Vodafone India and the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) have announced that consumers in UP East Circle will now be able to pay electricity bills via Vodafone M-Pesa. The service can be availed by Vodafone as well as non-Vodafone customers of UPPCL by registering themselves for Vodafone M-Pesa. In addition, consumers can save 5% of the bill amount up to a maximum of Rs. 50 on their electricity bill for a period of six months by availing this service.
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Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers along with Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (UPPCL), the State Power Distribution Utility of Government of Uttar Pradesh,today announced a facility whereby Electricity consumers in UP East circle, will be offered cashless, secure and easy electricity bill payments using Vodafone M-Pesa (powered by Tech Process). Customers of UPPCL spread across 73 towns in UP-East will now be able to pay their electricity bill through Vodafone M-Pesa anytime, from anywhere, significantly increasing the convenience factor.
Vodafone M-Pesa isa unique and innovative Digital Wallet service from Vodafone that offers Money Transfer, Bill & Utility Pay, Merchant payments and Business Solutions (Enterprise Cash Management) with the largest network of 20,000 Agents (CashIn Points) spread across various towns and villages in UP East, enabling instant transfer and receipt of money anytime, from anywhere.
This service can be availed by all Vodafone as well as Non- Vodafone customers of UPPCL simply by registering themselves forVodafone M-Pesa. Vodafone M-Pesa customers can pay their UPPCL electricity bill through their mobile phones by downloading theVodafone M-Pesa app from or USSD by dialing *400#, Or visiting M-pesa portal (www.mpesa.in). Customers paying their bills through UPPCL website can also select M-Pesa as a payment option. By availing Vodafone M-Pesa to pay their electricity bills, customers cansave 5 percent of the bill amount or a maximum of Rs 50 on their electricity bill for a period of 6 months.
Speaking on this initiative, Nipun Sharma, Business Head –UP East, Vodafone India said, “Vodafone M-Pesa is delighted to be the harbinger of a facility that will significantly simplify the process of monthly electricity bill payments for UPPCL customers. This partnership will assist in Financial Inclusion by extending the convenience of cashless bill payment to unbanked sections. No more standing in queues or spending precious time on electricity bill payments. Just become a Vodafone M-Pesa user and get empowered with a safe, speedy and convenient mechanism to pay your Electricity bill on the go.”
Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Director Commercial UPPCL, said “We are happy to announce this association with Vodafone M- Pesa. We value our consumers and strive to give them a user friendly service experience. We believe
this partnership with Vodafone M-Pesa will significantly make life simpler for our consumers, by offering them the convenience of bill payments on their fingertips.”
Serving the needs of the unbanked and under-banked sections, Vodafone M-Pesa is a safe, fast and convenient way of bringing the bank to the mobile. Also, with a pan India distribution network of over 120,000 agents and with more than 4.5 million customers, Vodafone M-Pesa is today the largest banking business correspondent in the country. Vodafone M-Pesa plays a vital role in enabling financial inclusion and m-commerce, by effectively leveraging the combined strengths of Vodafone’s global expertise in the domain of mobile payments and widespread distribution reach in India, with the security of financial transactions provided by ICICI Bank.