Paytm now works without internet

Paytm now works without internet


You no longer need a smartphone or internet data to pay through e-wallet app Paytm.  The company has just announced that it has expanded its reach to non-internet users, who use feature phones.

The company has launched a toll free number  — 1800 1800 1234 — to enable customers and merchants without internet connection to pay and receive money instantly and also recharge their mobile phones. To use this service, users (both customers and merchants) first need to register with Paytm through their mobile number and set a 4-digit Paytm PIN. They can then enter the recipient’s mobile number, amount and their Paytm PIN to transfer the money from their Paytm wallet to another Paytm wallet.

However, users still need a smartphone with internet connection to set up their Paytm account to use this feature. Also, the call made on the toll-free number should be from the mobile number that has been registered with Paytm.

 For now it is not possible to get a Paytm account created through on phone. Similarly, to add money in the wallet, users would need to log in to the website or the app. It is also possible to find the nearest cash-in point using Paytm nearby and top-up the account.

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