Ooredoo Mobile Money has announced that customers can now send money directly to M-Pesa Wallet accounts in Kenya from their mobile phones through an agreement with the African transfer service and Moneygram.
Alternatively, customers can also send money with Ooredoo Mobile Money via MoneyGram to chosen recipients, who can then collect cash at more than 940 key locations in Kenya.
The decision to enable money transfers to M-Pesa Wallets in Kenya was made to offer more choices to mobile money customers, as it continues to become one of Ooredoo’s most popular services, according to a statement.
Several new direct transfer locations have become available in 2014, including Sri Lanka bank accounts, as the company continues to make the service bigger, faster and better than ever before, the statement adds.
Ooredoo Mobile Money customers sending money abroad to Kenya can enjoy “one of the best” exchange rates in Qatar and a competitive fee. Ooredoo Mobile Money is an instant, safe, convenient and cost-effective way to handle money transfers and other mobile-based transactions.
New customers can register for free for mobile money by visiting any Ooredoo shop or by dialling *140# and entering their QID#. Once registered, customers can deposit money into their Mobile Wallet via the more than 200 Ooredoo self-service machines or through any Ooredoo shop.
For international transfers, customer should add a few beneficiary details such as name, location and mobile or bank account numbers only once to start transferring money directly from their mobile to a country of their choice. Visit any Ooredoo shop or http://www.ooredoo.qa/en/omm for more details.
Once the transfer is completed, customers will receive their eight-digit MoneyGram reference number through SMS. The beneficiary must visit any MoneyGram location with a valid photo ID card to receive the cash. For bank transfers, money will be automatically credited to the beneficiary’s bank account number.
With Ooredoo Mobile Money, customers can transfer money domestically and internationally to more than 339,000 MoneyGram agents in 200 countries, including the Philippines, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and more.
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