How Univasa May Force Banks, Network Providers, Others To Close Shop


How Univasa May Force Banks, Network Providers, Others To Close Shop


By Gina Emmanuel

Owing to unexplainable deductions and extra billing by banks, mobile network providers and vendors, Bemas Technologies Ltd has introduced Univasa,a mobile electronic top up platform to redefine airtime digital top up.

L-R: Mr Ben Akinteye,Head of e-Top Globacom,Mrs Mary Benjamin, BT Chief Operating Officer,Mr Lekan Anulugba BT Executive Director and Mrs Akinteye BT  Executive Director

Speaking during the launch of the product in Lagos, Bemas Chairman, Kola Balogun, said the platform would also address unnecessary high roaming tariff.
Said he: “Our platform provides opportunities for customers to be present in all the mobile telecommunications networks in Nigeria and abroad.
“We uniquely offer the flexibility of sharing call credits amongst friends and loved ones.
“We offer unmatched benefits to consumers, to dealers and to businesses and their staff. Our aim is to reach our target audiences in the coming days, weeks and months and enlightening them on the features, benefits and uniqueness of this platform”.
Balogun, who was represented by the company’s Executive Director, Mr Lekan Anulugba
said that the newest invention, Univasa, pledges seamless possibilities through its various channels in managing airtime top-up.
“As we are aware, we are in a competitive market. However, a number of things make us unique and different from others”.
He disclosed that Univasa’s five consumption channels include web2charge, Uss2recharge,Api2recharge, Flash2recharge and App2recharge.
Explaining the five channels, he said,the flash 2recharge brings convenience to top up by dialling 014407000 and users get notification via SMS.
He explained further that the remaining four channels could be done through mobile app or USSD to get e-top up.
Also speaking, Managing Director of the company, Mr Benjamin Adeniyi said user could be connected to 130 countries and over 400 operators.
He stressed that as against universal subscriber identity module(SIM)that has a high tariff and more expensive to maintain, Univasa is more cheaper than the universal SIM.
He however, disclosed that the company is still discussing with the industry’s umpire, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to urge all mobile operators to zero rate the flash me recharge.