Airtel and Western Union to pilot mobile money transfer in India

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Mumbai, Nov 29 (UNI) Bharti Airtel and Western Union have tied-up to jointly develop and pilot a mobile money transfer service in India.

The agreement aims to send money to India via mobile phones.

Western Union agents presently provide cash remittance services in the country.

''We are delighted to work with Western Union in this initiative and be at the forefront enabling remittances via mobile phones for our 50 million mobile phone customers in the country,'' Bharti Airtel Marketing and Communications Director Gopal Vittal said.

Bharti Airtel has an extensive footprint across India and Western Union, together with its affiliates Orlandi Valura and Vigo, has more than 3,20,000 agent locations in more than 200 countries.

UNI

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