Designed specifically for the Indian market, Google’s payment app Tez now allows users to seamlessly pay their electricity, gas, water, DTH and mobile postpaid bills. The new bill pay feature includes major utilities such as Reliance Energy, BSES and DishTV, and in total will cover all states and major metros in India.
For recurring bill payments, Tez will send users a timely notification when their bill arrives, and users will be able to check whether they have paid a bill by simply tapping the biller’s name on the app home screen. Users will also be able to view all past payments grouped by bill, as well as manage bills from multiple accounts. Built to support Bharat BillPay system, for most utilities Tez will also let users get an alert when a new bill comes in.
Here is how the bill payment feature work:
Customers will see different billers depending on their city and region, and users can also search for them by name. Once they have located their biller, they need to enter the number associated with their account to link it to Tez and give it an easy name to remember.
Once users have linked their account, for most utility bills, Tez will automatically fetch any available bills. Just tap on New Payment and Pay your bills. For every new biller you pay this month (February), users will get a scratch card with up to Rs 1,000.
Built on the Indian government-supported Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Tez is a simple and secure mobile app for digital payments. The app works on the vast majority of smartphones on both Android and iOS, in English and Hindi.
The Android version is also available in Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, and Gujarati.
“We are delighted to bring additional new functionality to our growing base of users on Tez. We hope that users will like the simplicity and time saving with the new bill pay experience on Tez,” said Diana Layfield, VP, Payments and Commerce, Next Billion Users.