Vodafone Has The Best Online Recharge Service

Vodafone Has The Best Online Recharge ServiceOnline recharge service is a must facility an operator has to provide.With more and more people joining internet everyday, It is very necessary to provide customers with a secured, flawless recharge system online.

We tried to Spot some of the Telecom Operators who are Good at this.TelecomTalk gives Vodafone Full Marks and we feel nothing wrong in Terming Vodafone as a “Best Online Recharge Provider” for Prepaid Customers.

Here we List our Experience, Trying Online Recharge with different Operators

Airtel

Airtel, India’s top GSM operator has done several campaigns to promote its online recharge service. We conducted a small test.We visited the Airtel’s official website airtel.in and we were happy to find the option to recharge online.

Things we Noticed in Airtel’s Online Recharge System

- Simple listing which asks for your number, recharge amount in a drop down box and a CAPTCHA for Security.

- Airtel mainly relies on mCheck service.

- One has to have Mcheck PIN to make recharge.

- Range of Denominations available are very less. There are just 9 options to choose with (Minimum Recharge Amount 50Rs).

- No Special Voucher recharges like Internet pack for 98 etc can be done Online!.This disappointed us as Internet Users wish to Recharge for Internet Plans Online.

- Payments via Only Credit Cards or Net banking. No debit cards allowed! (though they have mentioned all types of VISA card allowed)

- What we did not like is, they are using mCheck even on web mCheck is best suited for mobile and though using it online  is simple.It prompts you for mCheck PIN! Also we were not able to recharge via debit card!

Minimum recharge amountt was 50 and no special recharges were allowed.

Here is the link for Online Recharge for Airtel

Idea Cellular

Idea Cellular’s Official website ideacellular.com flashes the “Online Recharge Banner” but Idea prompts you for an 8 digit code to make your life still complex with additional verification thing.We were unable to recharge at one go because of 8 digit barrier.

Here is the Link for Online Recharge for Idea

Aircel
Aircel has limited number of denominations to recharge (60,100,222,333,500). Though it has option to recharge for special offers like internet packs. We couldn’t see many important special vouchers listed one good thing is , it don’t prompt you for any complicated PIN.

However we got This Error Message at End

“Dear Customer,

This service is temporarily unavailable due to some technical reasons. We regret for the inconvenience caused. Please try again later”

Aircel definitely has broken Online Recharge System”.


Here is The Online Recharge link for Aircel

Reliance

Reliance doesn’t have any facility which provides online recharge!

We Checked their Official Website (Both CDMA and GSM) to find nothing about Online Recharge!

Tata Docomo

Tata Docomo, the new kid on the block  provides online recharge service an Amount as low as 11 can be recharged online.Tata Docomo even accepts Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Net Banking.The only thing which Lags in Tata Docomo is one cannot recharge special vouchers its Pops up a Window “Coming Soon”

Online Recharge  for Tata Docomo

Uninor

No Online Recharge Facility!

BSNL

Provides online recharge cacility you have to get ready with your Username and Password to Recharge (Open for Registered Users Only)

Online Recharge for BSNL

Why Vodafone Online Recharge is the Best

- Recharge link available at Vodafone.in, official website of Vodafone, recharge is open for all!

- Prompts only for mobile number and basic information . You do not need to worry about the mCheck PIN code as in Airtel or 8 digit code as in Idea.

- Recharge as low as Rs 10 (Chhota Recharge) and it has a huge list of recharging denominations.

- Top up recharge for talktime, validity recharges and even special voucher (Bonus Card) recharges can be done Online.

- Credit Cards, Net Banking and Even Debit Cards can be used as a Payment Mode.

- Better user interface and simplicity one can easily choose between the different packs and choose the best as every pack including special vouchers are displayed.

- Provides Unique Transaction ID, One Can Verify and Check the Status of Transaction with it.


Here is the Link for Vodafone Online Recharge

Let Us Know Your Experience on Online Recharge, what payment mode you used and Which operator really Rocks when it comes to Online Recharge.

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  • Jyothi August 18, 2011 12:06 pm

    Vodafone India – No recharge tariff or How many days validity, the details are not available in Vodafone-India website, very difficult to recharge. Online recharge is a nightmare

  • Saurabh July 15, 2011 10:08 am

    I use to recharge my prepaid using my ICICI Internet Banking account. They allow recharge for almost every operator except Videocon/Etisalat DB. Their mobile banking app also has the same feature. I use Idea and what I like the most is they don’t mix up special recharges with top-ups like recharging with 98 pack will always give you internet pack without taking into matter how you recharge. Tata Docomo has special recharges available through their webpage. Recharging Airtel through bank’s website is same like their own website. Only 7 recharge denominations available.

  • Ajith Kumar March 16, 2011 8:35 pm

    Airtel online recharge is the dirtiest one i have ever experienced.Shame up on you Sunil Mittal, because of your inability to take into account the requirement of customers.Airtel considers customers as menials,they dont allow any special recharge through online.Procedures are so complex even in case of regular recharges.Hell on Airtel.

    A frustrated customer

  • GENO THOMAS August 13, 2010 6:03 pm

    Online Recharging Service is there for Reliance Mobiles through the site http://myservices.relianceada.com/launchAMSS.do and it accepts by Internet Banking.
    But, registration is needed…!

  • rajiev August 12, 2010 7:23 pm

    vodfone aisi harkat kar sakta hai main soch bhi nahi sakta

  • Raghu August 11, 2010 11:50 pm

    @Praveen Pious
    yes they say it is temporary problem they say the problem will be resolved in 4-5 months :)

  • doc_dip August 11, 2010 11:44 pm

    @wasim
    hi,wasim bhai
    cant do smart prepaid(kolkata) ol recharge thru myservies.relianceada…
    sayin’plz give 12(twelve no) reliane num!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    plz help

  • SURAJA August 11, 2010 11:12 pm

    wasim :
    vodafone chor-saale… they have different ‘full talk time offer’ for per sec and per min customer within the prepaid segment itself… while no other operator has such discrimination and fine-print. also these b@%$@%@#$% don’t put it clearly on their website.
    i was on per min and used to regularly recharge for rs.222 full talk time offer every month, but when i converted to per sec plan the rs.222 full talk time offer was not applicable and the min was rs.333. what is frustrating and angers me is that it was not clearly mentioned on its website even after the vodafone no. was entered.
    in reliance once you mention the rcom no., your last name is mentioned and relevant offers are presented.
    so vodafone is certainly not the best online recharge operator. its chor-minded culture is reflected even in its online recharge facility.

    YES I TOO FACED SIMILAR PROBLEM. VODAFONE PEOPLE ARE BORN CHEATERS AND FRAUDS. NEVER TRUST THEM.

  • Praveen Pious August 11, 2010 9:29 pm

    @Devraj

    HDFC’s prepaid recharging facility has been offline since some months. I wonder what these guys are up to .. :(

  • Sanjay Bafna August 11, 2010 8:33 pm

    @Chethan Thimmappa, MTNL Mumbai (which is not included in this post!) has Simple, Secured,and BEST on-line recharge system.

    MTNL Mumbai Online Recharge System (for 2G and 3G )-:

    - Recharge link available at mtnlmumbai.in, official website of MTNL Mumbai, recharge is open for all!

    - Prompts only for mobile number and basic information . You do not need to worry about the mCheck PIN code as in Airtel or 8 digit code as in Idea.

    - Recharge as low as Rs 40 (Top-Up) and it has a huge list of recharging denominations for 2G and 3G.

    - Top up recharge for talktime, validity recharges, GPRS Plan coupon,3G Data Plan Coupons and even special voucher (Bonus Coupon or Special tariff Vouchers) recharges can be done Online.

    - Credit Cards, Net Banking and Even Debit Cards can be used as a Payment Mode.

    - Better user interface and simplicity one can easily choose between the different packs and choose the best as every pack including special vouchers are displayed.

    - Provides Unique Transaction ID, One Can Verify and Check the Status of Transaction with it.

    Here is the direct link http://trumprechargeonline.mtnl.net.in/MTNLLive/MTNLSchemes.aspx

  • Anirban Mukherjee August 11, 2010 8:31 pm

    I am agree that Vodafone online recharge is pretty good…..but MTS online recharge isa little bit better.i think its more simple and more flexible(as data-card recharge also available from this)………..MTS recharge system should be mentioned in this article I think….. :)

  • mumBHAI August 11, 2010 8:11 pm

    Hey …you have not included MTNL Mumbai in this list!!! it has simplest and most comprehensive on-line recharge service …just key in your mobile number (no other validations)and your are provided with their entire bouquet of prepaid recharges /plan coupons/ top ups and even the entire 3g range of coupons including hsdpa-data recharges!!! The consumer can chose internet banking,credit cards or debit cards as their preferred mode to make payments.All the coupons have the same value and validity as their physical recharges.

  • mahesh August 11, 2010 6:13 pm

    rs 10/- online recharge cannot be done now, previously it worked, now minimum top-up is rs 50/-.

  • Dileep August 11, 2010 5:37 pm

    I agree the fact Vodafone has the best service inOnline recharging as u can track the transaction in a later stage…Airtel too good except the Mchek PIN promt but it is a added security also,tried Aircel the servie was availbale when i tried.Good survey by Telecom Talk

  • Devraj August 11, 2010 5:30 pm

    Reliance is having online recharge from many years.
    I recharged 100 for Airtel in 2006 and they charged 30 and given only talktime of 60 only

    But Reliance use to give full talk time in those days

    You can recharge through HDFC bank.
    I am paying my Reliance postpaid bill on line through using credit card sine 2005
    Now you can make payments through credit card without internet from past 1.5 years

    Reliance is good in online recharge no hidden charges

  • aditya August 11, 2010 4:45 pm

    Reliance can be recharged online!
    here is the link
    http://myservices.relianceada.com/captureInstantRecharge.do

  • doc_dip August 11, 2010 4:36 pm

    what about tata indicom????they have one of the best omline recharge

    …what about MTS????pretty good recharge not onle mobile but also the datacard prepaid which according to me is the coolest thing.
    .
    AND GUESS WHAT IF U HAVE NO BALANCE IN U R MTS PREPAID DATACARD U STILL CAN RECHARGE ONLINE WATEVER AMOUNT U NEED.,,,
    about airtel…the whole m commerce thing sucks…also they hadn’t changed a bit of the layout of their website since when sunil mittal wore nappies

    how u guys put 1st column on airtl online recharge in this review ?????they simply dont deserve this with their sucking serrvice inspite they claim largest network in india…total bull@#$%

  • AJAY RAO August 11, 2010 4:34 pm

    ya with STV, tata docomo online recharge option shows COMING SOON.

  • Nikhil August 11, 2010 2:10 pm

    @wasim
    Ya,u r right..in Docomo online recharge if we enter 75 they will show 75 as talktime for full talk time offer..but vodafone will not

  • pramodh August 11, 2010 1:06 pm

    Yes voda online recharge is gud and simple, i had earlier problems with bsnl as amount credited takes time but now it is also gud

  • wasim August 11, 2010 12:50 pm

    reliance recharge is simple and good. vodafone interface is good but their chor-minded culture and cheating its customers is a big turn-off!

  • wasim August 11, 2010 12:47 pm

    vodafone chor-saale… they have different ‘full talk time offer’ for per sec and per min customer within the prepaid segment itself… while no other operator has such discrimination and fine-print. also these b@%$@%@#$% don’t put it clearly on their website.

    i was on per min and used to regularly recharge for rs.222 full talk time offer every month, but when i converted to per sec plan the rs.222 full talk time offer was not applicable and the min was rs.333. what is frustrating and angers me is that it was not clearly mentioned on its website even after the vodafone no. was entered.

    in reliance once you mention the rcom no., your last name is mentioned and relevant offers are presented.

    so vodafone is certainly not the best online recharge operator. its chor-minded culture is reflected even in its online recharge facility.

  • Karthik Kumar V G August 11, 2010 12:39 pm

    @Raghu
    I completely agree with Raghu. Reliance online recharge is really cool and user friendly.

  • Nikhil August 11, 2010 12:25 pm

    The problem i found with vodafone is that confirmatory sms is not coming after the online recharge even though amount is credited…also one should undestand vodafones deduction in the talktime amount..
    While all operators give Rs.7.07 for Rs.10 recharge,vodafone gives only 6.06..! This deduction is in all thgeir recharges except in full talk time offers..When i asked the customer care abt this they said that it is due to TRAI’s instructions…Poor fellows thouht that i believed it..TRAI will not announce operator specific instructions..all norms are applicable to every operators..so these vodafone is cheating people of india..i immediately thrown away the vodafone sim & took docomo connection(They r offering some sms with a few days validity for the reduction in tt,but still it is cheating)

  • Kevin August 11, 2010 12:23 pm

    Virgin Mobile has the best online facility ! Try it :)

  • Nikhil August 11, 2010 12:15 pm

    Tatadocomo offers around 10 special online vouchers in kerala circle…And almost all top up amounts are available..we can use atm cards…!
    Administrators please have a second attempt…check with a kerala number…

  • sam August 11, 2010 11:50 am

    Tooo bad Mr Thimmapa you missed out few operators Virgin, MTNL, loop if u give some information give it complete.

  • -!GS!- August 11, 2010 11:48 am

    Voda is good… becoz itz a Uk based company :P

  • altaf August 11, 2010 11:41 am

    Best is reliance online recharge service..!

  • waseem August 11, 2010 11:41 am

    I HAVE RECHARGE PUNJAB DOCOMO Number SUCCCESFULLY.MAY BE IT DEPEN ON CIRCLE.@Chethan Thimmappa

  • Chethan Thimmappa August 11, 2010 11:40 am

    @Kshitiz Gupta

    Yeah :P U are right… will update it soon

  • Chethan Thimmappa August 11, 2010 11:40 am

    @Kshitiz Gupta

    Yeah :P U r right

  • Kshitiz Gupta August 11, 2010 11:08 am

    @Chethan Thimmappa
    The link to the above mentioned site is present from rcom.co.in. Please do your search properly dumbass.

  • Chethan Thimmappa August 11, 2010 11:01 am

    Aaruna :
    Reliance has online recharge at myservices.relianceada.com and it is quite good. You can choose between topups, validity vouchers, and special packs.

    Oh is this Official One… Sorry I missed… Couldn’t Find in their Official Website… Will Update it Soon…

    http://myservices.relianceada.com

  • Chethan Thimmappa August 11, 2010 10:55 am

    @Merc

    @waseem

    Here is the Screenshot of BROKEN LINK http://i38.tinypic.com/16gil1s.jpg … when I click on “Special Recharge” … It is a Bangalore Circle Number only!!

  • waseem August 11, 2010 10:37 am

    Tata Docomo

    Tata Docomo, the new kid on the block provides online recharge service an Amount as low as 11 can be recharged online.Tata Docomo even accepts Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Net Banking.The only thing which Lags in Tata Docomo is one cannot recharge special vouchers its Pops up a Window “Coming Soon”
    BUT I HAVE RECHARGE SPECIAL TARRIFF VOUCHER OF DOCOMO (60 RS. INTERNET PACK )

  • rajiev August 11, 2010 10:07 am

    i believe idea cellular have also good recharge option

  • Raghu August 11, 2010 10:03 am

    @Chetan Thimmappa
    online recharge is available for Reliance also http://myservices.relianceada.com but the minimum recharge starts from rs 50 and u can activate any packs. So After Vodafone,Reliance is good in online recharge

  • sud August 11, 2010 10:00 am

    I have one Idea( formaly Spice ) connection . In Idea site Its showing invalid no.

  • GAURAV August 11, 2010 10:00 am

    RELIANCE IS GOOD AARUNA IS CORRECT ABT MY SERVICES

  • sud August 11, 2010 9:53 am

    Aaruna :
    Reliance has online recharge at myservices.relianceada.com and it is quite good. You can choose between topups, validity vouchers, and special packs.

    My mobile no is not accepting man
    9832551405
    and for others all only 110 topups are available .

  • Merc August 11, 2010 9:44 am

    @chetan
    I could do online recharge of both STV n Topup without any problem using Tata docomo site for Bangalore number, not sure why you are getting coming soon msg . i guess its based on Circle, can you mention what Circle number u used while testing

  • Shyam August 11, 2010 9:42 am

    Agree with your result. Have been using the online recharge facility for so many months now and really its good. Even the recharge gets credited into your account in matter of minutes.
    These people charge a bit more than the nearest competitor but the kind of service they offer is really top class.

  • Aaruna August 11, 2010 8:39 am

    Reliance has online recharge at myservices.relianceada.com and it is quite good. You can choose between topups, validity vouchers, and special packs.

  • srikapardhi August 11, 2010 7:49 am

    this was done long back and i did n’t face any issues with aircel that time.also vodafone improved lots more as of present day in case of online recharge!

    U did n’t check virgin mobile Chethan Thimmappa sir!i think its most updated and gives u a kick off service!