After Reliance Jio and Airtel, Vodafone Idea has also introduced a facility to recharge its prepaid users from ATMs.
Vodafone Idea Ltd: Due to the lockdown, the telecom companies are taking care that users do not face any problems related to calling or recharge. In such a situation, the main focus of companies is to provide better and better facilities. Also, plans with more benefits are also being offered at a lower price. Not only this, recently Reliance Jio and Airtel introduced the facility to recharge mobile numbers through ATMs. At the same time, in this episode, Vodafone Idea has also introduced an option to recharge the number from ATM for its prepaid users.
Vodafone Idea has partnered with many banks to offer the option of recharge from ATMs so that users do not face any problem during recharge. Now users will be able to recharge their prepaid number by visiting the ATM. This facility has been specially introduced keeping in mind the users who are unable to recharge through the internet and nowadays the recharge shops are closed. In such a situation, now users can recharge their number through their nearest ATM machine.
The mobile recharge option will be available in the menu of the ATM machine. Here, users will have to enter their mobile number and the recharge amount. The money for the recharge will be deducted from their bank account. Note that the correct recharge amount should be entered for this process.
Vodafone Idea has tied up with HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, Axis Bank, Citi Bank, DCB Bank, IDBI Bank and Standard Chartered Bank for recharge from ATMs. After which users will be able to recharge their mobile number by visiting any of these bank’s ATMs.
Having said this, earlier Reliance Jio and Airtel introduced the recharge facility from ATM. Rather, Airtel has given users the facility to recharge mobiles not only from ATMs but also from Big Bazaar, Medical, and grocery stores. For this, the company has tied up with Apollo Pharmacies. That is, if you are prepaid users and there is a shop of Apollo Pharmacies near you, then you can also recharge your mobile number by going there.
Vodafone Idea had also announced the extension in the validity of prepaid plans till April 17 for its low-income customers using feature phones. The telco also said it will credit Rs 10 talk time to almost 100 million feature phone users in India. Similarly, Airtel also said it is extending the validity of prepaid recharges and crediting Rs 10 talk time to its low-income customers. Jio announced it is giving 100 minutes of calls and SMS free for JioPhone users.