Mobile recharge on the go: The best app to use


From third party UPI apps to mobile service provider apps, we give you the lowdown on the best mobile recharge apps you can use.

Almost every person in Indian cities, towns and bigger villages today has a mobile phone to their name. Not only are there a variety of handsets across different brands available, there are several mobile service operators offering affordable monthly plans and prepaid packs as well.

A surprisingly large number of people continue to use prepaid mobile plans, prompted by reasonably priced packs. But where there are prepaid phone connections, there must be a regular mobile recharge process as well. This is easy enough to do online, instead of going to the mobile store to do it.

There are some excellent online mobile recharge apps that you can use to recharge your phone connection. These offer real time recharge, complete ease of use and full security when you transact online. You may use third party payment apps, your mobile service provider’s app or website, and interestingly enough, even certain social networking sites to do the online recharge for your prepaid phone connection.

How to recharge your mobile on the go – Your 3 best options

We present 3 of the best options in online mobile recharge apps that you can consider every time you wish to recharge your phone:

1 The myAirtel app. The best feature of this recharge app is that it does not restrict itself to Airtel subscribers alone. You can be a non-Airtel subscriber and use the myAirtel app as your default online mobile recharge app. You can also use it to recharge your DTH connection, pay bills for utilities, postpaid and broadband Internet, etc. The benefit for Airtel users using this recharge app is that they can maintain balance in the Airtel Payments Bank and get 4% interest rate on the deposits. myAirtel app also offers net banking, debit card and BHIM app payment options.

2 The BHIM app. A true revolution in online security and ease of money transfer, the BHIM app is a UPI-based recharge app that does not require you to add beneficiary details. Just use your UPI PIN (created during app set up) every time you wish to recharge your phone or pay your other bills. This online mobile recharge app uses the unique two-step authentication which ensures that your online transaction is fully secure.

3 E-commerce websites or Facebook: E-commerce sites like Amazon offer not just convenient shopping options, but the opportunity to pay your bills and do online mobile recharge. You also get cashback on the first recharge you do every month. Meanwhile, social networking sites like Facebook also offer online mobile recharging facility.

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