Victoria, Seychelles 14/05/2016. Multiple award winning telco, Airtel Seychelles has partnered with Verifone Mobile Money to raise the bar in the mobile money space by introducing a contactless ‘tap and pay” Near Field Communications (NFC) technology that will enable an easier and faster way for the growing base of Airtel’s over 44,000 registered customers to pay for their goods and services in a convenient, instant and secure manner.
The partnership will provide Airtel Merchants and the numerous point of sale outlets across the country with top notch NFC enabled devices which will provide both merchants and customers a wonderful payment experience when making payments at sales points. All the customer needs to do is a contactless swipe at the NFC POS device with their mobile phone to effect payment via their mobile wallet.
Commenting on the partnership, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of Verifone Mobile Money said “this partnership will deliver transformative technologies to the customers of Airtel Money. We believe that NFC technology and the roll out of contactless “tap and pay” across the African continent will help to realize the true economic benefits of cashless economies while driving mobile money adoption through an improved merchant payments experience. We are excited about the Airtel Money launch and look forward to a long term partnership”.
“We are delighted to be partnering Verifone Mobile Money to enhance the payment experience of our customers. This is a more efficient mode of payment as it cuts down on the number of steps customers have to go through to make a mobile money payment” said Amadou Dina, Managing Director of Airtel Seychelles. “The use of this new technology will further deepen the growing acceptance of cashless payments in the Seychelles” he added.
About Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 312 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2014. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com
About Airtel in Africa
Airtel is driven by the vision of providing relevant and innovative mobile services to all. Airtel has 15 operations in Africa: Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of the Congo, Gabon, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Airtel International is a Bharti Airtel company. For more information, please visitwww.airtel.com or ‘like’ the Airtel Seychelles Facebook page via http://africa.airtel.com/seychelles/ or follow us on Twitter via the handle @www.twitter.com/airtel_sc
About Verifone Mobile Money (www.verifonemobilemoney.com)
Verifone Mobile Money is a joint venture between Verifone Systems Inc. and Youtap Limited to provide complete mobile money solutions designed to meet the needs of mobile operators for telco-based money transfer and payment services in emerging markets. VeriFone Mobile Money offers a complete mobile money solution for mobile money providers in emerging markets. In addition to mobile money transfer services, VeriFone Mobile Money delivers quick and easy mobile money payment acceptance at the point-of-sale through VeriFone Inc.’s range of secure biometric and contactless payment acceptance devices.