PAYTM WITHOUT INTERNET
IMPORTANT UPDATE: This service seems to have been discontinued.
Now Paytm users can send payments and recharge their mobiles without a smart phone or an active internet connection.
Paytm has offered yet another unique feature to help make cashless transactions more convenient with the launch of a toll-free number 1800 1800 1234.
As majority of Indian population is not used to making online transactions, this new feature offered by Paytm will be a great relief for such users.
Also, as RBI has officially started UPI which makes sending payments as easy as a message on WhatsApp, this innovative step by Paytm will help it increase its user base.
The sender and the recipient don’t need to be online for making transaction. People living in areas with poor connectivity will also find this service helpful.
This innovative feature will help add millions to the already rising number of Paytm users.
We are on a mission to democratize payments by empowering every consumer and merchant to pay and receive money digitally. After the launch of our new Peer-to-Peer payment system for merchants, this is yet another step towards our goal of achieving a cashless India…….Paytm
To avail of this facility you need to be registered with Paytm first. If you don’t have an account, you can open one here:
This is how to use Paytm without internet:
- Add money to your wallet.
- Call the toll-free number 1800 1800 1234 from your mobile number registered with Paytm. You will receive a call from Paytm to set 4 digits PIN.
- Enter recipients mobile number, your PIN and amount to be transferred. The payment will be transferred to recipient wallet.
- For any future transactions, you will have to call this toll-free number and follow the same instructions.
I made a call at this number and received call back within 5 seconds. A voice message prompted me to set my PIN and advised me to keep this confidential.
After that an option was given to press 1 for sending payment to other Paytm user. After entering the phone number, amount and PIN, instant transaction was done smoothly.
That’s quite an exciting and great job done by the Paytm team.