Premier mobile phone service provider, TNM has entered into a partnership with luxury bus service provider AXA that allows commuters to pay for their fare using TNM’s mobile money transfer service, Mpamba.
TNM Head of Mobile Money Webster Mbekeani said the partnership aims to provide convenience to commuters across the country using AXA’s Executive and Deluxe luxury coaches.
“With this partnership, Mpamba customers have an exciting opportunity to buy AXA Executive and Deluxe Coach tickets through TNM Mpamba making it convenient for the customers”, said Mbekeani.
He said apart from buying tickets the partnership also provides an opportunity for TNM customers to access all TNM products and services at designated AXA outlets across the country.
“TNM customers will be able to buy TNM airtime, register for TNM Mpamba, transact on TNM Mpamba (cash-in, cash-out, redeem tokens) at all AXA outlets across the country making it more convenient for travellers to access our services as they wait to board the AXA buses”, he said.
AXA General Manager Cuthbert Chinguo said as pioneers of modern solutions they were delighted to be associated with an innovation that transforms our society into a cash-less society.
He reminded the nation at large that just as AXA are the pioneers of modern travel solutions in Malawi, TNM are also the pioneers of mobile communication solutions in the country, noting that it is not only appropriate, but also thrilling that the two pioneers are coming together to offer a common solution as they meet the needs of the travelling public.
“This is an exciting moment for the AXA Brand to partner with TNM in making it easier for our mutual customers to electronically purchase their travel tickets using the Mpamba platform but also to afford them the convenience of accessing other TNM products and services at our Coach Terminals,” said Chinguo.
The partnership is effective from Wednesday November, 5, 2014. The launch started was marked by pomp and fanfare as TNM and AXA brand champions went on a ride on a roof top bus around Blantyre city.
Apart from receiving and sending money, TNM Mpamba also provides an opportunity for registered customers to pay utility bills, GO TV subscriptions among others.