Idea Bill Payment –An Online Retailer or The Brand
Getting your Idea bill payment done on your Idea prepaid connection is a task that has to be done on a regular basis. With the growth of internet, the confusion related to whether to recharge online or from a physical store has also been answered in favor of the former, at least for those who have the means to access internet and make payments online. But should one use the brand website/App or a third-party retailer website/App for doing so is a big question mark?
In terms of safety, it is better to use either the brand website/App. In case you wish to use a retailer site/App, then try using Paytm, MobiKwik or PhonePe as these are some of the most reliable, well-known and dependable retailers in India today. Also, both – the Idea brand and the brands of the above retailers are names to reckon with, in their respective industries and hence can be trusted for online payments.
In terms of other features, using the retailer site or App is much better because: –
- Retailers offer a wide range of services that cannot be enjoyed using the brand website or App. You can only carry out Idea bill payment or recharge for Idea cellular and DTH connection using the Idea site or App. Whereas if you are using one of the retailers above to do the same task, you can not only recharge your Idea phone number, you can also recharge and pay bills for connections from other cellular operators. Not only that you can even pay utility bills, book movie, bus, metro, train tickets too; you can use the App/site for shopping, for paying your insurance EMI’s etc.
- Retailers offer different kinds of cash back offers and discounts when you use their services. These offers are of different types wherein they pertain to use of a single service for example 10% cash back on monthly Idea bill payment or it can be linked with another service like shop online and get a 5% discount on food order.
- The third advantage of using a retailer site or App is that most of the retailers today have launched their own e-wallet services. Electronic wallets enable customers to pay online as well as during physical purchases too, provided the merchant accepts the particular form of payment. The wallets are safer instruments of payments as you are not required to feed any card number, bank login password, PIN etc while using them. The wallet can be used as long as it has the required funds. To use the e-wallets of a particular retailer you would need to download their App and register with them. The safest way to use the wallet is to login every time you require to use it.
A word of caution here – chose the best and the most trusted reseller before downloading their App. The App should always be downloaded from a trusted play store or site. It is advisable not to auto-save the login details of the e-wallet or the App on your handset.