MTS subscribers will be able to pay in stores and cafes from their mobile account
MTS has launched a service of payment for goods and services using mobile devices. As reported by RBC with reference to the statement of the operator, subscribers will be able to pay for purchases at retail locations with accounts of their cell phone.
For payment users will report your number at the checkout, and then confirm the transaction reply to a text message, said the press Secretary of MTS Dmitry Solodovnikov. Bank cards for payment is not required.
To use the service outlets will have to buy POS-terminals MTS which will go on sale in the fall. It is planned that at the first stage, the project is implemented in Moscow. Until the end of the year he should start in Ekaterinburg.
According to Solodovnikov, MTS plans to make the commissions from each transaction to be conducted through shops and restaurants, as well as the sale of terminals. “Our plan is to equip mobile POS terminals in the next few years, tens of thousands of trade and service enterprises,” he said. The operator plans to create a solution for existing cash registers.
MTS expects that the project will improve customer loyalty. The outflow of the customers who use immediately and communication, and financial services, a quarter less than the average for the operator’s subscriber base.
At the end of last year, financial and banking services under the brand MTS had approximately 11.5 million subscribers.
As the “Vedomosti”, the average in Russia on the subscriber’s account, which is prepaid, is about 100 rubles. In MTS expect that the service prostimulirujte clients often Fund your account and putting him more money.