E-wallet application Paytm has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Centre government's outlawing of high currency notes. Since the announcement, the platform has seen its earnings go up by multiple times. People are mostly choosing to use Paytm to pay their bills as they don’t have sufficient currency with them.
Now, it doesn’t require users an internet connection or any smartphone to use Paytm services. The company has launched a toll free number (1800 1800 1234) to allow its customers and merchants without internet connection to pay and receive money immediately and also recharge their mobile phones.
To use this service, users 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.
Nonetheless, users still need a smartphone with internet connection to create their Paytm account to use this feature. And, the call made on the toll-free number should be from the mobile number that has been registered with Paytm.
In the interim, users need an internet connection to add money in their Paytm wallet.