ICICI Bank announced the launch of convenient services to transact over mobile phones. The bank provides a wide range of financial and non-financial services, which can be conducted through mobile devices.
ICICI Bank customers can now sms IMPS to 9222208888 – from their mobile phones and transfer funds instantly and round the clock. This is facilitated using the Interbank Mobile Payment Service (IMPS). In another new service launched this year, ICICI Bank has enabled its customers to recharge any prepaid mobile phone in 3 simple steps, just by sending a sms MTOPUP to 9222208888.
[advt]Customers can also avail these services of Instant Fund Transfer and Prepaid Recharge by dialing *525# from their mobile numbers registered with the bank. This option of *525# is currently available for the customers on select operator networks only. As extension of the *525# service, customers can now pay their insurance premiums by dialing *525*11#. Currently this service is available for ICICI Life Insurance customers.
The communication technology used for mobile payments ensures that no data is stored in customer’s phone and data transfers are adequately encrypted to prevent risks of misusages. These services can be accessed from all kind of handsets – basic phones as well as smart phones. Its flagship mobile banking app, iMobile, launched in 2008 and available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian and other major mobile platforms, now also allows customer to book tickets – rail, air and movies – through their phones.