San Antonio Water System Joins TIO Networks to Launch Expedited Bill Payment Program



    
    - Nearly 400,000 households and businesses in San Antonio to have access
    to expedited bill payment services at over 80 neighborhood locations -
    

    BURNABY, BC, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - TIO Networks Corp., (TSX-V: TNC), North
America's leading multi-channel expedited bill payment processor, and San
Antonio Water System (SAWS) have announced the launch of a new self-serve
automated bill payment service.
    SAWS cash-preferred customers can conveniently pay their bills 24/7 via
self-serve automated kiosks at 27 participating convenience stores in San
Antonio, Texas. Customers navigate through the bill pay application, in either
English or Spanish, securely view their account balance, complete financial
transactions, and print or e-mail their receipts. Once the payment is
accepted, TIO uses a file based integration developed by both SAWS and TIO, to
ensure time-sensitive posting to the customer's account. Customers pay a
convenience fee for this service.
    SAWS customers will also be able to leverage TIO's new expedited bill
payment processing link to SAWS by paying at over 55 other "clerk-assisted"
locations in the metro San Antonio area.
    "Our objective is to provide SAWS' customers with alternative solutions
to manage their personal finances, making both bill payment and life a little
easier," said Chris Ericksen, Senior Vice President of Services for TIO
Networks Corp.
    "SAWS selected TIO as its payment kiosk provider due to the large number
of existing payment outlets in the utility's service area. The service is
provided at no direct cost to SAWS, with only a nominal per-payment service
fee collected from customers who use the kiosks at non-SAWS locations," said
Joseph Ramon, Manager of Customer Support for San Antonio Water System.
    America's reliance on expedited payments is increasing due to greater
challenges in managing household finances. TIO is responding by partnering
with quality bill issuers such as SAWS to provide customers with high quality,
low cost payment options.

    About TIO Networks Corp.

    TIO is the leading multi-channel expedited bill payment processor serving
the largest Telecom, Wireless, Cable and Utility bill issuers in North
America. With over 11,000 endpoints to its processing network, TIO symbolizes
fast, convenient and secure access to expedited payment services.

    About SAWS

    Since 1992, San Antonio Water System, a municipally owned utility, has
provided leadership in managing and developing water resources in the San
Antonio region. Water and wastewater services are provided to more than one
million consumers in the San Antonio area.

    
    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed this news release and does not
    accept responsibility for its adequacy and accuracy.
    

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For further information:

For further information: Behshad Hastibakhsh, Media Relations - TIO
Networks, Tel: (604) 298-4636, Ext. 250, Toll Free: (888) 679-3322, Email:
pr@tionetworks.com; John Lewis, Business Development - TIO Networks, Tel:
(416) 364-2266, Email: jrlewis@tionetworks.com


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