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Econet signs up over 2,000 merchants for its EcoCash ta! NFC payment service, eyes tollgates integration before 2017

Now, close to a year after that launch the service Econet has registered over 2,000 merchant signups for the EcoCash ta! The merchants are the service providers that offer an EcoCash ta! payment facility.

EcoCash’s role in financial inclusion demonstrated in Mahindra Comviva’s video

Mahindra Comviva, the tech financial services vendor and Econet’s technical partner which ran point on the introduction of EcoCash recently produced a video showcasing EcoCash’s role in financial services. EcoCash is powered by the Mobiquity Money platform which is provided by Mahindra Comviva.

Econet launches sticker-based NFC payment system called EcoCash ta!

Your Ecocash Mobile money wallet is synced with the sticker. When you want to make a payment you tap the sticker device against the merchant or vendor’s enabled micro Point of Sale (POS) device and the relevant amount is deducted from your EcoCash wallet.

EcoCash NFC card surfaces as new product – update

The EcoCash NFC (Near Field Communication) card which was being tested last year has now resurfaced.

Kenya OKs the Slim SIM. When will this telecoms monopoly disruptor get to Zim?

The Slim sim introduces mobile number and anti-monopoly disruption and makes it possible for MVN operators, Financial Services Providers, Banks and other players to offer all the usual services plus more sophisticated VAS in addition to the services provided by your current operator

Techzim Podcast: Connected cars and NFC Payments, Zim Dancehall and Ebola

Here’s the latest edition of the Techzim Podcast. In this episode there was a debate on the Econet Connected Car service and a brief discussion the EcoCash Tap & Go Card which currently at pilot stage. We also discussed the Zim Dancehall App and the “A Dollar for Ebola” crowdfunding campaign being pushed through Facebook. What are […]

More info on EcoCash’s new Tap & Go NFC Card

A few weeks ago we stumbled upon an EcoCash card payment system that was being used at an eatery in Harare. The system, which was under some form of stealth test phase, turned out to be powered by Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, as users simply tapped the cards against a merchant device. Today we […]

Want to send money, how about via Bluetooth?

Have you ever stumbled upon a thought, thinking just how possible it could be to send money using Bluetooth technology, how easy your life would be if it only meant not going through the banking process or other money transfer services? Well, this is the twenty first century. The only time when spending money is way […]