Our lives have become so insanely fast, that I’m left amazed most of the times. Even though, myself, being from the old-school-of-thought and not easily convinced about trying new things, I must say I’ve surprised myself quite a bit of late by doing exactly the opposite of what I’d normally never expect myself to do. And that is trying new technologies. I was a desktop babe, I loved things large. I swore I’d never go for laptop, because my desktop was grand ~ it was royalty. But you know what, I chewed a humble pie and soon saw myself buying and using the laptop more than I ever used my desktop. Same happened with Smartphones, that I detested at first. I’d never leave my lappy, I swore; but these days I’m mostly roaming around with my smartphone, while my laptop sulks in one corner of my house, neglected. I used to swear by Mobile Sites and didn’t like Apps at all. How can one use a tiny app for god’s sake, used to be my first thought. But now, I’m found downloading apps like crazy, like I recently did with the AirtelApp.
The features I found most interesting of the App ( mind you, it has lots of those ) would be as follows :
1. Bill Payments – I’m frequently traveling and travelling far. That makes it impossible to make my bill payments on time and I used to have to a pay penalty earlier for the delay ( with many times my SIM card turning invalid too ). But not anymore! My Airtel App lets me pay my bills on the go, no matter where I am and that too in a secured environment; it has PCIDSS certification, with real time bill tracking too. My card details can be stored as well for faster checkout.
2. Organised, user friendly interface & personalized experience - All tasks that I do, be it Bill payments, Recharge, Buy packs, Record a program, Order games, View balance, Data consumed or Check recharge history – everything can be saved neatly in the 'I WANT TO' tab, thus, be organized. The App is easy to operate and one can thoroughly personalize it.
3. Airtel Surprises – Who doesn’t like surprises? With every recharge, one gets ‘airtel-surprise’ coupons that can be redeemed for shopping, food, wellness, entertainment etc via different e-commerce platforms like CCD, PVR, Flipkart, Amazon, Ebay etc. And what more, you can simply shake your mobile to get some more surprises ( eg. cashback, free data or full talktime ;-)
The most simplest way to manage all my airtel services through my handset is my very own MY AIRTEL APP! Have you got yours?