Saturday, March 5, 2011

How to Pay your Electricity Bill by ZAP/ Airtel Money

Bharti Airtel is the second largest mobile service provider in Kenya by market share. Just like Safaricom, Airtel has a mobile money transfer service previously called ZAP before its acquisition by Bharti from Zain now the money transfer service is called Airtel Money. Since the introduction of Airtel money, Airtel has partnered with other companies to make it possible for its customers to settle utility bills using the service. One such company is the Kenya power and lighting company.
 Payment of electricity bill by Zap/Airtel Money will help reduce the long queues experienced by Kenya Power and Lighting company customers at the KPLC outlets countrywide. Airtel is growing its markets share at promising figures using its affordability as a charm.

Introduction of Airtel Money will complement the cheapest tariff rates to ensure that Airtel successfully reduce Safaricom’s dominance in the sector. Airtel is just as keen to ensure that other institutions like KPLC are on board in propagating Airtel Money to higher heights.

Here is the process on how to pay your electricity bill by ZAP/Airtel Money;
1.      From your Phone menu, Select Me2U / or Zap depends on Sim Card.
2.      Select Money
3.      Select nickname in this case it is  KPLC
4.      Enter the amount for your electricity bill example 2000 without commas.
5.      Enter your secret password
6.      Confirm the transaction
7.      From the reference section, enter your full KPLC account number example 12345678-01
You will receive a confirmation message for the transaction through SMS

Its amazing how innovations from technology in Africa help to come up with simplified options in our daily lives. It is easier now if you subscribed to Airtel network just pay your electricity bill using Airtel Money/Zap.
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