FreeCharge now lets you authenticate transactions using sound waves
Snapdeal owned mobile wallet and online recharge platform FreeCharge, has announced its association with ToneTag to enable customers to make payments using sound.
According to FreeCharge, by utilizing ToneTag’s software development kit (SDK), merchants will now be able to accept sound-based payments via any device, be it mPOS, smartphones, feature phones, tablets, PCs and so on. This essentially means that merchants will be able to accept the sound-based payments using FreeCharge on their existing infrastructure without having to upgrade.
So how does ‘sound-based payment’ actually work? To use the new feature, a customer has to select the sound payment option when doing a transaction on their FreeCharge app. Once the merchant enters the transaction details on his/her device, it will emit a sound signal to the customers app replacing the OTP or QR code scanning for the payment process. Once the authentication process is done the customer will get a Pay Now button, clicking on which completes the payment process.
Govind Rajan, CEO, FreeCharge said, “FreeCharge takes immense pride in providing its consumers with the best transaction experience. Launching sound payments on our platform in partnership with ToneTag, will ensure that we remain the best. The ease of the payment mechanism coupled with no infrastructure cost to set up the payments are the USP of the product and we hope to delight our customers with more such innovations in the future as well.”
Customers using FreeCharge can make payments using this new feature at nearly 62 outlets of Trust Pharmacy, mall parkings, NICE toll plaza and several other colleges and office parkings associated as ToneTag merchants.
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