mCheck mobile payment subscribers of Airtel (leading mobile operator in India) have reached the mark of one million since its launch in June 2008.
With mCheck, mobile subscribers can make SMS-payments to top-up their account, to pay post-paid bills, landline bill or other transactions like flight ticket booking, movie ticketing, insurance premium payment and toll recharge. Some new capabilities have been introduced for all mCheck subscribers on Airtel that includes mCheckMall, SIM cards preloaded with mobile payments capability and holiday season offers and discounts to customers from Airtel, mCheck and other retailers. mCheckMall is a mobile shop on WAP and Java environments, offering flight tickets, movie tickets and other services.
Airtel and mCheck announced that more banks would be introduced onto the platform allowing for many more customers to start using the services by linking their bank accounts or credit/debit cards to their mobile phone number.
Source: Wireless Federation.