Telkom Kenya has announced that its customers will now be able to use the Orange Money service via WAP and through a Java application (J2ME).

The java based application, J2ME, is downloaded from the internet and uploaded onto one’s handset, while WAP is a web interface also accessed via the internet. All internet-enabled handsets can be used to access J2ME or WAP.

Customers using WAP or J2ME will access the existing services available on the customer menu. Agents can conduct all existing agent and customer transactions via J2ME as exist on the current agent menu. WAP is a web interface also accessed via the internet.

Orange Money was launched in November 2010, by Orange in partnership with Equity Bank, with a view to deepening access to financial services among Kenyans through a convenient solution that combines the features of mobile money transfer services and those of mobile banking.