Hong-Kong based firm Sam Sien Trading Ltd recently launched a startup called 12charge.com. This global online recharge service allows users from more than 110 countries to top up their mobile phones or buy airtime from over 450 providers and to pay utility bills, loans, TV, internet and other services in some of these countries with Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and other payment methods.
Besides topping up cell phones and paying for utility bills, 12charge permits payment of a variety of global services like IP telephony (VoIP) including Skype, travel sim cards top up, as well as to purchase game currency in a number of online games, fund social networks accounts and more.
Anton Vereshchagin, founder and CEO of Sam Sien Trading, noted:
We are proud to present our users all around the world the possibility to recharge mobile phones virtually everywhere and to pay online for a number of other expenses. 12charge is not just a typical “recharge website” – a lot of services are available to our users; and we are working hard to add support of each and every existing carrier, and to make it possible to pay online for utility bills, TV/internet, etc. worldwide! Our aim is to “charge everything” that can be recharged. Besides that, we are focused on ease of using the service (we have handy options like payment reminders, favorites, etc.) and on increasing the number of payment options available. We accept credit/debit cards, PayPal and other e-wallets, online bank transfers and – most exclusive options – bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin are already supported; and this is just the beginning!
12charge.com hopes to target a broad range of customers.
Sergey Karpovich, the project manager of 12charge, explained:
Besides increasing the number of supported providers , our mission is to provide our clients a possibility to pay using virtually any existing online payment system with a reasonable fee. It’s a real challenge, and currently there are countries and services we can’t support yet; but we are working very hard to create our dream top up service. In some countries – USA, Russia and a few others we have already managed to provide services with 0% fees. Now we are looking forward to increase a number of such countries! We especially welcome users from the bitcoin and altcoin communities. Thanks to lowest processing fees, our rates are the best when you are paying using cryptocurrencies!
12charge, as well as the carriers, has special offers and promos almost every day (for example, special “X2 top ups days”, when recharge amounts are doubled for specific countries/operators).