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Interswitch partners with International Airtime Top Up to offer cross border airtime service

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Screenshot: Customers can select airtime top up countries covered using Interswitch Quickteller App at 2,000+ agents in Uganda.
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Interswitch, a leading African financial inclusion services company that delivers digital business and consumer services through its “Quickteller Paypoint” solutions has partnered with International Airtime Top Up to facilitate cross border airtime transactions originating (initially) from Uganda to over 150 destination countries supported including, Burundi, China, Congo, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, UAE and USA.

Using Interswitch Mobile App at Quickteller Paypoint, 2,000+ agents across Uganda, International Airtime Top Up’s service allows traders, students studying abroad, tourists, business travelers, migrant workers and refugees to conveniently top up their (prepaid) mobile phones globally.

Users can send airtime instantly to any phones across Africa’s and the world’s leading mobile network operators covered for self, family and friends or business partners in destination currencies including, BIF, CNY, XAF, ETB, GHS, INR, KES, NGN, ZAR, TZS, AED, and USD.

How to Access International Airtime Top Up at Interswitch Agents in Uganda

1. Go to your nearest Quickteller Paypoint location

2. Select ‘International Airtime Top Up’ option

3. Select country e.g. Burundi Airtime

4. Select plan e.g. Econet Leo Burundi 2,000 BIF (7,000 UGX)

5. Enter mobile number to be instantly topped up e.g. 257704000000

6. Pay Interswitch agent

According to Peter Kawumi, Interswitch Uganda, Country General Manager, “the service will build on our growing agent network to offer real airtime top up convenience to consumers across the country. We noted that more tourists, businessmen and women, and international students were coming to Uganda. With the costs of cross border roaming and calls falling rapidly, we are excited about this partnership that allows us to deliver even more relevant services to these customers.”

International Airtime Top Up, Co-Founder and CEO, Lawrence Zikusoka said, “we are delighted to be working with Interswitch to provide their customers in Uganda with cross border airtime top up transaction services connected across 370+ global mobile network operators through our gateway.”

Interswitch is a Pan-African, integrated, transaction and payment processing company. Its business footprint covers the provision of shared, integrated e-payment solutions for financial and non-financial institutions. It enables electronic payments to facilitate e-commerce, and provides value-added services as well as real-time online electronic reporting and monitoring to various corporate organizations.

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