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Tigo launches first Mobile Financial Services Smartphone App in East Africa

Tigo Tanzania has unveiled the first mobile financial services application in East Africa that enables Android and iOS users in the country to access their Tigo Pesa wallet much more conveniently and in a much simpler way than ever before.  

Addressing the press at the company head office in Dar es Salaam, Tigo’s Head of Financial Services Andrew Hodgson, said “From now on smartphone users in the country, can do all Tigo Pesa transactions including making payments, bank transfers, sending money and recharging, much faster and easier with the Tigo Pesa app.”
Hodgson added “You can now view all your contacts stored on your phone when choosing to send money via the Tigo Pesa application and you can also save your regular payments and bank transfer for quick access in future.”
He said with this application – known as Tigo Pesa Application - a customer will not be charged for data when accessing the application on the Tigo network, customers will also be able to access their  Tigo Pesa wallet from anywhere in the world through Wi-Fi or any mobile data connection available as long as they have a registered Tigo Pesa account.
“Another benefit that this application brings to mobile financial account holders in the country is giving them the ability to easily access and conveniently manage a single wallet from multiple devices,” the head of mobile financial services said.
This application comes barely two weeks after Tigo announced a move to provide free access to Facebook services to its customers, a development Hodgson says, “is in line with the company’s continued commitment to innovation and providing user friendly experiences to its customers.”
Describing the Tigo Pesa Application as an innovation that makes life easier, Hodgson said to download it, all a person needs to have is a Tigo registered simcard/number and a smart phone that uses the iOS or android operating systems.

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