Blackberry in recent times has been committed to developing BBM into the best ever real-time chatting app. With this in mind, they’ve struck a partnership with Remittance TransferTo to enable users send and receive airtime locally and internationally. TransferTo is a leading global provider of international airtime transfer, facilitating, the transfer of prepaid mobile credit across borders.
They work with over 350 mobile network operators in 100+ countries including Nigeria, reaching out to more than 3.6 billion prepaid users. BlackBerry with their existent relationship with many mobile network operators, has co-joined with TransferTo to integrate their service to BBM. This means users can then send prepaid mobile credit to their BBM contacts both home and abroad irrespective of network or country right from their BBM app.
The CEO of TransferTo had this to say:
“Integrating TransferTo’s global airtime remittance network with BBM will provide a simple and seamless way to enable small value transfers between people. As almost 80% of mobile users are prepaid, sending prepaid airtime will enable BBM users to stay in touch with their friends and family overseas. Moreover, the added simplicity of the service will be a win for end users, while providing our mobile operator partners the opportunity to leverage the reach and level of engagement of the BBM user base,”
Blackberry has added many features since their quest of finding ways to monetize BBM. Launching cross-platform which now includes Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices. The airtime transfer feature is set to kick off before the end of the year.
Source: Blackberry Press