MTN Ghana has announced the activation of its Mobile Money (MoMo) transfer service on the Ayoba messaging App.
The partnership agreement with Ayoba will allow customers to transfer money to their friends and loved ones whiles chatting with them.
A statement issued in Accra by Mr Samuel Koranteng, Corporate Services Executive, MTN Ghana, said MTN MoMo customers on ayoba could initiate the transfer by clicking on the “attachment” option on the chat, select send money, enter the amount, add a message and Personal Identification Number (PIN) and the money would be sent to the receiver right in the chat window.
It said the feature would be available on the latest version of the App and asked ‘ayoba’ customers to update their current App to experience the ease of sending money to family and friends.
Mr. Dario Bianchi, the Digital Services Consultant for MTN, said that the activation of the money transfer option of MoMo, created more convenience for customers as they did not have to leave the chat to initiate a transfer.
He said, “MTN continues to live by its brand value of innovation to continually provide solutions that create convenience for the customer”.
“The activation of the MoMo feature for MTN subscribers on Ayoba will contribute to deepening financial inclusion and further promote the use of digital options for financial transactions,” he added.
Ayoba is an App with an instant messaging feature designed for the African digital consumer.
It is available to customers on all networks in Ghana, however MTN customers can use the Ayoba service at no data cost (you don’t need to have an active data bundle you just need to keep your internet connection on).
Some of the unique features on Ayoba include the opportunity to enjoy free chats with friends who do not have smartphones, have App settings in local and foreign languages such as Pidgin English, Hausa, French, English and Twi.
Also, users can send and receive text, voice and media messages with any of their contacts regardless of device type or network; chat with everyone: non-smartphone users or non Ayoba users.
The message is sent as SMS and the recipient can respond using SMS.
Customers who use the MoMo option on Ayoba will enjoy the free transactions up to GH¢100.00 daily to other MoMo customers, however service charge on transfers on the interoperability platform apply.