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Planned EcoCash maintenance not related to this week’s transacting problems

If you tried using EcoCash these past few days, you probably encountered some issues. Problems like transactions just not going through and errors on the platform similar to the one below: So yes, it’s not just you. Some also reported that the regular Econet USSD platform for buying bundles (*143#) was also down. As you […]

EcoCash & Mahindra win GSMA award for best mobile payments solution at Mobile World Congress 2017

Vamsi Madhav, VP, MFS at Comviva and Natalie Jabangwe – the General Manager of EcoCash EcoCash, the mobile money service that’s owned by Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, Econet, was recently named Best Mobile Payment Solution at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Global Mobile (Glomo) Awards for 2017. The award was received in partnership with […]

EcoCash partner, Mahindra Comviva’s payPLUS now Visa Ready

Mahindra Comviva’s payPLUS mPOS solution has been accepted into the Visa Ready Program and delivers payments according to Visa standards. This development will increase their appeal as a trusted payments provider.

Mahindra Comviva introduces Square-like payments dongle for Mobiquity platform

Over the past 3 or so years whenever we’ve met senior guys from local companies in the payments space we’ve asked them if they know Square and Square cloning. Square is basically a dongle that can be plugged to any phone through headphone jack, enabling the phone to accept credit card payments.