Airtel Money Adjudged Best Mobile Money Service In Ghana

AFRICA PRESS RELEASE

Airtel’s mobile commerce product, Airtel Money, has been adjudged the “Best Mobile Money Service” in Ghana at the Mobile World Ghana Telecoms Awards.

Airtel Money which has been praised by industry players for its innovative features and secured nature has been expanding over the past few months roping in more banks and business outlets in the process.

Airtel's mobile commerce product, Airtel MoneyThe organizers of the awards say Airtel Money was found to be the best among similar services deployed on the market and provided a seamless, simple to understand mobile based experience for users while at the same time being reliable, consistent and providing value to the user.

Head of Corporate Communications and External Affairs at Airtel Ghana, Donald Gwira said after picking up the award that “I believe this award gives ample testimony to the innovation and strength of the Airtel Money product. We have developed Airtel Money as a product tailored to meet the needs of our customers. As you may know, Airtel Money is the only mobile commerce product which customers are able to link to their banks and are thus able to undertake banking transactions via their mobile phones”. Mr. Gwira added that “the list of partners for Airtel Money is also growing taller every day. We have several banks partnering with us as well as a host of other business outlets”.

Mr. Gwira revealed that Airtel Money is continuing with its expansion via partnering with a lot more financial and business institutions and through the opening of a lot more outlets for Airtel Money.

Customers in Ecobank, UBA, Standard Chartered Bank; Unibank , UT Bank, GT Bank and Zenith Bank are able to link their bank accounts to their Airtel Money wallets, a service unique to the service.

  • Airtel Money recently announced new products to further excite their customers
  • Free Life Insurance cover for all Airtel Money Customer with Unibank
  • Interest on your mobile wallet with UT Bank

Additionally some of the largest outlets in Ghana including Melcom and Koala and Marx Mart (at A&C), Palace Hypermarket, Sneda Supermarkets, accept payments via Airtel Money. Restaurants’ Sunshine, Honeysuckle, Tante Marie, Crossroads and Nibbles among others.

The Airtel Money service allows customers to pay utility bills, goods and services, make direct payment for savings and loans contributions, buy airtime, purchase Airtel data bundle, send money from Airtel Money account to other Airtel money customers, send money from Airtel Money account to people on other networks, receive money on Airtel Money account, deposit physical cash for electronic money (e-value), withdraw cash from Airtel money account, send money to and withdraw money from bank account, and use mobile phone to check your bank balance and request for bank mini statement.

Airtel Money is accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week from a phone menu and is secure, convenient, fast and easy to use. All one needs is to register at any Airtel Centre or Airtel Money Agent Point, countrywide with a valid ID card.

For assistance and feedback on our service please call Contact Centre on 222 or (0260000222 for non-Airtel users) 24hours a day/7 days a week for location of our agents and for feedback on the performance of our service.

About Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G & 3G mobile services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G & 3G mobile services. Bharti Airtel had over 246 million customers across its operations at the end of February 2012. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com

About Airtel in Africa

Airtel in Africa has over 50 million customers while operating in 17 countries across Africa: Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda. Airtel is driven by the vision of providing affordable and innovative mobile services to all. Airtel International is a Bharti Airtel company. For more information, please visit www.airtel.com

For more information contact:

Kwame Gyan

Manager – Corporate Relations

Airtel Ghana

E: kwame.gyan@gh.airtel.com

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