Orange has launched “Orange Money International Transfer”, an easy international money transfer service at a competitive price between Mali, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire in a move that will Orange money users sent money to any of their friends in the three countries.
Orange said the service across the three countries meets the needs of the population as every year, 200 million euros are moved between those three countries in the form of money transfers.
Orange Money International Transfer will allow an Orange customer in Cote d’Ivoire to send money directly to friends and family or to suppliers in Mali or Senegal with their Orange Money account.
According to Orange, the sender needs to do is to dial #144# from his or her mobile phone, then enter the Orange telephone number of the recipient and the amount to be sent. The money is immediately available in the recipient’s account to make payments, purchases or transfers, or it can be withdrawn at a nearby location from any Orange Money distributor. If the recipient is not yet an Orange Money customer, he or she can easily open an account free of charge.
Thierry Millet, Director of the strategic NFC and payment program at Orange said,“In launching Orange Money International Transfer today, several months of work to simplify life for our customers come to fruition. We are proud to be the first operator to offer customers the ability to make international money transfers between mobile phones in this area of Western Africa.”
With 7 million customers using Orange Money, Orange said it wants to expand the service to the 13 countries in Africa and the Middle East where it has operations.