New app to redefine digital airtime top up system
A newly launched mobile application, Universa E-Mobile top up, is set to redefine operations of electronic mobile top up in Nigeria with its unified global loading feature.
At the launch of the application in Lagos, the Chairman, Bemas Technology, owners of Universa, Kola Balogun, said the new platform provides seamless possibilities through its diverse channels.
According to the Managing Consultant, Bemas Technologies, Ben Adeniyi, the application which operates in 130 countries of the world, seeks to bridge the gap most mobile top up application has.
The global electronic platform, Adeniyi said makes provision for everybody, both the banked and unbanked, “unlike other short codes which are only available for the banked.”
The Bemas Managing Consultant explained that as the name implies, Universa enables users across the world to top up their phones and for others from 400 operators with a unified code across the globe regardless of the network.
Responding to how the network operates, Adeniyi mentioned that it supports all the currencies available in those countries, addresses the peculiarity of the currency and language, time zones and also, conversion.
Referring to the application as a game changer, he pointed further that once consumers load their wallet, is converted into their local currencies.
“The challenge of the current recharge system has been bridged,” he added.Adeniyi told The Guardian that the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), which are their strongest partner in the launching of the application has provided a short code *578# in Nigeria, which covers for the limitation of Internet connectivity.
“The code is currently functions with the Glo network as negotiations are still on course for its integration into the other networks in Nigeria,” he stated.
Talking about their mode of operation in Nigeria, he explained how the company is going through the existing dealership database of the various telecommunication companies in Nigeria, “as they would just have to key into the purchase of universa app pins alongside their existing ones.”
The application can be accessed on the playstore and IOS,“apart from the telecommunication, our targets are the business enterprises and the masses,” he noted.
The Chairman, who was represented by the company’s Executive Director, Lekan Anwgbua, recognised the competition in the market but was however, optimistic to breakeven with the application’s uniqueness.
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