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Online Recharge And Bill Payments Platforms

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    Days are gone when prepaid recharge and bill payment was a humongous task and the Indian mobile customer had to visit the nearby operator kiosk or the outlet or the ‘pan-wala’ doubling as mobile services agent. A panic call to the nearby Mom and Pop’s s again doubling as the mobile agent or other known mobile agents requesting instant payments or recharges, to avoid going out of balance or fearing the late payment charges was also a common phenomenon. We used to take turns with friends going to pay bills or recharge mobile connections just to save time and the effort involved in the process. But now, with the saturation of the telecom market and increased competition among operators, these has been concentrated effort by the operators on improving the customer satisfaction, the scenario have changed.

    Now a days, the operators have been making improvements and enhancements in their business models due to expansion of the market. Since mid-90’, especially after the implementation of New Telecom Policy,1999 the Indian telecom wireless subscriber base has grown leaps and bounds in terms of customer base from a feeble 5 million in 2001 to 329 million by May 2012.

    The growth of online recharge and bill payments platforms is a case in point. These have evolved as alternate to the tedious business of physically visiting the outlets for recharges and payments. They have made this process more user friendly and easy. Now, recharge and bill payments can be made from anywhere and anytime using these marvelous and energetic online shops. The operators are running their independent recharge, topup and bill payments as well but independent agents are also available, offering these services for multiple operators from the same platform.

    These websites try to attract the recharge and bill payments business to their websites using innovative offers and discounts. These websites offering promotional offering via various inbound marketing platforms like Facebook, Twitter,e.t.c. The uniqueness about these websites is that they have come up as a perfect alternative for Food and Beverages, Lifestyle and Entertainment industry for marketing their products and offerings by providing free discount coupons via them.
    RechargeItNow.com is the oldest among them and likes of Freecharge and Paytm joined in with innovative attractive offerings and these three are the top players in the market.
    These websites are helping the operators to maintain and increase the Average Revenue Per User(ARPU) and Minutes of usage(MoU’s) by removing the bottlenecks and using attractive offers.

    THE PROCESS

    These websites allow instant registration, access to service and immediate online receipts for the transactions made. The details are also mailed to the registered email-id’s of the users and also SMSed to the customer.

    PAYMENT METHOD

    These websites allow multiple payment methods Debit card / Internet Banking / ATM card / E-wallet / Credit card and provide access to most of the banks and credit institutions.

    CUSTOMER SUPPORT

    Running such operations do require an effective and efficient customer support and problem resolution team which can be the distinguishing feature and USP among these websites.

    WEBSITES

    Prepaid Mobile Recharge - Get Online Prepaid And Postpaid Mobile Recharge, DTH And Data Card With Great Discounts At Recharge Freak

    A freaky website indeed or as they like to position themselves in the competitive market offering coupons, reward points and even direct discount for a gamut of products and services. The website offers Pre-paid mobile, Broadband and DTH recharge in addition to Postpaid bill payments. Details about the reward points are maintained against the personal accounts of the user, linked with their email-ids. The coupons are sent to the registered email accounts or are physically posted at the address provided by the customers. The website is run by Blue Digital Media Private Limited.
    Few Recent offering from them:

    - Rs.10 Off on Rs.100
    - Refer a friend and get a discount coupon when they make a recharge.
    - Dussehra Offer - Get a gift against a recharge of Rs 750.
    - Diwali Offer - Get a gift against a recharge of Rs 750.
    - Happily Remarried Key Chain as gift.

    http://www.mobikwik.com

    This web platform by One Mobikwik Systems Pvt Ltd claims to offer simple, fast and hassle free online recharge and payments for mobile, television and broadband. Mobikwik offers a wallet as well which can be used for all future payments and makes the recharge or bill payment quicker by the avoiding the payment gateways every time one does a recharge. The group also offers Android applications and transactions can be given effect to not only via internet but also via SMS’s and Interactive Voice Response(IVR).The website presents all recharge and topup plans in a better and user friendly and easy to compare view, allowing the user to select the appropriately and thus, add more value to purchases made. The customers will definitely love it as this saves a lot of time and energy digging the operators’ websites. And what more it also gives coupons for shopping, food, travel and hospitality sectors.

    www.freecharge.in

    FreeCharge is a business unit of Accelyst Solutions Pvt. Ltd and provides one of the best prepaid recharge platforms offering widest range of coupons. The website offers coupons against recharge from the topmost food and beverage brands like McDonalds, Pizza Corner, Dominos, Café Coffee Day, Barista Lavazza; entertainment offerings from Fun Cinemas, Cinemax e.t.c. and a lifestyle brands like Fastrack, Landmark, Crossword, Inkfruit, Yebhi, Zovi, VLCC. Some of the competitors are offering postpaid bill payments as well but free charge till date does not cater to the said customers.

    www.rechargefree.com

    The new website is offering entertainment, shopping and food coupons and RF Points against prepaid recharges from the website. The RF Points can be redeemed as free recharge from the website @ 5 RF points = Rs 1 credit. The website is currently rewarding the users with RF Points on every activity on RechargeFree.com. The website is currently rewarding some promotional RF points under the programs:
    - Profile Email Verify
    - Tell A Friend
    Rechargefree.com is a business unit of Rabaani Infotech Pvt. Ltd.

    www.paytm.com

    Here’s an online recharge and post paid platform having 1 million plus registered user. The platform has been active since 2011 and can be used for recharge or bill payments for mobile, broadband and DTH services. Paytm has been offering very innovative limited discount offers from time to time like Double Recharge Value offering it made in June 2012- Pay Rs. 50 and get Paytm Voucher worth Rs. 100 on your Mobile Recharge @ Paytm, Diwali hamper offer. Paytm offers pan-India service provider support, Paytm cash service and our 24x7 customer support.

    http://www.oxicash.in

    Oxicash is another web based service offering gamut of services like prepaid mobile & TV recharges, bill payments, travel, online shopping, mobile videos, music, games and other utilities using its virtual e-wallet. It provides a prepaid e-Wallet than can be accessed via internet using a computer or a mobile phone. There are no extra charges for using the service for online transactions and payments.

    www.justrechargeit.com

    JustRechargeIt.com is a high quality internet based instant prepad mobile, DTH and broadband recharge platform. It offers its services 24*7, recharge can be done anytime and from anywhere. JustRechargeIt.com offers its direct online customers a high quality of service with the convenience of recharge facility available from their desktop.

    Free Online Prepaid Mobile Recharge Vodafone,Airtel,Tata Docomo,Reliance,BSNL,Dish TV,Tata Sky & Videocon Mobiles

    A Delhi based online prepaid recharge station with a large market share and one of the first to identify the opportunity and use internet as a powerful tool for recharge and bill payments. They do have the early movers’ advantage to their credit. They also now offer discount coupons and other gifts. They have awarded NASSCOM Emerge 50 2011, ET Power of Ideas Initiative 2009 awards e.t.c.
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    There are alot of online recharge sites, but reviews are not all positive, people have lost their money and rechrages have not been made. Its better off doingnet banking or just the usual way of getting a recharge done from a shop.

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