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Caution! If you do not pay the bills of the bank and credit card companies, this will cause the smartphone to be locked

Caution! If you do not pay the bills of the bank and credit card companies, this will cause the smartphone to be locked

A large number of smartphone users buy or update, devices that come at a higher price. Device manufacturers tie-up with credit card companies and banks to provide their customers with a long-term payment option. This makes it easier for them to buy a premium smartphone. However, many users of these high-end smartphones default on repayments or fail to pay for a variety of reasons. The creditor then resorted to recovery measures.

Allow function blocking

Now Internet giant Google has reportedly come up with an app that allows banks or credit card companies to block certain functions of the phone in case of default. This application is called Device Lock Controller and is listed on the Play Store under the Google LLc label.

The carrier can lock the device

According to reports, the app could allow banks or credit card companies to lock the device or shut down a number of functions if users fail to pay an installment. The app was launched in conjunction with Kenyan carrier Safaricom, XDA Developers quoted a Google spokesperson as saying. Google said in a blog post that Safaricom's new Lipa Amdogo finance plan allows Kenyans to buy a new Android GO Edition smartphone. This will be available at a reasonable installment, but Safaricom's Q&A section states that if a user misses the payment on time, the carrier can lock the device. There is a provision to lock the device four days after the last date of payment.

Will Google tie-up?

Google has said that the app was accidentally dropped on the Play Store, and Google has confirmed that the device lock controller app should not be listed on the Google Play Store. It remains to be seen whether Google will tie-up this type of app with credit card companies or banks in India.

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