
payment service to allow the utility's cash-preferred customers to pay their
bills via cash-accepting touchscreen ATM terminals at local retail stores
participating in the TIO Network.
Commencing in the winter of 2007, Jackson Energy Authority customers can
make self-serve automated bill payments, in English or Spanish, through the
network on the ATM terminal. Payments are made by inserting cash directly into
the terminal's bill acceptor. Once the cash is accepted, TIO uses an Internet
link to ensure real time posting to the customer's account.
The bill payment service is an optional service provided by TIO Networks
on behalf of Jackson Energy Authority as an added convenience for their
cash-paying utility customers. The touchscreen ATM terminals will soon be
available in over 10 retail locations throughout the area. TIO Networks will
apply a $2.00 convenience fee for this service.
"Offering our customers the most convenient and accessible bill payment
options is an important component of Jackson Energy Authority's commitment to
customer service," said Danny Wheeler, President and CEO of Jackson Energy
"Tens of thousands of utility customers across the United States use the
TIO Network to pay their bills monthly and we are confident that Jackson
Energy Authority's customers will find the Network to be a quick and
convenient payment option," said Chris Ericksen, Senior Vice President of
Services for TIO Networks Corp.
About Jackson Energy Authority
Jackson Energy Authority is the local electric, gas, water, wastewater
and broadband provider in Jackson, Tennessee. The utility company provides
utility services as well as unmatched customer service to over 48,000
customers within Jackson and Madison County. For more information, please
About TIO Networks Corp.
TIO Networks Corp. is North America's largest multi-retailer network of
non-bank financial services for the 'cash-preferred' consumer marketplace. TIO
operates in more than 2,000 locations providing safe, secure access to bill
payment and other key financial services. For more information, please visit
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For further information:
For further information: Behshad Hastibakhsh, Media Relations - TIO
Networks, Tel: (604) 298-4636, Ext. 250, Toll Free: 1-888-679-3322, Email:
pr@TIOnetworks.com; John Lewis, Business Development - TIO Networks, Tel:
(416) 364-2266, Email: jrlewis@TIOnetworks.com; Kyle Spurgeon, Vice President
of Customer Service and Marketing - Jackson Energy Authority, Tel: (731)
422-7592, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org