Vodafone ties up with Indian Post in Kerala

November 14th, 2007 - 2:43 am ICT by admin  
Kochi, Oct.23 (ANI): British telecom major Vodafone today announced its tie-up with the Indian Post in Kerala to enable its customers to conveniently pay their bills at all designated post offices in the state.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today by Balaji Raman, GM - Finance, Vodafone Essar Cellular Limited, Kerala and Srikanda Das, Assistant Director, Business Development, Chief PMG Office, Trivandrum.

Also present on the occasion were K. Sankara Narayanan, CEO, Vodafone Essar Cellular Limited, Kerala, Shoba Koshy, Post Master General, Cochin and Hilda Abraham, Post Master General, Calicut.

The tie up with Indian Post is specially targeted at customers who prefer to make payments in cash.

With this facility, any Vodafone post-paid customer can pay their bill at any of the designated post offices anywhere in Kerala.

On the occasion, Abraham, Post Master General, Calicut, said “I think this is the right time we should open our vast network and service in India to the pubilc and this is how I felt that our dedicated staff and our computers can be used for the service of prestigious customers of Vodafone”. his tie-up is currently applicable to 337 designated post offices in the state and this will be extended to more post offices in the coming months.

Kerala has over 26,000 dedicated postal staff and over 5000 post offices.

This convenient payment mechanism through post offices is an addition to the already existing convenient payment options, including Vodafone Stores, Vodafone Mini Stores, Self Service Kiosks, cheque drop boxes, and Vodafone Mobile Stores amongst others.

K. Sankara Narayanan said: “The tie-up with the Indian Postal Service is a significant move for us to make payment simple and convenient for our customers in Kerala. We have been constantly exploring newer and innovative payment options to make bill payment effortless for our customers.”

Vodafone Essar now has operations in 16 circles covering 86 percent of India’s mobile customer base, with over 35.6 million customers.

Vodafone is the world’s leading international mobile communications company. It now has operations in 25 countries across five continents and 40 partner networks with over 200 million customers worldwide. Vodafone has partnered with the Essar Group as its principal joint venture partner for the Indian market. (ANI)

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