Two new accessories and a new name.
Optus today has announced a new addition to the multi-award winning mobile payment accessories range with the introduction of the SmartCup by frank green, powered by Optus Pay, and the Optus Pay Paytag.
Ben White, Managing Director of Product and Marketing at Optus said, “We are excited to introduce Optus Pay, previously known as Cash by Optus, with the addition of the SmartCup by frank green and Paytag accessory. Our goal with Optus Pay has always been to simplify our customers lives. These new additions were developed to answer customers asking for added convenience and choice, and to provide more options to take their money with them when they are out and about.”
The multi-award winning SmartCup by frank green, powered by Optus Pay, allows Optus Pay customers to pay for their coffee without carrying their cash, wallet or smartphone. frank green has advanced the smartchip technology found in the base of the reusable cup, enabling Optus Pay customers to tap the cup at any payment terminal that accepts Visa payWave, and pay for a coffee, food, or any purchase under $100. This innovative solution encourages customers to support re-usables so they can easily minimise their environmental footprint. This partnership is another world first for frank green and the first time a cashless payment solution has been used in a reusable cup.
The new Optus Pay PayTag is specially designed to attach to a range of popular fitness trackers and watches so customers can take their money with them on the go.
Optus Pay accessories use Near Field Communication (NFC) and Visa payWave technology to directly link to the Optus Pay app on a compatible smartphone and make contactless payments under $100.
With more Optus Pay accessories available than ever before, customers can now add up to four accessories to their facility and switch easily from one to another without the hassle of having to register or deregister every time you want to use a new one. Optus Pay can be linked to any Australian bank account via the Optus Pay app.
In addition, customers can now choose from:
- Optus Pay Band: Compatible with a wide range of smartphones that support Optus Pay, the band is a simple and flexible way to make purchases while out and about without the need for a wallet or phone.
- Optus Pay Sticker: For those customers with a compatible non-Android smartphone who want the ease and convenience of Optus Pay, the sticker attaches to the back of the device, linking directly to the Optus Pay app.
- SmartCup by frank green: The SmartCup enables customers to tap the base of their reusable cup to make a purchase under $100 wherever Visa payWave is accepted.
- Optus Pay Paytag: The Optus Pay Paytag is specially designed to attach easily to a wide range of fitness trackers and watches.
“Enabling customers to add more than one accessory to their Optus Pay facility gives them the added flexibility to switch between their favourites. This also means that families can use multiple bands, stickers, Paytags or SmartCups at once while keeping track of what everyone’s spending from one facility. It’s a great way to give our customers the confidence and control to use Optus Pay to make theirs and their families lives easier,” Mr White said.
For more information, a list of compatible smartphones or to register for Optus Pay, head to www.optus.com.au/optuspay
The SmartCup by frank green, powered by Optus Pay is available at frankgreen.com.au
Optus Corporate Affairs
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Optus Pay™ is issued by Heritage Bank Limited ABN 32 087 652 024 AFSL 240984 (issuer). Any advice contained in this announcement is provided by Optus Mobile Pty Limited ABN 65 054 365 696 as authorised representative of the Issuer. This announcement has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and so you should, before acting on the advice, consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your circumstances. You should also obtain and consider the Product Disclosure Statement [http://bit.ly/2fTuy45] for the Optus Pay™ facility before making any decision in relation to the facility.
 2016 ACCOMS Award for Cash by Optus Wearables – Vendor Innovation – Large Company; World App Design Awards 2016 – Silver Awards, Best Connected Device and Wearable Tech, and 2016 finder.com.au innovation Awards – Best Mobile Payments Service, Cash by Optus
2015 Good Design Awards for frank green SmartCup – Good Design Award, 2015 Victorian Premier’s Design Award for design strategy.