Macedonian mobile telephony operator T-Mobile is developing a mobile payment service and the necessary regulatory changes are in the final phase, which means that the commercial start of the service is expected in the first half of 2013. The news was announced by Zarko Lukovski, CEO of T-Mobile Macedonia in an interview with local weekly Kapital. With the startup of this service, Macedonians will have the oppportunity to make smallish transactions by mobile phone for the first time.
Given the low penetration of smartphones in Macedonia, this product is designed to be accessible to all mobile phones, even the simplest ones with a black-and-white screen, thanks to Data over Voice technology, explained Lukovski. This service will allow users to make payments in cafes, supermarkets, car parks, petrol stations, chemists and taxis using their mobile handset.
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