UPDATE: In October 2019, Cellulant rebranded its consumer brand Mula to Tingg. This article has since been updated to reflect this change.
This the second part of our series on the hassle of paying bills in Africa and what you as a consumer can do on Tingg – a Cellulant powered consumer eCommerce and bill payments super app. Read the first part of this article here.
What is Tingg?
Tingg is a simple & secure digital commerce platform that connects you, your business and communities to financial services anytime and anywhere across Africa. Available on the mobile app, USSD, web or from a Tingg banking agent, access improved payment services on Tingg from lending, paying bills, investing, getting paid, sending and receiving money or easily shopping online. Whether in the city, online or in the village, connect to Tingg for easy, quick and safe payments and financial services.
How Tingg Works
The Tingg Pay service is available to smart and feature phone users as a mobile application and a USSD service.
Currently available on Google Play, on USSD and soon on IOS, Tingg uses SMS permissions to help you find and discover the bills that you have paid for before. To achieve this, we scan your inbox for our listed merchants then give you suggestions of frequently paid bills from which you then get the opportunity to save them on Tingg for an easier payment process immediately or in future.
Tingg then uses this information to schedule, organize and prioritize your bills appropriately so that you get free SMS and app notification reminders to pay for your bills on time using any of our payment methods – virtual wallets, mobile banking, credit/debit card and mobile money – all within one app. With this permission, Tingg is able to become your personal bills manager.
Feature phone users can access the same services by dialling the short code service for the service in your country
Tingg’s no stress bill payment and reminder service gives consumers more freedom, control and choice in how, where and when you pay your bills.
Tingg’s Bill Payment Features
With Tingg you can:
- Access over 10 payment methods such as mobile money, debit/credit card, direct bank link
- Pay bills across 8 countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana)
- Pay your bills with the different mobile wallets (mobile money accounts) you have
- Get bill reminders sent straight to the app and through a free SMS
- Save all your account and paybill numbers in one place
- Buy airtime for different phone networks with one wallet
- Get your payment history by keeping a record of all your transactions
What Bill payments can you make on Tingg?
- Airtime purchase across networks
- School fees
One payments app across Africa
Digital payments powered by mobile money have taken off in Africa at a pace higher than any other continent. The recent developments in Nigeria will further accelerate the move towards a cashless economy. One of the biggest challenges in the payments space especially for consumers is the sheer number of apps or USSD codes they have to keep in mind for every service they are paying for using mobile payments not just within the same country but across the continent.
You can now use one mobile app across Africa to pay your bills, top-up your airtime, or even book your KQ flight. Download the Tingg for Android app today and discover the easiest way to pay your bills and buy airtime across different mobile networks.