During a Bloggers’ Night held at Meralco last September 13, Meralco launched the MeralcO Virtual Engine (MOVE), a free app suite designed for Filipinos with six apps that provide round-the-clock access to the electric company’s services through smart phones or tablets.
The idea reinforcement of the service was integrated in a Speed Dating game where the bloggers had to study the ‘MOVE’ APP SUITE to be able to answer a short quiz within a few minutes time. Men and women in orange costumes representing the 6 categories of the MOVE application were the “dates” seated on the other side of the room, waiting for the competitors to come over to their tables for the quiz. The group of 6 with the most points combined get to win a Samsung tablet for each of the members. Just to complete the group of 6, some non-bloggers joined but were not allowed to keep the tablets(iif they won, they had to raffle off the tablets to the other blogers). There was live music, chow and after-dinner cocktail drinks to keep the party mood going as each group waited for their turns at the speed dating game. The winning group accumulated 21 points.
Meralco made this MOVE to keep up with the times, in the trend towards digitalization. Seeing that most of its customers are often online, Meralco wanted to offer assistance right where the customers spend much of their time. The MOVE apps provide Meralco customers with various benefits for ease and convenience in managing their electricity concerns. These services are listed below:
1. Apps that offer location help
a. Meralco Office Directory –You can find the nearest Meralco office in your area
b. Bayad Center – Find out where you can conveniently pay your Meralco bill
2. Apps for consumption control
a. Meralco Appliance Calculator– Easily compute the amount of electricity an appliance consumes
b. Bright Ideas – Learn better ways to use and save on electricity
3. Apps that help in planning ahead
a. Power Maintenance Schedule– Stay up to date on the power maintenance schedule in your area
b. E-Meralco bill –View your latest bill even when you’re on the go
Additional apps are also in the works. The MeralcO Virtual Engine is free and downloadable from the Apple AppStore, Google Play, and Blackberry App World. For details, check www.meralco.com.ph, like Meralco on Facebook, or follow @meralco on Twitter.