- Agreement opens door for TIO to expand service into the grocery
retail sector -
BURNABY, BC, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - TIO Networks Corp., (TSX-V: TNC), North
America's leading multi-channel expedited bill payment processor, and H-E-B
today announced the deployment of TIO bill payment and financial services
kiosks in 26 participating H-E-B store locations in five markets throughout
the state of Texas. H-E-B is the first Texas retailer to implement this
service to benefit its customers.
By early spring 2009, cash-preferred H-E-B customers will be able to make
expedited bill payments on their wireless, utility, cable and other accounts
through self-serve automated kiosks. Customers will also be able to purchase
prepaid products and services and reload pre-paid debit cards. These
self-serve kiosks will be positioned adjacent to or nearby H-E-B's Business
Centers to enhance the services H-E-B currently provides and to add access to
bill payment capabilities currently not offered. The kiosks will also help
alleviate payment traffic during peak payment periods.
TIO bill payment is a fast, secure and convenient way to access bill
payment accounts, view balances without the need to have account information
present and pay bills in cash. Payments are made by feeding the cash directly
into the TIO terminal's note acceptor or by using a debit card (available on
select billers). Once the payment is accepted, TIO uses an Internet link to
ensure timely posting of the payment. H-E-B customers can navigate through TIO
applications in either English or Spanish and complete financial transactions
by either printing or emailing their receipt to an email address of their
"H-E-B has a long history of success and is a recognized leader and
innovator in delivering expedited bill payment services to their customers",
said Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of TIO Networks.
"With these kiosks, we hope to provide our customers with a convenient
service that enhances their one-stop shopping experience in our stores," said
Winell Herron, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs and Diversity.
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 12,000 endpoints to its processing network, TIO symbolizes
fast, convenient and secure access to expedited payment services.
For more than 100 Years, H-E-B has been an innovative retailer. Known for
its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to
environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the
best customer experience at every day low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B
employs more than 67,000 Partners and serves millions of customers in more
than 150 communities throughout Texas and Mexico. For more information, visit
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accept responsibility for its adequacy and accuracy.
For further information:
For further information: Behshad Hastibakhsh, Media Relations - TIO
Networks, Tel: (604) 298-4636, Ext. 250, Toll Free: (888) 679-3322, Email:
email@example.com; John Lewis, Business Development - TIO Networks, Tel:
(416) 364-2266, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Marcie Casas, Guerra DeBerry
Coody - H-E-B, Tel: (210) 223-2772, Email: email@example.com