April 20, 2014
How would you feel if you went to register for an account at Orange Money, and suddenly found that you won a smartphone as well as an Orange Money credit of 152 Euros or 100,000 FCFA? Well im not really sure, but you could ask Ms Kanny G who was rewarded with such a bonus by Orange CEO Stephane Richard, for being the company’s 10 millionth customer!
Orange Money is a revolution in terms of customer experience, and the appeal of this service is the best proof that we made the right choice when we decided to offer mobile payment services in 2008, said Stéphane Richard. I am very proud to be in Dakar today to meet our 10 millionth Orange Money customer. While making a strong contribution to economic and social development, mobile financial services also represent a major growth engine in Africa and the Middle East as well as in Europe for Orange, he added.
Subscription to Orange Money is free of charge. After opening their accounts, customers have access to three types of services as listed on their website:
Orange Money has seen extensive growth since its launch. The service is now available in 13 countries - Cameroon, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Egypt (as Mobicash), Jordan, Madagascar, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Mauritius, Uganda and Senegal. In 2013, more than 2.2 Bn euros in transactions were performed via Orange Money.
Orange launched a number of flagship projects recently: