Booking bus tickets has become easier thanks to the team of India’s very own mCheck and redBus.
mCheck.com, one of India’s mobile payment platform and redBus.in, the online bus ticket booking portal have come together to provide the service of booking bus tickets via mobile.
All that users need to do for booking the bus tickets is choose mCheck option on the redBus site or sms ‘REDBUS’ to the toll-free number 543219, from their mobile phones. The service is available for Airtel subscribers.
“mChek’s vision is to make payments for all goods and services through the security and convenience of mobile phones, and we are pleased to work with redBus and extend the reach of mChek to bus ticketing,” said Sanjay Swamy, CEO, mChek.
Phanindra Sama, CEO, redBus said, “redBus was founded to help travelers book bus tickets with convenience and by partnering mChek, we are taking this convenience one step further – as they can now book bus tickets just by sending an SMS.”
In a large country like India, with so many states and so many touring, holidaying, pilgrimage spots, the latest development is like a boon to travelers; also, since one of the most widely used transport system happens to be the bus transport.
SMS-ing ‘redBus’ will allow the Airtel subscribers to browse through routes, select an appropriate journey and authorize the purchase with their mChekPIN. Users will receive an instant payment confirmation and ticketing information on their mobile phone within 60 seconds.
The other option of selecting mCheck payment on redBus website allows having a payment transaction and authorization of the transaction right in the mobile phone without having to deal with any agent.