Wednesday, 13 May 2015


Life has become so fast with the advancing fast technology that it is now difficult to concentrate on one job at a time. Time seems to have reduced drastically from the usual 24 hours a day. Gone are the days when people used to take out exclusive hours from their daily routine to visit banks for deposit or withdrawal of money, post offices for posting letters and parcels, bill paying counters for paying telephone, water, gas, electricity etc. bills, rail reservation counters for booking journey tickets. I wonder how we were able to find time for doing all these petty jobs and that too standing in queues for hours together.

With technology advancing by leaps and bounds and internet becoming an essential part of human existence, today’s teenagers refuse to believe the above facts. The smart phones have brought in a sea change in the urban lifestyle. Before the advent of these “smartees” less than a decade ago people used to sit before a desktop or laptop to do banking, mailing and bill paying jobs. But today with the introduction of mobile banking and several mobile apps for bill payments etc via surfing the net on the go life has become much easier and comfortable. People now do not waste precious time in sending mails or making bill payments or booking tickets. They now do these petty jobs on their smart phones while travelling to work place or while doing things like dining, watching TV, or while taking a stroll after dinner  or even while on a ‘morning walk’ work out. Mobile wallets have made life still more comfortable by their unique features of ease for online payments and money transfers. Airtel Money was the first wallet I had used to pay for online recharge of my prepaid Airtel mobile phones to get 10% extra talk time on recharges.

On 1st May 2005 Bharti Airtel kicked off a season of savings on its 'My Airtel' mobile application for all its prepaid customers across India. This App has several attractive features to lure the customers towards airtel in this competitive market of telcom service providers. As the chief Product Officer, Bharati Airtel(India) puts it, “The ‘My Airtel’ application has been designed to follow an intuitive and easy to use interface which allows customers to conveniently discover, access and self-manage Airtel services across mobile, fixed line and DTH platforms”. Among all the features offered by this app I like the following three features the most.

1.    The unique new ‘shake your phone’ feature which is designed to offer a fun way to uncover new offers. Just shake the phone and listen to sound of savings after every recharge.
2.    PCI DSS certification makes the my Airtel app the most Safe, Secure to recharge & pay bills and allows fastest checkouts with card store feature for prepaid online mobile, Digital TV DTH and data card / dongle recharges, postpaid online mobile bill payment etc. I have used this feature to a lot of advantage and added all the prepaid mobile accounts of my entire family to do recharges from one place.
3.    With the shortcut creating feature I have saved my most frequent tasks on home screen as shortcuts under the ‘I want to’ tab for paying bills, recharging, ordering games, viewing balances and checking consumption of 2G/3G data.
It goes without saying that the new My Airtel App is a unique app with several interesting features any Airtel user will love to use. More details on this app is available at

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