Bharti Airtel launches mCommerce Services in Sri Lanka in collaboration with Bank of Ceylon and BOC Paymate

Bharti Airtel Lanka has partnered with the Bank of Ceylon and Ceylon’s mobile payment facility, BOC Paymate, India’s leading mobile payments company and has launched mCommerce solutions to all Airtel subscribers in Sri Lanka.

This will enable the customers to make instant payments of phone and utility bills, account balance inquiries, mini statements, fund transfers and also, post paid account bill payment and pre paid recharges, using their BOC account.

This service does not require any GPRS/EDGE connectivity nor does it require an application download as it is an SMS based service. The text based platform offers Airtel and Bank of Ceylon customers the ability of making utility bill payments for water, electricity and telephone along with account balance inquiries, mini statements and fund transfers through SMS. Additionally, Airtel recharge facilities as well as post-paid bill payment facilities are also available to customers over SMS. Bank of Ceylon customers who are already registered with the Airtel network can continue to use their current connection and enjoy the service over their Airtel mobile.

Amali Nanayakkara, CEO Bharti Airtel Lanka stated “The Airtel mCommerce solution offers all Bank of Ceylon customers the opportunity and convenience of transacting need based services over SMS. Through this co-created initiative to enrich customers of Bank of Ceylon and Airtel we are happy to engineer yet another avenue of service delight while facilitating a paradigm shift in the way customers conduct economic transactions”.