New mobile payment service launched in Cameroon
Mobile phone operator Orange will offer its clients in Cameroon the ability to pay utility bills, make purchases or withdraw money via their mobile phone.Mobile phone operator Orange will offer its clients in Cameroon the ability to pay utility bills, make purchases or withdraw money via their mobile phone.
This new mobile payment system received the approval of the West African States Bank on August 1st 2011, Mutations newspaper reports.
This project is made in partnership with the goverment of Cameroon and the International Bank of Cameroon for Saving and Credit.
Jacqueline Mekongo, Managing Director of Orange Cameroon, told the news source that Orange's customers will have to dial '150' on their phone to start using this new service, after topping-up their Orange money wallet in an Orange branch.
It was also announced last week that three million disadvantaged people in Africa and South Asia will have access to mobile phone numbers at low cost thanks to a partnership between the company Movirtu and the UN programme for development.
Users who benefit from the Movirtu number will own a secure account to have access to several banking services.