Vodafone is to launch its m-pesa mobile money transfer service in India in partnership with the country's largest bank, Icici Bank.
I wish this announcement explained why Vodafone pulled the plug on the pilot it had conducted at another Indian state (Rajasthan) last year and why we should take its current launch seriously. Vodafone now joins Airtel, the country's #1 MNO, that is currently
on its third iteration of mobile payments. Hope they both enjoy better success this time.
Vodafone seems to be dithering about its M-Paisa service in India. After reading this article, I inquired Vodafone about it and here's its reply:
VodafoneIN2:16pm via Vodafone Support
@s_ketharaman Please note that M-Paisa service is currently not available.
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