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UPI payment without Internet or smartphone: Why your feature phone promises to be a smart, secure wallet

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Mitesh Thakker still remembers the day a phone call brought his company back from oblivion. The irony is that a call rescued his startup that was developing a payment solution through phone calls. Covid-19 was bleeding MissCallPay dry. On May 5, 2020, several employees of the budding bootstrapped firm resigned as the company had no money to pay them. Six days later, Thakker got a call from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India saying the