Google Now Allows Airtel, Jio, BSNL and Vodafone Idea Users to Compare & Recharge Prepaid Plans

Published by
Chakri K

Google on Tuesday launched a mobile recharge facility in its Search option for prepaid mobile users in India. Google Search will now enable users to browse plans across several mobile carriers, compare discounts and offers, and recharge these plans using payment options. This search experience is currently available for users those have signed-in using their Android devices, and provides prepaid service plans from Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Jio and BSNL across India. It’s a useful feature from Google, but the limitation to Android will disappoint a lot of users. The implementation of this feature to Google Search shows how big is prepaid recharge business in India.

How to Use Google Search for Mobile Recharge

In order to use this feature, Android phone users need to be signed-in to their devices. Users will need to type for a search query like ‘’sim recharge”, “mobile prepaid recharge” or other similar queries on their Android devices. The search result will then show a Mobile Recharge section wherein users get to feed their relevant information like phone number, operator, circle and then hit “Browse plans”.

In this section, your primary mobile number is already entered in the mobile number field, along with the operator name and the circle. Google will then show all the prepaid plans available by that particular operator and the preferred plan can be chosen from this list.

Following this, the users are taken to the payment page where a list of valid offers from all the compatible payment providers who can fulfil the selected plan. The list of payment providers includes Google Pay, FreeCharge, Mobikwik and Paytm.

The user can then tap the provider to complete the recharge through the service provider’s app or mobile website. Tapping on any of the options will either open the respective app (if installed) or their website.

The operators currently listed are BSNL, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio Infocomm. Google will be bringing more carrier partners and payment provider options in the future, but for now, we all know these are the major telecom operators in India.

It is worth noting all these features were already available for Google Pay app. This move is now beneficial to all users considering not everyone is registered with the mobile payment apps like Google Pay, Paytm, and so on.

Chakri K

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

Share
Published by
Chakri K

Recent Posts

Reliance Jio Offering JioCall to 2G, 3G Users for Making VoLTE Calls

Reliance Jio, the largest telecom operator in the country, is offering the JioCall app to…

Bharti Airtel Quietly Adds Rs 109, Rs 111, Rs 128 and Rs 131 Monthly Packs

Bharti Airtel, a major telecom operator in India, has added four new prepaid plans for…

Reliance Communications Non-Core Assets See No Takers

Reliance Communications (RCom), a major telecom operator now under insolvency proceedings, has failed to sell…

OnePlus Might Make Nord an Independent Brand

Back in 2020, for the first time, OnePlus launched a Nord smartphone. At that point,…

Airtel Forays into Banking Sector in Africa as Well

Bharti Airtel runs a wholly-owned banking subsidiary company in India called Airtel Payments Bank. The…

Telecom Sector Skill Council Partners Britco & Bridco to Open New Centers

The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) has partnered with the skill-based organisation Britco and Bridco…

India to Have Around 110 Million Fiber Broadband Subscribers by 2030

Regardless of the 5G network launch, users won’t ignore the benefits that fiber broadband brings…

Metaverse Value to Grow as Big as GDP of Japan by 2030, to Redefine Marketing as Well

All the private Indian telecom operators including Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea (Vi) and Bharti Airtel…

O-RAN Is Important for Telecom Industry to Reduce Costs and Promote Diversity

At the first roundtable discussion organised by ASSOCHAM, a non-governmental trade body, leaders and stakeholders…