Airtel Money is now offering its prepaid customers a 50 per cent bonus airtime if they choose to buy airtime to top up their lines or other Airtel lines via Airtel Money. The company is also offering free payment services on Airtel Money including water and electricity bill payments.
In a statement, the Airtel Kenya chief operating officer Bhargava emphasized that Airtel Kenya believes in the delivery of innovative and relevant solutions that tackle consumer’s daily challenges and playing an important role in bolstering Kenya’s economy through communication and mobile commerce.
He added that the company will also put emphasis on the education of its customers on the benefits of using Airtel Money mobile commerce solutions emphasizing that the product – which uses the Kiswahili tagline ‘pesa mkononi’ meaning “Airtel money puts money into your hands”- will continue to offer locally relevant and simplified solutions that its Kenya consumers can readily relate to in their daily lives.
The recently re-launched Airtel Money service now has a simplified easy-to-use menu that makes it easy to access and use the e-commerce solutions including online payments with its one time debit card, Pay Online that enables customers to shop and pay goods and services on the internet and online banking.
Airtel Money also offers utility bill payments with Kenya Power, DSTV, and Nairobi Water free
of charge from the convenience of your office or house. Customers on Airtel Money can also enjoy the convenience of paying for their Kenya Airways flight tickets directly from their phones.
The service access points to Airtel Money has also been made easier with the increase and build up of an extensive agent network that include all Nakumatt Branches countrywide, selected Uchumi and Posta branches, Faulu branches, Pesapoint ATMs, selected Equity Agent outlets where customers can now top up and withdraw cash from their Airtel Money accounts.
As of now, Airtel Money has signed up close to 350 business partners who provide various services including bulk payments, collection accounts and super dealerships. Through Airtel Money, customers can send a minimum of Kshs 50 at only Kshs 5 per transaction to a maximum Kshs 70,000 at only Kshs 25 per transaction.
Customers can also send money to mobile subscribers on other networks across Kenya at Kshs 25 per transaction.
The mobile commerce product ‘PayOnline’ offers consumers in Kenya greater financial inclusivity in the global e-commerce sector by enabling registered Airtel Money customers to make online purchases from any site where MasterCard is accepted. Customers with accounts at Standard Chartered, Housing Finance, Co-operative Bank and Faulu Kenya are able to access their funds directly from their bank accounts to their Airtel Money accounts and vice versa.