VeriFone Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today announced that the Afone Group (EURONEXT: AFO), the leading French payments and telecoms company, has joined the VeriFone International Partner (VIP) network.
Afone provides electronic payment and telecommunications services for businesses and professionals. Founded in 1997 and with 500 employees, Afone is dedicated to providing customised services and support, focusing on the unique communications needs of businesses.
"We are very excited about our new partnership with VeriFone," says Afone General Director Eric Horlait. "The combination of our in-depth market knowledge and regional expertise with VeriFone's payments technology experience will produce results mutually beneficial to both companies and our customers."
Afone will focus on selling VeriFone Vx Solutions systems, which include the Vx 810 PIN pad, the Vx 810 DUET countertop solution and the Vx 670 wireless payment device. All will be available with Afone's easy-to-use payment application platform, AfonePilot.
"France is an important market for VeriFone," says Shaun Burger, VeriFone vice president for Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Many French retailers and banks are looking to upgrade their current payment systems because of security concerns and VeriFone are the payments industry security experts. We welcome Afone as a VIP because the company's industry knowledge and commitment to customer service is second to none."
The VIP Program provides partners with access to a wide range of services including in-depth product and sales training and web-based access to exclusive partner information.