App Review : Paytm
For quite some time now, Patym has been one of the best websites in India as far as online recharging goes. Naturally, when they came out with an application for mobile recharging, it was met with high expectations. Does it live up to the brand name? We find out.
Compatibility : iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia Asha
File Size : 2.3MB For Android, 4.9MB For iOS
The User Interface of the applications clearly follows on from the website. Three colours dominate the app windows, Blue, Yellow and Grey. The application isn’t cluttered and is easy to use and navigate, even for beginners.
As soon as you open the app, you’re met with the home screen which asks for your number and automatically detects your carrier and circle.
A bar at the top has 3 toggles, Recharges, Bill Payments and Bus Tickets. Recharges are further categorized into Mobile, DTH, Data Card and Toll Card.
For mobile recharges, Paytm has an impressive array of recharge packages. You can either entire the recharge amount yourself or go to the Special Recharges tab that provides you with various recharge options divided into 3G data, 2G data, Top-Ups and Special recharges that contain minutes packs and tariff reduction packages.
The drawback however, is that it does not offer the entire catalog of recharges that you would find at your local telecom shop.
Recharging is a simple process. Select your recharge amount and you’re taken into a tokens page from where you can select various coupons to choose from as a special bonus. The coupons range from eatery joints to clothing brands, both free and paid.
After you select a coupon or skip, you’re taken into the payments page where the app connects to the payment system that offers support for most credits cards and several popular banks for direct transfer.
If the payment goes through, you get notifications in the form of an SMS and an email. You can also store money in the app itself in the form of Paytm cash that can be used to recharge later. This is helpful as you do not need to carry your card with you at all places in order to recharge your accounts.
One thing to note however, is that the payment gateway opens up in an inbuilt browser that is somewhat choppy. It fails to establish connections from time to time which can be irritating for most.
The application offers recharges for most telecom operators across the country and within all the circles, making this app useful for any and all prepaid and postpaid users.
Conclusion : The Paytm app certainly lives up to its website standards. While the app itself, with a clean and easy to use UI, is nice, it would certainly have been better had their been more recharges available to the user.
What do you think? Which app do you use for mobile recharging? Let us know below!
Developers’ App Description
Paytm is the most preferred partner for prepaid mobile recharges, DTH recharges, postpaid bill payments and bus ticket booking in India. It is truly the fastest way to do recharge, in under 10 seconds, via Paytm Cash; our virtual wallet. In addition to the awesome recharge experience, Paytm provides the best in class customer care service with unwavering trust and support to keep customers 100% satisfied and always charged.
Download Paytm now and get the best online recharge and ticket booking experience on your iPhone.
What we offer:
* All payment options – credit card, debit card, net banking and IMPS as well
* Prepaid recharge and Postpaid payment on ALL major operators
* Data Card Payment available on ALL major operators
* DTH Payment on ALL service providers
* Toll Card Recharge service (Currently only for the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway)
* Landline payment option on select service providers
* Latest prepaid and postpaid plan offers for Topups, SMS, Data (GPRS 2G and 3G) packs
* Bus ticket booking covering over 1200 operators across the country
* Exciting discount coupons with each recharge! The best ever.