Following an announcement in late February, T-Mobile is accepting Bitcoin in Poland within a trial program. The company’s customers can now buy phone credits using cryptocurrency.
T-Mobile’s Polish unit, also known as Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa, teamed up with Warsaw-based Bitcoin processor InPay in order to accept digital money. The partnership aims to make the most of BTC’s popularity among Polish prepaid telephone users.
“Our team is constantly looking for new opportunities, partnerships and cooperations with startups bringing great ideas. One of the reasons behind this initiative was to test how quick and comfortable the top-up process could be. Simplifying it to four taps while keeping high security standards is a significant achievement,” a spokesperson from T-Mobile Poland told CoinDesk.
The company has launched the cryptocurrency payment option on its website with instructions. T-Mobile’s clients will be able to use Bitcoin to top-up their phones in a matter of minutes, while getting 20 percent more calling credits.
The 30-second process was designed with smartphone users in mind and doesn’t ask for any of the client’s personal information or “tedious copying code”, according to InPay’s CEO and co-founder.
“Bitcoin wallets respond to intentions and that really helps when you want to pay on a website while surfing the web on a mobile browser,” Lech Wilczynski said.