9Mobile is at it again. The Nigerian network provider in partnership with Bango PLC, a leading mobile payments company and UBA PLC launched a new mobile money solution called 9Pay earlier this year. 9Pay is a mobile wallet (e-wallet) that enables customers to carry out financial transactions on Google Play thereby dispensing with the use of debit and credit cards and making internet transactions especially those conducted on your mobile easier. With 9Pay, you can pay for digital content and web services on Google Play.
You can pay for games, apps, lotteries, multimedia, utility bills, school fees, wages, send and receive money, buy airtime, receive your balance from online merchants and more using your 9Pay account. Thus, you can now make purchases on Google Play through 9Pay. Rather than pay with the airtime on your 9Mobile SIM card however, you will open a 9Pay account and then fund it with money that you want to use for your transactions. 9Pay is the Nigerian alternative to MTN’s Mobile Money in Ghana. Money sent into your 9Pay account is kept by UBA PLC so you don’t have to worry about losing it.
How To Open A 9Pay Account
There are two options for opening your 9Pay account before you begin enjoying it:
- You can use the USSD code *500# and then select register from the prompt that pops up after you dial. I am assuming that you are a 9Mobile subscriber.
- You can register by going to www.9Pay.com.ng and following the prompt. Tap the “Get Started” button to create your account and then go to the Google Playstore app to finish your registration.
How To Fund Your 9Pay Account
You will need to have money in your 9Pay account to be able to use it. Funding your 9Pay account is more or less the same method as opening it:
- You can simply dial *500# and follow the prompt
- Login to the 9Pay website and click on Fund Account
- Use your bank account to add money into your 9Pay account.
HOW TO USE 9PAY TO PAY FOR SERVICES
When you are on Google Playstore and need to perform transactions, click on pay with mobile money and follow the prompt
BENEFITS OF USING 9PAY
Perhaps the most intriguing benefit of the new mobile money solution is that Nigerians who develop apps, games and other products on the Google Playstore will be able to make money from them with much more ease. In the same vein, Nigerians who need to make payments on Google Play will find it easy to do so. The platform makes such mobile transactions much more easier than before.
The 9Pay platform is an especially important innovation since the CEO of Bango PLC, Ray Anderson have pointed out and rightly so that seventy six per cent of all online traffic in Nigeria comes from mobile devices. If we need to get products and services on our phone therefore, we should have a way to pay for them and with ease too. This is what 9Pay is here to achieve.