FreeCharge today announced that their customers can now make payments using “sound waves” as a medium. Currently, in addition to sound payment, customers can make the payment using On-The-Go-Pin, scanning the QR code or getting their in app QR code scanned by the merchant.
Sound payments on FreeCharge are enabled through its partnership with ToneTag, which is a key enabler of sound based payments in the mobile payment landscape in India. In order to make payments using this new feature, the customer needs to click ‘Pay or Send’ in his FreeCharge App and select sound payment. The merchant then needs to enter the transaction details on the platform he is using which will emit a sound signal to the customers App as a replacement of an OTP or QR code scanning for the payment process. The authentication process takes microseconds in the background and the customer gets a Pay Now button, clicking on which completes the payment process.
Using the ToneTag software development kit, merchants can accept sound based payments through any device – Laptop’s, PC’s, Tablets, EDC’s, mPOS, Smartphones, Feature phones and so on. This means merchants can accept sound based payments using FreeCharge on the existing infrastructure they have at no additional cost to them.