STC and Airtel strengthen ties through new service | 16 May 2016
Seychelles Trading Company (STC) customers who must be Airtel Money subscribers are guaranteed an instant and secure payment service which can easily be accessed through any type of smartphones.
This has been made possible through a new ‘Airtel Money Tap n Pay’ service aimed at providing a modern mode of payment to clients.
The new service was launched on Saturday at the STC Hypermarket, Bois de Rose Shopping Complex.
Commenting on the partnership, the managing director of Airtel Seychelles Amadou Dina said, Airtel and STC are marking a new commitment in their continued effort to deliver an efficient service to their customers.
“With Airtel the best is yet to come for this 2016, that’s the beginning. The Airtel Tap n Pay is very simple, you just tap your phone number on the machine and you make your payment so you don’t need to carry any wallet, your mobile phone is enough to do any transaction,” he said.
Airtel CSR coordinator Marie-Pierre Volcère said this product was already in place with Airtel Money but the difference is that it was being done manually.
“Now we have initiated an automatic way of doing payment,” she said.
“You need to register to Airtel Money in one of our showrooms where you get to choose a pin and you will receive a sticker on your mobile phone that will enable the mobile phone to effect payment. To recharge your mobile phone you give the Airtel agent cash which will be transferred to your mobile phone.
“For the time being, ‘Airtel Money Tap n Pay’ allows a maximum amount of R3000 facility and it is available only at the STC Hypermarket but the process to decentralise the service to other outlets and retailers has started,” she said.
She also said in case your mobile phone is lost or stolen you should inform Airtel as soon as possible to have your card cancelled but your money will not be lost.
This will allow Airtel and STC customers to have a shopping experience which is fast, secure and easy.
Present during the ceremony were the principal secretary for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Benjamin Choppy, STC’s chief executive Veronique Laporte, key officials from banks, staff members of Airtel and STC and other guests.