How To ‘Recharge Your Phone Through Bank’s ATM’


The telecom companies are striving hard to deliver ease to their customers during the lockdown. Yesterday, the telecom companies announced the facility to ‘recharge your phone through any bank’s ATM’.

Jio was the first telecom company to introduce the facility. And soon after, Airtel, Vodafone-Idea also implemented the facility. 

As of now,  Airtel has collaborated with HDFC and ICICI Bank to ‘recharge your phone through bank’s atm’ service. Vodafone-Idea has HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, Axis Bank, Citi Bank, DCB Bank, IDBI Bank, and Standard Chartered within their circle.

And Jio has partnered with State Bank of India, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank, CitiBank, DCB Bank, AUF Bank, Standard Chartered Bank for the recharge of your phone from bank’s ATM service.

Procedure to Be Followed

Step 1: Insert your card in the ATM machine

Step 2: Select the recharge option that will appear on the screen of your ATM machine.

Step 3: Enter the mobile number that you want to recharge.

Step 4: Enter your recharge amount.

Step: 5 Enter the ATM pin

Step 6: After entering all the details correctly, press ENTER

Step 7: You will get a confirmation text stating the successful recharge. Meanwhile, the amount will get deducted from your bank account.

Step 8: Along with this, users will also receive a notification from your network operator.

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Who can recharge with the facility?

Users who do not recharge their phones online are most likely to recharge through the ATM facility.

Also, for Airtel users, they can recharge their phone numbers on selected grocery stores and pharmacies. Additionally, Vodafone has enabled an SMS recharge facility for ICICI and AXIS Bank account holders. 


The following are the steps for enabling Vodafone number recharge using the SMS recharge facility.

Step 1: Send an SMS from your phone to either 9717000002 or 5676782

Step 2: Type MOBILE10 digit mobile numberIdea/VodafoneAmount

Step 3: Enter the last six digit of your ICICI Bank account or Axis Bank account to complete the recharge process.


Amid the lockdown, the telecom companies have been providing extra provisions to their customers. Last week, Reliance provided 100 calls and free 100 SMS to their customers till April 17.

Vodafone and Airtel, on the other hand, announced to increase the validity of their existing plans till April 17 for all customers. Also, the companies credited Rs 10 for low-income customers. 

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