Airtel Money has today partnered with Total in a move that will see its customers pay for fuel, lubricants, car wash, car service and even goods through Airtel Money.
According to Mr. Shivan Bhargava, managing director, Airtel Kenya Airtel is focused on delivering innovative and practical world-class mobile solutions and this partnership will enable our customers to pay for their fuel in a fast, safe and convenient way.
Bhargava said,” We are delighted to be able to offer Airtel customers access to this service through this partnership with Total and we look forward to offer this service to all our customers using Total outlets throughout the country.”
The deal will allow customers register for Airtel Money, deposit cash, withdraw cash as well as pay for their utility bills at the Total petrol stations and each Total service station will be set up with a unique paybill business name that the customer will use to purchase goods and services.
With over 174 petrol stations in Kenya, Alexis Vovk, the Managing Director of Total Kenya believes the partnership will give make their service convenient and quick to save users time.
He said, “At Total we recognize that the majority of our customers lead busy lives and need faster and more convenient ways of dealing with fuel purchases, buying goods, drawing cash and paying bills. The Airtel Money facility at Total service stations will be a significant benefit for both Total and Airtel Money customers.”
The service is simpe to use.
Airtel Customers go to their Airtel Money menu option on their phones and choose make payments option. Then select pay bill, others and then enter the Total Business paybill number-provided by the attendant at the Total petrol station.
The customer will then proceed to enter the amount, the PIN and the reference number which is their car registration number and then wait for a confirmation text message on completion of this process.
The service is now operational at Total outlets in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru and Eldoret.