3D Virtual World Twinity enables Mobile Payments

3D online social community Twinity, a virtual world based on real people and real cities, is letting its members pay for virtual items using their cell phones.

Berlin, 2 September 2010 – 3D online world Twinity, the social community based on real people and realistic replicas of the world’s most vibrant cities, is letting its members pay for virtual items using their cell phones.

From new clothes for their 3D avatar to the latest furniture for the stylish 3D home to thousands of other virtual items, Twinizens from over 50 countries worldwide can now have instant fun by using their cell phones to go on a shopping spree in Twinity.

Twinity utilizes the mobile payment system of mopay web. The UI integration into the Twinity Global purchase on twinity.com provides members with a mobile payments experience, letting their charges automatically appear on their mobile-phone bill.

“Mobile payment enables our members to use the easiest and most convenient way to purchase Globals to get the latest trends in Twinity”, says Jochen Hummel, CEO of Metaversum, the company behind Twinity.

Twinity makes most of its revenue from the sale of Globals, the world’s virtual currency, to its members, who use that currency to buy virtual items.

The virtual world Twinity is currently in public beta. Register for free membership at www.twinity.com and start exploring the world today.

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Information about Metaversum and Twinity:
Metaversum develops and operates the 3D mirror world Twinity. The vision behind Twinity is to bring the real and the virtual worlds closer together by building realistic replicas of the world’s most vibrant cities in 3D. Berlin, Singapore, London and Miami have launched in Twinity, with other exciting cities set to follow them soon. Twinity members can create a personal avatar, explore real cities virtually, move into a 3D home, chat with friends, work, get creative, or just have fun together.

Twinity offers businesses new ways of engaging with real people in real virtual cities. Through virtual shops and branded presences, in-world ad campaigns, product placement, and real and virtual sponsored events, Twinity lets you enter into a genuine, emotive dialog with your target group. Twinity is currently in public beta and open for business. Founded in July 2006 and financed by leading venture capital firms, Metaversum has offices in Berlin, Singapore, Kiev, and Potsdam. More information can be found at www.metaversum.com and www.twinity.com.

Find more information, videos, pictures and other resources in the Twinity Social Media Newsroom: www.twinity.com/en/newsroom

Do you have any questions or require additional material?

Barbara Ecker
Senior Manager Communication & Brand
Metaversum GmbH | Twinity.com
Rungestrasse 20 | 10179 Berlin | Germany
E: barbara@metaversum.com
F: +49 30 847 12 25 – 23

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One response to “3D Virtual World Twinity enables Mobile Payments

  1. The growing prevalence of electronic commerce and the widespread use of mobile phones have made mobile payments an interesting alternative method of payment for customers and merchants alike. Mobile payments promises to provide an alternate payment mechanism that would not only lower the cost of transactions but also will be more secure.

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