TELUS teams with Tranglo to help Canadians top up talk minutes to family in other countries

TELUS and Silverstreet have teamed up to offer talk time gifting from Canadian accounts to friends and family in other countries around the world.

Tranglo is a service that facilitates the dispensing of funds to others through SMS, in local currencies. By sending a text message to a predetermined number — in this case, 5332 — with that person’s phone number the service debits your TELUS account and converts the value into predetermined talk time minutes in the local currency.

The main countries served will be, according to Trango, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, China and Brazil, but there are dozens of countries and operators across the globe, from MTN in Central Africa to Orange in Romania, that have deals with Silverstreet.