Is WhatsApp the Future of Payments in India?

Reliance Jio’s Summer Surprise Offer is one of the biggest talking points in this week’s episode of Orbital, our weekly podcast on technology. Telecom industry watchers Gopal Sathe and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about the latest offer from Reliance Jio and later – WhatsApp’s rumoured interest in exploring person-to-person UPI payments in India.

After its Happy New Year Offer, Reliance Jio announced another offer called Summer Surprise and that’s good news for the people who use the service as it means they get free usage for three more months. Gopal and Rishi talk about whether this is a great offer or whether other telcos’ allegation of anti-competitive practices have any truth to them.

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