A new partnership between Orange and Total will provide Orange Money services to the operator’s customers at all Total service stations in all African and Middle-Eastern countries where the two groups are present and Orange Money is available.
The 13 countries that meet these criteria are Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Uganda.
Orange Money is Orange’s payment and money transfer service for Africa and the Middle-East. It enables Orange customers to transfer money from mobile to mobile, to pay bills and withdraw and deposit money through a network of certified distributors.
Customers will benefit from the density of the Total’s distribution network. Its service stations open for extended hours seven days a week and customers will be able to open an Orange Money account on site and perform withdrawals and deposits.
This first stage of the partnership is already operational in Senegal and Cameroon, and will go live in over 1300 service stations in the 11 other countries where both groups are present in the second half of 2013. A second stage will follow, which should enable Orange Money customers to pay for purchases made in Total service stations using their mobile account.
At the signature of the partnership Marc Rennard, Executive Vice President for Orange’s Africa and Middle-East region, said, “We are creating synergies between two major groups in Africa and the Middle-East to better serve consumers. This agreement will add a whole new dimension to the Orange Money distribution network.”