National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Jio have announced that UPI Autopay has now been introduced for the telecom industry with Jio. Hundreds of millions of Jio customers can now set standing instructions on the MyJio App using UPI Autopay for their favorite tariff plans and enjoy hassle-free recharging experience. Jio’s integration with UPI Autopay has made it the first player in the telecom industry to go live with the unique e-mandate feature that was launched by NPCI.
What this means for Jio users:
- Jio users will no longer need to remember their date of recharge once the validity ends.
- The Jio plan opted by the users would be auto renewed on the set date.
- For recharge amounts up to INR 5000, customers do not even have to enter the UPI PIN on the execution of the recharge.
- Users can also create, modify as well as remove the e-mandate for the tariff plans as per their requirements through UPI Autopay.
Kunal Kalawatia, Chief of Products, NPCI said, “We are glad to associate with Jio and witness UPI Autopay venturing into the ever-evolving telecom sector. We believe our collaboration will change the way Jio customers experience renewal of their mobile tariff plans. With UPI Autopay, it’s our constant endeavor at NPCI to provide an extra layer of comfort and convenience to all the customers for their recurring spends and payments. We believe that this integration will drive a favorable customer sentiment about seamless and automated recurring payments.”
Kiran Thomas, Director, Jio said, “The combination of Jio’s superior prepaid and postpaid plans and UPI Autopay will now be available to every Jio user. Jio users will no longer need to remember their recharge renewal date or bill payment date and perform manual payments. This will enable an Always-On service experience for every Jio prepaid user.”