‘Even without a smart phone to run digital technology’


Kathmandu, May 1. At a time when the world is closed due to covid-19, it is becoming difficult to conduct daily activities. Moreover, due to the lack of development of adequate technology in Nepal, while it is becoming difficult to buy the necessary items for daily life, pay phone bills, electricity bills, etc., Prabhu Pay has brought the facility to operate these services even from ordinary phones.

Khushal Regmi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prabhu Pay, said that Prabhu Pay has used new technology to bring digital payment system to all the people as it is not possible to make the payment system accessible to all the people as about 33 percent of the people still carry more than normal phone.

In a conversation with aarthiknews.com News, he said that it has not been long since private sector companies started working on digital technology in Nepal. Infrastructure is also needed for technology development.Where we are just building infrastructure. Prabhu Pay has not been in the market for a long time. In this we are thinking about how to provide a different service than other digital technology operators.

After receiving the remittance from Prabhu Pay by dialing * 31041 # from a normal phone, there is a service to pay television bills, telephone bills, phone recharge and electricity charges, said CEO Regmi. “Since ordinary families do not have smart phones, we have brought this service to make their daily life easier,” he says.

Prabhu Pay has operated this service in collaboration with telecommunication service operator Ncell. Prabhu Pay’s payment system does not require internet and smart phones, only a simple phone network.

Everyone’s daily activities have been affected as everyone has been told to stay at home to reduce the risk of the corona virus spreading around the world. At the same time, we have to meet our needs at home. The number of people buying goods through digital technology is still very low in Nepal. However, the number of people paying their phone, internet and television bills has increased during this period, he said.
Although the government has extended the billing time for electricity and other government agencies, the number of people using digital technology has increased by 30 to 40 percent more than usual, said CEO Regmi.

He also said that the number of people receiving money from Prabhu Money Transfer has increased more than usual as there is a facility to receive remittances from Prabhu Pay. Prabhu Pay is ready to serve the customer at any time due to lockdown. He said that now is not the time to serve the customer in the morning or evening and this difficult situation has prepared him to serve at any time as per the need of the customer.