Xente launches on iOS amidst expansion plans

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Ugandan payments company Xente has rolled out its application to iOS users to cash in on the growing number of people using the Apple-developed mobile operating system.

This comes after the company CEO Allan Rwakatungu revealed to this website in a recent interview that it will be expanding to other African countries in 2019.

In a statement, Xente said over 200,000 people have used the Android app to access a variety of products and services including buying airtime, data bundles; paying for water & electricity bills, TV subscriptions, event tickets among others.

Xente’s availability on both Android and iOS illustrates the company’s initiative in building the most advanced mobile payment experience for consumers and businesses.

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“We are happy to announce that Xente is available for iOS Users and we’re one big happy family. While we’re proud of our existing (and still ongoing) Android customers, we’ll be thrilled to introduce Xente to a unified app-based experience that lives on both Android & iOS,” Rwakatungu was quoted as saying.

Founded in 2013, Xente accepts payments through mobile money (Airtel Money, MTN Mobile Money), bank cards (Visa Card, MasterCard), Xente wallet and on credit for the existing products and services.

Lyn Tukei, the company publicist says they are still offering rewards to customers using the payments platform (download the app to find out).


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