Interswitch, a leading mobile payments provider in Nigeria and Africa has announced a partnership with Blackberry to launch Quickteller services on Blackberry Messenger (BBM).
The partnership will enable BBM users with a Nigerian bank account to request for money, airtime and payment for services using the Quickteller Mini app.
To use the service, a BBM user simply select the attachment option while chatting with a contact, choose Quickteller, enter the amount and make a request.
The recipient of the message simply taps it and enters their account details, and the money is credited to the recipient’s bank account instantly.
“This new mobile payment service demonstrates how we have effectively evolved BBM from the best real-time chat experience to a true social engagement and e-commerce platform,” SVP Emerging Solutions at Blackberry, Matthew Talbot said in a press release made available to TechLoy.
He further said, “By combining the strengths of Blackberry and Interswitch, we have developed a service that puts Nigeria at the forefront of mobile payments and innovations.”
Want to start using this amazing service? Quickly download the Quickteller Mini app from Google Play Store, Blackberry World, or Apple’s App Store for free!
Quickteller, founded in 2009, has over 3 million subscribers in Nigeria, offering services such as airtime recharge, bill payments and fund transfer through the Web, Mobile phone (App & USSD), POS, ATMs and Agents.
Image Credit: Quickteller via Facebook.