Tigo Guatemala Launches New Service

Tigo Money can receive or send money transfers through its mobile phone platform.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Wiring cost is $ 0.04 for every $ 0.63 sent with a maximum of $ 126.

Juan Carlos Arriaga, director of TIGO Money, stated that they will begin with the service nationwide.

"To send money, the user finds an authorized Tigo agent, where he must fill out a form with personal information and the recipient's mobile number, give the money plus the wiring fee and wait for confirmation that the official transfer was performed. The beneficiary must go to a local TIGO agent and show the message in order to solicit money," reports the article in Elperiodico.com.gt.

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