Wechat Pay in Kenya

Its me again. Not sure if anyone remembers. I made a thread about wanting to use Wechat pay in Thailand and Vietnam. Some anons gave some helpful advice so now I am thinking of going to Kenya. The question is, how likely is it possible for me to use Wechat Pay there? Are there lots of Chinese there? Usually I exchange my Wechat money for local currency at independent Chinese supermarkets. Its how my boss pays me and I get better rates than Google. Thanks everyone and 谢谢.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Great suggestion exchanging Yuan RMB for local currency at local Chinese businesses in foreign countries. How favourable are the rates in Vietnam?

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    No country outside Asia is going to accept that chink shit just get a travel card

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      > muh muh dirty chicoms muh muh

      scratch a yank

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mobile money is the future Motorola, maybe you guys should get down with it

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not that common. Everyone in Kenya uses MPESA, just get a Kenyan sim and load money onto it

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Amazing that fucking Kenya is more fucking advanced than Canada sometimes. The west is fucked.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Revolut and the other digital banks that exist in the west are light years ahead of MPESA. Yeah, that service is very neat and useful to the browns, but Europe with SEPA, etc, is still the forefront of fin services. The Chinese's system is likely the most convenient in the world right now, but it does come with its obvious down sides.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Russian domestic banking is years ahead of anything Europe offers, probably decades ahead of anything North American.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Last time I went to Russia I wasn't too impressed with their banking/payment system. Maybe it's improved but it wasn't compareble to China.

            Great suggestion exchanging Yuan RMB for local currency at local Chinese businesses in foreign countries. How favourable are the rates in Vietnam?

            It's better than what you see on Google. It's actually quite easy to exchange in Vietnam, easier than Thailand. Reason is because quite a lot of Viets do business with China or to go school there. Just ask around and get Wechats, someone will bite.

            No country outside Asia is going to accept that chink shit just get a travel card

            >No country outside of Asia is going to accept
            WRONG. Used it in the Netherlands, Canada and the US.
            >Get a travel card
            And suffer the incredibly terrible rates they give you? Are you purposely wanting to lose money? No thanks.

            Not that common. Everyone in Kenya uses MPESA, just get a Kenyan sim and load money onto it

            Sure. But I was asking if there are some Chinese supermarkets I can exchange it at. Are there lots of Chinese people in Nairobi?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              no you cant use it
              yes there are some chinese but you probbaly wont be interacting with them as they mostly stay in their cars

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              QR codes that have to be manually scanned are inferior to NFC for small payments, I think China is only starting to catch up with non-QR payments outside of transit systems.

              >Russian domestic banking is years ahead of anything Europe offers
              Lolwut.

              Their banking apps are much faster and detailed than anything offered in Europe.
              It's the reason why Russian urbanites carry less and less cash nowadays and also why they got stuck once MC/Visa turned off their systems in Russia this spring.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Are there lots of Chinese people in Nairobi?
              You people are all over Africa now.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Russian domestic banking is years ahead of anything Europe offers
            Lolwut.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              In Russia you can send money based on phone number, in EU you need to download a separate app to your phone that leeches your data to do that

              Think about it, your bank already has your phone number, right? Why we need to have a third party service for others to send you money based on your phone number?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                How does it compare to the situation in China though? Can I use my phone to pay for the bus? Does everyone use QR codes?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        no this is not a thing in kenya

        i heard in america you habve to pay money to do bank transfers to other people?
        bizzare

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was in a Central European country for some time and knew a Chinese guy that did this same thing, and asking him, he just asked in that country's wechat/qq group, so just do the same, someone will be happy to do it more often than not.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    WeChat pay works with mpesa so you can transfer your money between the two once you get a Safaricom sim card in Kenya

    Don't know what the rates are tho

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