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More than 3,000 online merchants now accepts Celcom AirCash

More than 3,000 online merchants including Zalora, Groupon, Fashion Valet, Karangkraf, Lazada , TGV Cinemas, The Crescent, Bachabooku , ThePopLook and Al-Humaira Contemporary now accepts Celcom AirCash. Via the service, Celcom Axiata customers could purchase and make secure payments online.

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Celcom AirCash is a mobile financial service that allows subscribers to access their money securely via their mobile phones and is offered as a free service to every Celcom customer. Through Celcom AirCash, users’ money is stored in a “mobile wallet” – a virtual account with a maximum limit of RM1,500, allowing them to perform monetary transactions conveniently where and when they choose.

The AirCash accounts are only accessible from customers’ mobile phones by entering a six-digit M-PIN. As an added layer of security, all transactions are encrypted using USSD GSM security standards and M-PINs are not stored within customers’ devices.

Apart from shopping online, Celcom AirCash can also be used to:

  • Deposit and withdraw money through online banking channels, Celcom branches and kiosks, and selected partner reload terminals and kiosks
  • Transfer money instantly to other Celcom AirCash users
  • Reload or transfer airtime between customers’ own or other Celcom prepaid numbers
  • Reload foreign prepaid numbers from selected operators in 10 countries
  • Perform international money remittance to XL Tunai (Indonesia) or GCash (Philippines) users
  • Pay utility or Celcom bills instantly with no additional service fees

Celcom customers can register and access Celcom AirCash by dialling *133# on their mobile phones. Cash deposits into Celcom AirCash accounts can be made via online transfers or more than 1,400 physical channels nationwide including Celcom branches, Blue Cubes, terminals and kiosks. Celcom said that it plans to expand this to more than 8,000 touch points by the middle of 2014.

Afizulazha Abdullah, Chief Digital Services Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad, said, “Celcom AirCash represents a revolutionary way for our customers to embrace e-commerce and online shopping by fully integrating virtual payment facilities into their mobile phones. The service completely transforms online payment processes by simplifying it into two simple steps: entering one’s Celcom mobile number in the merchant’s payment page and verifying the transaction via a Personal Identification Number (PIN) on one’s mobile phone.”

From now until the end of December, AirCash users can enjoy 20% off selected purchases at the Zalora website. For more details please refer to Celcom.

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