Google Tez now offers the option of paying utility bills. Users will be able to pay electricity bills for BESCOM Bangalore, BEST Mumbai, CESC Kolkata, and Tata Power Delhi and Mumbai among several others, and gas bills for Adani Gas Gujarat, Indraprastha Gas NCR, and Mahanagar Gas Mumbai among others. They will also be able to pay postpaid mobile bills for Aircel, Airtel, Idea and Vodafone, as well as landline bills for MTNL in Mumbai and Delhi, and BSNL.
Other options include payment of DTH bills for Dish TV, Sun Direct TV and Tata Sky, and broadband bills for ACT Broadband, Airtel, BSNL, etc. Google Tez will also allow users to pay insurance premiums for Bharti Axa Life Insurance, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, and Tata AIA Life Insurance among others. Some of the other billers currently on the platform include Bajaj Auto Finance, PMC Property Tax, and Delhi Jal Board. Google Tez uses Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for payments, which is a protocol that allows the transfer of money from one bank account to another. Apart from allowing transfer of money from UPI ID to UPI ID, account number and QR code, Tez also allows payments by connecting devices using audio. It had reported over 7.5 million users and 30 million transactions within five weeks of its launch.