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Published on December 3rd, 2010 | by Arsalan Mir

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UPayments – Mobile Payment Solution from Ufone






Ufone which was earlier offering WAP based mobile banking services with Habib Bank Limited is now offering the same on USSD. The services offered via Upayments include:

– Pay your Utility bills
– Make Utility bill enquiries
– ULoad any Ufone number
– Pay your Ufone Postpay bill
– Check your HBL bank account balance
– View a mini bank statement of your HBL accounts

All Ufone subscribers with HBL bank accounts can use the service by USSD code *808#.

Charges:
Rs. 5 + tax will be charged on the payment of every utility bill. (This charge will be deducted from customer’s airtime. The bill amount will be deducted from customer’s bank account).

UPayments is a USSD based service hence it is extremely customer friendly and has no handset limitation. One of the unique selling points for UPayments is that the customers can avail all these banking services while roaming anywhere in the world with Ufone’s vast International Roaming network. This is the first time in Pakistan that customers are being offered mobile banking services via USSD when traveling around the globe.

Mr. Akbar Khan Chief Marketing Officer Ufone said, ‘The launch of UPayments gives Ufone’s customers the ease to pay their bills no matter where they are’. ‘This is just the start to many other features to come which will eventually allow Ufone’s valued customers to use their handsets for all banking transactions’ he added.

Ufone Press Release

If we do a brief comparison with other MNO offering similar service, we can say that UPayments is like Telenor’s Easypaisa Mobile account without the money transfer feature which is not offered by Ufone. It differs from Easypaisa in the OTC (over the counter) bill payment services. While the service USP claimed in the Ufone’s PR is not unique as Easypaisa Mobile Accounts have been offering services on International Roaming.

What Ufone misses is the process guide or details on how UPayments work. I hope they come-up with it soon.

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About the Author

is a Telecom enthusiast with engineering background based in Lahore. On professional front, he is the Director Operations at the Target Group. He can be reached at arsalan (at) telecompk (dot) net



5 Responses to UPayments – Mobile Payment Solution from Ufone

  1. atiya kamran says:

    i am so happy to open an account in HBL and i am using ufone services since 2002

  2. This is really an awesome service started by ufone. I’ll definitely give it a try and pay my electricity bill via upayments.

  3. M.Jameel says:

    i like is very much

  4. Good move by Ufone. But does it offer money transfer like EasyPaisa.

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