Mastercard and Tigo have announced that Tanzanians can use the Tigo Pesa app to make quick, easy and secure payments with Masterpass QR, according to a press release.
The interoperable QR code product is live and ready for Tigo consumers to use it at various stores, restaurants and retail outlets across the country.
“We are extremely proud to be the first and only mobile operator in Tanzania to offer this service to our consumers,” Simon Karikari, managing director of Tigo Tanzania, said in the release. “This innovation has come at the right time as we are broadening our Tigo Pesa ecosystem.”
Masterpass QR, which involves consumers scanning QR code displayed at checkout on or entering an eight-digit merchant code into a feature phone, will be accepted at Puma Fuel Stations, KFC and Pizza Hut outlets, Choppies and Shoppers supermarkets, JD Pharmacies and multiple shops at the GSM Mall.