Vodacom, one of South Africa’s largest telecoms, as well as one of the most successful telecom companies in Africa has announced the launch of its new ‘super app’ – VodaPay.
According to a statement from Vodacom, the VodaPay app launches with significant partners and discounts including exclusive R1 deals on multiple products on the app.
What VodaPay Offers
VodaPay delivers a digital shopping, lifestyle, and financial platform for both consumers and businesses.
It is backed by Alipay technology that powers over 1.2-billion users and almost 100-million merchant partners, using state-of-the-art technology including artificial intelligence (AI).
Vodacom says that the app’s customer experience is completely focused on ease of use, personalisation, and security for expanded seamlessness. VodaPay also introduces the opportunity to earn multiple rewards from a variety of sources when transacting on the app.
Shameel Joosub, CEO of Vodacom Group says, “With VodaPay, we have introduced an innovative platform that is simple, accessible, cost-effective, and suitable for the banked and unbanked market, that operates outside the formal banking sector.”
“We worked with the best fintech and payments infrastructure partner in the world, Alipay, and the best developers, product experts, designers, and e-commerce professionals in South Africa,” adds Mariam Cassim, CEO of Vodacom Financial and Digital Services
- Customers can add their bank cards from any recognised SA bank for the use of shopping or paying.
- Customers can transfer money at no cost in real time. This feature is aimed at aiding those that usually have to travel far to get their money, and those customers living in rural areas.
- Customers can use the VodaPay wallet to send and receive cash with zero transaction fees.
Vodacom says that VodaPay is like carrying a digital wallet around in a digital mall, allowing customers to send money, shop at their favourite retailers, order food, and even pay bills and fines all from one simple super app with all transactions happening instantly.
VodaPay is also available to customers on any mobile network.
“The VodaPay app will help us drive both digital and financial inclusion in the country, especially for those who were previously unable to access financial services. We want to make sure that all South Africans, no matter their income status, network provider, or geographical location can use the app,” explains Cassim.
VodaPay Launch Specials – The Most Affordable Deals Available, says Vodacom
Constumers who jump on VodaPay at launch will have access to special offers like R1 deals and significant discounts of up to 70% from their favourite brands, stores, and services on the app.
For example, users signing up now can pay R1 for 1GB of Vodacom data, pay R2 for 50Mbs of WhatsApp data and enjoy a Big Mac meal from R1 as well. Ts & Cs apply, of course.
VodaPay users will now be able to take advantage of daily deals and other special offers that are tailor-made for them. Customers on the Vodacom network will receive exclusive deals on data and airtime too.