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Paying electricity bills by phone now possible

Guyana Power & Light Inc. last week signed on to GT&T Mobile Money service paving the way for customers’ payments of electricity bills using their cellular phones, the phone company said in a statement.

GT&T says it is pleased that it can offer this easy payment alternative to its customers.  

Mobile Money registered customers can now pay their post paid accounts, and pre-paid customers can purchase their tokens using this service.

The payment method is both convenient and cheap. Post-paid payments attract a fee of G$60 while pre-paid carries a G$100 fee.

“Payment of GPL bills via Mobile Money is the only payment service which gives the customer real-time access to buy their own pre-paid tokens. That is, they can buy their prepaid token any time, day or night, holiday, Sunday, at home or on-the-go,” Mobile Money Director Eshwar Thakurdin said.

The paper receipt is replaced by text messages which provide all the pertinent information including date, amount, token number, meter number and kilowatt hour.

Mobile Money transactions can be done from any handset on the GT&T network. Registration is free and can be done at any GT&T Business Office or agents countrywide. Similarly, deposits and withdrawals can be done at GT&T or Mobile Money agents.

Mobile Money is a service which allows GT&T mobile customers to deposit cash in their mobile wallet (cellular phone), make withdrawals, pay various GT&T and GPL bills, transfer money and buy GT&T Credit.

Since its launch in March this year, the service has been rapidly expanding across Guyana