22 October, 2020, 3:53 am Central - 22°C Clouds

More people from abroad are sending money directly to people’s phones in Fiji – Vodafone

More people from abroad are sending money directly to people’s phones in Fiji – Vodafone

By Rashika Kumar
Tuesday 15/09/2020
Acting Vodafone Fiji CEO Ronald Prasad.

Acting Vodafone Fiji CEO Ronald Prasad says more people are using cashless transactions now because of the introduction of services like QR Pay with e-card and other platforms where they are using virtual currency.

Prasad confirms that inward remittances on their M-Paisa platform have increased from $1.3 million to $8.5 million in the past three months.

He says when Fijians receive money on their phones, they do not necessarily need to go find an agent and withdraw that money and are opting for cashless transactions.

Prasad adds this is in line with the government's vision for digital teaching and moving from a cash to cashless society.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Autumn Nations Cup
Fiji Rugby CEO John O’Connor has highlighted that they have been asking for Fiji to have test matches against Tier One Nations and the inclusion of ...
1 day ago

Online Safety Commission
Majority of the complaints received by the Online Safety Commission last year dealt with defamatory ...
2 days ago

Rape trial of pastor Waisake Tulavu
Coverage of rape trial of Agape pastor Waisake Tulavu
15 days ago
One to three cyclones predicted to cross Fiji waters during the cyclone season
The Nadi Weather Office has predicted that one to three tropical cyclones are likely to cross Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone during the 2020/2021 cy...
11 hours ago
We owe a lot to our front-line heroes to keep Fiji COVID-Contained – PM
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says with global coronavirus infections surpassing 40 million, most people on earth live under constant threat of ...
11 hours ago

Digicel launches new logo and Prime All In Bundles
Digicel Fiji has today launched their new logo and announced their new Prime All In Bundles which includes 70GB of data for 30 days for ...
12 hours ago

I see the potential of a united Fiji in the eyes of every one of our students – PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji is one of the few countries in the world where a new school building can be safely opened for its ...
13 hours ago

Ardie Savea and Nepo Laulala in doubt for third Bledisloe Test
The All Blacks may miss the services of No.8 Ardie Savea and prop Nepo Laulala for the third Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney next week. Both players ...
14 hours ago

Founding SODELPA General Secretary Pio Tabaiwalu passes away
The founding General Secretary of SODELPA Pio Tabaiwalu has passed away. In a statement, SODELPA says Tabaiwalu passed away early yesterday ...
14 hours ago