Vodafone Albania receives the “Best Innovative Product” Award for M-Pesa

The 6th Albanian Telecommunication Forum “Infocom Albania” took place few days ago in Tirana. During the closing ceremony of this forum, the organizers  awarded different prizes to the companies that marked succsesful achievments and contributed the most in the information technology sector thorughout the year. Among the winners was also Vodafone Albania, awarded with “Best Innovative Product” for the electronic money services, through Vodafone M-Pesa

But what is M-Pesa and how does it work?

The electronic money institution Vodafone M-Pesa sh.p.k enables all customers to deposit money and do payments through any kind of mobile phones at any time and any place and at affordable rates, as a very secure electronic wallet. Vodafone M-Pesa targets mainly the unbanked and under-banked population. A fundamental feature of Vodafone M-Pesa service is that customers do not need to have a bank account or any direct relationship with a bank to gain access to money transfer and payment services.
All Vodafone customers can register very easily at one of 145 Vodafone Shops in order to start benefiting from the fantastic M-Pesa experience
Thanks to Vodafone M-Pesa, people living in Albania , with or even without bank account will be able to have access to financial services only by using their mobile phones. All they have to do is be a Vodafone customer and register to Vodafone M-Pesa with a valid ID document in one of the Vodafone Shops all over country. By activating a M-Pesa acocunt, the customers will have the possibility to send and receive money easily and directly from their mobile phone only by accesing the Vodafone M-Pesa menu by dialling *555#. Even unregistered customers both Vodafone and non Vodafone customers, have the possibility to benefit from one of the Vodafone M-Pesa services, because Vodafone M-Pesa customers can send money to them and they may withdraw the received amount in any Vodafone store.

Vodafone M-Pesa is the best mobile payment solution that is changing the unbanked sector of the Albanian market. Vodafone Albania aims to activate 1000 new M-Pesa customers per day