Ethio-Telecom launches money transfer service Telebirr, sees 21 mln users in 1st year

Thursday 13 May 2021 | 11:27 CET | News
Ethio-Telecom has officially launched the Telebirr mobile money services. Customers can deposit, receive and transfer money using their mobile phones in areas where network service is available. Telebirr aims to extend mobile services to financially excluded sections of society.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Ethio Telecom / Ethio-Telecom / Huawei
Countries: Ethiopia
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