Mobile Recharge in an easy and effortless way
Typically a mobile phone will not work if the SIM card has not been activated and even if one uses an active SIM card, it needs to be recharged every month or on a periodic basis to be able to access the particular cellular operator’s network and perform normal functions like calls, sms and data related activities.
Payments against mobile recharge to keep the SIM card functioning are of two types – mobile prepaid recharge and post paid bill payment. Ways to recharge a mobile are:-
- Visit the local cellular dealer who deals in recharges for all major cellular operators of the country or branded outlet or company owned recharge store. Pay him cash and get your mobile prepaid recharged
- Visit the operator’s website using your internet browner on your laptop/computer or mobile phone and make payments online. You can use the company’s App too for the same. You can also access approved third party sites like Patym, MobiKwik etc for payments. For online mobile recharge you need to make payments either by credit card, debit card or through Net Banking. When you are using the cards, you need to furnish certain details like your card number, VISA/Mastercard and the name of the bank which has issued the card. There is generally a One-Time password (OTP) generated for using the cards, however in the case of using the debit card some banks authorize the use of the card PIN number rather than generating a OTP. In such cases you can proceed with online recharge without OTP. Not to worry, it is safe and secure as it’s been approved by the issuing bank.
Since it’s almost a war amongst the cellular operators as to which one can provide the customers with the best deals, lots of promotional strategies are devised by the marketing teams of each company. The most common and attractive schemes are the recharge discount coupons wherein you get cashback on recharge of your mobiles via company website or company approved third party website. From varying percentages of the recharge value to different monetary denominations, cellular companies try hard to catch your attention. You can avail these cashbacks only on mobile recharge of certain fixed values. In case of online recharges, companies promise instantaneous recharge thereby making the best use of technology to deliver out of the world experience to the customer.
The other method that the operators generally use to woo the customers is revamping existing and introducing new mobile recharge tariff plans from time to time. From unlimited data to free local, STD and roaming calls, to a fixed number of free sms per day to flexible validity periods, operators keep coming up with new and interesting ideas. The best part in the Indian telecom sector is that when one operator announces a tariff plan the others are ready to follow suit immediately.
Hence from a customer’s point of view the choices are more or less similar from all the major service providers. One needs to be prudent and smart enough to understand the overall performance of the operator which needs to be consistent and of high quality. Bases these and other factors one needs to choose a suitable service provider.