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How to Recharge Mobile From PhonePe App Through UPI


PhonePe is a digital payments platform that was founded in 2015 and acquired by Flipkart in 2016. The app was released in the same year and became the first Unified Payment Interface (UPI) based app to cross 10 million app downloads, according to PhonePe. It allows its users to make payments, transfer funds, pay their bills, get recharges, and more directly from the app. Speaking of recharges, prepaid customers can easily recharge through the PhonePe app using UPI.

While the PhonePe app allows users to choose different modes of payment for completing a recharge, UPI is probably the simplest and allows users of different telecom providers to get a recharge in a few simple steps. So, if you wish to use PhonePe for your next recharge through UPI, we have put together a step-by-step guide on how to do so.

Set up UPI through PhonePe app

  1. Download the PhonePe app from Google Play if you are on Android or App Store if you are using an iPhone.

  2. Open the app and you will be asked to enter your phone number to receive an OTP.

  3. After giving the app SMS permissions, the app will automatically detect the OTP.

  4. Then, the app will ask for location, contacts, and phone permissions.

  5. You will see Add bank account on the homepage, tap on it.

  6. Select your bank and the app will pick up UPI details automatically.

  7. You should receive a message form your bank stating that UPI has been enabled.

  8. Similarly, you should receive a message from PhonePe as well.

  9. Tap on Proceed to add and the process should be completed.

Recharge via UPI through PhonePe app

  1. On the homescreen, tap the Mobile Recharge option.
  2. Select your number or any other number you want to get a recharge for.
  3. Select your operator and network circle.
  4. You should see all plans offered by the operator under various tabs.
  5. Scroll through and select the prepaid plan that suits you.
  6. Make sure you are on the BHIM UPI tab under the Debit From section.
  7. Select the bank account you just connected with PhonePe app.
  8. Tap on Recharge.
  9. Enter your UPI pin and wait. Your recharge should now be successful.

Click here to check out recharge plans for your mobile operator.


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