What began as a mobile phone recharge service has broadened to include a wide range of utility payments
Bangalore, November 19, 2015: Leading digital payments platform FreeCharge, has launched a gas bill payment (pipeline gas connection) service for customers on its website and Android app.
The company has further strengthened its online utility bill payment category by adding new billers to electricity bill payment services and also introducing landline bill payments.
Customers can pay their pipeline gas bills sitting at home or on the go with a click using FreeCharge Wallet, credit/ debit card, net banking and save time. FreeCharge has associated with five major Gas Pipeline providers including Mahanagar Gas Ltd, Indraprasth Gas, Gujarat Gas Company Limited, GSPC Gas Company Limited and Adani Gas hence enabling consumers across regions of Delhi & NCR, Mumbai and Gujarat to take benefits of this newly added service.
Starting with eight electricity boards in August, FreeCharge has now partnered with 21 electricity boards, quickly scaling the services to cater to customer requirements across India. Some of the leading players include BEST, BSES, NDPL and BESCOM among others, providing the facility of paying electricity bills to the users across all major cities including Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi & NCR, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Gujarat, Assam, Tripura, Chhattisgarh and many more.
The service in the telecom bill segment is now extended to landline bill payments and customers can pay Airtel and BSNL landline bills across the country along with MTNL in Delhi.
By end October, FreeCharge had crossed 5 million mark in mobile wallet
users, a 4x wallet user base growth in less than four weeks.
It was the fastest to reach 1 million mark within a week of the launch
on September 25 2015.
The recently revamped app on Android -- soon to be available on Windows and iOS -- introduces some new features:
With ‘Refer N Earn’, customers can get up to Rs 1000 cashback by sharing their unique referral code with their friends on messengers like WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media platforms. Once their friends apply the code on their first recharge they both can get a cashback of Rs 50.
With ‘Spin N Win’ customers on any recharge or bill payment(s) will earn a token which can be then used to play the ‘Spin N Win’. Users can get up to Rs.1, 00,000 FreeCharge Wallet cashback which can then be used across all Snapdeal companies as well as to pay bill and recharge on FreeCharge. The initial response to the feature has been great.
Download Android app here