Flipkart promoted payments entity PhonePe has partnered with mobile wallet company FreeCharge to enable its existing 45 million users to link their existing FreeCharge wallets to the PhonePe app and allow them to access all merchant outlets which accept PhonePe.
Hemant Gala, Head Banking Products & Strategic Partnerships, PhonePe said “This is in line with our vision of making PhonePe India’s first truly open payments platform, where customers can use any and all payment instruments of their choice.
In order to pay via FreeCharge on PhonePe, customers can link FreeCharge. Also FreeCharge will show up on the customers’ and merchants’ app at the PhonePe payment path. Customers can choose to use their FreeCharge balance along with the PhonePe wallet balance/other instruments for payments.
Sangram Singh, chief executive officer of FreeCharge said “This partnership enables Freecharge customers to pay especially at popular online shopping destinations such as Flipkart, Myntra, eBay and Jabong. This will help further the use of digital payments and provide more options to our customers”.
FreeCharge customers will also be able to recharge and pay bills and shop at various offline and online stores that PhonePe has tied up with. PhonePe is currently live across more than sixty thousand online and offline merchants including MakeMyTrip, PVR, Cleartrip, 1mg, FreshMenu, Faasos and Abhibus and most national offline chains like Café Coffee Day, Apollo Pharmacy, KFC, Barista, Spencer’s, FoodWorld among others.