Last year an Bangalore based IT company, Vavia Technologies has launched an mobile recharge app, the FreePaisa to which company claims as India’s first app which provides unlimited bonus for its users for downloading different apps or by inviting your friends on it. Later you can use these bonus points to recharge any mobile phone. Couple of days back I was just checking some apps and thought to give this app a shot and see how it perform and does it really provides bonus points.
At the launch event company has unveiled Android app and has said that they will soon launch app on other platform’s but as of now when I search for it on Windows Marketplace I was empty handed, so I downloaded app on my Android device and installed it.
Signup process was simple, you can signup with your Facebook, Google or from eMail, however their is an option to proceed without signup but I signup for account as it will help me to get all my accounts details later on any other device if something goes on with this device, or as you know nowadays I am hunting for a perfect device for me and in this I am keep changing devices very frequently.
As soon as your signup process is completed you will see a simple to use UI, here you will have three tabs, lets discuss them one by one :-
In this tab you will find all your offers which are currently available for you, basically here FreePaisa will ask you to install some app on your device and for this installation you will get paid, amount varies from app to app. In our test as soon as we installed app respective amount has been added to our FreePaisa account within 5 minutes.
One more thing which I noticed is that there were no shitty apps which are being offered by them, instead all apps were those which I had used in past and deleted from my device or thinking of downloading. So this is a nice thing.
The next tab is for recharge your device, its an straight forward process, just enter the mobile number on which you want to recharge, select your operator, in most of the cases it will be selected automatically, now enter amount and just tap on Recharge button, that’s it, funds will be deducted from your wallet which you had earned by downloading apps.
FreePaisa also allows you to invite your friends on FreePaisa and form this you will be get paid, for each invite which you make and if your friend joins FreePaisa and download its first app from offers, then you will be get paid by Rs. 5. To test we invited some friends and as soon as our friend has created an account on FreePaisa and completed his first offer, we got paid for it. You will also get paid by Re. 1 for every Rs. 10 that your referred friend earns.
What we liked :-
- Offered app seems to be useful, so no crappy apps being offered
- Simple to use UI
- Supports all Indian operators
- Supports most of the top-up plans of operators
- Has lots of apps for offer in its database
Whats we didnt liked :-
- Only available on Android
- No option to add funds or recharge via Debite/Credit card
- Useful only for prepaid users
- Some app require some additional task, rather than just downloading