Bango launches Mobile Money wallet in Google Play with MTN Ghana

MTN Ghana subscribers can now pay for the wealth of content material and providers from Google Play with one-click, charging the price to their MTN Mobile Money account, a web-based wallet that clients in Ghana use to ship and obtain cash, pay payments, college charges, insurance coverage, worker salaries, top-up MTN airtime and pay for different items and providers.

MTN Ghana is a part of the MTN Group, which has over 200 million subscribers throughout 22 international locations in Africa. From as we speak, subscribers on the MTN Ghana community can choose the ‘Pay with Mobile Money’ possibility in Google Play, charging the price of apps, video games, music, films and extra, to their MTN Mobile Money wallet.

Launching this service is a serious step in broadening inclusivity for web customers in the area, eliminating the necessity for a credit score or debit card to buy content material. MTN Ghana subscribers that might in any other case don’t have any entry to the digital financial system, can now absolutely take part in the Google Play app retailer expertise.

The Android Operating System has over 75% market share of all cellular gadgets in Africa (Stat Counter, 2017). Google Play retailer comes pre-loaded on all Android gadgets, positioning it on the coronary heart of the digital ecosystem. Smartphone penetration is quickly outstripping bank card progress throughout Africa, with bank card penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa remaining extraordinarily low, estimated at lower than 5%. Carrier billing and different different cost strategies akin to MTN Mobile Money, are very important to filling that hole, offering everybody who needs to pay in Google Play retailer, with a protected and safe methodology.

Commenting on the partnership, The Acting Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr. Noel Kojo- Ganson famous that: “The quest for digital content in the world and in our country today is enormous, but a convenient mode of payment has always been a bane to access a better digital evolution. MTN is happy to have partnered with Bango to offer our subscribers the opportunity to purchase their favourite apps on Google Play Store via MTN Mobile Money to experience the bold new digital world.” He added that MTN believes in the truth that everybody deserves the advantages of a contemporary related life”.

Bango CEO, Ray Anderson commented: “The Bango vision is to enable anyone to pay for any type of content and services, on any device, from anywhere in the world. Launching MTN Mobile Money as a payment method in Google Play for MTN Ghana brings us a step closer to realizing this vision. Huge consumer appetite for digital entertainment products in Africa will drive greater usage of wallets and other payment methods that can be used for a wide range of services, growing financial inclusion across the region”.

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