TIO to Provide Bill Payment Services for Gulf Power Customers in Northwest Florida Self-service kiosks will service electric utility customers at Circle K locations across the state Business Wire VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- January 17, 2013 TIO Networks Corp. (TSX-V: TNC) ("TIO"), North America’s leading bill payment processor, has partnered with Gulf Power, an electric utility company servicing Northwest Florida, to make bill paying more convenient for its customers. Gulf Power customers in the Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach areas now have the option to pay their bills in real time using self-service kiosks at select Circle K convenience stores. “Paying bills on time can be challenging for many Americans today,” said Hamed Shahbazi, CEO and Chairman of TIO Networks. “Our goal is to remove the barriers that make bill payment difficult and help our partners provide value-added services to their customers.” TIO’s self-service kiosk locations accept cash and are accessible 24 hours, seven days a week, and in multiple languages. Customers have the option to have bills processed in real time to avoid expensive interest or late fees. To pay their monthly utilities, users can visit a TIO kiosk at participating Circle K locations with cash and a copy of their bill. “We’re excited to offer our customers this service, which will help alleviate wait times and ultimately make the bill payment process more convenient,” said Jeff Rogers, Corporate Communications Manager for Gulf Power. “We hope to expand to additional locations throughout our service market as customers become more accustomed to the automated kiosks.” TIO currently has more than 1200 kiosk locations processing in excess of 250,000 bill payment transactions per month. For more information visit: www.tionetworks.com or join the conversation on facebook.com/tionetworks and firstname.lastname@example.org About TIO Networks Corp: TIO is a cloud-based bill payment processor serving the largest telecom, wireless, cable and utility bill issuers in North America. With more than 57,000 endpoints to its processing network, TIO symbolizes fast, convenient and secure bill paying. TIO Connect offers fast and cost effective integration options that enable an organization to use their own internal IT staff, or utilize one of TIO’s Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners to complete the integration. For more information visit: www.TIOnetworks.com. Join the conversation on www.twitter.com/tionetworks or like us on www.facebook.com/TIOWallet. About Gulf Power: Gulf Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility with all of its common stock owned by Atlanta-based Southern Company. Gulf Power serves more than 430,000 customers in eight counties throughout Northwest Florida. The company’s mission is to safely provide exceptional customer value by delivering reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity while strengthening our communities. Visit online at GulfPower.com or on the company’s Facebook page, “Gulf Power Company.” Contact: Yulu Public Relations Jennifer Maloney, 604-727-4506 Media Relations Jennifer@yulupr.com or TIO Networks John Lewis, 416-523-7086 Business Development jrlewis@TIOnetworks.com
TIO to Provide Bill Payment Services for Gulf Power Customers in Northwest Florida
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