Monday, January 31, 2011

Introducing Airtel Money, Mobile Wallet Service

Bharti airtel today announced the launch of airtel money India's first
mobile wallet service airtel money will provide millions of airtel
customers across the country with a convenient and secure way of
making payments through the ubiquitous mobile platform.

Now available in Gurgaon, the service will soon be launched across
several other key cities in India in a phased manner.

Here's where Airtel Money can be used:

Load cash:  Load cash on your airtel mobile by visiting your nearest
airtel retail outlet.
Pay bills & recharge: You will be able to use this cash in your mobile
for making bill payments (electricity, gas, financial services, etc.)
and recharge
Shop & make payments: Instead of cash, pay over-the-counter merchants
such as your nearest kirana store, chemist, etc using your mobile
phone. You can even sit at home and pay for services like booking
movie tickets online

The service will be offered once the Airtel customer requests the
service by submitting the requisite documents, following which they
will be given a new 64k SIM card with an activated wallet. Here's how
to activate Airtel Money:

Register by filling in the application form and submitting KYC
documents (2 photocopies of proof-of-identity, 1 copy of
proof-of-address and a passport size photograph).
After the above, your existing Airtel SIM will be upgraded to the new
64K airtel SIM with airtel money.
Activate your Airtel money account by choosing your MPIN.
Load cash into your Airtel money account by visiting your nearest
airtel retailer
You are now ready to send commands through the Airtel money
application on your phone and transact anytime, anywhere!