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Alipay China Adopts the Prepaid Card Mode to Open Mobile Payment For Foreigners

Nov. 20, 2019

It is always a pleasure to greet a friend from afar.

 

In the past, foreigners had no access to use mobile payment in China without a Chinese bank account and a local mobile phone number. Fortunately, Alipay made its best effort to remove this hurdle and allow foreigners to use mobile payment in mainland China since Nov.5, 2019.  


 Alipay China Adopts the Prepaid Card Mode to Open Mobile Payment For Foreigners


Alipay Tour Pass Program - New Greeting Way


In virtue of the program called Tour Pass, Alipay launched its international version and allowed foreigners to download its smartphone application and register using their international phone numbers.

 

Foreigners enable them to buy a 90-day prepaid card within the app using their international debit and credit cards and use it to pay for their transactions in mainland China later. And that 90-day prepaid card will expire after 90 days and automatically refund the remaining money.

 

Alipay China Adopts the Prepaid Card Mode to Open Mobile Payment For Foreigners

 

The move marks that foreign visitors have access to freely use mobile payments in mainland China for the first time. And it is also a new greeting way for Alipay to welcome and provide better service to its customers.

 

But it is not the first time.

 

Earlier this year, Alipay had cooperated with Telpo to develop a self-service ordering kiosk aiming to provide creative service and a unique experience to its customers at home and abroad.

 

Alipay China Adopts the Prepaid Card Mode to Open Mobile Payment For Foreigners


The self-service ordering kiosk TPS781 is unique in that its big screen and face recognition function. Combining with Alipay software—smile to pay, a complete catering solution is made. Customers can order their meal in the 27 inch HD touchable industrial screen, which not only alleviates queuing time at the peak time but also reduces the ordering error rate. Customers can enjoy a more comfortable and pleasant dining experience.


 Alipay China Adopts the Prepaid Card Mode to Open Mobile Payment For Foreigners


In addition, self-service ordering kiosk TPS781 adopts a 3D structured light camera, making the accuracy of face recognition up to 99.9%. In order to further guarantee customers privacy issues, this kiosk possesses the living body recognition technology which completely eradicates fraudulent photos or videos and other beguiling behavior. Equipping with Alipay face payment function, greatly guarantee payment security and efficiency.

 

From catering to the financial industry, Alipay is expanding its benefit group and market share step by step. As its honest terminal partner, Telpo will stick to developing its R&D technology and jointly provide better service to all walks of life.  

 

Tag: Alipay, China, international version, prepaid card, mobile payment, self-service ordering kiosk

 

Brief Introduction: Telpo is a professional smart payment partner who focuses on the ODM service 20 years. It mainly provides the EFT-POS, cash registers, biometric devices, face recognition machines, self-service kiosks, and bus validators. Telpo has served for more than 1000 customers abroad, including government, banks, Telecom operators, police stations, Retail shops, and offices. Telpo adheres to R&D and innovation, aiming to provide more intelligent hardware for global partners.


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