Introducing Voice Recharge on FreeCharge App for Windows Phone

FreeCharge Windows App

As we continue our efforts to make your recharge experience simpler and faster, today we are happy to introduce Voice Recharge on FreeCharge App for Windows Phone.

Voice Recharge is next step in your recharge experience. No more filling long forms, going through multiple steps or entering never ending details – now a single voice command to your phone will complete your transaction! Just say ‘FreeCharge Me’ or any other voice command you have created and its done. We have included a small video to show you how this works.

How to create a voice card:

On completion of any successful transaction on the FreeCharge App for Windows Phone, you will be shown a option to ‘Save as Voice Card’. You can save the voice card by a nick name of your choice, for eg. – “Me”. Or if you are recharging for your friend (say Alok) you can save as “Alok”. That’s it! You can view all your voice cards in the Menu Option. Make sure you have FreeCharge credits available in your account. That makes your recharges fly.

Next time, use the magic of Cortana (Microsoft Cortana or basic speech recognition capability available in Windows Phone). Long press the search button and say “FreeCharge Me” or “FreeCharge Alok” and respective numbers will be automagically recharged as shown in the video above.

Just pick up your Windows Phone, say your magic words and get your recharge done. More to come, till then Keep FreeCharging :)

Thank you FreeChargers for the 5 Million Downloads

FreeCharge - 5 Million Downloads on Google Play

Today we are extremely happy to announce a huge milestone in our growth journey. Your favourite app – FreeCharge has now completed over 5 Million Downloads for its Android version on the Google Play Store.

We would like to take an opportunity to thank all of you – this includes users, customers, partners, evangelists and supporters who have been with us and helped us immensely by sharing your feedback, insights, bugs (yes that too) and many valuable notes that has helped us stay motivated in our journey to build FreeCharge into a awesome product experience out of India. And with your ongoing support, FreeCharge will continue to accelerate its growth.

Our growth story in Android app has been both exceptional & exponential. Everyday, over 80% of all transactions on FreeCharge happen on Mobile Apps now, at times even crossing 90%. We are humbled and thankful to you for making us no.1 Shopping / eCommerce app in India. We will continue with making your Mobile Recharges & Bill Payment experiences rewarding and delightful.

There are many more interesting things lined up for you in coming days. To begin with, we have selectively started rolling out a new & improved product for our Android users and actively collecting feedback on that. Do feel free to try it out (Download from Google Play), more on that soon once we release the update to everyone.

Once again, Thanks for your continued support. Keep FreeCharging :)

Showcasing : Our First Television Advertisement

Our journey to turn every Mobile Recharge & Bill Payment into a Rewarding Experience started 4 years ago.

FreeCharge not only makes the process of recharging convenient but is also the Simplest, Fastest and the most Secure way to do so. We are thankful and extremely grateful for the support we have received in this journey and hope this continues further. We ensure traveling the extra mile each time to delight our users.

Earlier this month, we launched our first television campaign (showcased below) to introduce the FreeCharge experience to a wider audience in India.

 

We are overwhelmed by the positive reactions & feedback we have received on our campaign. Featuring some of them on FreeCharge blog, though we may not able to showcase all of them, we loved them all.

Aaj se Recharge Nahin… FreeCharge :)

Piyo Pepsi abhi. FreeCharge abhi.

We want it all. We want it right now. That just about sums up the times we live in. And that’s also what our brand-new promotion is all about.

Thirsty? Your phone running out of juice? Pick up a litre of Pepsi. Check under the label for an 11-digit code for 20 bucks. Hit www.freecharge.com to redeem it and get recharged! So let’s say you typically go for a full talktime plan of 100, you pay only Rs.80 for 100 bucks of talktime. What’s more, you could pay 10 bucks more and get coupons worth the same 100 bucks as well. We’ll leave you to do the math. And while you’re at it, watch Dhoni, Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor and Virat Kohli talk about recharging. It’s a proud moment for a start-up like us! Don’t forget to spread the word.

P.S.: This blog post was written under the influence of Pepsi, so pardon the excessive use of caffeine-induced exclamation points!

For the love of FreeCharge

In this age of communication overload, when we’re swarmed with updates, notifications, e-mails, phone calls and what not, we hit the ‘pause’ button when someone takes the time out to write about their experience like this:Image
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Then this:
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It’s heartening to see we aren’t stuck in some delusion of grandeur.
We aren’t the only ones who love us.
We’re not just about recharging and coupons.
We’ve touched people’s lives.

There’s more love where this came from. To be continued.

A night to remember.

We burnt a lot of midnight oil, finished 3 years, changed our logo, did back to back grave yard shifts, touched 3 lakh fans on Facebook, launched our mobile site, forgot we were doing a job, and landed up celebrating with Jobs – the movie. Ironic, eh? That’s how we roll.

We invited a cool bunch comprising UI/UX geeks, design freaks, FreeCharge fans, PR people, Apple fanatics, and of course, movie buffs, to watch the much-awaited biopic. The movie theatre was all ours. Free popcorn and cola always tastes good. Ditto on the movie. The turnout was even better.

It was a fun Friday evening, overall. But we’ll let you be the judge. Here’s a glimpse of the night that was.

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You are here

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Picture this: You are in Chennai, it’s hot outside (when is it not?) and you want to use that cool Gelato coupon FreeCharge gave you – but unfortunately, just when you step out, you realise that it’s applicable in Bangalore (where the weather is always lovely). So what do you do? You hate Bangalore. You hate Gelatos. You hate FreeCharge too!

And that’s where this nifty new function comes into play. 

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Why? Your address speaks volumes about you. The more we know about you, the better we can serve you. Where you live also tells us what you like, what you hate or what you don’t care for. But no, we won’t judge you. We’ll simply sort all the offers available on our website, based on the city you select. So the next time you’re in a hurry and you need to recharge, you don’t have to click on the ‘know more’ link on the left corner to figure out the details. You also wouldn’t be stuck with coupons that aren’t applicable where you are. Just update your city in your profile and let the magic happen. Oh, wait, if you’re a modern-day nomad, unselect the city and you’ll see offers across India. Cool? Tell us what you think.