We’ve seen how to recharge your prepaid mobile from Axis Bank mobile app before. Now we’ll see how to do the same with State Bank of India (SBI). Unlike Axis Bank, SBI still doesn’t have a feature to recharge prepaid mobile from inside its Internet Banking portal. Instead, it has tied up with OxiPay through which you can recharge any prepaid mobile or DTH service or Highway Toll and pay using SBI Net banking.
How to recharge prepaid mobile
Needless to say, you should have an SBI account with Net Banking facility to recharge online. Visit this link and select SBI-OxiPay to proceed to OxiPay’s site. While you are there, select Online Mobile Recharge (Instant Recharge) and proceed to enter your mobile number details and the amount you want to recharge. Unfortunately, here there is no information about talk time or validity for a particular recharge so you should know what the amount you are entering gives you in return. After you submit the information, you will be shown your mobile circle (state) and its network. Verify those details and proceed to pay using your SBI Netbanking. No extra charges will be charged for this transaction.
As said before, you can similarly recharge your DTH connection or Highway toll card. Again, you should first check with your service provider what amount gives what before you proceed.
Note 1: This process is no different to those offered by sites like Rechargeitnow or PayTm where you can enter the amount you want to recharge and pay using SBI Netbanking. But using those sites, you should individually register (at rechargeitnow or paytm) your details before you can continue with the recharge. But here with OxiPay, because of the tie-up with SBI, no prior registration is needed. Just enter the amount and pay.
Note 2: In case you do not know what recharge amount gives what but you still want to do online recharge; it’s better to recharge by visiting individual network sites. For example, if you are an Airtel user, you should visit www.airtel.in and go to the Recharge section on the right side. Airtel doesn’t need any prior registration but some networks need your details before you can proceed with your payment.