25th January 2019

In Shymkent travel payment in buses through SMS for subscribers activ and Kcell was launched

Kcell JSC continues to develop mobile financial services in mobimoney service and launches travel payment in buses through SMS for their clients in Shymkent.

Payment in public transport through SMS subscribers of activ and Kcell have been made yet in Almaty, Astana, Aktobe, Ural and now in Shymkent. It easy, available and comfortable: it is not necessary to go through bus to a controller for travel payment, wait for change or stand in a queue for terminal payment.

For payment trough SMS it is necessary to have positive mobile balance and only make several steps:

  • send SMS to number with 2505 with transport code on sticker (you can find it on windows of buses) or license plate number of bus, if you cannot see a sticker;
  • In reply to SMS, electronic ticket will be sent, which in case of necessity is possible to show to a controller.

Currently payment is functioning on 141,147, 147A, 148, 148B routes of buses in Shymkent.

«We have been developing direction of mobile financial services since 2015, in order to enable our subscribers to use mobile balance not only as means of communication payment, but also for daily businesses. For this we propose mobimoney service in the form of mobile app or web-site. There are more than 200 different services: municipal services, goods, advertisements, games, coupons, tickets and many others. Everything is possible to easily pay from balance, if a user does not have a credit card, where money saved by cash or in balance of subscriber’s number, — informed Marat Sadykov — Leader of division on new business development. — Launch of travel payment in public transport trough SMS is one more way to facilitate life of our clients, save time and make routine businesses unnoticeable. We are happy that list of Kazakhstani cities, where travel payment in buses is becoming modern and technological, increased, now people in Shymkent will look to opportunities of mobile balance in a new way».

SMS sending service to shor number 2505 is free without fees from the cellular operator. Cost of travel is corresponded to established city tariff for public transport of Shymkent and equals to 70 tenge, which is charged off from personal account of subscriber number. In case of sending wrong code of transport, funds are not charged off from personal account. Electronic ticket is valid for one travel by transport.