Paytm announced a new feature that will allow anyone to make payments using a Paytm wallet if they are not having 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 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, it 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.