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DStv customers to pay bills via M-PESA

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 00:00 -- BY JAMES MBUGUA

DStv customers to pay bills via M-PESA


Safaricom and
Multichoice Kenya yesterday signed a deal to enable  DsTV customers pay
their bills via M-PESA.


Multichoice joins a list of businesses that have opted to use the Pay-BILL facility on M-PESA
to settle their accounts.


Safaricom earlier
this year won the best bulk payments via mobile award at the Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona, Spain.


The pay bill
function is also referred to as Customer to Business payments. Others are Business
to Business (B2B) and Business to Customer (B2C) transactions.


customers will use the number 444900 when requested for a business number under
the Pay Bill option.


Bills under Sh1000
will be charged Sh20 while those above will be charged Sh30.


Other companies using the facility include the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, and the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Services


Airlines and buses
plying local routes also use the function to allow customers pay for their
tickets online and pay via M-PESA.