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Paytm Announces Toll Free Number for Transactions Without Internet...

Paytm on Wednesday announced a new feature that will allow anyone to make payments using a Paytm wallet, regardless of whether or not they have a smartphone. You will still need a smartphone (or access to a PC) in order to create your Paytm account, and link it to your phone number - and of course to load funds into the wallet. However, to make payments on a day to day basis, you won't require a smartphone or an Internet connection. All you require is working phone - even if it is a feature phone.
To do this, Paytm has launched a toll free phone number - 1800 1800 1234 - you will have to call it from your registered mobile number in order to set your PIN. You'll hear a voice message letting you know that you'll get a call back to set the PIN.
After that, you can make payments by calling this number, typing in the phone number of the recipient, then the amount, and finally typing in your PIN for confirmation. You do not require a smartphone, or the Paytm app, or an Internet connection, to make use of this feature. Although it's not the easiest method for making payments, there could be a number of situations where such a feature is useful.
For example, several of us have older relatives who still prefer to use feature phones for the simplicity of use. For such users, who are now forced to transact digitally owing to the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes, Paytm's toll free number would be helpful. On the other hand, for people who are still using feature phones because they don't have a smartphone, this number, along with a visit to a cyber cafe, could be very empowering. And of course, there are also people who might prefer to use this method rather than tap through multiple screens on an app.

However we have to point out that our first several attempts at getting through to Paytm to set a PIN were unsuccessful as the number was routinely busy. It took half an hour of trying before we were able to sign up for the service, and after that, payments were again a problem because the number was busy on the next few tries.
This might just be because of the initial rush for signups, but it paints a worrying picture - if someone is trying to make a payment using this method, they might not have access to other forms of online payments, and so if the system fails due to the number being busy, it would be a huge problem.

Paytm Announces Toll Free Number for Transactions Without Internet | NDTV Gadgets360.com
 

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Now every Indian can go cashless without Internet

We are incredibly excited to launch a new toll-free number that will enable feature phone and non-internet users to go cashless with Paytm. This move will offer millions of consumers and merchants across India access to mobile payments. They can now dial 1800 1800 1234 and pay any Paytm customer without an active internet connection.


To use this service, as a first step, Paytm customers and merchants must set their 4 Digit Paytm PIN on call. They can then enter the recipient’s mobile number, amount and their Paytm PIN to successfully transfer the money from their Paytm wallet to another Paytm wallet.

Please note, that you will need an existing Paytm account to use this service. You will have to call this Toll Free number from your mobile number registered with Paytm.

Q. How do I create a Paytm account on call?

A. This service is for existing Paytm Users. You can create a Paytm account by logging into paytm.com or installing our Android or iOS mobile app. Alternatively, use a friend or relative’s smartphone to do the same and don’t forget to log out. You can then call us at 1800 1800 1234, set your 4 Digital Paytm PIN and send money without a smartphone or active internet connection.

Q. How to add money to my Paytm Account?

A. You can log into paytm.com or install our Android or iOS mobile app. Alternatively, visit any of the 2,00,000+ cash-in points across India to instantly topup your Paytm account. To find the nearest one, use Paytm Nearby.

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.


Now every Indian can go cashless without Internet – Paytm Blog#
 

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