Uber's Paytm integration will let you pay for your ride abroad in rupees

If you use Uber in india, you know that the only form of digital payment currently accepted by the service is Paytm. While it's convenient to use the payment wallet in the country, the service doesn't work outside of India, which makes hailing an Uber in other countries particularly cumbersome.

That's all set to change soon, as Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma announced that the service will be integrated into Uber on a global scale, allowing you to pay for your ride in rupees even when you're abroad.

In a statement to The Hindu, Sharma said:

By the end of May, Paytm will be able to launch the Uber-Paytm in-app integration feature for its Indian customers so that Indian travellers will be able to pay for their Uber rides outside of India through their Paytm account.

The best part about the upcoming integration? There won't be any hidden charges, which means that you'll be able to track your fares abroad just as easily as you would a domestic transaction:

We will have no hidden conversion charges and will charge the regular forex exchange rates.

Having seen just how difficult it is to add a credit card to the service while abroad, I am very excited about the upcoming integration. What do you guys think of the move?

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

10 Comments
  • Can use cash mode of payment in uber also. Paytm is not the only payment mode as mentioned in the article
  • I was thinking of digital payments, but yeah, cash works.
  • Uber India has cash option too.
  • Yeah I've been hearing about the cash option for a while now...but don't have it here in Chennai...
    Must be exclusive to the windows app :P
  • The cash option is not restricted to any operating system or city, i have used Uber with cash option across many cities and on both windows phone and Android.
  • I have paid an uber cab once in cash here in Chennai.
  • Excellent development by Uber India, the credit card charges plus dollar/pound conversion charges etc hike up the total amount significantly when you are abroad.
  • I've never tried UBER. I've always used OLA.
  • I don't think Ola operates outside India. This article is for getting an Uber outside India. Just clarifying.
  • Uber app on windows phone doesn't let me add my credit card