Tigo service offers customers chance to buy airtime for friends in 100 countries
Accra, Sept 14, GNA - Tigo Ghana has launched onto the Ghanaian market an innovative service that allows customers registered on Tigo Cash to buy airtime for anyone on any network in Ghana and in 100 countries across the world.
Dubbed Tigo Cash International Buy Airtime, the service provides customers the unique opportunity to buy airtime for friends and family members in Ghana and those resident abroad.
The countries include the United States, United Arab Emirates, China and Togo.
Briefing journalists, Mr Tara Squire, Commercial Officer, Tigo Ghana said customers roaming on the Tigo network could equally purchase airtime for themselves and other international networks at no extra cost.
'With the customers being our main focus for innovation, we have rolled out a number of innovative products and services over the past two years,' he said.
The products, he said, include Self-Registration, Self PIN Reset, Cardless ATM Withdrawal and bill payment services.
Mr Squire said Tigo has the best Mobile Financial Service Solution in Ghana tailored to suit the different needs of Ghanaians and glad to be at the forefront of financial inclusion in Ghana.
Gloria Adutwumwaa-Frempong, Customer Strategy Manager Tigo Ghana, said to be able to buy the airtime for friends, customers would need to dial *501*2# and select International Buy Airtime, enter the country code, and select network the airtime is being bought for.
The customer is then expected to enter amount and recipients number. Confirm purchase with his/her PIN and recipient would be credited instantly.
She said customers would be given the exchange rate equivalent in cedis when buying for friends or family members outside Ghana.
The rate will be made known to them before they go ahead with the purchases, she added.