Five other apps that helps you go cashless!
Paytm started out with mobile recharges. DTH plans. and bill payments. and then launched an e-commerce marketplace in February 2014. its wallet partners include Uber. Bookmyshow along with others in categories such as shopping. travel. entertainment. and food. Notably.Paytm is the only wallet that supports bookings on iRCTC. and has a license from RBI to set up a payments bank.
Vodafone M-pesa claims to be lndia’s largest cash out network. with over 85.000 M-pesa agents spread across the country. The service lets you send money to anyone. to recharge prepaid numbers. DTH connections. postpaid Vodafone numbers. utility bills and online shopping. Money can be transferred to m-pesa bank via its inbuilt iMPS service. or to a mobile number. but charges apply.
Mobikwik can also be used to recharge mobiles and pay bills, but it’s also accepted across merchants such as BookMyShow. MakeMyTrip. Domino’s Pizza. eBay. among others. it has a section with cash backs offers listed on its website with include both online and offline players. w Mobinik has done a good job of building up offline partners such as Cafe Coffee Day, that helps in plastic money.
FreeCharge lets you recharge any prepaid mobile phone, postpaid mobile. electricity bill payments. DTH and data card in india. it recently added metro card recharging as a feature of its platform. ‘ The wallet can be topped up with debit cards. credit cards and net banking. and can be managed via an app or from the web browser. it was acquired by Snapdeal in April 2015.
Airtel Money is a semi-closed wallet that doesn’t permit cash withdrawal or redemption by the customer. It can be used to do recharges. make money transfers to contacts. shops and bank accounts. make bill payments and pay for online shopping. It can be used to book train tickets as well. but it isn’t a seamless user experience. This means that Airtel can offer interest. or its own debit card.