Splash Mobile Money Limited and MoreMagic Solutions have announced the expansion of Sierra Leone’s first mobile money transfer system.
Splash is now available from all network operators in Sierra Leone, including Africell, Comium, and Zain, enabling customers to freely trade across mobile operators. In addition, Splash customers in Sierra Leone can now receive payments from employers, and pay for goods and services by sending splash-cash to merchants, in addition to sending money using the mobile phone.
Pilot operation began in Sierra Leone on September 16, 2009, and in less than 4 months have seen over 12,000 clients enroll to the service. Splash is available in agency locations in all major cities around the country and virtually every Chiefdom of Sierra Leone.
‘The key distinction of our service is that clients can freely trade across mobile operators and thus, in markets where multiple operators co-exist, the service creates more opportunity for commercial growth and individual economic empowerment,’ says Ben Farren, director, Splash. ‘We are pleased that the ease-of-use and reliability of the platform has allowed Splash to expand with new operators and functionality, resulting in dramatically increasing take rates among Sierra Leoneans.’