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KDDI to offer au WALLET to 34 million users

KDDI, a major Japanese mobile operator in partnership with MasterCard, announced the launch of the “au WALLET” prepaid card program for 34 million au-brand mobile network subscribers. This will be one of MasterCard’s largest prepaid card programs in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region.

The au WALLET card will enable KDDI’s “au” mobile network subscribers to enjoy more

An au WALLET card

MasterCard, KDDI to Offer MasterCard Prepaid Program to 34 Million au-brand Mobile Users

payment options at any merchant that accepts MasterCard payment cards, either offline or online, in more than 210 countries.

The au WALLET card will be easily obtainable without any credit evaluation and can be reloaded at au shops or online. Users can check their balance anytime, anywhere with their au mobile phone.

Under the au WALLET Points Program, cardholders will receive au WALLET Points for every purchase made with the card. Points can be redeemed when paying au phone bills or making other shopping payments.

“We are excited to expand our value chain with the launch of the au WALLET card which will provide Japanese consumers with  seamless, convenient and secure payment experiences both in-store and at online stores,” says Takashi Tanaka, President of KDDI. “Through our partnership with MasterCard, our customers will be connected to a global acceptance network that enables them to shop at millions of merchants around the world.”

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