November 17th, 2016 8:37 AM 15 COMMENTS

Currency ban contributes to the growth of wallet services of Airtel, Vodafone India, and Idea Cellular: Report

The currency ban has benefited telecom operators in numerous ways, primarily via creating an increase in their mobile wallet transactions. Among the operators, three major telecom players – Airtel, Vodafone India, and Idea Cellular – are estimated to witness a 40-50% surge in mobile wallet transactions, reports Economic Times (ET). “The withdrawal of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes will create a sizeable increase in the revenue of the telecom... Read More

August 22nd, 2015 11:39 AM 4 COMMENTS

Airtel integrates ‘Airtel Money’ wallet into self-care ‘My Airtel’ app for Android

Bharti Airtel has updated its self-care app My Airtel for Android users. The largest telecom operator in India has integrated Airtel Money within the app under a new Wallet section. Airtel users who have Airtel Money account, and who uses the app to carry out recharges now don't need to open the Airtel Money app. Instead, they could now easily add money into their wallet balance using Airtel Money. However,... Read More

August 21st, 2015 12:42 PM 0 COMMENTS

Now use ‘Airtel Money’ to pay for your Uber ride and enjoy free high speed Airtel internet onboard

Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), the third largest mobile services provider globally with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, and Uber today announced a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership in India. As part of this partnership, Uber riders across India can now pay for their trips using Airtel’s mobile wallet service -Airtel Money. Additionally, Mumbaikars will now be the first in India to enjoy free high-speed internet from Uber, powered by... Read More

August 3rd, 2015 4:11 PM 0 COMMENTS

Manish Khera to be appointed as CEO – Airtel Money

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), today said that Manish Khera, Co-founder & MD of YTS Solutions will be appointed as CEO of Airtel M Commerce Services Limited (AMSL), which offers Airtel’s flagship semi-closed wallet under the brand name ‘Airtel Money’. Once appointed, Manish will be a part of the Airtel Management Board and report to Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO of Bharti Airtel (India & South Asia). Commenting on the appointment, Gopal... Read More

May 14th, 2015 11:59 AM 2 COMMENTS

Airtel asks users to upgrade Airtel Money app, existing version to get discontinued by May 15

Airtel has begun circulating a message to all its subscribers asking them to upgrade the Airtel Money app. The older version of the app will get discontinued effective from 15th May. However, the details about the newer version is not available. Airtel app allows the users the flexibility to recharge mobiles, DTH or datacards through smartphones. It also features additional facilities such as Instant Money Transfer to friends, shops and... Read More

March 3rd, 2015 1:05 AM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel partners with Visa to offer mobile payment services

Bharti Airtel announced a partnership with leading payment processor Visa Inc to bring mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa including Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania. Visa and Airtel will leverage on Airtel's existing mobile payment platform Airtel Money to allow users to pay at stores and online where Visa is accepted. Airtel will also introduce a Airtel Money Visa companion card to be used at outlets and ATM... Read More

October 17th, 2014 2:06 PM 4 COMMENTS

Airtel partners with E-commerce portals to promote Airtel Money aggressively

It appears that Airtel has partnered with E-Commerce sites to promote Airtel Money, its mobile wallet service. The complete list of E-Commerce sites and services it now supports can be found here. Airtel has also started aggressively promoting Airtel Money by informing its subscribers about various discounts it offers on partner sites if one uses Airtel Money as their mode of payment. It isn't surprising that Airtel is pushing Airtel... Read More

May 12th, 2014 11:50 AM 11 COMMENTS

How can Airtel Continue to grow in terms of Market Share and Profitability? Our Comprehensive Analysis

Back in December 2013 we published a detailed analysis of how India’s national telecom service provider BSNL can turn profitable again. Our efforts bore some fruit and BSNL started taking corrective measures soon after. Now we are making a similar effort with a comprehensive analysis of how Airtel can continue its growth saga. Airtel is already profitable and is showing good growth but by tweaking certain things we felt they... Read More

March 22nd, 2014 2:34 PM 19 COMMENTS

Exclusive : Idea Cellular to Launch ‘idea Money’ Mobile Payment Service

Leading mobile service provider Idea Cellular all set to  launch "idea Money" a mobile wallet service, across India, similar to Airtel Money and Vodafone M-Pesa. According to our exclusive source, With 'idea Money' Idea Cellulars postpaid and prepaid customers can not only be able to deposit and withdraw cash from designated outlets, but they can also transfer money to any mobile phone in India. This money can be used to... Read More

August 14th, 2013 12:28 PM 5 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Ties up with IRCTC For Rail Ticket Bookings through ‘airtel Money’

India's largest mobile service provider Bharti Airtel today announced that it has partnered with IRCTC - Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation to offer rail ticket bookings through airtel Money. IRCTC mobile ticket bookings through "airtel Money" service works across all mobile devices (basic phone to smartphones), does not involve any mobile Internet / data or SMS charges. It uses a simple USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) technology that prompts... Read More

May 6th, 2013 12:41 PM 33 COMMENTS

A Sneak Peek into airtel money: Changing the Way You Pay

Take a minute to look into your wallet and just check the amount of credit cards and debit cards you carry in it. Along with your wallet every day you also carry a fear of misplacing your cards in it. Will the day ever come when you can step out leaving your heavy wallets at home and yet shop & dine? How would you feel if instead of fumbling through... Read More

February 23rd, 2012 12:48 PM 7 COMMENTS

Airtel Money – Mobile Wallet Service Goes Pan India

Bharti Airtel, through its wholly owned subsidiary Airtel M Commerce Services Limited (AMSL), today announced the pan India launch of airtel money –country’s first of its kind mobile wallet service by a mobile operator. Available across 300 key cities in India - airtel money is a fast, simple and secure service that allows its users to load cash on their mobile devices and spend it to pay utility bills and... Read More

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