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Samsung Pay update in India now allows users to pay utility bills within the app; here’s how it works

The new update also allows Samsung Pay users to quickly add money to wallet from saved cards.

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Highlights

  • Users can now pay electricity, DTH, mobile, gas and broadband bills right from the app.

  • The new update is about 80MB in size.

  • Users can quickly add money to mobile wallets from saved cards.

After launching the Samsung Pay platform in India earlier this year, Samsung has gradually expanded the service by making some strategic investments. Samsung has also partnered with Paytm and Mobikwik to include their respective wallets within the app. Now, the South Korean tech giant has updated the Samsung Pay app in India which brings new features to the platform. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M53 5G, Galaxy M33 5G Emerald Brown color launched in India

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The new update is about 80MB in size. To update, open Samsung Pay, tap on the three dots on the top right > followed by settings > about Samsung Pay. Here, you will see the update button, just click on it. Among the new features, Samsung has introduced utility bill payment option, and the ability to add money to mobile wallet using your favorite cards. You can also save bank account and IFSC information of your family and friends when transferring money using UPI. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 spotted on Geekbench, reveals Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ SoC

After the update, you will see the new Pay Bills option on the home screen. You can add your Aircel, Airtel, BSNL, Idea, Tata Docomo and Vodafone postpaid mobile numbers under. In case of electricity bill payments, Samsung has added BEST Mumbai, BSES, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution, Tata Power, Reliance Energy and Noida Power. While DTH operators such as Sun Direct, Dish TV and Tata Sky are included, Reliance Digital TV is not a part of it, yet.

Similarly, you can also make broadband bill payments for ACT Fibernet, BSNL, Connect and MTNL Delhi Broadband; landline payments for BSNL, Airtel, and MTNL (Mumbai & Delhi). Lastly, you also have Adani Gas, Mahanagar Gas and Indraprastha Gas; and Delhi Jal Board and Municipal Corporation of Gurugram.

After you add these billers, the app will alert you when the respective bill is generated. The bill amount will be visible on the Pay Bills page, along with the due date. What s more, once the bill is generated, you can also add a reminder for the same which could be daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. You can then pay the bills using your bank account linked to the UPI ID.

The second feature is the ability to save IFSC code and bank account number of your family or friends, when you transfer money using UPI. This will allow you to save the contacts you frequently transfer money to. Lastly, Samsung has also added the ability to add money to Paytm or Mobikwik wallet from saved credit and debit cards.

These nifty additions to the platform prove that Samsung is serious about Samsung Pay as a cashless mode of payment in India.

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  • Published Date: December 20, 2017 10:29 AM IST



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