After SpiceDeck fails to Takeoff, Spice Digital to Relaunch the Recharge & Payments Portal as Spay?

Way back in 2012, Spice Digital Ltd. had launched a site primarily aimed at prepaid mobile and DTH recharges [Medianama]. Today we discovered the new branding Spay (www.spay.in) when we tried to visit Spicedeck (www.spicedeck.com). Given the fact that both the URLs take us to a page with Spay branding, it is fairly evident that the new name would be Spay. The first thing that struck to our mind on looking at Spay was the site’s striking resemblance to industry leader Paytm. While we could not find any reference to Paytm within Spay the similar looks make us think if Spice has entered into some agreement with Paytm!

Spay India

PayTM

Why Rebranding?

Though SpiceDeck was launched in 2012, it failed to gain attention of the users. This is evident from the fact that their facebook page has just 294 likes and no twitter presence (we could not locate one). This might have led Spice Digital to look forward to a complete revamp and relaunch, as it is sometimes better to ditch a failed identity. It also pays to learn from past mistakes and improve the platform the second time. Coming to Spay’s launch date we have no information about that at present.

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Image Credits: Medianama

Notes on Spay

  1. The social presence is nearly two months old – Spay joined facebook (9 fans as of now) and Google+ in the last week of March.
  2. The website is fairly functional and is capable of detecting the mobile service provider once the number is keyed in. Special offers were shown for Airtel but not for BSNL.
  3. The homepage shows the Android app but it is not linked to the Play Store
  4. The prepaid and postpaid sections allow the user to enter mobile number, DTH customer ID, Data card particulars, amount etc. but clicking on ‘My Wallet’ brings up registration prompt.
  5. ‘Contact Us’ is not working either!

All this makes us think that the launch is set to happen anytime soon and Spice Digital appears to be in advanced stages of testing. We didn’t try to register and recharge or pay bills as we didn’t want to lose money through an unsupported portal.

So readers, what do you think about Spay by Spice Digital? What do you think must be different for them to stand out from the crowded recharge market?

Note: If you are trying out Spay, do at your own risk as the site is not formally launched yet!

Update: Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar replied to our tweet stating that Spay has not partnered with Paytm.

 

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3 Comments on "After SpiceDeck fails to Takeoff, Spice Digital to Relaunch the Recharge & Payments Portal as Spay?"

 

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Dekkho GP
June 27, 2014 5:09 pm 5:09 PM

FREE Rs. 20 that you can use immediately. No need to have any Credit/Debit card or bank account.

Just download the android app Spice Safar and get Rs. 20 of mobile recharge.

Steps:

1. Search Spice Safar android mobile app from Google Play Store

2. Install and open the app, add the following PROMO CODE (4JA0JQK) when you REGISTER the app for the first time

PROMO CODE: 4JA0JQK

Pls note, it is “0” (zero) in the promo code, do NOT enter “O” alphabet.

Vishal
May 19, 2014 11:11 pm 11:11 PM

I think they should keep them self away from deals and offers. It’s not worth as hardly anybody uses it. And those coupons are freely available on internet without any charges. I think they should focus on successful recharge ratio first.

XYZ
May 20, 2014 9:17 am 9:17 AM

@ Vishal
Some site charge for coupon for delevring it the charge 10 to 30 rs for it(it may be different for other).

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