I heard my dear old friend Susie Lonie of Vodafone speaking at the Economist Digital Money conference in London where I also presented a week ago.
Susie discussed Vodafone's M-Pesa service in Africa. I took good notes and its a very nice story. I need to get back to that at a later date.
But today Vodafone has announced the partnership with Western Union to allow cash to be moved between UK and Kenya using the two networks. So a UK user can go to a Western Union shop, and send money to Kenya, which a Kenyan friend can receive on their mobile phone using the M-Pesa account. Pretty nice.