Hungarian Telecom Offers Electronic Billing Service with CheckFree
Matáv, Hungary’s former national telecommunications carrier, has begun the pilot phase of the country’s first electronic billing and payment service. The service will enable customers to view, query and pay their bills online, which is a major convenience in a country where consumer bill payments are typically made via money orders and giro payments at the local post office. Matáv’s new Internet billing service is based on CheckFree i-Series software with systems integration provided by IBM and local business partner, Triad Computer Services. Matáv is currently working on its national messaging and promotional campaign for the service, which is scheduled to launch at the end of February 2005.