When you require recharging a prepaid mobile connection online, you need to have the following information readily available with you-
- The first and foremost, of course is the correct mobile number that needs to be recharged. The good thing about online recharge is that simultaneously one can recharge any number of connections. Using a third party App or website enables one to recharge or pay bills for mobile connections of different cellular providers. However, if all the numbers to be recharged belong to a single telecom operator, one can recharge from the official website of the operator or the official App.
- Secondly, a recharge plan. A recharge plan is one that contains certain inclusions in lieu of the amount that is charged against the plan. All cellular operators launch different kinds of recharge plans that have different validity period and inclusions. While some may offer more in terms of available data, some others would be more SMS based or calls based ones. For example, if you have a prepaid connection of Idea Cellular and have to carry out an Idea recharge, you be prompted by the site or App to choose from different plans available or you could straight away feed in a preferred plan. Choosing the correct top-up plan is crucial and needs to be done as per the user’s requirement. Some recharge plans come with validity that is as less as few hours and the ones with a longer duration of validity can go up to almost a year.
- The mode of payment – if you are making payment online using your cards then keep them ready because you would be required to feed in your credit/debit card number, the expiry date and the CVV number to confirm payment. The CVV number (full form is Card Verification Value) is a three-digit number that is present on the backside of the card. The purpose of this number is a mandatory security code that is required for card transactions where the card is physically not being presented for swiping and is an effective method of establishing the card owner’s identity and minimizing risk of fraudulent activities.
In case you are using thebank transfer method of payment for your Idea recharge, then you need to keep handy your bank account number, your customer Id as well as your bank login password. Some banks send a One Time Password (OTP) on your registered mobile number for confirmation to go ahead with the transaction whereas some already have a Netbanking password that needs to be feed in the system for authorizing the payment.
The latest method of online payments during Idea recharge or recharge of any other mobile connection is the electronic wallet. This wallet can be used while using the App of a specific retailer as each one has its own e-wallet. Paytm, MobiKwik and PhonePe are few of the commonly used retailer sites and Apps that have their own virtual wallets for customers to make payments.