Orange Links Visa Card to Mobile Money Accounts
Published on: 6th Aug 2013
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Orange has launched a service that links a prepaid Visa debit card to a customer's mobile money account, allowing them to spend their mobile money balance at a conventional retailer.
The service has been launched initially in Botswana.
Registered Orange Money subscribers in Botswana will be able to use their Orange Money account to make Visa enabled payments and pay invoices at stores, international online merchants and at over 300 Visa ATMs across the country.
To access this range of innovative services, Orange Money subscribers will need to apply for a Orange Money prepaid Visa card, which will be instantly linked to their existing Orange Money account. The card, secured with a PIN code, will then allow them to use funds to make point-of-sale payments at retailers and withdraw cash at ATMs. Subscribers will also benefit from a secured virtual Orange Money prepaid Visa card for their web purchases.
Other countries in Africa and the Middle East, where Orange Money is already available, will progressively offer the Orange Money prepaid Visa card.