Grameenphone launches digital wallet, GPAY in Bangladesh

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To make the lives of its customers easier, Grameenphone Ltd. has re-launched it’s wallet service with a new brand name ‘GPAY’ – a digitized and smart way to avail GP’s existing range of payment services.

GPAY will be a more convenient, future proof and digitized solution for a range of essential services allowing users to pay different utility bills, buy train tickets and perform wallet refill from bank accounts and or MobiCash outlets.

The launching ceremony was held on October 24 at the Westin Dhaka. Grameenphone high officials including Erwan Gelebart, Head of Mobile Financial Services, and Mahmud Hossain, Chief Corporate Affairs officer along with other senior officials were present at the launching ceremony. Other respected guest from Utility Companies, Partner banks and media were also present on the occasion.

GPAY Wallet lets customers pay their utility bills, FlexiLoad to their own or other GP numbers, and purchase train tickets right from their handset. To avail these services customers can now refill their GPAY Wallets from nearby MobiCash retail outlets or from selected GPAY partner bank accounts: DBBL Rocket Mobile Banking Account, AB Bank core banking account, and Islami Bank mCash account or internet banking. They can also refill their wallets from any Grameenphone Center.

“With the advent of GPAY, customers will not have to stand in long queues for paying their utility bills or buying train tickets. Instead, they will be able to do it 24/7 from anywhere just with a tap of their finger. GPAY has the largest biller portfolio with 14 utility companies and it is quickly expanding across the country. Bangladesh strongly needs a cashless ecosystem in the context of Digital Bangladesh vision. As a digital service provider, Grameenphone’s rebranded GPAY Wallet / app will take Bangladesh one step forward towards digitized citizen centric services for the mass population especially of the deep rural inhabitants,” said Erwan Gelebart, Head of Mobile Financial Services of Grameenphone.

Customers can easily open a GPAY Wallet by dialing USSD *777#, or  downloading mobile application from Google Playstore, or just by typing ‘Reg’ and sending SMS to 1200 or through MobiCash outlet.

After successful GPAY Wallet registration a customer can avail BillPay service, Train Ticketing. Airtime recharge is now possible for both postpaid and prepaid customers of any GP number by dialing *777# or using GPAY App.

The GPAY app needs internet connection for usage and GP subscribers’ data usage for the application will be free. For the Trust Account, treasury management and regulatory reporting, GP has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank.

GPAY is flexible, easy to use, and quickly accessible solution from anywhere by anyone with a phone and Grameenphone connection. The application is available for download for android users on Google Play.

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