Residents of Haryana can Now Pay their Electricity Bill ‘On the Go’ with Vodafone M-Pesa
Running short of cash and the date for electricity bill payment is approaching? Help is here in form of Vodafone M-Pesa.
Vodafone M-Pesa has partnered with the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), thus offering the residents a simple, easy-to-use option to pay their electricity bills instantly. Vodafone M-Pesa offers customers a cashless, secure platform for electricity bill payments with the largest network of agents (or CashIn Points) to enable digitization of money for a cash holding population.
Vodafone has more than 5000+ outlets (or CashIn Points) including Vodafone Company owned stores, franchisees and multi brand outlets. These CashIn Points provide convenience and ease to Customers to convert cash into digital money facilitating digital payment of Bills and e-commerce /m-Commerce. The bill payment touch points are easily available at every nook and corner, including all Vodafone Stores and Mini stores in Haryana.
Inviting the residents of Haryana to reap the benefit of instant electricity bill payment on the go through Vodafone M-Pesa, Mohit Narru, Business Head – Haryana Circle, Vodafone India said “It has been our constant endeavor to deliver and bring innovative and simplified service offerings relevant to the needs of our customers. Vodafone M-Pesa partnership with the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. (UHBVN), is one such initiative that bridges the need for a simple, timely and cashless payment solution for consumers through their mobile phones.”
Customers across various segments can access M-Pesa on either a smart phone by downloading the M-Pesa App or by dialing a USSD short-code (*400#) from any phone including any feature phone. This facility is aimed at driving financial inclusion further along with providing the electricity subscribers in Haryana the benefit and comfort of making payments instantly. Customers paying their bills through UHBVN website can also select M-Pesa as a payment option.
Serving the needs of the unbanked and under-banked customers, Vodafone M-Pesa is a safe, fast and convenient way of bringing bank to the mobile. Also, with a pan India distribution network of over 140,000 CashIn Points and with more than 16.4 million customers, Vodafone M-Pesa is the largest banking business correspondent in the country.
M-Pesa today plays a vital role in enabling financial inclusion and m-commerce. ‘M-Pesa’ effectively leverages the combined strengths of Vodafone’s global expertise in the domain of mobile payments and significant distribution reach in India plus the security of financial transactions provided by ICICI Bank.
About Vodafone India Limited
Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving over 204 million customers (over 106 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today a robust, award-winning business and committed for the long term. Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Our mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.
Committed to optimizing the near-ubiquitous reach of mobile telephony to address national developmental priorities, the Vodafone Foundation partners is actively engaged in community development initiatives especially in the domains of m-Women, m-Agriculture, m-Education and Disaster Relief. Building on its global experience and expertise, an outreach across India and offering a comprehensive portfolio of technologies – 2G, 3G & 4G, Vodafone is uniquely positioned to actualize the vision of Digital India.
Globally, Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 49 more and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 December 2016, Vodafone had 470 million mobile customers and 14.3 million fixed broadband customers.