Mobile Money is currently the best way to send money to Cameroon thanks to the availability of hundreds of Mobile Money agents/kiosks in the streets of Cameroon; which makes cash pick up very fast.
With Mobile Money, a recipient can pick up cash less than 5 minutes after cash becomes available for pick up. They can pick up the money from their nearest neighbor who is a Mobile Money agent or from any Mobile Money kiosk in the street.
Unlike Western Union and Money gram, a recipient of money (sent via Mobile Money) doesn’t need to answer a long list of questions and present identification documents just to receive money. The recipient doesn’t also need to stand in a queue in front of a bank for the whole day just to pick up cash.
With Mobile Money, a recipient won’t experience an issue like NAME DISORDER; an issue which is common with Western Union, MoneyGram, Express Exchange and others.
So if you wish to send money to a loved one in Cameroon and don’t want him or her to go through any stress before collecting the money or to receive the money as fast as possible, then Mobile money is the best means to use to send money to Cameroon.
In this article, i will give you 5 ways to send money to Cameroon through mobile money.
Without any further delay, let’s move to the main topic.
5 ways to send money to Cameroon through mobile money
[wpsm_numhead num=”1″ style=”3″ heading=”2″]WorldRemit – Send Money to Cameroon through Mobile Money with WorldRemit.[/wpsm_numhead]
WorldRemit (founded in 2010) is an online service that lets Cameroonians (living abroad) to send money online to friends and family in Cameroon, using a computer, smartphone or tablet.
It is a convenient, low-cost alternative to traditional money transfer companies (like Western Union and Money gram) that use high street agents and charge high fees.
With WorldRemit, Money can be received as a bank deposit, cash pick-up, Mobile Money, or mobile airtime top-up.
Nowadays, 40 percent of Cameroonians (living abroad) send money to their loved ones in Cameroon with WorldRemit due to its Mobile Money pick up option.
Secondly, the sender doesn’t need to go to a bank to fill a form or see a teller in order to send money to Cameroon.
With World remit you can send money to Cameroon online using your prepaid card or debit card. No need to visit an agent!
How to Send Money to Cameroon through Mobile Money with WorldRemit.
As of October 5th, 2020, WorldRemit only permits Cameroonians abroad to send money to Cameroon via Express Union Mobile Money service. In other words, if you send money to Cameroon via Mobile Money with WorldRemit, the recipient in Cameroon, can only pick up cash from an Express Union office and not from the MTN or Mobile Money Kiosks in the street.
In my opinion, the reason why WorldRemit decided to choose Express Union as a pick point for Mobile Money transfer is because their Mobile Money service is far more secure than than the MTN and Orange Mobile money alternatives in the streets.
With WorldRemit, you can send a maximum of XAF 1,000,000 per transfer to Express Union Mobile Money accounts. In other words, your recipient’s Express Union account can accept up to XAF 1,000,000 per day.
90% of WorldRemit Mobile Money transfers are received in less than 10 minutes; which is 10 times faster than the traditional Western Union and Money Gram alternatives.
How Sending Money to Cameroon with World Remit & Express Union Mobile Money works.
Like i mentioned earlier, WorldRemit only supports, Express Union mobile money accounts only.
So for you to be able to send money to Cameroon through Mobile Money with WorldRemit, first! the recipient needs to open a Mobile Money account with Express Union and the EU mobile money account must be fully registered and active.
So before sending money to Cameroon via WorldRemit Mobile Money transfer, you will need to tell the recipient to go to his/her nearest Express Union branch and open an Express Union account.
Express Union doesn’t charge any fee for opening a Mobile Money account and the process is very fast.
How can my recipient register their mobile wallet account at Express Union? (Requirements for opening an account at Express Union)
The recipient should go to any EXPRESS UNION branch of their choice with:
- 1 photocopy of valid National ID card, receipt, passport or residence permit whereon they shall sign thrice;
- 1 copy of any electricity/water bill or location plan of their house;
- 2 4×4 passport size photographs (can also take photographs thanks to the Branch’s webcam).
- An active Phone number (which will become your Express Union account number)
After the recipient has submitted the above documents, his/her Express Union Mobile Money account will be created.
The recipient is now ready to receive money with Express Union.
What information do I need from my recipient to send to mobile money accounts in Cameroon?
Like i mentioned earlier, WorldRemit is a website which makes it possible for Cameroonians abroad to send money to their loved ones in Cameroon. To send money to Cameroon, you just need to visit the WorldRemit website or download the WorldRemit App.
On the WorldRemit website or App, you will be required to enter the following information for money to be sent….
Amount – Enter the amount you wish to send to Cameroon.
After you have entered an amount, the charges will be shown.
Full name – Enter your recipient’s full name. To avoid any delays. The recipient’s name should match the name on their mobile account exactly.
Address – Enter your recipient’s city.
Express Union Mobile Money account number:
Only fully registered and active Express Union mobile money accounts can receive money via WorldRemit.
The length of a valid Express Union account number is 9 digits in total (excluding country code). Express Union account numbers begin with 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 242, 243. The mobile phone number of the recipient becomes the EU account number.
After the recipient has created an Express Union mobile money account, he or she should send you the phone number which is linked to the Express Union account. That is his/her EU Mobile Money account number.
Sending reason – Please indicate whether it is “family or friend support,” “purchase of services,” “property payment,” or “sending fund to self”.
Contact mobile number – WorldRemit uses this number to send SMS notifications to your recipient when the funds have been credited. This may be different from the mobile money account number.
Email (optional): WorldRemit uses this to send an email to your recipient with details of the transaction. This is particularly useful in case they have issues receiving the SMS notifications.
Please ensure that all your recipient’s details are correct. Once you make your transaction, it is difficult for WorldRemit to amend or stop the transfer.
After the sender has filled the above information and click on the send button on the WorldRemit website, the money will be ready for pick at any Express Union branch instantly. The recipient doesn’t need to wait for 24 hours to pick up cash as with the wire transfer receiving option.
As soon as WorldRemit confirms that money has been sent (which takes just few seconds), your recipient should go to their nearest Express Union branch to withdraw the money.
How to Withdraw Money from Your EU Mobile Money Account?
The recipient can withdraw money from their Express Union Mobile Money account via 2 options:
- Direct withdrawal: Collect your money from the branch where your account was initially created (home branch).
- Remote withdrawal: Collect your money from any other branches than the home branch using the following SMS syntax: RE (spacing) Agent Account (spacing) MPIN, and send it all to 8081.
Can i send money to Cameroon via WorldRemit Mobile Money tranfer to a loved one in Cameroon who doesn’t have an Express Union Mobile Money account???
Yes you can!
A person who doesn’t have an Express Union Mobile Money account, can still receive money via Mobile Money with World Remit.
In the area where you are suppose to enter the Mobile Money account number of the recipient, enter the phone number of the recipient.
Once money has been sent and a notification message has been sent by WorldRemit to the recipient, confirming that the money is available for pick up. The recipient should go to the nearest Express Union branch and show the teller the notification message sent by WorldRemit. The teller will then open an EU mobile money account for the receiver and deposit the fund in to the account. The recipient can now withdraw the money from the Express Union account.
The next time you wish to send money to Cameroon via Mobile Money with WorldRemit, the recipient just need to give you the phone number which is linked to their Express Union account.
[wpsm_numhead num=”2″ style=”3″ heading=”2″]XOOM – Send Money to Cameroon through Mobile Money with XOOM.[/wpsm_numhead]
Xoom is an online money transfer service (powered by Paypal) which makes it possible for Cameroonians abroad to send money to their loved ones back home via MTN Cameroon Mobile Money service.
To send money to Cameroon via Mobile Money with Xoom, you just need to visit the Xoom website and sign up for free.
After your have created an account on the Xoom website, you can now commence the sending process.
To send money, you just need to enter the amount you wish to send and choose Mobile Wallet as a receiving option for the recipient.
[wpsm_numhead num=”3″ style=”3″ heading=”2″]RocketRemit – Send Money to Cameroon through Mobile Money with RocketRemit.[/wpsm_numhead]
Rocket Remit is an online money transfer service which makes it possible to send money to Cameroon via Mobile Money.
However only Cameroonians living in Australia are eligible to send money to Cameroon via Mobile Money with RocketRemit.
Whether you are sending money to Cameroon for friends, family, charity, social or religious reasons, or just to help out, you can trust Rocket Remit to transfer your money from Australia to Cameroon quickly, safely and reliably.
Recipients can receive money via MTN and Orange Mobile. This means that after money has been sent to Cameroon via RocketRemit Money transfer service, the recipient can collect money from any of the Mobile Money agents in the streets of Cameroon.
Like i mentioned earlier, only residents of Australia are permitted to send money to Cameroon via Mobile Money with with RocketRemit.
However, we are very sure that in the nearest future, Cameroonians living in other US, England and other Countries will be allowed to send money to Cameroon via RocketRemit Mobile Money transfer.
If you are based in Australia and wish to send money money to a loved one in Cameroon, you just need to visit the RocketRemit website and fill their remittance form.
[wpsm_numhead num=”4″ style=”3″ heading=”2″] BoxyPay – Send Money to Cameroon through Mobile Money with BoxyPay[/wpsm_numhead]
Boxypay is an online money transfer service which makes it possible for Cameroonians in USA to send money to Cameroon via MTN Mobile Money.
To send money to Cameroon via Mobile Money with Boxypay, you just need visit the Boxypay website.
You can send more than $3000 to an MTN mobile money account with Boxypay.
It should be noted that only Cameroonians in USA (US residents) are permitted to send money to Cameroon through Mobile money with Boxypay…and they can only send money to MTN Cameroon Mobile money accounts.
[wpsm_numhead num=”5″ style=”3″ heading=”2″]5) Cameroon For Sale – Send Money to Cameroon through Mobile Money with CFS middle man service[/wpsm_numhead]
Cameroon For Sale agents also act as pick up agents for Cameroonians who can’t receive money via the banks due to lack of national ID or other reasons.
If you wish to send money to Cameroon anonymously or to anybody in the aforementioned situation, you can send money to us via Paypal and we will withdraw the money and send to the recipient through MTN, Orange or Express Union Mobile Money. If you are interested in this service, you can contact us via Whatsapp and we will give you our Paypal account.
To wrap up this post, i want you to bear in mind that as of October, 2020, WorldRemit is the most reliable means to send money to Cameroon through Mobile Money.
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