Amazon Pay Balance now supports Mobile recharges in India. The feature is listed on the Amazon website as well as the mobile app, though this is still in beta. Amazon Pay is the company’s mobile wallet app in India. However, Airtel is not supported in mobile recharge. Let’s see how this works.
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At present in beta stage, users can now recharge their phone numbers using Amazon Pay, which also serves as a wallet service (also known as ‘bucket’). Available on the Web as well as through Amazon India’s app,Amazon Pay lets people store money in the service and also supports all the plastic cards and net banking option for payments. For now, it doesn’t support mobile recharges for phone numbers on Airtel network, the website says.
Mobile Recharges are a fairly popular and common use case in India, and in fact most mobile wallet players started out by concentrating on this particular area. So it is not surprising to see Amazon add this particular feature to its wallet. Amazon is also offering up to 100 per cent cash back on the first recharge done withAmazon Pay balance, though the cashback is limited to Rs 50.
Amazon Pay has been available in the country for several months now. Even though company hasn’t marketed Amazon Pay much, it has tried to win customers by giving lucrative deals if they pay using the Pay service. During Prime Day, for instance, Amazon offered customers a cashback on certain products. Amazon India has also been trying to lure customers to purchase Prime subscription, at present available at a discounted price of Rs. 499, at even lower prices.