Nawras launches apps for easy credit transfer
Muscat, July 8, 2013
Oman-based telecom services operator Nawras has launched a new application that helps customers to buy and transfer credit easily on an Android smartphone.
With this new system, customers can now recharge their account or pay their bills easily without needing to manually enter the 14 digit recharge code, said a statement from Nawras.
Each recharge card features two barcodes, customers can scan the code located on the front of each card to automatically download the app to their Android device and use the code on the back of the card to recharge or make a bill payment.
The app also allows customers to check their balance as well as transfer the scanned number to someone else in their phone book. An initial trial period for Android devices is expected to lead to versions for iPhone, BlackBerry and other platforms being developed later, based on customer feedback, the statement added.
“The new recharge cards feature a barcode that can be scanned by the customer using their mobile handset and our new Nawras recharge app. We are the first communications provider in Oman to use this method which has been developed especially for us by an Omani company," remarked Ammar Al-Lawati, the senior product manager (Finance).
"We are delighted to be using innovative ideas to provide morecreative and convenient solutions for our customers," he added.
Developer of the new application, Mohammed Tabook, from Al-Mashreq Engineering Services Company said, “We have created this app to make recharging with Nawras easier and faster. Incorporating the barcode into the range of recharge options from Nawras allows customers to enjoy immediate access to their account in a way that fits in with their smartphone usage."
"Here we use the technology to provide a vital service in a convenient way as Nawras embraces the latest technology to provide customers with even more accessiblepayment options," he added.
Nawras prepaid customers can also access the online portal MyNawras through their Facebook account to buy credit, said the statement.
The other recharge methods include Nawras self-service machines, recharge cards, electronic vouchers, credit transfer and OIFC self-service machines, it added.-TradeArabia News Service