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Jio, Airtel, Vi: How to recharge your prepaid number using Google Pay, PayTM

Here’s how you can use the Google Pay or Paytm to Recharge your Airtel, Jio, Vi or any other prepaid mobile number.

India TV Tech Desk India TV Tech Desk
New Delhi Published on: April 03, 2021 19:17 IST
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How to use Google Pay, PayTM to recharge your Jio, Airtel, Vi number.

Airtel, Jio and Vi Online Recharge: Earlier people used to visit the nearest store to get their mobile numbers recharged. However, with the changing time and advancing technologies, people started topping up their numbers online. While there are plenty of apps and services that offer mobile recharge, the two most popular apps are Google Pay and Paytm.

Google Pay is a digital payments app that takes advantage of UPI to make or receive payments. The app not only allows users to transfer money or pay at grocery stores but also allows them to initiate mobile recharge, pay bills and more.

As for Paytm, it is a Wallet app that offers tons of features along with allowing users to recharge their mobile phones. Here’s how you can use the two apps to Recharge your Airtel, Jio, Vi or any other mobile number:

Before beginning with the process, you will need to download Google Pay or Paytm on your smartphone and link it with your bank account. Both Google Pay and Paytm allow you to link your account via UPI. Paytm also allows you to add debit or credit card information for all the payments. With that out of the way, here’s how you can recharge your prepaid mobile number:

Google Pay

  • Open the Google Pay app on your Android or iOS smartphone.
  • Tap on New Payment and select Mobile Recharge.
  • Enter your 10-digit mobile number.
  • Enter a nickname for the mobile number so that Google Pay can save it for an easy process next time.
  • Select the mobile operator and circle. 
  • Tap on Continue.
  • Now, select the plan you want to recharge with and pay using your linked bank account.


  • Open the Paytm app on your smartphone.
  • Select the ‘Recharge & Pay Bills option. 
  • Select mobile and then enter your 10-digit mobile number.
  • If the detected operator is not correct, tap on ‘Change Operator’.
  • Enter the amount and tap on Next.
  • Now, complete the recharge process by paying using your Paytm wallet, UPI or debit/credit card.

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