Kenyan mobile operator Airtel Kenya has launched a new mobile service that enables prepaid customers to buy Airtel bundles through their Airtel Money account.
The new service enables Airtel Money registered-prepaid customers to buy a choice of GSM bundles and pay directly from their Airtel Money wallet, as opposed to their Airtime account.
Airtel said the bundles purchasable through the channel include internet, SMS, Tosha, Data and prepaid international packs.
“Customers will dial the normal short codes to buy bundles (e.g. *767# for Tosha and *544# for Data). After dialing the short code customers will first select their preferred payment option (Either Airtime Account or Airtel Money Account) and proceed to pick the bundles of their choice. If they select the Airtel Money Account, a debit will be made directly from the customers Airtel Money wallet,” Airtel said in statement.
Commenting on the new service, Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said his company is delighted to unveil the new service and that that the new innovative service offers more freedom and convenience for customers using Airtel Money wherever they are on the Airtel network in Kenya.
Airtel money has increases the number of convenient services on Airtel money, which include online payments, online banking, and utility bill payments for electricity, DSTV, ZUKU, and water.
Customers will also be able to withdraw money in all VISA- and Kenswitch-enabled ATMs nationwide as well as pay for goods at VISA merchants.
Airtel said the services are available in some 10, 000 agents countywide, including banks, bank agents, supermarket chains, Posta outlets and Total Service stations.