Telecommunications company Digicel Samoa has launched a mobile wallet application called “MyCash” which gives Samoans access to digital money.
The announcement of the launching of the new product was confirmed in a statement issued by Digicel on Monday.
Digicel says that the new mobile wallet allows customers to send and receive money locally with the transactions not attracting any fees.
It can also receive money from abroad, make payments via QR codes as well as pay bills, all from the comfort and safety of their phone wherever they are.
In addition, they can also top up their phone and get double the credit, which Digicel says is an offer exclusive to MyCash customers.
The new MyCash mobile wallet is available to download at no cost and is zero-rated, so it won’t consume data from customer’s plan when accessing.
Digicel has advised customers that they will only need to provide their phone number and choose a PIN code to protect their account when registering. The PIN code provides an extra layer of security since accessing the account and making transactions depend on PIN code confirmation.
After registering and activating their account, customers can start using their MyCash wallet by receiving money from abroad or from another MyCash user, depositing money at any Digicel store or MyCash agent. Their funds will become available within minutes, added the company.
Digicel Samoa Chairman, Pepe Fiaailetoa Christian Fruean, said that launching MyCash is part of their objective as a digital operator and their goal of giving people access to digital money.
“Our aim is for people to use MyCash as the tool to make their daily transactions, from sending money to a friend located anywhere in the country or receiving money from a family member abroad directly to their mobile wallet,” he stated.
He also assured that customers of Digicel will have a powerful digital experience every day.
“And as a digital operator we continue to invest and bring solutions for our customers, enhancing their digital experience with our suite of apps.”
Newly appointed Regional Head of Financial Services, Anup Kumar, said that they are delighted that MyCash will help their customers to receive money from friends and family from abroad, giving even more choice to consumers.
“MyCash couldn’t come at a better time as travel restrictions continue to impact everyone because of COVID-19, which has forced customer behaviour towards digital options such as mobile wallets.
“With our Better Together brand, we are making a promise of simply more to customers and MyCash is giving them access to digital money.
Mr. Kumar added that at the same time, “they’ll receive international remittance within minutes when their loved one abroad visits www.digicelinternational.com or the Digicel International app and clicks on the Send Money feature.”
The MyCash App is available to download in Google Play for Android users and the Apple Store for iOS users.
And if someone who wants to become a MyCash customer doesn’t have a smartphone, they can register using *888# and follow the steps to enjoy the same benefits that smartphone users will have.
As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.
Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of 8 apps spanning sports (SportsMax), music (D’Music), news (Loop), local radio and podcasts (GoLoud), TV streaming (PlayGo), enhanced messaging and marketplaces (BiP), cloud storage (Billo) and self-care (MyDigicel app), Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.
Source: Samoa Observer