BOTIM Launches The First Ever Money on Chat Service

  • Burj Khalifa lit up to celebrate Astra’s BOTIM and MoneyGram’s newly announced International Money Transfer feature.
  • BOTIM users can transfer funds instantly to bank accounts, mobile wallets, and over 400,000 cash pick-up locations across countries, including India, Pakistan, and the USA.

Dubai, UAE – Last night, Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa lit up to celebrate Astra Tech’s (Astra), BOTIM, and MoneyGram’s newly announced collaboration. The world’s tallest building featured Astra’s efforts by highlighting its recently announced collaboration with MoneyGram, a leading global financial technology company. The feature will now allow BOTIM’s user base of over 100 million people to send money in real-time to over 155 countries and territories worldwide over chat. The feature has already gained traction with thousands of users since its launch.

The world’s tallest building lighting ceremony marked the launch of the #BOTIMONBURJ campaign, celebrating BOTIM’s growth and evolution as it expands to reach over 100 million users in 155 countries, connecting billions of people through its platform. With its international money transfer feature through MoneyGram, BOTIM is going Ultra. 

The new service allows users to transfer funds instantly to their bank accounts, mobile wallets, and over 400,000 cash pick-up locations across countries like India, Pakistan, Morocco, Uganda, South Africa, and the USA. BOTIM’s fintech services are powered by Payby Technology Projects LLC, a licensed entity that is supervised and regulated by the Central Bank of the UAE.

Abdallah Abu Sheikh, Co-Founder and CEO of Astra Tech, BOTIM’s parent company, said:

“We are thrilled to launch this all-new chat-enabled fund transfer feature that will change the lifestyle of our users and provide them with a fast, secure, and convenient way to send money internationally. Our partnership with MoneyGram is a significant step towards empowering our users to lead better lives.”

Astra Tech is a UAE-based technology development and investment company that acquired BOTIM earlier this year. It has since been rapidly transforming the VoIP app’s capabilities to serve as the base of its Ultra app, which is set to launch in the first half of 2023. 

About BOTIM:

Astra Tech, a UAE-based technology development group, is dedicated to transform the accessibility of everyday services for its users through its Ultra app. Astra Tech, started this transformation through the acquisition of the CBUAE licensed fintech company PayBy, and the renowned VoIP app BOTIM, both in 2022. BOTIM will be the Ultra app’s foundation, providing its users with seamless integration of day-to-day services. BOTIM currently operates in 155 countries, offering a wide range of services, including free chat, voice and video calls, money transfers, pharmaceuticals, recharges, bill payments, gaming, health features, and Quran recitation. All of BOTIM’s fintech payment solutions are powered by PayBy.