Ola Ups Its Wallet Service Post Mobile ATM Success in Select Cities

Prayank

Ola cabs has been innovating and experimenting with their services in the past few days. Right up from giving you choice to play your favourite music with Ola Play, to bringing cabs loaded with cash — on the move, to select cities — and now adding features to its wallet service — Ola Money.

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Following suit to numerous mobile wallet services, Ola has stepped up its game and is now trying to expand by getting more merchants to get affiliated with Ola Money.

Apart from paying for your rides on Ola Cabs using Ola Money, till now the app also offered various other options like mobile recharges and postpaid bill payments, recharging DTH services, Mumbai Metro card, having a coffee at CCD or enjoying Italian delights at Domino’s or Pizza Hut and a few more merchants.

Other than this, you can also send Ola money to your friends using the application and pay bills on Cleartrip or eBay too. You can now also add upto Rs. 20,000 on your mobile wallets, an increase from the previously held Rs. 10,000 limit.

Ola Money can now be used to pay for select gas and electricity bills too.

An addition to their portfolio of services,Ola’s mobile wallet will now be accepted at the following gas and electricity services countrywide.

  • Noida Power (NCR)
  • BEST (Mumbai)
  • Reliance Energy (Mumbai)
  • Jaipur Discom — Vidhyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. (Rajasthan)
  • Jamshedpur Utilities and Service Company (Jharkhand)
  • Gujarat Gas — GSPC

Ola’s Recent Upgrades to Their Service

Ola has also teamed up with financial institutions such as Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India and Andhra Bank to provide mobile ATM service to the citizenry in Kolkata and Hyderabad.

Much to the respite of millions affected by the recent demonetisation move by the Indian government, the mobile ATM service was a huge hit among residents of the respective cities as they received added options to withdraw cash, which is hard to come by these days.

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Before that, last week the India-based transport giant had started Ola Play. Through this service, they gave customers the power to play the music of their choice and watch videos too in the cab they’re riding.

The Ola app syncs your phone with the cab’s entertainment system and you can either tune into your favourite radio channel, get in the groove with your favourite soundtracks or watch a video of your choice as Ola gets you to your destination.

Mobile wallets are an increasing necessity in the current situation where cash flow has decreased due to demonetisation and services such as Ola can benefit a lot from this, not only in monetary terms but such times can help the company build a loyal customer base.

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