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HGC among the first fixed-line operators to launch WeChat Pay HK service

(Hong Kong, 19 Mar 2018) - HGC Global Communications Limited (“HGC”), a full-fledged fixed-line operator with extensive Hong Kong and international network coverage and infrastructure, is among the first fixed-line operators to launch WeChat Pay HK service, via which customers can purchase the “hgc on air” Wi-Fi Pass using the mobile app, WeChat Pay HK.

To meet the increasing demand on Wi-Fi services from subscribers, the newly added WeChat Pay Wallet’s value-added service called “Telecom payment” allows smartphone users to purchase an “hgc on air” Wi-Fi Pass in an encrypted-payment environment.

This new payment service will be made available to Hong Kong’s total population of WeChat users in phases, and will soon enable HGC broadband customers to pay their home broadband bills conveniently and speedily by using a mobile device and WeChat Pay HK.

To celebrate the project, a special “hgc on air” Wi-Fi pass promotion has been launched to mark HGC Broadband’s introduction of the new WeChat Pay facility. Smartphone users can enjoy promotions on purchasing Wi-Fi services via WeChat Pay. A HK$30 discount will be offered to the 30-Day Pass. In addition, we also offer 1-day, 7-day, and 14-day passes to customers for flexibility. Such promotion allows users to enjoy internet access without the worry of incurring hefty data usage charges.

HGC is Hong Kong’s largest outdoor Wi-Fi service provider, running over 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Hong Kong, including large shopping malls, chain coffee shops, fast food stores, popular restaurants, entertainment facilities, commercial buildings and private estates. The fibre backbones deliver 1,000Mbps, so to provide a better and more stable wireless internet experience to users.

HGC CEO Andrew Kwok said: “HGC has always attached importance to innovating information technologies and stayed close to the market trends. Electronic payment has been a rising trend among Hong Kong people, HGC is committed to equipping customers with a variety of handy payment methods to suit their everyday needs. With this in mind, WeChat Pay’s ‘Telecom Payment’ offers a quick, convenient, efficient and secure mobile payment service for Hong Kong people. In future, fixed network plays an important role in digitalisation and globalization era, we will continue to actively provide a variety of data and value-added services to our customers, exploring a diversity of lifestyle-enhancing payment methods.”

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HGC among the first fixed-line operators to launch WeChat Pay HK service