Uber users can now pay for rides using Jio Money

Reliance Jio Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday announced that Jio has crossed 100 million customers mark 170 days after its launch on September 5, 2016. Now, it appears to be attempting to bring the customer base to bear and leverage them into some of the other service it offers - for instance, Jio Money. The Uber spokesperson above said Paytm will continue to exist as a payment option on the app.

The tie-up will also enable users of Jio Money to request and pay for Uber rides from within the mobile wallet app, the ride-hailing firm said in a statement. You can check the embedded live stream down below or by following Flame of Truth and Jio Digital Life channels on YouTube. This Partnership will give a major boost to cash-free payments in India and provide mobility options to millions of Jio users.

Digital payments have become part of our everyday lives and by integrating JioMoney as a payment option, our riders will have the ability to use a familiar and consistent payment experience.

"That's more than 3.3 crore GB a day", Amani said. "Through this strategic partnership we are looking to fast forward to digital solutions at scale for the Indian users", said Madhu Kannan, Chief Business Officer, India and Emerging Markets for Uber. To celebrate this association, Uber is offering a ₹100 BookMyShow discount voucher when one pays for an Uber ride for the first time using Jio Money. The offers, however, are not yet announced. From today, Uber will gradually roll out the JioMoney payment option for its users across the country.

  • Arturo Norris