Bharti airtel delights Chennai customers with the unique mCommerce offering airtel money. This new offering will allows customers to make cashless payments through the mobile phone instantly and securely. airtel money started at Gurgaon earlier this year and as a second place, it reached the south zone Chennai. Bharti airtel Limted established partnerships with over 750 prominent merchants across Chennai – including Oriental Cuisines, products and service offerings including Benjarong, Zara, Cascade and French Loaf, Univercell, Poorvika, Inox, Bharti AXA and LIC. Now, airtel customers will be able to pay bills, shop and make payments to these outlets without carrying cash or worrying about the change. Announcing the launch of the service in Chennai, Mr. Sriram Jagannathan, CEO, mCommerce, Bharti Airtel said, “While India has traditionally relied on cash transactions, with time – we have seen a changing trend with the adoption of credit and debit cards. Today, we are delighted to pioneer the next step of person to merchant transaction through introduction of airtel money in Chennai. This is a convenient and secure way of payments using the mobile phone”. As an introductory and limited period offer, current Airtel mobile and DTH customers can now use airtel money to make payments and get exclusive benefits out of it :
- Prepaid customers can avail Special talktime offers on recharge denominations of Rs. 75 and Rs. 99 through airtel money
- Postpaid subscribers can get a 5% discount on bill value upon payment using airtel money
- DTH customers can get a 5% extra value on recharge of greater than Rs. 500 with airtel money payments.