T-Mobile Introduce Refill, Prepaid Account Management Android App

T-Mobile has announced a partnership with electronic payments provider Vesta, officially rolling out their “T-Mobile Refill” Android app. The new app lets pay-as-you-go customers “refill” their prepaid credit directly through their Android device.

Launched via Google Play a few weeks before CTIA, T-Mobile Refill allows T-Mobile customers to initiate one-time refills, or sign up for auto refills by customizing their payment amounts, frequency and start dates.

“With the number of smartphones on prepaid plans increasing dramatically, prepaid customers want a fast and easy way to refill their service so they can stay connected,” says Mike Katz, vice president, prepaid marketing, T-Mobile USA. “The T-Mobile Refill application offers a convenient way for customers to quickly refill their monthly or pay as you go service, ensuring they have consistent access to data and our 4G network.”

On top of one-time refills and auto refill enrollments, T-Mobile Refill also allows customers to gift payments to other T-Mobile prepaid customers. Gift recipient names and numbers can be saved to allow for repeat gifting.

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  • http://benpike.net/ Ben Pike

    According to the market comments – the app doesn’t work on Android 4.0 (ICS)…

    • fixxmyhead

      yes i can confirm as i just installed it and its a no go on my s2 with ics

  • Aaron Peromsik

    Interesting. Of course I have been refilling my prepaid account from my Android device for more than a year, using the “T-Mobile My Account” app. Hopefully they are saying they have streamlined the process.

  • Andrew Martonik

    Doesn’t at all work on Galaxy Nexus (Assuming any ICS device).

    And not understanding this. It’s just duplicate functionality with the MyAccount app, which allows you to refill with a refill card PIN, credit card, or bank account.

    I’m all for more options to fill up prepaid accounts and get the word out, but why have another app?

  • Guest

    Wow, this seems really pointless. You can already do this with the existing My Account app. Looks like T-Mobile just wanted to make it easier for you to sign up for auto refill…

    How ’bout Visual Voicemail for Monthly 4G? Throw us a bone, T-Mobile! Prepaid is the only area where your business is growing ATM!

  • fionanaranjo

    My dad told me about “Clearance Auto” or something which helped him to find a lower priced Auto insurance (with ALMOST similar coverage) he is recommending this to me. What do you think of them? BTW you can find more about them online.

  • Grammatica di Polizia

    Remember when the AT&T acquisition was pending that T-Mobile started changing plans and pricing structure to match AT&T. Well this is obviously a plan to start getting TMOUS in line with MetroPCS, because of the upcoming merger.

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-05-09/deutsche-telekom-said-to-talk-to-metropcs-on-t-mobile-usa-merger?source=email_rt_mc&ifp=0

    Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) is discussing a
    merger of its T-Mobile USA unit with MetroPCS Communications
    Inc. (PCS) (PCS) as it reviews options for the customer-losing business,
    according to people familiar with the matter.

    Deutsche Telekom is considering a stock-swap transaction
    that would give the German company control over the combined
    entity, which would be publicly listed, said two of the people,
    who declined to be identified because the talks are private.
    Other options include an initial public offering or an outright
    sale of T-Mobile USA, the people said, adding that Deutsche
    Telekom is also in talks with other companies. MetroPCS shares
    jumped as much as 29 percent in New York.

  • dumdum

    does not work on LG Optimus (P509). brilliant !!!