Freecharge : Super easy way to handle cashless transaction in India
It’s in certain situations that we understand the full potential of an online service. It was during all the cash fiasco, that people understood how a service like Freecharge can be helpful. And, it was not just for recharging your mobile numbers, DTH Accounts or paying bills. We actually found it quite helpful for creating an impressive cashless economy. Some of us took out our smartphones, launched the FreeCharge app and paid and received a lot of payment — even when the seller and buyer had no single rupee of change. If you still think FreeCharge is only about recharging your mobile phones and paying some stores, you are wrong.
That’s why we decided to do an in-depth review of FreeCharge and how it can help you in the time to come, if you haven’t yet started using it.
What is FreeCharge?
FreeCharge was started as an online platform for mobile phone recharges. In the course of time, its services were extended to DTH Recharge, Data Card Top-up, Electricity Bill, Gas and even Metro Rail services. Apart from all these, FreeCharge now lets you accept payments if you own a store. All you need is a single account that is free of cost. It’s even amazing to find that you can make payments and send money via FreeCharge if you have filled your FreeCharge Wallet. In short, as per the current scenario, FreeCharge is an effective alternative to your liquid-money transactions.
In this article, we will discuss the different aspects of FreeCharge App and Services. Before we see what this app can do, we will have a look on how to get started.
Downloading FreeCharge and Getting Started
There are different ways to use FreeCharge, depending on the device you own. We had an Android device so we downloaded it from the Play Store. It needs to be noted that the service can be used in iOS and Windows Phone devices as well. By the way, we found its mobile site to be equally awesome. If you don’t have time to get the app installed, just log onto freecharge.in and start using the service.
If you don’t have an account in FreeCharge, you can create one in no time. All it takes is an email address or phone number. If you need to make things simpler, you can even use your Google+ or Facebook account for registrations. You will be up and running in a few seconds, we bet. And, we particularly loved the UI of FreeCharge for being intuitive UI and convenient.
You can get started with loading your FreeCharge Wallet with money. It’s a truly easy process: you just have to enter the amount, choose the payment and finish it. Your money will be there in your Wallet, which can further be used for different kinds of payments.
That’s how you get started with FreeCharge on any platform, be it Android or Windows PC.
What You Can Do with FreeCharge?
So, these are the basic things you can do using your FreeCharge Wallet.
You can recharge your Mobile, DTH, Data Card etc. and pay the bills for Gas, Electricity etc.
FreeCharge is accepted at different online and offline stores. For instance, you can pay at Snapdeal, Goibibo, Redbus.in or Jabong. At the same time, by scanning the simple QR code, you can pay your bills at McDonald’s or Hindustan Petroleum and many smaller merchants as well. If you spot the ‘Pay with Freecharge’ poster on any store, you would know that it is available there as a mode of payment.
We must say, all these tasks are pretty easy when you use the app, requiring just a few taps.
Notable Features in FreeCharge
Here are some innovative features we had found on FreeCharge.
This is the easiest way to do digital transactions. It just requires a few taps and can be done in less than 10 seconds. Now you don’t have to enter the same details again and again.
Split Bill feature is really good when you go shopping or eating in group. Instead of being confused about the amount each of you have to pay, you can use the FreeCharge app. Just choose your group of friends, who are using Freecharge, and they will receive notifications accordingly.
If you love talking with your friends and family, FreeCharge offers a platform for that too. It does not matter whether you are talking with your friends or loved ones; you can do the recharges and payments for right away. Just load your wallet and pay..
FreeCharge is widely used by common people and accepted by over 1 lakh+ merchants. Don’t be surprised if you find that the nearby grocery store owner is using FreeCharge to accept payment. Such wideness is an incredible advantage at a time when there is a shortage of currency notes.
Considering all these points, FreeCharge is one of the best things to have on your smartphone. So load up your wallet and prepare to make payments really easy.
Saurabh Mukhekar is a Tech Blogger from Pune, India. He is also thinker, maker, life long learner, hybrid developer, edupreneur, mover & shaker. He’s captain planet of BlogSaays and seemingly best described in rhyme. Follow Him On Facebook