Less than two months after launching Evolve Money for cash-paying consumers to pay and track bills online or through a smartphone, PreCash Inc. has its first wireless carrier supporting the app.

Cricket Wireless will pre-install Evolve Money on select Cricket Android devices, making it the first carrier to offer the service directly to its customers, Houston-based PreCash states in an Oct. 8 press release.

Consumers can also download the free Evolve Money app from Google Play for use on any computer or Android device.

"Cricket recognizes the importance of mobile commerce and specifically the significance of bill payments in people's lives," Steve Taylor, president and CEO of PreCash, says in the press release.

"For most people, paying bills is half of their monthly budget. Now with Evolve Money, Cricket can offer their customers a better way to pay bills using the device they carry with them everywhere they go."

Evolve Money gives consumers access to bill payment to more than 10,000 billers, including utilities, cable TV providers, insurance companies and Internet providers.

Developed by PreCash and Cachet Financial Solutions, Evolve Money allows customers to purchase Reloadit packs or Evolve Pay Bucks at retail locations. The Evolve Pay Bucks can then be spent online in a process that is similar to using a gift card, PreCash says.

PreCash plans to expand Evolve Money by allowing users to make payments with Visa, MasterCard or Discover debit and prepaid cards.

PreCash introduced Evolve Money as the consumer-facing extension of its cloud-based PayConnect mobile and online bill payment system for mobile wallets.

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