Vodafone India starts offering Private Recharge services for its customers in Kolkata and RoB

Vodafone India has introduced yet another innovative service for their subscribers in West Bengal- Vodafone Private Recharge Mode – a free of cost service, which enables users to recharge their mobile phones, without sharing their mobile numbers with retailers.


Announcing the launch of this service in the circle, Arvinder Singh Sachdev- Business Head, Kolkata & West Bengal Circle said “The world is going Digital at a breakneck pace. With smartphones becoming the single most important storehouse of information, ensuring the privacy of subscribers by keeping their phone numbers private and protected, has gained paramount importance. As West Bengal’s most preferred telecom service provider, Vodafone is happy to bring one more path-breaking service that will make our customers feel more secure and empowered, enabling them to stay connected through their mobile phone 24×7 without concerns. Vodafone Private Recharge, a free of cost service, is a significant step in that direction.”

Recently Vodafone India started offering ‘Vodafone Sakhi Packs Allow Women To Do Private Recharging Without Sharing Mobile Number’ which will allow women to make a Private Recharge through an OPT code, without mobile number sharing. This OPT can also be used for all recharges done over a 24 hour period. An Emergency calling feature enables seamless connectivity with 10 minutes of calling even with Zero balance in their phone.

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‘Vodafone Sakhi’ is currently available in select areas of Dehradun, Saharanpur & Firozabad in UP (W) and Uttarakhand. The offer has been affordably priced, starting from Rs 52 only, to cater to women from all socio-economic backgrounds.

To avail the Vodafone Private Recharge option, a customer needs to send a toll free SMS ‘Private’ to 12604. It provides an OTP to the customer that can be used for subsequent recharges till midnight of the same day. To recharge at any multi-brand outlet, the customer simply needs to share the OTP instead of the mobile number with the retailer.

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D Bhattacharya
February 22, 2017 6:24 pm 6:24 PM

Dudes, you guys are getting the living daylights smashed out by Jio and all you offer is this pos? If privacy is such an issue, why not buy cards or recharge online? Duh??!!

Rishabh khemka
February 22, 2017 8:58 pm 8:58 PM
Not all people are used to recharge online… And recharge cards are available only for select packs. It was in news a few days ago that mobile numbers of girls are being sold in UP by recharge outlets and are later harrassed by buyer of such number. Even after this incidents people do tend to go for offline recahrges. I dont know specific reason behind that but one could be that they may be poor girls who dont know how to online recharge or probably they dont have smartphones for that purpose. Or may not have even online payment options.… Read more »

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S Gopal
February 22, 2017 5:42 pm 5:42 PM

At least now TRAI should awaken from their slumber in not making it mandatory for all mobile operator’s to also offer this private recharge option aalong-with other modes of recharging their prepaid numbers.