Nigerians who travel to the UK often and wish to make their staying in touch while abroad easier will now be able to top-up their UK mobile phone, thanks to a new innovation from Interswitch’s Quickteller.
The service, which allows customers of any UK mobile line to top up either from their Nigerian payment cards or their bank accounts, can be accessed on the Quickteller website, and is available on all major UK mobile networks including Orange, Three, O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, EE, Tesco Mobile, Asda Mobile, Lyca Mobile and Lebara.
The company says it launched the service based on market research that shows that of the approximately 49% of respondents who travel to the UK at least once a year, about 41% do not roam with their Nigerian SIM cards, which means that they use a UK number when they are in the UK.
Following it success, Interswitch plans to extend the service to South Africa, USA and the UAE. According to the company, it currently has over 3 million active users of the Quickteller platform in Nigeria, making it the most popular online Value Exchange portal in the country.