Online recharging and making payments has probably been one of the biggest uses of internet technology. In other words, digital payments that can be done in the virtual world for making essential payments in a month has come as a blessing to millions of people across the world. Very mundane and basic work like a Vodafone recharge that can now be done using the internet in minutes, used to earlier take considerably more amount of time.
The ease of getting the recharge done and the fact that digital payment methods of credit cards, debit cards or Netbanking has replaced cash dealings has, in fact, made most of our lives easier and simpler.
Online Recharge process
In order to have your Vodafone recharge done, you are required to follow a few steps. It could take a few more minutes initially but once one gets used to the process, the recharge is done within seconds or minutes depending on how fast the user is able to use the digital medium. The recharge steps entail:-
- Open the Vodafone website on your computer terminal or mobile device or download the Vodafone App on your smartphone.
- Alternately one can also use the website of third-party online retailers or download their Apps onto mobile devices. Most common Apps in use today are the Paytm App, the MobiKwik App, and the PhonePe App.
- Some basic and essential information that you are required to be entered using either platform mentioned above are – the mobile number that needs to be recharged; the recharge plan or the amount. Reseller sites and Apps will ask for the Cellular operator first and the Circle in which you are based.
- The next important step is concerning the payment mode. You need to choose between credit card, debit card, and Net banking. Many cellular operators including Vodafone offer the e-wallet services to their subscribers. Most resellers also today have launched their own mobile wallets that can be used safely for online Vodafone recharge and other payments.
Once the payment-related information is provided by the user and submitted for processing, there is nothing more that he or she can do. The entire process now happens in the backend that takes not more than a few seconds or minutes.
Depending upon the status of the payment, your Vodafone top-up either happens successfully or gets rejected.
Important points to remember during online payments
1. Always keep enough balance in your bank account or credit card account or e-wallet so that the payment gets processed without fail and the recharge happens instantly.
2. Never press the refresh or the back button on the computer or your handset when using a website for doing an online recharge. When the backend process of payment processing is happening, you need to wait patiently without giving any command to the device from your side. Doing this will abort the process midway and result in rejection of the recharge. You will have to redo the entire thing again.
When recharging or making online payments, ensure that you are doing it in a safe and secure environment.