Ethio telecom launched new feature Telebirr

Mekelle:  17 April 2024 (Tigray Herald)

Ethio telecom launched new feature Telebirr engage that enables customers to transact, socialize, and share via text, picture, QR, Audio or Video in addition to free of internet charges and settle digital payments in addition to the existing multiple functions.

During the launching ceremony, Ethio telecom CEO Frehiwot Tamiru said that steadfast efforts are underway to realizing digital Ethiopia 2025.

Due attention has been given to ensuring financial inclusion and remarkable achievements have been attained, she stated.

“Our company is strongly committed to continuing introducing digital solutions that will meet the ever-growing demands of its valued customers, streamline their business operations and daily routines, enhance their convenience, improve their efficiency and effectiveness and promote a comprehensive digital economy.”

According to the CEO, Telebirr has, through its over 44 million subscribers, has made over 2 trillion Birr transaction value and 775 million transaction volume in nearly 3 years.

This means Telebirr has been undertaking an average transaction value of 5 billion birr per day, it was learned.

Frehiwot added that the new telebirr engage empowers individual and business customers to engage in live chats, share information, and seamlessly request, send, and receive money as well as share bill during conversations. 

Furthermore, the CEO pointed out that the service introduces a novel feature enabling customers to send individual or group best wish messages along with monetary gifts to be divided among group members equally or criteria based in connection with holidays or social events.

Ethio telecom also presented innovative and inclusive developer’s portal that allows organizations who wish to integrate their system with telebirr to perform system testing, she stated.  “It enables the organizations to be accessible to over 44 million telebirr’s customers and release their products & services with shorter time to market.”

Source: ENA

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