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BSNL to give 4 per cent discount to users recharging for other BSNL users, valid till May 31, says report

Weeks after Airtel, Vodafone and Jio announced their commission recharge methods, govt-owned telco BSNL has also jumped into the fray.

twitter-logoYasmin Ahmed | April 28, 2020 | Updated 17:23 IST


  • Government-owned telco BSNL has announced two recharge schemes for the convenience of its users.
  • One of the schemes offers 4 per cent discount to BSNL users who are charging numbers of other BSNL users.
  • The process is hassle-free as no separate app has to be downloaded for the recharge.

Government-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced a four percent discount to users who recharge for other BSNL numbers. The update came through the telco's app Telecom Talk reported.

The offer is going to be valid until May 31 with the scheme applicable to registered users.

The report states that users can receive official cashback for performing recharge on other BSNL numbers.

Similar offers have been initiated by Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio earlier this month.

The telco has introduced two main recharge schemes for the convenience of its users in the time of the coronavirus pandemic.

The first scheme is the Apno ki Madad Se Recharge which enables a BSNL user to recharge another BSNL number, maybe for his family or friends. On recharging the number for his family or friends, the BSNL user will get a four percent discount and will be eligible for a cashback.

The next scheme is the Ghar Baithe Recharge which enables users to request for recharge with a BSNL official who would reach out to the subscriber and provide the requested recharge.

These recharge methods come in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic when a lot of users are staying at home. They are intended to make the experience of the user more seamless and convenient.

The recharge methods can also be seen as hassle-free as no separate app, like in the case of Jio has to be installed.

People looking to recharge their phones online can do it through the MyBSNL mobile app, BSNL website and other popular wallet services.

Those not familiar with the digital process can reach out to the 'Recharge Helpline' on toll-free number 5670099. This will allow BSNL users to avail of prepaid recharges sitting at their homes.

Reliance Jio, too announced an offer wherein a user can create a virtual recharge store of sorts through Jio POS Lite app. Users can put in currency in any Jio user's account and get commission up to 4.16 percent.

The Jio POS Lite app can be downloaded from Play Store. Users must note that the person downloading it must have a Jio number. Users can keep track of transactions for 20 days via the app's Passbook feature.

Airtel and Vodafone too offer cashback options for their users, if they recharge currency for other users. Airtel offers a 4 percent cashback for putting currency for other users from the Airtel app. The scheme is known as "Earn from Home."

Vodafone announced its "Recharge for Good" initiative under which if a customer makes an online recharge for another Vodafone customer, he will get a cashback up to 6 percent.

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