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You Telecom introduces mChek Mobile Payment
~ Anytime, Anywhere Bill payment now an SMS away ~
Bangalore, December 8, 2008

You Telecom, one of the leading internet and broadband service providers today announced mChek ( as a payment option to their consumers. The users will now be able to pay their bills by sending a simple SMS through their mobile phones. Citigroup Venture owned YOU Telecom currently operates in 12 major cities including Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Gurgaon.

Mr. E.V.S. Chakravarthy, CEO, YOU Telecom, said, “It has been our constant endeavor to provide user- friendly and convenient payment options to our subscribers and our association with mChek reiterates this commitment. mChek is known for providing best and secure mobile transaction services and we are glad to partner with them. YOU Telecom already has drop box and online payment mechanisms in place. Adding mobile bill payment is a step towards taking convenience closer to our customers. Currently 51% of YOU telecom subscribers pay through alternate payment mechanism.”

He further added, “Currently this facility would be available to the post paid users alone and would be extended to the prepaid users as well soon. Instant payment and acknowledgement ensures customers enjoy uninterrupted online connectivity.”

To avail this facility, the subscriber has to send an SMS “YOU MCHEK ” to 53636. The user will then get an automated call on the phone or on USSD to authorize their payment by entering their mChek PIN. Once the payment is processed and the amount is credited to the user’s YOU Telecom account, an SMS will be sent to the user confirming the transaction. The transaction is completed on mChek’s certified platform that conforms to the best safety standards including the PCI DSS 1.2. First time users will be asked to register with their credit card. Users can also register at

Commenting on this initiative, Mr. Sanjay Swamy, CEO, mChek, said, “Our association with YOU Telecom is a step towards extending our transaction environment to allow any user with any phone and any card to transact from the convenience of their mobile. YOU Telecom subscribers can now pay their bills with just SMS and any credit card. In today’s fast paced life, mChek will enable anywhere anytime payment of YOU Telecom bills to their subscriber base.”

Quick Steps for Bill Payment

Step 1 - Customer sends the SMS YOU MCHEK <Account> <Amount> to 53636.
Step 2 - User gets an automated call or USSD from mChek.
Step 3 - Enter 6 digit mChek PIN.
Step 4 - Transaction is completed and an SMS receipt is sent to user. YOU Telecom system updated with payment information.
Registration - First time users will also have to register with their credit card number, CVV and expiry date.

About mChek

Bangalore-based mChek ( provides patent-pending, mobile-based, security and payment services enabling users to transact through their mobiles for wide-ranging day-to-day requirements including payment of utility bills and insurance policies, movie & travel ticketing, prepaid recharge and post-paid bill payment. Consumers can sign up at or by sending a sms ‘AIRTEL’ to 543219 (toll-free) from their Airtel phones.

mChek’s Certifications
ISO 27001
mChek’s Awards
Award for “Best Billing and Customer Care Solution” from the GSM Association at the 2008 Mobile World Congress held at Barcelona.

About YOU Telecom:

Citigroup-owned YOU Telecom is a category ‘A’ ISP and India’s first ISO accredited broadband service provider. One of the leading independent ISPs in India, YOU offers high speed Internet, voice and video services through cable modem platform to residential, SME and corporate customers in 12 cities. As a part of its growth plans, YOU is rapidly expanding its presence in other cities across the country.

With a customer base of over 200,000 YOU Telecom is ranked among the top 6 broadband service providers in the country as per TRAI report.

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For any further information, please contact:
For YOU Telecom
Ismail Sheriff: +919819669698
For mChek
Integral PR
Meetali Saxena: 9980541300
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