Telecel Launches Debit Card

Telecel has introduced a debit card for Telecash subscribers, the Telecash gold card, which they can use to pay for goods and services at any of the more than 5 000 ZimSwitch points of sale across the country.

It is the first mobile phone network to have issued debit cards for its mobile electronic wallet users.

The card can be used to pay for groceries, DSTV subscriptions, restaurant and hotel bills, and many other goods and services. It can also be used to withdraw cash at ZimSwitch branded automated teller machines (ATMs).

“The Telecash gold card is convenient. It can be used to make payments, in the same way as a bank debit card, at any point of sale with a ZimSwitch logo or to draw cash from any ZimSwitch branded ATM,” commented Telecel mobile financial services director Nkosinathi Ncube.

This Telecash gold card integration is the second integration phase between Telecash and ZimSwitch. On launch Telecash integrated to ZimSwitch for the ZIPIT functionality where funds can be transferred instantly from any Telecash wallet to any ZIPIT certified bank account (Wallet-to-Bank) or from any ZIPIT certified bank account to any Telecash wallet (Bank to Wallet). Banked individuals can now send funds instantly to any Telecash account from any of the existing delivery channels already available in Zimbabwe including POS, ATM, Mobile Banking and Internet.

Registered active subscribers will get the card for free from any Telecel office or registered Telecash agent.

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