Technology/Services

Circle K to Accept Cox Cable TV Payments

Customers can pay bills at ZapLink kiosks

PHOENIX -- Cable TV provider Cox Communications Arizona has announced that Cox customers can now pay their bill at Info Touch's ZapLink kiosks at approximately 200 participating Circle K convenience stores 24 hours a day, and five Cox Digital Stores throughout Arizona.

Cox Arizona is the first Cox system nationwide to offer customers access to this self-service bill payment option, said the company. Customers can pay their bill on the spot with a cash payment. All that is needed to pay a bill is the customer's account number or home telephone number.[image-nocss]

As a thank you to Cox customers who use the kiosk service on September 15, the first 30 people will be presented with a $100 service credit to pay their bill at a specific self-service kiosk in Phoenix between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. And there will also be a second-place prize of a T-shirt for the first 150 people who come into a specific Circle K store.

The Zaplink terminals located in Circle K stores serve approximately 70,000 customers every month and are growing in the Arizona market, the company said. Zaplink's expanding list of applications include bill payment for major wireless, utility and cable companies as well as maps and directions, prepaid local dial tone and mobile content as well as money transfer services. The TIO brand communicates the availability of financial services for mostly cash-based consumers.

Cox is a multi-service broadband communications company serving over two million residential and business service subscribers in Phoenix and Southern Arizona. Cox Communications Inc. serves approximately 6.6 million customers nationwide.

Phoenix-based Circle K Stores Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Laval, Quebec.

Info Touch Technologies, a strategic investment of Hewlett Packard, is building the TIO Network, a national multi-retailer network of financial services kiosks for the nonbanked consumer marketplace in North America. Info Touch's Premiere (powered by Surfnet) is a software platform for the delivery of automated services such as bill payment, money transfer, digital merchandising, PIN dispensing for prepaid products and services, maps and directions, check cashing and electronic coupons. Other Info Touch clients include Circle K/Alimentation Couche-Tard, ExxonMobil, Speedway SuperAmerica, Cricket Communications, Memphis Light Gas & Water and Qwest Communications.

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