The current cash crunch in the wake of the Government’s demonetization drive has created a lot of chaos when it comes to placing orders online or buying stuff offline. But, talking about the brighter side, this demonetization move has introduced us to the benefits of using mobile wallets, supporting the government’s dream of Digital India. Mobile wallets let us make payments – both online and offline – in seconds and in return also reward us with cashback and other benefits for using the service. Though there are many wallet services available for you to choose from, but our pick is Freecharge mobile wallet, which is the fastest growing mobile wallet.


First impression: The app’s user interface (UI) is super clean which makes it easy-to-navigate. The home screen gives you a quick, one-touch access to all the Freecharge wallet features, such as Pay or Send Money, Request Money, Add or Withdraw Money, My Transactions, Split Bill, Chat & Pay in addition to payment options for 35+ utility services including mobile, DTH, electricity and others.


How it works: Once you’ve the Freecharge mobile app installed on your smartphone, you can register yourself by verifying your mobile number – which hardly takes a few seconds. To start off, you can add money to your Freecharge wallet by tapping the ‘Add Money’ option available on the home screen. Money can be added either using Debit/Credit card or net banking.


Now when you have money in your Freecharge wallet, you can use it for recharging your prepaid mobile number, and pay your mobile, landline, DTH, electricity and other utility bills. Plus, you can use it to pay across all major online platforms and offline stores, including McDonalds, BookMyshow, Swiggy, Foodpanda, Snapdeal, IRCTC, and HP petrol pumps to name a few.


The best part about using the Freecharge wallet is that it takes less than 10 seconds to do a transaction. You can make the payment at any retail outlet using its Scan QR code feature, or you can ask the merchant to scan your Freecharge QR code to take the payment. If you are paying to an individual, all you need is his/her mobile number. And if it is an online transaction, just select Freecharge as your payment option.


The ‘Split Bill’ feature allows you to split expenses with friends and pay or request money instantly via Freecharge wallet. In order to send money to your friend, all you need to enter is your friend’s mobile number, and he/she will immediately get money into his/her Freecharge wallet. You can also request or remind your friends to pay the amount they owe to you.


Furthermore, the app makers assure that all your transactions are 128 bit SSL secured, with trust seal from industry leaders such as VeriSign and PCI-DSS.


To sum up, Freecharge wallet is all you need to GO CASHLESS. Whether you want to pay for a burger at McDonalds, send amount as small as Rs. 100 to your friend, or pay your utility bills – Freecharge app is there and thus, it is a must-have for everyone in 2017. Are you still reading? Go, download the Freecharge app now!


Price: Free

Available on: Android, iOS and Windows

Download the app from : androidapp_storewindow