Digital payments platform FreeCharge has launched gas bill payment (pipeline gas connection) service for customers on its website and Android app and has plans to add more new segments in the utility space.
The company also plans to introduce LPG cylinder refill payments on its platform in the coming months.
It has further added new billers to electricity bill payment services and also introduced landline bill payments as it aims to help customers transact online more actively and launch services that enable them to pay all their utility bills in a secure manner in less than 10 seconds.
Kunal Shah, Co-Founder and CEO, FreeCharge, said, “Since the time we have launched electricity bill payment services, the response has been really good and we expect similar response for gas and landline bill payment services. We also plan to introduce LPG cylinder refill payments on our platform in coming months in line with our major merchant’s plans.”
With this new facility, a customer can pay his pipeline gas bills using FreeCharge Wallet, credit/ debit card, net banking. The company has associated with five major gas pipeline providers, including Mahanagar Gas Ltd, Indraprastha Gas, Gujarat Gas Company Limited, GSPC Gas Company Limited and Adani Gas.
Besides, FreeCharge has now partnered with 21 electricity boards, including BEST, BSES, NDPL and BESCOM among others. The services in the telecom bill segment has also been extended to landline bill payments and customers can pay Airtel and BSNL landline bills across the country along with MTNL in Delhi through FreeCharge.
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