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Which is the best mobile wallet for you?

Stars and regular people pick their favourite mobile wallet. Which one works for you?

brunch Updated: Dec 24, 2016 20:16 IST
Karishma Jayapaul
Karishma Jayapaul
Hindustan Times
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Mobile wallets have become popular since demonetisation came into force(Shutterstock)

Before sunrise, after sunset

MandeepRawat, 23, MBA student, Delhi

Preferred wallet:AirtelMoney

When I first downloaded it and was trying to make a transaction past midnight, I realisedthat the other apps don’t allowNEFTtransactions post 12am until around 4 or 5 in the morning. ButAirtelMoney allows you to make transactions 24x7.

Bed of roses

MandiraBedi, 44, Actor,Mumbai

Preferred wallet: Paytm

Well, I have only just started using it. It all happened when I went to a florist the other day and I didn’t have cash, and they didn’t accept credit cards. They said they accept payments made byPaytmand I found it convenient.

Cabbiecalling and more

Christopher Daniel, 26, IT Professional, Bengaluru

Preferred wallet: Ola Money

It not only does all that other online wallets do, but also manages to stay simple throughout the process. The biggest beneficiaries are Ola cab users, like me, who uses it almost daily to work. Ola Money wins hands down over other cab service providers by allowing you to book auto rickshaws, rental cabs, and even a shuttle! And if that’s not enough, try a quick recharge to get an Ola Select 30-day trial absolutely free.

Safety first

KeyurJoshi, 21, Student,Nashik

Preferred wallet: State Bank Anywhere

I like the State Bank Anywhere app because it is directly linked to my bank account. So, the chance of frauds is almost zilch. It makes bill payments a breeze, which means I don’t have to fear losing money or making long customer care calls.

Busy bee

SanjayRane, 51,Government Officer,Mumbai

Preferred wallet: MobiKwik

I’m an impatient man and I like getting things done quickly. If an app makes me wait, I might as well stand in a queue at the bank. And unlike my experience with other wallets, that are prone to hanging and crashing,MobiKwikis quick.

Veggie tales

MariaGoretti, 44, Chef and Author, Mumbai

Preferred wallet: Paytm

My friend introduced me toPaytm, which I downloaded 10 days back. Irealisedthe need for it because I’m short of cash these days. It is easy and I’m quite happy with it because even mybhajiwalaaccepts it.

Keep the change

VivekDubey, 22, Student,Nashik

Preferred wallet: FreeCharge

I don’t like people screaming for change, which is why I’ve never liked carrying cash. I’ve been usingFreeChargefor almost six to seven years now and it saves me the trouble. I still remember the joy of getting 100 per cent cashback on movie tickets for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

NoWi-Fi? No problem

PramitaSarkar, 23, Student,Kolkata

Preferred wallet: Pockets

Every app allows you to pay bills online but this one has more to offer. Once you save your banking details you can pay bills and book tickets offline as well. This works especially well for someone like me who always runs out of their Net pack. Plus, it is reliable unlike other apps where I’ve ended up losing money while making money transfers.

Confessions of a shopaholic

Andrew Johns, 38, IT Professional, Faridabad

Preferred wallet: JioMoneyWallet

I prefer it because I usually shop from the Reliance Mart and it has been giving 10 per cent cashback on every transaction. There is ease of use since the servers are not as choked asPaytm.

From HT Brunch, December 25, 2016

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First Published: Dec 24, 2016 20:16 IST