To Make Prepaid Mobile Recharge Virtually Free In India To Make Prepaid Mobile Recharge Virtually Free In is a newly launched mobile recharge portal  which will help users to recharge any prepaid mobile phone in India.

Their offering is unique as the amount paid by the user for recharge is returned in form of shopping coupons of some of the top retailers in India, thereby making the recharge virtually free.

If a user recharges his prepaid connection for Rs.100 by paying for it online on, he will also receive discount coupons worth Rs.100 that he can avail at any of the listed retailers.The site,, is launched with attractively valued coupons of McDonald’s and Barista.

Kunal Shah, MD, Accelyst Solutions Pvt. Ltd. quoted “The potential of ecommerce in India cannot be doubted, though the lack of successful ecommerce companies in India mostly owes to the fact that companies do not invest enough resources in gaining insight about consumer behavior. At Freecharge we have taken this challenge head on and are constantly working towards improving user experience. ”

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  • venkatreddy November 19, 2011 10:39 pm, 10:39 PM


  • Neeraj August 25, 2011 5:09 pm, 5:09 PM


    Very nice technique to trap customers, at first they will provide you with the coupons but after some while you will get tired of e-mailing them asking for coupons & you will not get any revert.

  • piyusha May 14, 2011 4:47 pm, 4:47 PM

    Whatever it may be some trick of marketting or some other; costumers are getting recharge coupons 4 free.

  • Kunal October 28, 2010 11:33 am, 11:33 AM

    @kalyan: yes .. there is a time limit. for eg, the mcD coupons are valid till 30th nov only .. this is also mentioned in the mouse-over on logo.

  • kalyan September 8, 2010 12:04 am, 12:04 AM

    Will there be any expiry date for these coupons??????? Thanks in advance.

  • naman August 12, 2010 11:32 am, 11:32 AM


    Thanks for the interest.

    The terms for the current deals are
    1. Brista: Buy 1, get 1 free on cappuccino
    2. McDonald’s: Buy for Rs.50, Get 1 item worth Rs.50 free.

    I believe that is clearly mentioned on the pop-up that appears on the mouse-over on logo.
    Please feel free to post if you have any other query.

  • codergenius August 12, 2010 11:23 am, 11:23 AM

    well this can be tricky as the terms are not clearly mentioned as to how the coupons are redeemable will it be total cashless or if you buy 1000 then 100 discount etc.

  • Prasanth Ramakrishnan August 11, 2010 6:40 pm, 6:40 PM

    well, well, well, the idea is just to increase the average spending capacity of the buyer..! tie-ups with Barista, McDonald’s is a good idea, one of the innovative idea in this line of marketing, mainly targeted at the youths and those live in metro’s, it is always a good deal for those who hang out often in these places.! but think again..! do we actually need to increase the average spending?? when is providing online recharge without charging any penny extra..! well, it depends on the customers now..! they can choose which suits them.! after all, in a changing world, where competition is stiff day by day.. there is nothing like good idea or bad idea..!! everything fetches money for the operators and benefits to the customer, all he is to do is to select which suits him..!

  • vibes August 11, 2010 6:16 pm, 6:16 PM

    you can recharge without coupon, no extra fee. if you want the coupons it is Rs.10 fee. not totally free, but good deals on junk food :)!

    currently there are two coupons –
    1. Barista – buy one cappuccino min Rs.50 get one free
    2. McDonald’s – buy items worth Rs.50 and get one McVeggie or fries or coke worth Rs50 free. Coupon expires 31 Aug 2010.

    one can choose multiple coupons of Rs50, based on the recharge amount. say you recharge for Rs.200, then can choose 3 McDonald’s and 1 Barista coupon.

  • naman August 11, 2010 5:29 pm, 5:29 PM

    Thanks for covering us Rudradeep.

    Just for clarification, there is no extra cost for recharge. If you wish to receive coupons there is a charge of Rs.10 flat.

  • PDNair August 11, 2010 3:06 pm, 3:06 PM

    Nothing comes FREE. Somebody has to pay ! Other logic Nobody pays for FREE. Something returns ! Catch-22 ? Better pay and receive !

  • rajiev August 11, 2010 10:14 am, 10:14 AM

    how much charge company’s website for rechare

  • velu August 11, 2010 9:24 am, 9:24 AM

    flat fee of Rs.10 for delivery of coupons. no other charges.

  • ARS August 11, 2010 8:07 am, 8:07 AM

    Extra charges if any like service provider charge/commission/taxes/banking, give the delails. May be helpful for all telecomtalk member.

  • velu August 11, 2010 7:08 am, 7:08 AM

    Just now i tried recharge my aircel no. they had ccavenue as payment partner.but it takes some time to take to the bank account. and also they charged RS 10 additional for the coupon delivery.but i think it might be a promotional offer only. this model of business will not survive as the normal commission for recharge is 3.5% only.

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