VODAFONE GHANA has signed an agreement with AfricXpress, which would allow patrons of the txtNpay services to pay their utility bills, top up air- time
with convenience and transfer money to relatives across the country.
AfricXpress was connected to Vodafone Ghana through GPRS after the signing, which took place on Tuesday in Accra.
Existing and prospective users of txtNpay Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a mobile phone-based secured payment system, would have to text 1075 to Vodafone to be hooked onto the AfricXpressÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ payment platform.
Nvalaye Kourouma, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AfricXpress Services Incorporated, in a pre-signing speech, said his outfit chose Vodafone Ghana due to the convenience of its network.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vodafone is encouraging us to bring more innovations into the telecommunications market for the benefit of customers,Ã¢â‚¬Â he added.
According to him, through VodafoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s efficient services, AfricXpress was able to effect over half a million transactions last year via its 400 agents across country.
He therefore called on Ghanaians to patronise txtNpay, particularly people who transact business with banks.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Just ask your bank customer service to give you a txtNpay wallet and you will never regret patronising our services,Ã¢â‚¬Â Mr Kourouma emphasized.
Commenting on the agreement, David Venn, CEO of Vodafone Ghana, stated that Vodafone chose AfricXpress because of its unique and innovative platform, stressing that Ã¢â‚¬Å“the platform was highly convenient for many customers despite its introduction last year.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We believe there are a lot more innovations to follow this one to provide our customers with satisfaction.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“VodafoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Talk Ã¢â‚¬ËœnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Talk promotion has a lot of benefits for customers, including a 75 percent bonus talk time,Ã¢â‚¬Â Mr. Vein reiterated.
By Samuel Boadi