LMMS is now able to deliver value vouchers through text messaging – a function that can also be utilized with Feature phones! The significant benefit of this new addition is the fact that you do not have to provide LMMS cards. The mobile phones can basically be used as a delivery medium for vouchers combined with any local government identification.
The SMS messages will work with any mobile service provider, a function that will also significantly reduce implementation cost, as beneficiaries can use their own devices regardless of the cellular service provider. The implementing agency does not need to provide any equipment or additional identity instruments so long as all beneficiaries within the target population have mobile phones with a functional cellular signal.
When an allocation is made, the beneficiaries receive a text message notification that their accounts have been credited.
The feature will also allow the beneficiaries to view a complete catalog of items available for “purchase” when they visit a merchant store to redeem their vouchers. Transactions are processed by entering a security code and sending that via a text message for transaction processing. All transactions are logged for reporting, merchant payment, and other audit and accountability purposes. There is a complete trail and detailed report of what the vouchers have been redeemed for. Merchants receive a text message from the system summarizing the details of the transaction.