Google said it will help phone users to discover, compare, and recharge prepaid mobile plans using Google Search.
Google Search will enable users to browse plans across several mobile carriers, compare discounts and offers, and recharge these plans using the payment. This search experience is currently available for users that have signed-in using their Android devices, and collates prepaid service plans from Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio and BSNL across India.
Phone users can select a plan to view recharge offers from mobile payment service providers such as Mobikwik, Paytm, FreeCharge and Google Pay. Users can pay with a mobile wallet or payment service via the service provider’s website or app. The recharge confirmation page will also help users with relevant customer support information.
India has approximately 1.1 billion cellular connections, about 95 percent of which comprise prepaid SIM cards. Google said its service can also be used to recharge another person’s prepaid plan.