5 things that make our latest update on Windows 10 mobile the best thing ever!

It’s Friday and there is more good news for our app users on Windows mobile. With the latest set of updates to the Freecharge app on Windows, you’re sure to have a joyful experience during your transactions with us. So here’s all you need to know.

  1. The Live Tile is more alive: Now you can see your wallet balance & the latest FreeCharge offers all on your home screen, without even having to open the app. Much cool?


  2. Just voice it to Cortana: Cortana takes care of everything. Just voice your recharge requests to Cortana and before you blink, it’s done!
  3. Better UI, better experience: Now we have an improved recharge, bill payment and transaction history interface than ever. What’s more? We also have a dedicated section for offers which showcase cashback for recharges, bill and merchant payments so you never miss a deal.
  4. Features you’ll love: With our bill payment reminders, we promise you’ll never miss a due date.
    Going out with friends tonight? Update Freecharge app on Windows in both mobile & desktop and split bills with your friends wisely!
  5. QR code to the rescue: Make digital payments to our 50,000+ base of merchants by just scanning their QR Code.

Exciting enough? Update the app right away!

Introducing Auto Pay – The World of Automatic Payments

Worry no more about you bill due dates. We at Freecharge are making life simpler and more convenient for you with Auto Pay, our latest feature with you can schedule your bill payments with us and totally forget about the headache and pain of remembering due dates!

All you need to do is enable Auty Pay on your Freecharge account and the payment will be done automatically from your Freecharge wallet on the due date, given you maintain sufficient wallet balance.  Once the transaction is successful, we’ll send you a confirmation!

It’s as simple as a pie. Here’s how it can be done:


Freecharge partners with Travel Food Services to make dining cashless

We’re thrilled to announce that we have now partnered with India’s largest travel retail operator – Travel Food Services [TFS] to enable passengers to pay with Freecharge for their food orders in a swifter and secure way at select food outlets across Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Mangalore and Bangalore airports. In addition, the F&B centers called the ‘Rail Dhabas’ at Pune and Vishakhapatnam railway stations operated by TFS will also offer digital payment facilities through Freecharge.

Travellers can pay using their phone and registered mobile number with Freecharge and complete the transaction using the OnTheGo Pin in less than 10 seconds! With this partnership, we’ve crossed another milestone in our journey to make our consumers move from cash to cashless.

Additionally, we are also creating an end-to-end digital payments experience for passengers by enabling rides to airports and railway stations cashless. The good news is that over 15,000 taxis across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore are already accepting payments via Freecharge wallet! 🙂

Commenting on the partnership, our CEO Mr. Govind Rajan said,

“Freecharge is a customer centric company that strives to offer unmatched payment solutions to its customers. Food counters by Travel Food Services are the go-to dining options for travelers during transit. Our partnership with TFS will greatly benefit passengers, as they don’t have to worry about paying in cash or searching for change in the urgency of boarding their flight or train. With this partnership, customers will stand to benefit from a swift, secure and hassle-free digital payment experience. Our aim is to bring on board merchants where the digital payments will remove friction and help expedite the process of payments at the counter. We are excited to be contributing towards Government’s vision of less cash economy.”

Mr. Varun Kapur, Executive Director, Travel Food Services said 

“Our association with Freecharge is a great step forward to offer more convenience to our traveling customers and in providing a swifter and secure payment option at ports of travel that are busy and warrants such initiatives that will save passengers’ time. This partnership will benefit users offering more convenience through the effective use of technology. This endeavor is aligned to our commitment to transform the experience of travelers and promises to enhance customer satisfaction while on the move.”


TFS customers at airports can also avail a cash back benefit in their first transaction at TFS operated outlets like Cafeccino, Dominos, Subway, Idli.com, Curry Kitchen, Cafe Coffee Day, Dilli STREAT, Swich, Noodle Wok, Mumbai STREAT, KFC among many others, as well as at The Rail Dhaba at Pune and Vishakhapatnam railway stations. The outlets located there include Andhra Kitchen, Curry Kitchen, Maroosh and Noodle Work among others.

Today, we turn 6!


6 years! That’s how long it has been, since  the rollercoaster ride started for Freecharge. We began our journey from a small 80sqft  space to now having a swanky new office with 400+ employees in our ever so growing family.

We have grown manifold since these last 6 years – joined hands with Snapdeal, tapped over 40 million+ users on our app, getting accepted at 1,00,000+ merchants across the country and are determined to make India’s cashless dream come true!

We want to thank you all for letting us be a part of your lives, and for being our endorsers and cheerleaders. Your love has always kept us on our toes, chasing for more in the days to come. We promise to deliver an experience that is nothing short of a joyride. To the coming times, Onwards & Upwards.




Freecharge Icon Sets get featured on Behance!

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Adding some more credits to our kitty, we’re excited to share that the Freecharge Design Icon sets have been featured on Behance, the online platform that helps showcase & discover creative work.

What makes this more laudable is that this was our very first project shared on Behance and got picked up instantly!

The Icon Sets reflect the overall vibe at Freecharge with a dash of playfulness and simplicity. Have a look at the Behance project here.

Say hello to our ever so cool design team and see them toiling away!


‘LO DO KHATAM KARO’ hits a home run with consumers, says Markelytics

Markelytics Solutions, a leading global Market Research agency recently conducted a consumer research for e-wallets in India and the results have left us thrilled!

Given the heated competition and the need to stand out through high decibel campaigns, this one truly breaks the e-wallet clutter. According to the research, the Top of Mind recall amongst consumers for Freecharge significantly increased from 15% in pre-phase of the Lo.Do.Khatam.Karo campaign to 28% in the post launch phase. Furthermore, the future consideration for Freecharge also increased from 51% in the pre-phase to 65% in post launch phase.

Here’s what Rohan Monteiro, Research Director at Markelytics had to say,

“For an ad to be considered successful it needs to have a tangible impact, either on awareness or on actual sales. This campaign has done both and more importantly the gains in market and mind share are entirely from competitor brands”

You can read the complete article here.


Freecharge extends electricity and gas bill payments to new markets!


Utility bill payments have been synonymous to standing in long endless queues, an utter  waste of time and energy. It is one of the most annoying and stressful tasks you just can’t escape from! 

We at Freecharge have identified this gap and are here to make your life much more simpler. Now you can pay your pipeline gas bills & electricity bills sitting at home or on the go using the Freecharge wallet. 

These services are now available for the following markets as well:

  • Ajmer – Electricity
  • Telangana – Electricity
  • Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company – Electricity
  • Tripura State Electricity Board – Electricity
  • Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation – Electricity
  • Meghalaya State Electricity Board – Electricity
  • Bhagalpur Electricity Distribution Company
  • Adani Gas, Ahmedabad – Gas
  • Gujarat Gas – Gas

You can pay your electricity bills here & gas bills here.

You can also use the Freecharge wallet for numerous other services like payment of telephone and DTH bills, recharges and for shopping at various brand outlets and online platforms. The Chat-n-Pay feature can be used to seamlessly chat and pay in a secure way with friends and family in less than 5 seconds. This interface also serves to connect merchants and consumers to chat, shop and pay – Person-to-Merchant (P2M) payments.