BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications has announced the integration of BBM with TransferTo, a leading global provider of international airtime remittance.
The integration will allow the transfer of prepaid mobile credit across borders and allows customers to send airtime to their friends and relatives across 350 mobile networks across the world including Nigeria and , the companies said.
TransferTo works with over 350 mobile network operators in over 100 countries, including the four major operators in Nigeria, MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, Glo mobile and Etisalat Nigeria. BBM integration with TransferTo will be available for all users later this year, according to Blackberry.
BBM will integrate with TransferTo’s airtime transfer services – meaning users can send prepaid mobile credit to their contacts overseas, seamlessly from within the BBM app.
“Integrating TransferTo’s global airtime remittance network with BBM will provide a simple and seamless way to enable small value transfers between people. As almost 80% of mobile users are prepaid, sending prepaid airtime will enable BBM users to stay in touch with their friends and family overseas. Moreover, the added simplicity of the service will be a win for end users, while providing our mobile operator partners the opportunity to leverage the reach and level of engagement of the BBM user base,” said Eric Barbier, CEO, TransferTo.