Vodafone Launches Balance Transfer

Vodafone Launches Balance TransferLets Take a small break from the hyped 3G services by operators and look into news of other telecom operators. Vodafone is now making some news by launching a first of its kind Balance Transfer!

Now you can send money ( aka Currency in your Mobile) to your friends in no time!! Thanks to USSD, Everything is Made too simple.

All you need to Remember is a simple Format. Just Dial *131*Amount*FriendMobileNumber# to initiate a money transfer! And your existing balance will be instantly debited and sent to your friend! Suppose if you want to send 10 Rupees to your friend’s Number 9999999999 from your existing balance, all you need to do is dial *131*10*999999999# and wait for a confirmation pop up! Easy Isn’t it?

Here is The Response Message your Friend gets when the Transfer is successful!

Vodafone Balance Transfer

Things you want to remember before initiating a Transaction

  • Make Sure you enter the Valid 10 digit Mobile Number of your Friend (Cross Check Twice)
  • Enter any Amount between from 5Rs(lower limit) and 30Rs (upper limit)
  • You are allowed to transfer money to the same number only once in a day.
  • Play safe with *131*Amount*FriendMobileNumber# , Your crazy  Friend could grab your Phone and send all your money to his Number :P

The Above Service was tested in Karnataka Region.  Let us know whether it is available in your region.

This Article Was Written By: TT Desk

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  • dipak March 30, 2014 9:05 pm, 9:05 PM

    why the new costomers will not transfer the talk time to Onother Vodafone number…..

    Reply
  • AJIT SINGH August 19, 2013 1:25 pm, 1:25 PM

    They charged Rs. 2 for a transfer. I think it’s fine but at least they should openly let people know. In case of emergency, this is a good idea and I could use it when all the shops are closed and their website is nearly useless.
    Thanks. Cheers!

    Reply
  • tapan April 13, 2013 2:05 pm, 2:05 PM

    Vodafone gprs is costly plz give Rs.50 per month

    Reply
  • Madan Rathod February 17, 2013 9:18 pm, 9:18 PM

    how to use nokia n8 mobile confrence colling.

    Reply
  • Jaspreet Singh January 5, 2013 8:46 pm, 8:46 PM

    Vodafone give only 10 MB at Rs 4 & 80 MB at Rs 13 where as aircel gives unlimited downloading on Rs 14. Why????

    Reply
  • MA December 23, 2012 2:02 pm, 2:02 PM

    Balance transfer from another phone to your phone is not possible if your balance is zero.

    What a service!

    Reply
  • Deep Kumar December 23, 2012 11:54 am, 11:54 AM

    Concentrate less on Big Boss season 6 & more on taking care of customers.
    By the way what is this non sense?!,you guys cut Rs. 1.50 for 1000 free messages daily?!
    You guys are increasing 50 by 50 paisa as you’re getting famous,i’m starting to hate you guys.Aircel only charges 60paise for 100free messages.If you continue the same thing,One fine day you’ll definitely see your company’s downfall as the Hutch company saw previously in India.
    Jago Vodafone Jago.

    Reply
  • Deep Kumar December 23, 2012 11:26 am, 11:26 AM

    What is this non sense,you guys cut Rs. 1.50 for 1000 free messages daily?!
    You guys are increasing 50 by 50 paisa as you’re getting famous,i’m starting to hate you guys.Aircel only charges 60paise for 100free messages.If you continue the same thing,One fine day you’ll definitely see your company’s downfall as the Hutch company saw previously in India.
    Jago Vodafone Jago.

    Reply
  • Deep Kumar December 23, 2012 11:23 am, 11:23 AM

    What is this non sense,you guys cut Rs. 1.50 for 1000 free messages daily?!
    You guys are increasing 50 by 50 paisa as you’re getting famous,i’m starting to hate you guys.Aircel only charges 60paise for 100free messages.One day you’ll definitely see your company’s downfall.

    Reply
  • Vivek October 30, 2012 8:15 pm, 8:15 PM

    Its showing i must complete 30 days with vodafone.
    But i have vodaf. connection for almost 2 years? :-S

    Reply
  • Shadow October 28, 2012 9:28 am, 9:28 AM

    Its available in mumbai.

    Reply
  • haywire July 29, 2012 9:16 pm, 9:16 PM

    its available in goa

    Reply
  • leonard rozario July 18, 2012 10:34 am, 10:34 AM

    For 10RS credit recharge, urll r charging RS 2 Its too much for 8 days

    Reply
  • Rakesh Jaganth July 13, 2012 7:49 pm, 7:49 PM

    Hello Vodafone I was transfer money one of the my friend cell rupees 30, they were charge 4 Rs, But Somewhere mention, foe 30 Rs 3 Rs charge, How Come?

    Reply
  • Waseem June 4, 2012 11:03 pm, 11:03 PM

    I ws charged 3rs for transferring 10rs to my friends cell…….

    Reply
  • Amit May 30, 2012 4:17 pm, 4:17 PM

    I just tried this balance transfer, but they charged me RS 4 for transfer of Rs 24 , but the website says rs 2 till rs 24.
    http://www.vodafone.in/prepaid/plans/pages/prepaid_balance_transfer_mum.aspx?cid=mum
    Have they increased the charges?? At least inform the customers.
    That’s really bad will not use balance transfer.

    Reply
  • help u May 21, 2012 7:30 pm, 7:30 PM

    prabhjot :
    Dere is any system of transfer SMS pack to another vodafone no.???

    gunika :
    Dere is any system of transfer SMS pack to another vodafone no.???

    no , there is no such system..

    Reply
  • prabhjot May 21, 2012 6:15 pm, 6:15 PM

    Dere is any system of transfer SMS pack to another vodafone no.???

    Reply
  • gunika April 28, 2012 8:53 pm, 8:53 PM

    Dere is any system of transfer SMS pack to another vodafone no.???

    Reply
  • Vibha March 30, 2012 9:40 am, 9:40 AM

    They charged Rs. 2 for a transfer. I think it’s fine but at least they should openly let people know. In case of emergency, this is a good idea and I could use it when all the shops are closed and their website is nearly useless.
    Thanks. Cheers!

    Reply
  • kadbal March 19, 2012 1:15 pm, 1:15 PM

    Look at these guys- how cunning are they- they dont even mention tht the transaction would be charged-typical of indian mentality of surreptious profit making.. why not advertise in bold- such transactions have a cost- then no one wud touch this kind of service.. One more thing- some one said tht 98 rs internet is poor service- i wud say atrocious-not just poor- ibought the card 2 times and no connection at all- so tks vodafone-i dont need tht

    Reply
  • ananthram March 10, 2012 7:16 am, 7:16 AM

    Can we transfer balance from vodafone to docomo?

    Reply
  • SAK March 6, 2012 3:01 pm, 3:01 PM

    Does any other company provides this option.

    Reply
  • akhilesh ram February 23, 2012 10:06 pm, 10:06 PM

    hi i am akhil vodafone is really a third class company it charges is very high for eaverything and services r very poor. other company having less internet charges like docomo but giving great service and vodafone charges r 98 for 1gb and services r very poor

    Reply
  • Nirmal Kumar December 4, 2011 2:44 pm, 2:44 PM

    The charges is not uniform across the amount transfered it starts from Rs 1 for Rs 5 and goes on …. we have enabled another short code *130# that provided the details of all the low balance service and can be used to perform the activity as well.
    ~Nirmal Kumar

    Reply
  • ram October 23, 2011 12:32 am, 12:32 AM

    please dont charge that 3 rs it really hurts , as i transfered 300 rs in 10 days and got deducted the sum of rs 30 that is sick man come on already we are payin u such a big amt every month,so kindly take off this charge of rs 3 per transfer make it free thanks.

    Reply
    • Joy Ganguly July 13, 2013 7:46 pm, 7:46 PM

      if they allow free balance transfer then you will recharge with 222 (100% talktime) and distribute among many phones… so this would invalidate the smaller topups vodafone provide like 10 30 etc that has tax and service charge

      Reply
  • Poonam Lalwani October 17, 2011 12:57 pm, 12:57 PM

    Very good approach by VODAFONE. But It is false attempt by vodafone since they dint mention the charge of Re.3 on every transfer recharge. I won’t be interested to pay extra Re.3 on transferring re.5 to the other account. Atleast don’t charge the amount to the vodafone customer and keep the facility for Vodafone STD customers also. (current facility is available to only local vodafone no.s)

    Reply
  • sana September 14, 2011 10:37 pm, 10:37 PM

    Can any1 tel me, i did the same thng to send the balance to pakistan
    like, *131*moblenum*account#
    but nothing happend???

    Reply
  • Tarun joshi August 28, 2011 10:03 am, 10:03 AM

    pl z launch unlimited plan for 3g my mobile no is 9920980855 call me for new offer no MSG pl z

    Reply
  • vinita jain August 22, 2011 6:12 pm, 6:12 PM

    i gt a call frm a fake number saying Vodafone customer care. n told me to call on dis service. unfortunately i ws nt aware of it at that time n money ws transferred to that number through my mobile. is there any method to get my balance back or to complaint against that number??? plz help.

    Reply
  • priya August 22, 2011 3:55 pm, 3:55 PM

    hey does this work for only local vodafone prepaid numbers or also can be transfered from local vodafone number to another state vodafone number ???

    Reply
  • narayana August 17, 2011 7:48 pm, 7:48 PM

    It is working good for me … I recharged my wife many times from my mobile. Hey Suraj are you typing it correct or are you transferring to vodafone mobile only ??? It should work if the answer is Yes for both.

    *131*amount*number# should be the syntax .. You dont need to have * preceded to #..

    Reply
  • Suraj July 27, 2011 6:58 pm, 6:58 PM

    Not working. Everytime I enter *130# or to transfer balance: *131*(rupee amount)*(phone number)*#, it DOESN’T WORK.

    Reply
  • sandeep July 2, 2011 1:24 pm, 1:24 PM

    Please monthly 3 time full taktime offers

    Reply
  • Ronnie July 1, 2011 9:04 pm, 9:04 PM

    Vodafone..I love You baby but please work out rationally…
    Love Always!!

    Reply
  • Ronnie July 1, 2011 9:03 pm, 9:03 PM

    @vivek parashar
    True… That is pretty diplomatic…

    Reply
  • Ronnie July 1, 2011 8:59 pm, 8:59 PM

    OMG..What the hell… They seek profit here also!! Damn… I thought it wold raise my bal a bit… :( Really weird…

    Reply
  • delhi June 28, 2011 11:37 pm, 11:37 PM

    Rs 3 was deducted from my balance!..:(

    Reply
  • RAHUL MISHRA June 22, 2011 11:26 am, 11:26 AM

    i want know few about your company related with calling.

    Reply
  • Ashton June 19, 2011 6:42 pm, 6:42 PM

    WTF 1rs debited extra…stupid cheaters and loosers they are always wait for some chance to f*** our money

    Reply
  • Colin June 6, 2011 1:52 pm, 1:52 PM

    I just tried the service. It was successful. But, an additional Rs.2/- is deducted from my account.
    WTF

    Reply
  • vijay May 25, 2011 6:24 pm, 6:24 PM

    it’s posible for balence tranfer to other mobile network (like vodafone to Airtel,TATA Docomo, Please revert me.

    Reply
  • Jayakrishnan May 25, 2011 11:38 am, 11:38 AM

    When any operator introduce any offer, they should disclose everything – the hidden cost. Here, Vodofone did not disclose their charge for the balance tranfer. In business when something is hidden from the customer, it is a wrong practice (in other words “cheating”).

    Reply
  • mohd.afroz May 18, 2011 5:28 pm, 5:28 PM

    i am also vodafone costamer so i get help 2 u how 2 i know the others vodafone numbers balance i can know other mobiles balance on my phone

    Reply
  • SHIVA KUMAR April 8, 2011 12:55 pm, 12:55 PM

    IS THIS OFFER IS AVAILABLE IN ALL OVER INDIA OR WHAT….?

    Reply
  • Rakesh Sharma March 22, 2011 4:09 pm, 4:09 PM

    Your information was really useful.. Thanks a lot for posting this information
    thanks

    Reply
  • debasish March 15, 2011 3:40 pm, 3:40 PM

    In orissa its working…..u have to pay additional 1 rupee for this service.

    Reply
  • MS March 11, 2011 3:18 pm, 3:18 PM

    Your information was really useful.. Thanks a lot for posting this information
    MS

    Reply
  • shikharsharma March 8, 2011 6:10 pm, 6:10 PM

    vodafone verey good purpas network

    Reply
  • rukmi March 3, 2011 11:07 am, 11:07 AM

    This is fake…..
    *131*5*mobile number# Dial

    Information -

    Dear Customer, This offer only Applicable For Customers Who have been with vodafone for longer then 3 months. Happy to Help!

    Reply
  • Rajat February 28, 2011 10:03 am, 10:03 AM

    So there are actually some charges of using this service? How much will be the charges if I transfer Rs 30 ?

    @vivek parashar

    Reply
  • PD February 12, 2011 3:49 pm, 3:49 PM

    vivek parashar :
    its available in delhi, but i hate it when they write “rs. T has been deducted from your account. POWER TO YOU.”
    YEAH, CHARGE ME Rs. 2 AND THEN TELL ME THAT I HAVE POWER.

    IT is POWER to them ! It is their own money accounted in the system going from one A/c to another A/c. Also the subscribers pay tax for augmenting the account. This is totally unfair to charge or at the most allow one or two transfer for FREE in a month ! Hope the concerned will take note of this !

    Reply
  • vivek parashar February 12, 2011 3:01 pm, 3:01 PM

    its available in delhi, but i hate it when they write “rs. T has been deducted from your account. POWER TO YOU.”
    YEAH, CHARGE ME RS. 2 AND THEN TELL ME THAT I HAVE POWER.

    Reply
  • ajay patnaik January 31, 2011 12:13 am, 12:13 AM

    can this be done from postpaid to prepaid numbers?

    Reply
  • Roni January 30, 2011 8:56 am, 8:56 AM

    This is fake…..
    *131*5*mobile number# Dial

    Information -

    Dear Customer, This offer only Applicable For Customers Who have been with vodafone for longer then 3 months. Happy to Help!

    Reply
  • deb January 11, 2011 11:18 pm, 11:18 PM

    working at kolkata

    Reply
  • shivam oberoi January 4, 2011 3:52 pm, 3:52 PM

    yeeeeeeeee hiiiiiiiii is this service available in vodafone only or we can transfer money to our voda no. from any other service provider also???

    by d way it is available on voda to voda

    Reply
  • lovkesh bhatia December 7, 2010 5:10 pm, 5:10 PM

    hiiii, is this service available in vodafone only or we can transfer money to our voda no. from any other service provider also???

    Reply
  • santu November 7, 2010 3:26 pm, 3:26 PM

    @Aniket
    Till now, no.

    Reply
  • santu November 7, 2010 3:26 pm, 3:26 PM

    @Chary
    Not only docomo AP, all docomo buddynet customers across all circles can do that.

    Reply
  • Aniket November 7, 2010 3:05 pm, 3:05 PM

    Hello fried, there is any way to transper the balence in Aircel if avail then please post here.

    Reply
  • Chary November 6, 2010 10:32 am, 10:32 AM

    Hi Guys, This facility is already available in DOCOMO in AP Circle..
    They allow us to transfer max amount of Rs.150 in a day from your account to your friends account ( both should be in buddynet scheme ) at a charge of Re1.00 per day. I done it for several times.

    Vodafone is the second player to introduce this scheme.

    Anyway good initiative from Vodafone

    Reply
  • Shuvro November 6, 2010 7:37 am, 7:37 AM

    again a good creative facility given by Vodafone..although till Nov 6th it has not started working in Kolkata circle…

    Reply
  • ashwani November 5, 2010 8:31 pm, 8:31 PM

    this service is not work in punjab

    Reply
  • hariprasad November 5, 2010 8:22 pm, 8:22 PM

    inter-state transfer is not possible.

    Reply
  • Shahbaaz November 5, 2010 2:04 am, 2:04 AM

    Ya working here At orissa…Gr8 Launch

    Reply
  • rahulraj November 4, 2010 7:42 pm, 7:42 PM

    @gaurav

    gaurav :
    same service is avlbl. In idea bihar.

    also available in STEL :)

    Reply
  • karann November 4, 2010 3:00 pm, 3:00 PM

    very good service, working in delhi too.
    also in delhi vodafone gives credit of rs5 10 or 25 according to monthly usage. and charge processing fees of 1, 2 n 3

    Reply
  • Animesh.Sengupta November 4, 2010 1:53 pm, 1:53 PM

    Just checked it is working in Maharashtra

    Reply
  • gaurav November 4, 2010 1:01 pm, 1:01 PM

    same service is avlbl. In idea bihar.

    Reply
  • PDNair November 4, 2010 12:49 pm, 12:49 PM

    Simple wonderful ! But for any scheme T&C is the killer – They say Re.1 for 5. However it is not Re1. The fact remains that you actually pay Rs.1.10 paise ( The amount in you credit cost of taxes paid over and above ! But still is useful

    Reply
  • Suvo Adhikary November 4, 2010 12:08 pm, 12:08 PM

    Balance Transfer is not working in West Bengal or Kolkata.

    Reply
  • Abhi November 4, 2010 11:41 am, 11:41 AM

    Tata Docomo is already offering this service from January this year. It is for buddynet members.you can transfer any amt above rs 5! And charge will be flat re 1 per transfer!
    SMS BT MOBILENUMBER AMOUNT
    to 54321.
    Like to transfer rs 50 to 9036090360 sms BT 9036090360 50
    to 54321
    to subscribe to buddynet sms JOIN to 121

    Reply
  • Keshav Jha November 4, 2010 11:05 am, 11:05 AM

    Service is not very costly. Simple too but increase upper limit.

    Reply
  • Nitin November 4, 2010 10:32 am, 10:32 AM

    As of now not working in Maharashtra

    Reply
  • Amit Deb Biswas November 4, 2010 10:24 am, 10:24 AM

    The processing fee may be costly.. But i think this service will help us when we need emergency moblie balance.. Vodafone also presents chhota credit of rs.10-25.. To get this offer sms to .. **your balance should be less than rs.5 and u r atleast 6month vodafone customer to get the offer..

    Reply
  • ARJUN November 4, 2010 10:12 am, 10:12 AM

    AWFUL OPERATOR IN KARNATAKA CIRCLE IS VOADAONE

    Reply
  • ARJUN November 4, 2010 10:11 am, 10:11 AM

    Awful Operator in Karnataka Circle

    Reply
  • Manoj Abhigyan November 4, 2010 10:03 am, 10:03 AM

    @Manoj Abhigyan
    This service was 1st launched by Bsnl in 2009.

    @Rohan Singh
    …and also by Vodafone in August this year. Nothing new.

    Reply
  • ARJUN November 4, 2010 9:54 am, 9:54 AM

    ***************Don’t Trust This

    Reply
  • Kamal Halder November 4, 2010 9:41 am, 9:41 AM

    @Anil
    Anil its too costly Yaar for Just Rs. 30 they have charged you Rs 3 Unjustified… This one another way to make the customers fool, among all the other ways.

    Reply
  • Rohan Singh November 4, 2010 9:33 am, 9:33 AM

    @Manoj Abhigyan

    @Manoj Abhigyan
    This service was 1st launched by Bsnl in 2009.

    Reply
  • Rohan Singh November 4, 2010 9:28 am, 9:28 AM

    Another copy from BSNL. Bsnl launched this service a year ago. Bsnl user can type GIFT 9********* 50 to 53738. To transfer 50 Rs. One can transfer upto 500Rs a day.

    Reply
  • Santu Sovan Mandal November 4, 2010 9:26 am, 9:26 AM

    VikasGoyal :
    What we have to do in case of STD number?

    This facility is currently available to same circle customers. So no issue of std appears here.

    Reply
  • Pronobendu November 4, 2010 9:06 am, 9:06 AM

    Hello Web Master Write properly. u write “all you need to do is dial *131*10*999999999# and wait for” and here only 9 digit.

    Reply
  • VikasGoyal November 4, 2010 9:02 am, 9:02 AM

    What we have to do in case of STD number?

    Reply
  • Anil November 4, 2010 8:57 am, 8:57 AM

    I have done transfer of 30 rupees to my friend’s mobile. Vodafone charged 3 rupees as service charge.

    Reply
  • anubhav11 November 4, 2010 8:54 am, 8:54 AM

    This service not available in my circle i.e HP

    Reply
  • Kaushik Maitra November 4, 2010 8:49 am, 8:49 AM

    awesome!!!!

    Reply
  • amar November 4, 2010 8:27 am, 8:27 AM

    great…..
    But is there any processing fee?
    Launch this service in all circle with Rs 100 transaction value.

    Reply
  • Amit Deb Biswas November 4, 2010 8:07 am, 8:07 AM

    Great!!! I have to try!!!

    Reply
  • Alisha Arora November 4, 2010 7:57 am, 7:57 AM

    Very useful n helful service by Vodafone…

    I am an Airtel user & vry much satisfied with its QOS but still Airtel is not providing Balance Transfer Facility in Uttar Pradesh(West)…….Jaago Airtel waalo ab to Jaago :)

    Airtel, plzzzzzzzzzzz launch this facility ASAP!!!

    Reply
  • Pranay November 4, 2010 7:46 am, 7:46 AM

    Realy good thng, expectd frm other operators also..

    Reply
  • Santu Sovan Mandal November 4, 2010 7:42 am, 7:42 AM

    In kolkata circle after sending the service command a dialog box appears which tell that *131# is in testing mode.

    Reply
  • Manoj Abhigyan November 4, 2010 7:36 am, 7:36 AM

    Please note that they will charge Re.1 for Rs.5-9, Rs.2 for Rs.10-24 and Rs.3 for Rs.24-30 for each transaction.

    Reply
  • Sivakumar November 4, 2010 7:24 am, 7:24 AM

    Is there any service charge for transfering amount?

    Reply
  • Sandesh November 4, 2010 7:24 am, 7:24 AM

    You will charged Rs.1 as balance transfer charges for any Amount between from Rs.5(lower limit) and Rs.30 (upper limit)

    Reply
  • Manoj Abhigyan November 4, 2010 7:18 am, 7:18 AM

    At least a good move by Vodafone after a long time. This type of service should be launched by all the operators.

    Reply
  • Ganesh Srinivasan November 4, 2010 7:18 am, 7:18 AM

    It is like what happens with shops providing recharges – they transfer currency from their account

    Reply
  • Nitin November 4, 2010 7:01 am, 7:01 AM

    Great work by vodafone. Wanted this service from long time. Is there any service charges or operator charge for this? Also Rs.30 upper limit is slightly low. It should have been atleast 50.

    Reply
  • riju November 4, 2010 6:57 am, 6:57 AM

    good one

    Reply
  • srikapardhi November 4, 2010 6:40 am, 6:40 AM

    This is what i thought of the operators should implement and today Vodafone implemented it !
    Finally my wish became true !
    Power to you !

    Reply
  • sri November 4, 2010 6:29 am, 6:29 AM

    This is in my brain from the year 1999, but never comes into action-Its great that it is live by vodafone

    Reply
  • Aaruna November 4, 2010 2:03 am, 2:03 AM

    This is amazing!

    Reply

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