Snapdeal owned digital platform for recharge and utility payments FreeCharge launched a top-up facility for smart card users of Mumbai Metro. With this new integration FreeCharge will enable Smart Card recharges on its website, Android, iOS and Windows app allowing users to recharge on the go, it said in a statement. Like any other payment of utility bills or recharges, commuters can recharge their stored value card where they only need to enter their unique smart card number which will lead to the payment gateways.
Once the recharge is successful the user will receive a message or mail. "We believe that this expansion is being leveraged by thousands of FreeCharge customers making their daily commute hassle free. We are looking forward to add new users to our database". FreeCharge has recently launched a 100 per cent cashback offer for commuters wherein every recharge of Rs 100 and above will get Rs 100 cashback.
Mumbai Metro and FreeCharge aims to further promote the use of smart card for ease of life and commuting by launching many more exciting offers. FreeCharge facility is used for mobile prepaid, postpaid recharge, DTH and electricity bill payments for numerous utility service providers in addition to leading online and offline merchants. FreeCharge has 29.8 million registered users, and over 90 per cent of its transactions originate from mobile.
Freecharge is known for it's growth story. Alok Goel, former CEO of Freecharge had said, "As a team, we are really proud that we could execute the largest M&A in the country and made FreeCharge a household name with millions of users who were not ‘recharging’ but ‘FreeCharging’."