Powered by MobiKwik, the wallet is an endeavor to expand the reach of digital payments to semi-urban and rural India
BSNL wallet enables one tap bill payments for over 100 million BSNL users at over 1.5 million merchants, pan-India
New Delhi: Moving forward with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s digital India mission, State-run BSNL, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, today went digital by launching a bespoke mobilewallet that would enable its exiting 100 million customers to make bill payments and transact on e-commerce platforms. This digital wallet was launched today at a special function by Mr. Manoj Sinha, Honble Minister for Telecommunications.
On this auspicious occassion, the honbl’e minister Mr. Manoj Sinha said, “I congratulate BSNL for partenirng with MobiKwik for this special inititative as this takes us closer to realizing opur Hon’ble PMs vision of making India a digital superpower. With this co-branded wallet, the ease of payment will be extended to all the customers while equally strengthening finacncial inclusion in the rural hinterlands, which often get neglected. Going digital is the need of an hour for both urban and rural areas, and this partenrship is definitely a step in right direction.”, said Telecom Minster, Shri Manoj Sinha.
The wallet has been developed and issued by MobiKwik on behalf of BSNL. With over 1.5 million merchants on the network, the BSNL Wallet is India’s largest wallet by any telecom company. The app enables Fastest Online Recharges, Bill Payments, Shopping and Bus Booking. It is the most secure, simple & fastest way to recharge your mobile phone. Users can get all top ups, SMS, data (GPRS, 2G, 3G & 4G), local, STD, ISD, postpaid, DTH plans, vouchers & full talk time recharge offers. Users can also pay for IRCTC train tickets with BSNL wallet.
According to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL, “Through this strategic partnership between BSNL and MobiKwik, we are taking another important milestone in achieving our Honb’le PM Modi’s vision of enabling and making India a less cash society based on his grand vision of digital India. We at BSNL are proud to be part of this programme and will ensure that all our 100 million BSNL customers will be able to seamlessly and conveniently transact and pay mobile and other financial payments through the co-branded MobiKwik wallet”.
According to Bipin Preet Singh, founder and CEO, MobiKwik, “We are proud to associate with BSNL in an endeavour to empower masses in India with access to highly dependable internet connectivity and digital payments. BSNL wallet will enable masses in paying bills, recharging their phone connections and paying for their daily purchases, within seconds.”
Mobile wallets are increasingly becoming a part of the daily lives of the digital consumers, especially the millennials who have grown up with digital, and 93.9% of Gen Y have a smartphone. Thus, they use their phones heavily and integrate mobile tools in every part of their daily lives.