Nowadays who carry around cash in their pocket, it’s digital wallet era. One of India’s leading digital wallet provider FreeCharge has partnered with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to offer its customers to pay fuel bill at any HPCL petrol pumps using the Freecharge Wallet service.
One can pay the fuel bills within ten seconds using the on-the-go-pin technology on FreeCharge Wallet. Using this technology a pre-issued PIN number is provided to the customer prior to entry to the petrol pump. This offers extra safety of using mobile phones on petrol pumps and customers won’t need an active internet connectivity for the transaction to take place.
“We are witnessing a shift towards acceptance of digital payments by consumers and merchants. We want to further fuel this habit by creating new use cases for our wallet. “ commented Govind Rajan, CEO, Freecharge.”We are delighted to join hands with a brand like HPCL to offer customers a frictionless, secure and swifter way to pay with our wallet and together work towards creating a less cash economy” he added.
How to use FreeCharge Wallet at HPCL petrol pumps
- First Login to your Freecharge App (while having an internet connectivity).
- Load money to your FreeCharge wallet using Debit Card, Credit Card or Net banking.
- Click on Pay Merchant to generate an OnTheGo Pin (it can also be generated & used while there is no internet connection).
- Enter your Mobile number and OnTheGo Pin on the card swipe machine.
- That’s it, you will get an SMS on a successful transaction.
Currently, payment with FreeCharge Wallet is available at over 60 HPCL owned petrol pumps spread across ten states in India. This includes HPCL pumps in Maharashtra, Delhi, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. Soon both companies will bring the facility to over 4500 petrol pumps across the country.
As a launch offer, FreeCharge is offering flat Rs 25 cashback on a minimum fuel bill payment of Rs 150 at HPCL petrol pumps in Delhi/NCR and Mumbai.
Earlier India’s leading digital wallet provider Paytm launched a similar initiative in partnership with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Here customers can pay for fuel at Indian Oil Petrol pumps using Paytm mobile wallet.