Bharti Airtel expands mobile wallet roll-out

Source: Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel, through its wholly owned subsidiary Airtel M Commerce Services Limited, today announced the launch of its mobile wallet service - airtel money, for its mobile customers in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad.

Aimed at offering customers with an efficient alternative to cash transactions, airtel money will empower its customers with access to a convenient and secure way of making payments through the ubiquitous mobile platform. airtel has already established partnerships with over 2,200 merchants in Delhi NCR (including utility providers like NDPL, BSES Yamuna, BSES Rajdhani, Indraprastha Gas, LIC and organized retailers such as Easy Day, Chalchitra, Yo China, Costa Coffee, Hair n Shanti, DT Cinemas, Fun Cinemas among others as well as local chemists and grocery stores) who will accept payments via airtel money. Customers using airtel money will also be able to avail exclusive discounts and attractive offers at various merchant outlets in the market - and save money as they shop.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, CEO - Delhi NCR, Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel said, "At airtel, it is our constant endeavor to introduce innovative products and services that delight our customers. We are today excited to announce the launch of airtel money for our customers across Delhi NCR, who will now be able to make cashless payments through their mobile phones - anytime, anywhere".

Mr. Sriram Jagannathan, CEO, Airtel M Commerce Services Limited added, "Whether buying groceries, shopping in a mall or eating out with friends - India has traditionally relied on cash to pay for just about anything. With changing times, this trend shifted towards the use of credit cards - and has now gone even a step further. Today, we are delighted to introduce airtel money in Delhi / NCR - a convenient and secure way of making payments through the mobile platform. Having successfully launched airtel money in Gurgaon and Chennai earlier, initial feedback on airtel money has been indeed promising. We are excited about bringing the airtel money experience to our 8 million mobile customers in Delhi / NCR - and look forward to transforming the way the city transacts". The service will soon be rolled out across the country, in a phased manner.

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