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Google Tez Update: Utility Bill Payments Become Easy, Now Customers can Pay Bills on One Tap

Google Tez Update: Utility Bill Payments Become Easy, Now Customers can Pay Bills on One Tap

Google Tez app will now allow for bill payments in India using UPI.

Cashless transactions app, Google Tez has been updated with new feature of supporting bill payments in India. Unlike other apps like PayTm and PhonePe, the Tez didn't offer a choice to pay utility bills that is until now.

It will enable users to view all past payments grouped by bill, as well as manage bills from multiple accounts. Google now supports over 80 billers (here's the list) from across the country, and, all the billers you have added can be found on the app's homescreen. Paying utility bills with Google Tez is also quite simple. The new bill pay feature will include major utilities like Reliance Energy, BSES and DishTV, and in total will cover all states and major metros in India.

Once you've found the biller name, select it and enter the number associated with your account to link it to Tez. Besides, the Tez app also fetches your latest bills from the billers that support Bharat BillPay system.

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From there, you can also quickly check whether you have paid the bill or not by tapping on the biller name, and, can also see all the past payments. Now, pay the bill using your UPI ID. Google said in a blog post, "Paying your bills could be much simpler - and could save you a lot of time".

After users have linked their account, for most utility bills Tez would automatically fetch any available bills. In order to do this, tap on New Payment on the home screen. At the moment, Tez has support for more than 80 billers including national and state electricity providers, gas and water, and DTH recharge. By pressing and holding the Cash Mode buttons at the same time, two people using Tez are able to make a secure transaction in seconds without needing to share private details like phone numbers or account numbers.

Tez syncs with the contact list in users' phones, in accordance with their privacy settings. Tapping on this will show a list of supported utility companies. Whats more, with every bill payment you stand a chance to win up to Rs 1,000 via a scratch card.

The app now has over 10 to 50 million downloads on the Google Play Store.

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