Oxigen has launched social mobile wallet service, Oxigen Wallet enabling people to share money with their friends and family over their preferred social networks and messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Google+, and Twitter. They will also be able to use their wallet to recharge their mobile phones, pay bills and shop across a large number of online merchants.
By using the Oxigen Wallet service, which is currently available through Apple Store & Google Play Store and the web (link), users can now easily send money to their friends and family using their favorite social channel, without ever needing the receiver’s bank account details. Along with money, users can also send photos, videos, and audio and text messages to personalize the transfer. In the coming weeks, users will also be able to gift or ask for a mobile recharge.
This service is bank and operator agnostic; which means that everyone on a mobile irrespective of telecom operator can download the app and use the Oxigen Wallet. A consumer can also easily send money to a non-wallet user by simply selecting the receiver from their social network, email or phone list.
Banks like ICICI too have launched similar services.