MasterCard QR | Tigo Tanzania
Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing, and check our resources for adapting to these times..

 MasterCard QR

Tigo Pesa MasterCard QR removes the need for you to carry cash or physical bank cards, so even if you forgot your wallet at home, you can make a payment using MasterCard QR.You are guaranteed the security of being able to pay for in-store purchases by scanning the QR code displayed at checkout on your smartphones, or by entering an 8-digit merchant code into a feature phone.


By downloading the latest version of the Tigo Pesa app, Tanzanian’s will be able to pay with MasterCard QR by following these four simple steps:

1.       Open your TigoPesa App and select Pay Merchant MasterCard.

2.       Scan the QR code displayed at the checkout through your TigoPesaApp(you can also enter the 8-digit merchant number).

3.       Enter the amount of the transaction.

4.       Enter your PIN to authorise payment.


For those who do not have a smartphone or want to use USSD menu, they can pay by following these sixsimple steps:

1.       Dial *150*01#

2.       Select option 5 – Pay Merchant

3.       Select option 2 – Pay MasterCard QR merchant

4.       Enter the 8-digit merchant number

5.       Enter the amount of the transaction

6.       Enter your PIN to authorise payment

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

Find a Tigo shop