Best Options to Recharge Your Prepaid Mobile Number in India

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The original post was written back in 2013, that’s several hundred years ago, considering how fast the tech is advancing. This post deserved some fresh update, so here it is. 

The world has become a better place to live ever since the services for Online recharges have emerged. But again, the market is getting cluttered with n the number of services.
Here is the list of a few trusted websites you can use to recharge your mobile phones online.

Prepaid numbers are safe and prevent you from getting shocking bills. The Indian Telecom Operators are quite nasty about Post Paid Bills.

But the problem will Prepaid numbers is, you need to load money regularly. Thankfully there are many services available in the market that lets you recharge your prepaid numbers instantly.

In this post, we will talk about the best options for it.

Use Mobile App of your Mobile Operator

Every Mobile Operator now has their app on Android and iOS to let you choose the Internet Pacs, Talktime Packs, Activate/Deactivate services.

So, it’s beneficial that you install your respective mobile operator’s app and use it to recharge your number.

Some of them even offer discounts and free talk time when you install and use their apps.

Currently, in India, there are three major players in the telecom sector. Vodafone, Airtel, and Jio. All these three operators have their apps from where you can recharge your mobile.

I find jio to be the best among the three telecom operators. It does not offer too many plans. Each plan has unlimited calling on any mobile network. The only difference is the amount of 4G mobile data you get in each plan.

UPI Apps

Google Pay / PhonePe / BHIM

All these up apps are used to make payments to merchants or other UPI contacts. They also offer this feature of paying bills and recharging prepaid mobile numbers. I find Google Pay to be the best among all. All

Use Payment Wallet Apps

These Payment Wallets are more than just an app to recharge your prepaid mobile number. You can use them at both offline and online stores as well.

They also keep coming with Cashback and Payback Offers. The more you use them, the more money you save, so it’s beneficial to use just one of them.


Mobikwik makes it easy to manage your finances for mobile recharge and shopping online. Mobikwik keeps coming with new offers. I use it while shopping for something from eBay.

Check out how to get free money in your wallet.

Free Charge

Free Charge is the first website to offer coupons of the same amount you use to recharge your mobile. Suppose you recharged your mobile with Rs 100, you will get a coupon for the same amount, which can be redeemed at much famous shopping and eat outlets.

As you get a coupon for the same amount, you are virtually recharging your mobile for free.


The use of PayTM has exploded in India, especially after the Demonetization. Almost every retailer in your locality would be accepting PayTM.

So you can add money to your wallet for shopping and recharge your phone with the money left in your digital wallet.

Jio Money

Jio Money is the new entry, and it’s a digital payment wallet from the newest Mobiel Operator Reliance Jio. Interestingly, the Reliance Jio’s Prepaid

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