New mCash services for Etisalat and Sri Lankan pensioners

21 Oct 2014

Sri Lankan mobile operator Etisalat Lanka has signed up to use rival Mobitel’s ‘mCash’ mobile money platform. Subscribers to the United Arab Emirates-backed operator now have the chance to pay Etisalat bills and top up their phone services at Mobitel mCash outlets across Sri Lanka or by dialling a special number. As reported by CommsUpdate in March 2014, Etisalat Lanka previously formed a similar partnership with another rival, Dialog Axiata, offering Etisalat customers mobile money services over the existing ‘eZcash’ platform operated by the island’s cellular market leader.

In a related development, further expansion of mCash services has been announced in a press release from Mobitel (a division of Sri Lanka Telecom), revealing its partnership with the Pensions Department of Sri Lanka to launch a pension disbursement service which will allow customers to receive government pensions directly into their mCash accounts.

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