Jio Phone Users Get Jio Pay to Enable UPI Based Payments: Report
Jio Phone Users Get Jio Pay to Enable UPI-Based Payments: Report
The initial rollout of Jio Pay for Jio Phone reportedly brought the UPI-based payments experience to just over a thousand users.
By Jagmeet Singh | Updated: 18 August 2020 17:20 IST
Jio Phone users can make or receive payments using Jio Pay
Jio is said to have tested Jio Pay for Jio Phone users over a year
Jio Pay brings UPI-based payments and recharge support
Jio Phone uses NFC to enable Tap & Pay feature for Jio Pay app
Jio Phone users have started receiving Jio Pay with Unified Payments Interface (UPI) support, according to a report. The new experience, which is currently available to select users, was reportedly in internal testing for over a year, and its rollout to Jio Phone users reportedly took started on August 15. Some previous reports suggested that Jio had been working with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to enable the proprietary payments experience on the Jio Phone — the 4G-supported smart feature phone that the operator launched in July 2017.
The initial rollout of Jio Pay for Jio Phone has brought the UPI-based payments experience to just over a thousand of users, reports BGR India. The website shared three images suggesting the presence of Jio Pay on a Jio Phone. The app seems to offer a list of features, namely Tap & Pay, Send Money, Recharge, and Accounts. It also could let users view their payment history.
For sending and receiving money, the Jio Pay app on Jio Phone seems to use UPI. It is also likely to leverage the built-in NFC of the phone to enable the Tap & Pay feature.
Jio reportedly reworked the UPI payment transaction system to bring Jio Pay to the Jio Phone, which runs on KaiOS. Also, the operator has Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, State Bank of India, and Yes Bank on board to enable seamless payments.
Gadgets 360 has reached out to Jio for clarity on the Jio Pay rollout for Jio Phone users and will update this space when the company responds.
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