More payment modes integration in India
As of now, Azure only accepts credit cards in India for the fact that credit cards support recurring payments without having to handle with additional factor for authentication (OTP) on each transactions. Getting a credit card from the bank is not easy for someone who is just starting out, individual entrepreneurs or new startups. This credit card thing has locked me out and several other deserving entrepreneurs; from accessing Azure services, since I/we do not have a personal credit card nor my/our company(ies) and won't get one either. While other major cloud providers accept debit cards of select banks, it is pointless in not accepting any of those. Well, from a competitive landscape. I'd also suggest to accept more Indian payment methods and or wallets. Or at least implement a prepaid credit balance system. Make Azure accessible for small firms, new entrepreneurs and startups like mine/ours. Thank you.