Early this year Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile money operator with over 6,057,594 active mobile money subscribers, Ecocash introduced the FCA wallet for USD transactions that allows you to cash out with multi-currencies like US dollars or pounds at any Econet Shop and at Steward Bank branches. The FCA wallet will allow you to even make online payments using the USSD.
USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a Global System for Mobile(GSM) communication technology that is used to send text between a mobile phone and an application program in the network.
To access the FCA wallet its very simple here is how you activate and deactivate the FCA from your smartphone or kambudzi.
Step 1: Dial *151#
Step 2: Enter your pin
Step 3: Select option 7
Step 4: Select option 5 (Multi-Currency)
Step 5: Choose option 1 (Activate other currency) or option 2 (Change Currency)
Note that once you activate to FCA wallet you won’t be able to do RTGS transactions you will have to deactivate the FCA wallet and go back to RTGS wallet.