Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.21
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
Azerbaijani mobile operator Bakcell Ltd. is preparing to launch a public transport payment service via mobile phones, CEO Richard Shearer said Aug. 21.
The organization of mobile payments for purchase in public transport is one of the priorities of the company's plans, he added.
"We are not interested in the deduction of the fare from the balance of the mobile subscriber. We are thinking of creating an additional account where you can make payments," he noted.
Currently Azercell mobile phone network subscribers can purchase the transit in Baku Metro. The service includes the possibility of buying an electronic balance for travel in the metro by funds from the mobile subscriber's account. Azercell also intends to introduce the possibility of payment services in land transport. The company is developing the so-called "double-purse", which will allow customers to monitor two accounts - the first will be tied to GSM, the second will carry out mobile payments, such as utility bills and other services.