Mobiles have become the need of the day and what is more interesting is the fact that the cost of mobile data is the lowest in India. Although Whatsapp reigns as the prime messaging platform in India, it requires an active internet connection be it 2G or 3G to have it up and running. When you are low on your data pack, the fastest way to recharge online would be Mobikwik.
Gone are the days, when people go to local shops to add balance to their mobile accounts. It is faster to recharge online nowadays. In this fashion, Mobikwik operates on a needs to service basis. They have a very simple formula to their design wherein the user enters a phone number and selects the amount to be recharged and once the payment is processed, you receive that “ping” on your phone which is certainly music to your ears.
The best feature about Mobikwik lies in its Wallet feature. Once an account is created on their website, one can add funds to the wallet so that it comes in handy when you are low on juice. This is very helpful and is necessary for SMS and phone based recharges. Online recharges do not require you to necessarily use a wallet, although having one avoids hassles in using flashy credit and debit cards as well as internet banking passwords. Of course you need to remember an extra password here but that’s a compromise you need to make. Recently, even India’s infamous railway ticketing website, IRCTC decided to implement the wallet in their website.
Opting for a green and blue colour combo, the website does stand out from its competitors, carving shopping section a niche for itself. The services fall into five categories, namely Mobile, Television, Data Card, Bills and Shopping. The Mobile section features a quick recharge option as well as an option to browse plans based on your carrier and location which includes every provider and their corresponding location-based plans in India. You can recharge your set top boxes through the Television section so that you can watch IPL action in a hassle free manner. Carriers like Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, DishTV are also included in this section. People who use USB dongles to access the internet on their laptops can also recharge their precious MBs from Data Card option which includes popular providers like Reliance, MTS and Vodafone.
One interesting feature on offer is that people residing in Delhi, Mumbai and a couple of other areas can pay their bills through Mobikwik. Landline Bills for Airtel, MTNL Delhi, Reliance and Tata CDMA can be paid through their service. Electricity, Gas as well as Insurance bills can also be finished with online, but this is limited to only very few services and locations. Finally, a shopping section showcases their hand at building partnerships with other popular services like redBus and Ebay to offer discounts to users when the wallet is used to make purchases on their website. Currently five websites are on board which include the likes of Purplle, Nykaa, Sahara Q shop and Daily Objects. This feature is what might give them an edge over other competitors like Paytm and Recharge it Now. The recharge via phone and SMS options also do not seem to feature in the other websites which is an added bonus.
Mobikwik is also available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone which feature the same simple design etiquettes and aims at doing a quick recharge for the users. Try it out!
When the terms “quick” and “fast” are spoken, I always seem to recollect the wold record 100m race where being fast was just one thing, but looking back and teasing the competition is simply “Bolting” and Mobikwik has seemed to achieve just that.