When Uber started its operations in India, there was only one way to pay for the trips: Credit/Debit Cards. The company then started accepting cash in a few cities, and then the feature was rolled out across India. A few months later, Uber started accepting payments through Paytm’s digital wallet. Now, Uber and Jio Money announced their new strategic partnership earlier today.
Uber users can now pay for their rides using the Jio Money. Jio Money is a digital wallet service developed by Reliance Payment Solutions Ltd. Users can also starting booking Uber rides from within the Jio Money app, but the feature will be available at a later stage. As a result of this new strategic partnership, the companies said that they would work together to explore new opportunities and enhance the experience of their users.
Starting today, Uber will slowly start rolling out the new payment option across the country. Now, Uber users can pay through credit and debit cards, Jio Money, and Paytm. To celebrate this association, Uber is offering a ₹100 BookMyShow discount voucher when one pays for an Uber ride for the first time using Jio Money. The voucher would be sent to the user’s phone through an SMS in two working days, and it would be valid for a period of two months.
[Source: Uber | Via: FoneArena]