Airtel Launches Smart Pack – World’s First Paper Recharge with a QR Code

Bharti Airtel  today launched the World’s First Paper Recharge Coupon with a Quick Response Code (QRC).


An innovative product currently available for Airtel prepaid mobile customers in Andhra Pradesh, the ‘Smart Pack’ provides a never-before convenience factor for customers to recharge their phones within 2 seconds. Customers can now easily scan the QR code to recharge their phone and forget the hassle of entering the 16 digit PIN after scratching the coupon.

How it works:

1. On your android phone, install ‘QR Code Reader’ app

2. On the recharge coupon, scratch to reveal a QR code,

3. Scan the code with the app

4. Click ‘Ok’ to finalise and approve recharge

The Smart Pack is currently available on a Recharge Coupon of Rs. 25  and will also offer customers an option to choose either 2G or 3G benefits on the same pack.

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March 28, 2014 4:03 pm 4:03 PM

@yogesh , loop becomes pathetic nw. i made 2nd pgportal requst then they wake up. today calld and lady said we wil condut survey and our exectve wil come to ur addres withn 7 days. how wil happen if i agin file 3rd req to pgortal? and i file a 2nd req to pgportal n they solve problm today with sme modifictn . i hapy with aircel. @darshan what u say abt this… ale aplya liyenvar na…

March 28, 2014 1:59 pm 1:59 PM
@ Raj ,hi. No offer till now ? It was feb last time we had discuss the same. Try this : may help you : just Sms ‘PORT ur no ‘ to 1900. Worked for me , got offers n call rate reduction to 1p/2 sec by Tata Gsm. May idea / airtel ll give u offers. N ha A V I give offers for limited period to limited users. Now i ve offer : 1GB 3G @ 26 RS 🙂 , 248 stv : 222 core tt + 1GB 3g 🙂 by tata gsm . I personaly dont use… Read more »
March 28, 2014 1:48 pm 1:48 PM

Airtel : 1st to launch mobile service in India in 1995-6. 1st to start 4G @ Pune n in india , in banglore for mobiles. Has larger user base 20 cr in india. Now this new feature. These days UC BROWSER comes with QR scanner. Good initiative Bharti Airtel .

March 28, 2014 2:22 pm 2:22 PM

Oh dear! Loop mobile was the first one to launch mobile services in india not airtel.

March 28, 2014 2:36 pm 2:36 PM

Sorry , yes it was BPL. ‘airtel was among the first few mobile telecom operators ‘ who started in india . Sorry again for my mistake.

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