PG&E Selects TIO Networks for Bill Payment Kiosks

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Selects TIO Networks to Launch Expedited Bill Payment Program

 

"6 million utility customers to benefit from convenient access to alternative bill payment services at self-serve automated kiosks powered by TIO Networks"

 

Burnaby BC, December 18, 2008 - TIO Networks Corp., (TSX-V: TNC), North America's leading multi-channel expedited bill payment processor and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), California's largest investor owned utility today announced that pursuant to a competitive RFP process TIO Networks was selected by PG&E to implement and manage their new self-service bill payment kiosk program. 

 

Pursuant to the agreement, PG&E has purchased 11 self-service payment center kiosk systems powered by TIO's industry leading self-service software and processing services for local offices throughout northern and central California.  The agreement also authorizes TIO to deploy the PG&E bill payment application to up to 200 self-service kiosks within the PG&E service area.

 

The new expedited bill payment program permits the utility's 6 million customers to 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. 

 

"PG&E's services are integral in the daily lives of millions of Californians and we take on this responsibility to serve their clients with the utmost enthusiasm, care and respect" said Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of TIO Networks Corp. "Our objective is to provide PG&E customers with convenience and value for service making both bill payment and life a little easier"

 

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 10,000 endpoints in its processing network, TIO symbolizes fast, convenient, safe and secure access to expedited payment services.  For more information, please visit www.TIOnetworks.com

For More Information Contact:

 

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

 

PG&E News Department

Tel:                  415-973-5930

 

 

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

 

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