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Vodacom Tanzania has launched mobile international money transfer services in Tanzania.

The service allows Western Union transfers to be made to M-Pesa clients in line with a deal announced earlier this year.

Vodacom managing director Rene Meza said the mobile money transfer service was like “having access to 200 countries and over 435,000 agent locations in your pocket.”

He said M-Pesa usage in Tanzania had been growing month on month, with customers increasingly calling for the introduction of cross-border money transfer facilities.

 “By joining forces with Vodacom Tanzania, we’re giving consumers a fast, reliable and innovative new way to send money across borders to their loved ones in Tanzania,” said Diane Scott, Chief Marketing Officer and President, Western Union Ventures.

“This service joins our robust mobile money transfer offerings with some of the world’s biggest mobile operators and banks.”

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