Orange Kenya in partnership with PesaPal has today launched a service which allows its subscribers to purchase airtime through the payment processing solution provider. Pesapal will provide the payment solution to the subscribers wishing to purchase airtime.
Since Pesapal supports even Safaricom’s M-Pesa payments, this means that Orange subscribers will be able to purchase airtime through M-Pesa. Not bad but……………….
Through Pesapal, Orange Kenya customers will be able to choose a preferred mode of payment – either via PesaPal’s e-wallet, credit and debit cards (VISA and Master Card) or through mobile money transfer solutions(M-Pesa and Airtel money included).
Company CEO Mickael Ghossein said ;
“Our data customers that may have subscribed to other networks due to their voice offerings will now have the flexibility of purchasing data bundles directly from their mobile money accounts,” he said, adding that this was informed by the fact that Kenya’s mobile telecoms market is characterised by multi-SIM users, with subscribers using different SIM cards from various networks for different services such as voice and data.
PesaPal CEO Agosta Liko said that Orange and PesaPal have a strategic partnership on the technical solution and distribution modes for Orange Airtime.