Kyivstar turns Mobile Money into a full-scale mobile app
Kyivstar’s e-payment service Mobile Money is now available as a standalone mobile app for the smartphones Android and iOS. The app has kept the full functionality of its web-based counterpart. The new interface allows making quick payments for utilities, internet and TV services, bills and fines, as well as buy cosmetic products, repay a loan or top up a bank card, all using nothing but a smartphone. This means you can pay for your bills or purchases online whenever and wherever you are. The service uses subscriber’s mobile account for all transactions, debiting it for the required amount.
Mobile Money launched in June 2013 and has been tried out by more than 200 thousand unique users to date who made a total of over 1.5 million transactions.
Topping up a payment card is the most popular service chosen by Mobile Money users, followed by micropayments, in-game payments and payments for other entertainment and information services. The third most popular service is paying for internet providers’ services.
Taras Gorkun, head of mobile finance and treasury department at Kyivstar: “Mobile Money website had more than 1,5 million visitors. I’m convinced that mobile app will expand service’s user base, becoming an easy and fast payment tool. Since its launch, we’ve much expanded the range of available services, for which you can pay using your mobile money. Today, there are more than 750 of those on the list and Kyivstar is still working on assortment enhancement day by day.”
According to Kyivstar data, 3.5% of the service’s users make payments through their tablets, 11% – using their mobile phones, while the remaining 85.5% choose to go with their desktop computers.
Intuitive user interface of the mobile app make mobile payments easier than ever before. User is only required to enter payment details in the required fields to perform a transaction. Mobile Money service is free of charge and is available to all Kyivstar customers on prepaid plans.
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About "Mobile Money" service from "Kyivstar"
JSC "Kyivstar" provides only telecommunications services and is not involved in the provisioning of financial services to be provided by non-bank financial institution of "FC Kontraktovyi Dim" - entity registered with the National Bank of Ukraine and in domestic payment system VNPS "Financial World" on the basis of appropriate license No 518407 on transfer of funds.
Kyivstar is a Ukrainian wireless carrier providing communications and data services based on a broad range of mobile and fixed-line technologies. Company’s customer base amounts to over 25 million in mobile and 800 thousand in broadband Internet.
Kyivstar is a part of VimpelCom Ltd., Netherlands, one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications companies with telecoms assets in CIS, Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. Group’s shares are quoted on NASDAQ, New York.
Kyivstar’s mobile network is among the best ones in Europe and covers all of Ukrainian towns and cities, more than 28 thousand villages, all the key national and regional highways, most of the country’s coasts and shores.
Kyivstar’s fiber-optic network reaches 47 thousand kilometers in length, with capacity of its external channels exceeding 600 Gbps. Kyivstar provides international roaming services in 195 countries across 5 continents.
Kyivstar has operated in Ukraine for over 17 years, and is the country’s largest taxpayer, as well as one of the nation’s best employers, and a socially responsible company.