This is an airtime transfer service that enables friends, family and business associates living abroad to be able to transfer airtime to their loved ones on Zantel network back in Tanzania.
This new service is in conjunction with a company known as TransferTo, a global airtime remittance hub that interconnects mobile operators worldwide.
TransferTo enables small value transfers through mobile phone, sales locations and the internet. With this solution, people living abroad can send airtime from their mobile phones, through TransferTo retailers located in more than 100 countries worldwide, or using the internet from anywhere in the world. It is immediate, fast, reliable, secure and a convenient solution for international mobile top-ups at the ideal low cost. Recharging is in real-time and both sender and receiver are immediately notified by SMS.
A simple example will be someone living in America transfering credit from his mobile phone account to the mobile prepaid Zantel account of his mother back in Tanzania. Users can transfer from as low as one Euro (Tsh 2,200), simply by SMS from a mobile phone.