Warid Pesa Ready For UMEME, DStv Transactions

visit this geneva;”>The function was held Thursday at Kampala Sheraton Hotel with key partners from the Water and Sewerage Corporation, UMEME, Star Times and DStv who activated the service.

Chief Commercial Officer, Shailendra Naidu said customers are more confident in using mobile technology to go about their day to day business, adding, the natural progression is to engage in transactional modes of controlling their finances.

“The massive uptake of mobile money services in Uganda and increasingly mobile lifestyles revealed a gap in the market. Warid identified this as an opportunity to offer better functionality and wider payment options to grow and improve the services available to our consumers,” he added.

Customers will be able to pay UMEME bills, both postpaid and prepaid, water bills, DSTV, Go TV subscriptions and Star Times digital subscriptions in addition to URA Taxes, parking fees and school fees by using Warid Pesa.


This will be by just dialing *144# and selecting the ‘Pay Bill’ option.

Warid Pesa is the only mobile money service that can be used by mobile users irrespective of their network and because of this unique quality any and all mobile phone consumers in Uganda will be able to enjoy the new features.

Warid Telecom has also announced a thrilling promotion where customers using Warid Pesa’s ‘Pay Bill’ feature can enter a lucky draw and walk away with a full years electricity bill paid for or one year of their water bill paid.

In addition DSTV/Go TV and Star Times decoders will be up for grabs as well as an array of other surprise gifts. The 100-day promotion will see over 200 customers come out as winners.

Vivien Newumbe, one of the key partners from the National Water and Sewerage Corporation at the launch said NWSC was excited to be partnering with a company that is at the forefront of innovation. “It’s time that a mobile carrier offered an inexpensive and convenient pay bill service available at the touch of button,” he said.

The Country Sales Manager Star Times, Simon Arineitwe said Warid Telecom is already viewed as an industry pioneer and consumer ally. “Offering consumers not just more but better choices and Star Times is glad that our customers will benefit from the convenience and ease of use Warid Pesa brings,” he added.

UMEME internal communications manager Kirunda Magoola added that,“There is a strong demand from our customers for better pay options. This partnership offers not only convenience for our consumers but Warid Pesa is a proven, award winning platform which benefits everyone so we’re delighted to be a partner for this highly anticipated service.”

Marketing manager, Albert Nga from DSTV said “Mobile phones have completely revolutionized the way people do just about everything. By offering this unique product Warid Pesa is revolutionizing how we pay our bills in Uganda and mobile money solutions, which improve the quality of life for consumers.”

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