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Hands on with Tuma Pesa –The MPESA companion

27 Oct
Hands on with Tuma Pesa –The MPESA companion

It’s happened to every MPESA user, you urgently need to send money to someone but you don’t have the number off head, just in your Address book, So you end up navigating to your Phonebook, copying the number, navigating back to your app drawer launching the SIM Tool Kit and pasting the number when prompted.

But that’s too much work and often we simply tempt fate and end up sending money to the wrong Number. What about PayBill Numbers and their respective accounts? Well that’s even worse, you copy the PayBill name and account somewhere on a piece of paper maybe and you key them in one by one into MPESA when prompted. You manually have to keep track of all the PayBill numbers and accounts so you can refer to them when you want to use them.

What if you didn’t have to do all that, What if it was as easy and convenient for you as downloading an app that takes care of all you Numbers, PayBills and Accounts? Well, that is what TumaPesa is all about. To use TumaPesa simply download from google play store or click on the following link [TumaPesa Mpesa Companion].

How does it work? Easy, let me walk you through the 3 key features that make TumaPesa revolutionary. Upon install you get a slide introduction of how to use the app. It highlights the key features of the app and directions of use as explained below.

  1. TumaPesa loads all your contacts and formats them for you in a nice intuitive list that can be searched by name or number. All the contacts are pulled from both Sim Card and Phone Memory.

 

Say I want to send cash to Savvy Kenya, well I simply search for her name, click on it and the SIM Tool Kit is opened. In addition to this her Number is copied to the clip board and a pop up of her details appears on the top right corner with her Name and Number. You can transact safely and securely without the fear of sending money to the wrong number

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  1. For contacts you send money frequently you have the option of saving them by long pressing on a contact name and they automatically get stored in the Favorites Tab and a star appears next to them indicating they are now in favorites

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3. For PayBill numbers and accounts you can save a list of them in the PayBill section of the app and use them whenever you need.

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For PayBill numbers you can edit them by long pressing a PayBill Entry, this will allow you to edit,Delete or share

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2 Comments

Posted by on October 27, 2014 in code

 

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2 responses to “Hands on with Tuma Pesa –The MPESA companion

  1. KenTex Cargo

    December 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Microbanking and mobile banking, microfinancing, etc is where money in in poor man’s land

     
  2. Michael Kirwa

    April 25, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Great Article

     

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