Precision Air enters partnership with Vodacom M-Pesa
VALUE ADDED SERVICES| Sept. 3, 2012, 6:22 a.m.
By Hudson Kazonta, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Precision Air Tanzania Services has entered into a partnership with Vodacom Tanzania that will ease payment for passenger tickets through M-Pesa services.
In order to make payments, customers will be required to dial *150*00# and select the Pay Bill option on the M-Pesa menu; then enter Precision Air business number which is 333777, followed by the reference number which is the booking number and the amount to be paid.
According to Precision Air Services Commercial Director, Patrick Ndekana, the service is fast and a safe mode of payment that is convenient for customers to use.
Ndekana said that customers do not have to leave their home or office to pay for their tickets. Earlier customers would either pay online using credit or debit cards or visit Precision Air offices. This alternative gives the customer more payment options.
The service is applicable after a customer has made his booking through precision’s contact centre, website or any of the Precision offices.
Vodacom Tanzania Head of M-Commerce, Innocent Ephraim, expressed the hope that the partnership would give customers and efficient new alternative way to pay for tickets; noting that M-Pesa was a fast and reliable service that had revolutionised the way money is sent and saved since it was launched four years ago.
Vodacom M-PESA has an agent network of more than 20,000 across Tanzania, making it the leading mobile money solution in Tanzania, with popularity and usage growing by the day.
Precision Air boasts the largest and widest network in Tanzania, covering more destinations more offering more frequencies across the country and regionally.
MORE VALUE ADDED SERVICES NEWS
HomeSend named Best Payment Product in AfricaHomeSend, an international transfer hub created by MasterCard, eServGlobal and BICS, has been named “the Best Payment Product in Africa” at the Asian Banker Middle East and Africa Awards. Read More
GTBank, Etisalat partnership marries innovation, creativityEtisalat Nigeria says its partnership with GTBank is a marriage of innovation and creativity, adding that it will help promote the financial inclusion drive of the federal government of Nigeria. Read More
Kenyans can now pay taxes via Airtel MoneyAirtel Kenya now allows Kenyan citizens across the country to inquire for KRA services, generate KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number) and make quick simple payments through Airtel Money. Read More
SimbaPay launches free UK to Nigeria money transfersNigerians living in the UK can now send money to any bank account or mobile phone in Nigeria instantly. Read More
Local languages now on EcoCashEconet Wireless has announced a new enhancement to the EcoCash mobile money wallet by unveiling multiple local languages to the EcoCash platform. Read More
Airtel, Verifone partner on NFC payment in GhanaAirtel Ghana has partnered Verifone Mobile Money to raise the bar in the mobile money space by introducing a contactless “tap and pay” near field communications (NFC) technology for payment. Read More
Globacom unveils National Mobile Health Insurance productNigerian national telecoms carrier, Globacom has unveiled a National Mobile Health Insurance Product to help improve access to quality health care among Nigerian population. Read More
MFS Africa to power cross-border xP2P services between MTN Mobile Money and M-Pesa in AfricaMFS Africa has announced that its mobile money hub (MFS Africa Hub) has been selected by telecom giants Vodafone and MTN to interconnect their respective M-PESA and MTN Mobile Money platforms in the East African region. Read More
Airtel Kenya partners Medanta Africare for mobile healthcareAirtel Kenya has joined hands with Medanta Africare to launch a new mHealth service that will allow customers access quality health advice from doctors through their mobile phones. Read More
MTN Mobile Money and Vodafone M-Pesa to interconnect Mobile Money ServicesCustomers of MTN Mobile Money and M-Pesa in East Africa will be able to transfer money to each other following an agreement between MTN Group and Vodafone Group to interconnect their mobile money services. Read More
FEATURED STORYThe transformative power of affordable smartphones and unlimited data in Ghana
Smartphones are helping transform their lives of ordinary people in Ghana, Reports Nana Appiah Acquaye.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHNIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chief
NIMC’s chief speaks to Kokumo Goodie about the role of the NIMC and his own legacy.