M-Pesa is a mobile money transfer service provided by Vodafone in associated with ICICI bank, this SMS based service allows the Vodafone users to load, send and withdraw money at any time. Vodafone prepaid and postpaid users above 18 years can avail this facility by submitting valid address proof and Photo identity proof. M-pesa users can send money to any mobile number in India.
How to open M-pesa account?
Vodafone user’s needs to submit duly signed account opening form with 2 latest passport size photographs with address and identity proofs.
Vodafone user’s have to deposit INR100 as an account opening amount, in that Rs.75 will be deducted as account activation charges and 25 will be a initial amount for the future transactions.
After the initial verifications and KYC, the Vodafone users will receive 4 digit confidential key via SMS.
Simple steps to send or withdraw money using m-pesa
Step 1: M-pesa users dial *400# from their registered Vodafone number
Step 2: Main selection menu where they will have following options
- Send/Withdraw money
- DTH/prepaid recharge
- Bill Payment including Vodafone postpaid payment
- User account
Step 3: Select either “send to any mobile number” or “withdraw” from the interface
Step 4: If you are sending the amount, enter the recipients mobile number and the amount to transfer; For the withdrawal – enter the amount and input the nearest m-pesa agent number (Find your nearest agent number under “User account” option using your pin code)
Step 5: Enter the amount to transfer or withdraw using your unique 4 digit m-pesa PIN.
The m-pesa users will receive a confirmation email via SMS; For withdrawal, they can collect the money from the nearest agent.
Charges related to m-pesa
|Amount (INR)||Send money – registered users and bank accounts||Send money – Unregistered users||Charges on withdrawal|
|1 to 25||1||2||1|
|26 to 50||2||4||2|
|51 to 100||4||7||3|
|101 to 250||6||14||5|
|251 to 500||10||25||10|
|501 to 1000||20||45||18|
|1001 to 2000||40||80||30|
|2001 to 3500||60||130||50|
|3500 to 5000||80||180||75|
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