The term ‘recharge online’ has undergone a transition in recent times. Earlier the term would be used to add up balance and validity period for a prepaid mobile connection using a computer or laptop and a browser enabled with network connection. Now it means using your smart phone and an appropriate application.
The recharge process, in this case, starts with the App being downloaded onto the mobile device. The next step involves registering on the App. Recharging of mobile numbers can be done using the App of your service provider – most of them have one today – or use a reseller Application like the Paytm App, MobiKwik App or PhonePe App. Registered users can login every time they need to use the services listed on the App. On the home screen click on the Mobile prepaid recharge. The next screen will ask for your prepaid mobile number, current operator and the amount. Before feeding in the amount, you can browse through different recharge plans that are sold by the operator categorized under different heads like Best offer, Fill Talk Time, 3g/4g Data, 2g Data, SMS and messaging plans, Top Up, Special Recharge, Roaming etc. and choose the one that suits perfect with your requirement. In the next screen, select from some of the hot deals and offers like cash back offers enabled by the reseller that helps save money of the subscriber.
The next step involves making payments against the recharge. Choose from different digital payments like using the credit card, debit card, Netbanking and electronic wallet. For the credit or debit card payments, you are required to type in the card number, the expiry date, CVV and the name of the card holder. For Net banking, feed in the bank name, the account number or the customer id and password. For using the e-wallet you need to be registered with the retailer using your email id and phone number.
To start using the e-wallet you would first be required to add money into it from your bank account or credit card. Once loaded with money, it is ready for use. While making payments for a prepaid rechargeusing the e-walletyou would be required to used the Pay functionality wherein transfer of money to the operator is enabled. The e-wallet can be used for transferring money to another bank account or to another user of the same wallet using their mobile number. The good part is that the electronic wallet can be used for making offline payments too. One simply needs to scan the QR code or bar code of the shopkeeper and use the Pay functionality to process the payment. In the offline mode, the wallet can be used without internet connectivity. The condition is that the shopkeeper or the retailer has to be registered with the provider of the wallet service and the all transactions using the digital wallet needs authentication via OTP (One Time Password).
Choose the correct payment option – one that you are comfortable with and one that is secure enough.