MUMBAIKARS CAN NOW PURCHASE BEST BUS TICKETS WITH VODAFONE M-PESA

Posted by: at 9/04/2017 09:04:00 pm
MUMBAIKARS CAN NOW PURCHASE BEST BUS TICKETS WITH VODAFONE M-PESA


·         No more worry of carrying the right amount of cash or change for BEST tickets.  Help is here in the form of Vodafone M-Pesa.
·         Partners with Ridlr App
·         BEST commuters can benefit through this facility
·         Vodafone M-Pesa has over 26 lakh users in Mumbai and over 5000 cash in points where the wallet can be loaded
·         Vodafone customers  can download M-Pesa App through three short and simple steps

Vodafone M-Pesa has partnered with Ridlr App in Mumbai, offering residents a simple, easy-to-use option to purchase BEST bus tickets. Vodafone M-Pesa offers customers a cashless, secure platform for purchasing their daily bus tickets and monthly bus pass.

Home to one of India’s most efficient public transport systems, lakhs of Mumbaikars rely on BEST bus service each day to traverse distances as well as to access a reliable and pocket friendly mode of transport in Mumbai. As Mumbai’s most preferred Mobile network, Vodafone has introduced this new service through its mobile wallet and payment service, Vodafone M-Pesa.

Inviting Mumbaikars to choose the easy to pay option for purchase of BEST bus tickets, Pushpinder Singh Gujral, Business Head – Mumbai, Vodafone India said “In Mumbai, BEST Bus Service delivers a huge benefit to the residents by providing a safe and reliable transportation service across the length and breadth of the city. Through this initiative, Vodafone M-Pesa shall help facilitate cashless living and support the Government’s efforts towards Digital India programme. Vodafone is happy to facilitate purchase of BEST bus tickets and monthly pass through M-Pesa. We currently have over 26 lakh M-Pesa users in Mumbai and one of the widest network for customers to load their wallet, with over 5000 cash in points. This festive season, no more parking worries and finding the exact change for commuters, travel with BEST and purchase your ticket with Vodafone M-Pesa”.

Customers 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.

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 209 million customers (over 114 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today India’s largest foreign direct investor, with 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 has fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 30th June 2017, Vodafone had 523.5 million mobile customers and 18.5 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.  For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com.



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