While browsing through QuickTeller, I discovered a mobile money service I have never heard about before. The name is QikQik mobile money. With a little search about the mobile money service, I discovered that it is promoted by Eartholeum an electronic solutions provider. I also learnt that many months ago (June, 2011) National Directorate for Employment (NDE) launched NDE-QikQik Business Ownership Scheme aimed at creating jobs.
However, outside these there appears to be very little information about the QikQik mobile money service. Apart from a channel for funding QikQik at QuickTeller, there is no other sign of the existence of the QikQik mobile money service. For example, how do you access the service or how does it work. There also appears to be no dedicated website for the QikQik mobile money. It has just has one page at the Eartholeum website.
QikQik is one of the numerous mobile money services that has emerged in response to the CBN cash-lite and cashless Nigeria policy. Mobile Money is a service that enables users pay for goods and services, send and transfer money to family and friends using their mobile phone.
Mobile Money users create e-wallets on their mobile phones by subscribing to a mobile money service like QikQik. They then fund the e-wallet using funding channels provided by the mobile money provider. From the look of things, it appears that one of the methods for funding QikQik mobile money will be online via QuickTeller using your InterSwitch verve card.
According to information on the Eartholeum website, QikQik mobile money will enable users transfer money, receive money, save money, pay bills, buy airtime, etc. Other applications include payment for goods and services, cash withdrawals from ATM Machines, etc.
For now it is not clear how the QikQik mobile money service will interface with your phone. But, my guess is that users will need to downlaod and install a Java application to use the QikQik mobile money service.
So, while we wait for more information from Eartholeum, I hope this will go a long way to wet your appetite about the QikQik mobile money. Hopefully, we will be hearing from Eartholeum soon.
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