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Ropate Valemei
Friday, January 18, 2013

DIGICEL has announced another innovative way to make payments using a mobile phone with its new Mobile Money application.

In a statement, Digicel said the international payment service enabled customers living in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom to make transfers from outside their home using a new smartphone application.

"The application also enables bill payments for schools and utilities in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji directly from a smartphone," the company said.

"The new service features a fast-access five-digit PIN, account history, exchange rate lookup, integrated KYC upload capability, and the new bill payments functionality.

"The application also integrates with the customers' mobile contacts, which means senders select recipients directly within the application. The integrated contacts feature is designed to further reduce the transaction time for customers."

Digicel said the feature allowed international money transfers, top-ups and bill payments from areas that had mobile coverage. The application could be downloaded for Android and iPhone devices. Digicel said the changing needs of customers and the explosion of smartphones led to the popularity of online and mobile applications for payments.

Meanwhile, a feature to improve the Mobile Money service this year includes fingerprint ID terminals in New Zealand stores.