Airtel initiated the SMS payment system by collaborating with mChek around six months back and today Tata Indicom is the newest entrant in this field to offer prepaid top-up and post paid bill payment through SMS.
Tata Teleservices has partnered with mChek to allow its 34 million subscribers across the country to pay mobile bills and recharge their prepaid accounts through SMS. Tata Indicom subscribers can now make their payments anytime and from anywhere.
So, if you are a Tata Indicom subscriber and want to try out this newest service of payment, just SMS “PAY TATA” to 59909 subsequent to which you receive an automated call back on your phone to register your credit card and approve the transaction. Also, as a security measure the transaction is approved only upon matching the 6-digit mChek PIN number which is not shared with anyone else.
However, Tata Indicom has just initiated this SMS payment service and is currently offering only mobile bill payment and recharge option to customers. As seen with Airtel, Tata Indicom is still not offering any innovative services like booking movie or travel tickets, online shopping, etc. but we are quite optimistic that these services will come in soon.
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