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Pay Celcom Bill real time via Maybank2U

Celcom and Maybank have teamed up to enable real time bill payment processing for Celcom customers.

Celcom customers who pay their bill via and M2U Mobile will immediately see their payment details in their Celcom account, real time. Previously, it takes at least 2-3 working days for Maybank & Celcom to process the online bill payment.

Press Release below.

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 FEBRUARY 2011 – Celcom Axiata Berhad, the most experienced and leading mobile telecommunications service provider in the country, and Maybank have introduced an enhanced online payment process via and M2U Mobile for its customers. The application provides real time payment processing for Celcom subscribers using these platforms to pay their Celcom bills. This means that upon a successful Celcom bill payment, the subscriber’s Celcom bill status will be updated immediately.

This progressive initiative is made possible by an exclusively tailor-made Payment Gateway system designed to provide a seamless and secured online payment service. This payment service is an enhancement from the previous practice of batch processing which would normally take a minimum of one day to process. With this innovative application, payments made through and M2U Mobile would be captured instantaneously by Celcom instead of going through batch processing.

Prior to the introduction of this application, Celcom subscribers who wish to receive immediate billing update are required to make payments over the counter or via the payment kiosks at any of Celcom branch or Blue Cube outlets.

“We are proud to team up with Maybank on this landmark project. It is indeed an acknowledgment to be working alongside the pioneer of e-banking in the country.  Not only that, Celcom is the first telco to offer such functionality with Maybank to our customers. As a company, we take pride in the culture that places our customers’ needs and concerns first,” said Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad.

“This partnership further reinforces our commitment in continuously improving our services as we want our customers to have an absolute peace of mind when dealing with Celcom. This initiative will offer them the convenience of making payment at the nick of time via and M2U Mobile without needing to worry about having their phone service interrupted due to unsettled bills. At the same time, we will keep on exploring other means and methods to further enhance their satisfaction as we aim to remove every boulder in enhancing their experience with us,” he continued.

“This latest online processing application attests to the robustness of to meet customer’s need, including payee corporations. The real time processing provides immense convenience and time savings as they can enjoy uninterrupted phone service anytime, anywhere.  Since this enhancement was implemented at the end of December 2010, more than 300,000 transactions have been received and posted in real time providing Celcom better cashflow management,” said Lim Hong Tat, Deputy President and Head of Community Financial Services Maybank.

“We anticipate the total transaction volume for Celcom bill payments to grow by at least 25% within a year of this enhanced service compared to 2010. Currently Maybank has the most number of payee corporations exceeding 800. We will continue to introduce more services in the coming months for customers,” added Lim.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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