Freecharge is now a native Windows 10 app

Indian digital wallet service Freecharge has launched a native Windows 10 app, available for PCs (mobile client coming early next month). The app comes with a new user interface that includes adaptive layout, a Live Tile, and so much more. Cortana integration is a nifty addition, as it allows you to recharge or make payments by using Microsoft's voice-based assistant.

Here's what's on offer with Freecharge for Windows 10:

  • Fastest payment experience, complete your recharge & bill payment experiences in less than 10 seconds.
  • Pay or add cash to your wallet with debit cards, credit cards, net banking from all leading banks such as State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and others.
  • View tariff plans on full talktime, top up, 3G and 2G data recharge on all major prepaid mobile operators in India.
  • Save recharge, account details & transaction preferences for quick repeat experience.
  • 100% Secure. Your money is always in safe hands.
  • Saved cards, address and personal details for faster payment experience on FreeCharge, Snapdeal and other merchants.
  • All your transactions are 128 bit SSL secured with trust seal from industry leaders such as VeriSign and PCI-DSS.
  • Login using your Google+ or Facebook accounts and enjoy the best recharge experience ever.
  • Now your account credentials work on both FreeCharge and Snapdeal.
  • Amazing discounts and cashbacks on all types of transactions
  • Mobile recharge, bill payment, dth recharge and utility payments.

From Freecharge CEO Govind Rajan:

We are excited to be the first in the payments industry to launch a unified app for Windows 10 to be accessed via tablets, laptops, and desktops. This integration will help us widen our user base by reaching out to millions of consumers on the Windows platform.The unified app on Windows will provide an engaging user experience and seamless transaction with our less-than-10 second payment completion process. Freecharge has rapidly gained acceptance as a trusted and easy-to-use replacement for cash among merchants and consumers as we aim to achieve our mission of becoming the Digital Payment OS of India.

Head to the link below to download Freecharge, and let us know what's your payment service of choice in the comments. I use Paytm because of its integration with Uber, but Freecharge certainly seems to offer a lot of features.

Download Freecharge from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

  • The app hasn't propagated yet to the Mobile store.
  • "mobile client coming early next month". It's literally in the first line of the article.
  • Oops, did not see that. Should have mentioned it much clearer way rather in brackets. With the store listing saying adaptive layout I naturally assumed it was released for all devices.
  • It will be. But even with adaptive layout a small amount of tweaking is required to make it work better on mobile.
  • I love their virtual card feature. Too bad I managed to block mine.
  • Never heard of it. Is it used in other countries too? Is there any benefit over the new Wallet app?
  • I think its just used in the indian sub-continent as of now
  • I suppose its restricted to India only
  • Its the number one digital payment service in india to pay all kind of bills like electricity,gas, mobile recharges.......its my go to app everyday...will be a great addition....
  • How cleverly.. The CEO skips 'Mobile' from his unified Windows 10 platform statement.
  • what's a "digital payment OS"? :D Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Lol Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Was expecting this because when Satya was in India they had a deal with Snapdeal for a closer collaboration. Waiting for Paytm to fall in line....
  • Good news for india lumians.I really appreciate it ,but for now i'm okay with mobiwik recharge.
  • Yes. Does the job
  • Look! The platform is sure alive again! Many apps coming every week! There is no better time for Windows on phones!
  • I really hope paytm is next. The current app is pretty stale and hasn't been working for a few days
  • the current paytm app sucks. have been using freecharge for a long time and it works flawlessly.
  • I wish payment services like this supported windows store purchases.
  • Yeah. Same here.
  • Cool
  • Good to now. I started using Freecharge to use my Bing Rewards (beta) credits. It's pretty good even now but could be faster. Btw Bing still hasn't added any more coupons to the program. Got just 2 coupons worth ₹100 (about $1.5) in total.
  • Yeah... Same here... More coupons will be available when it's out of beta
  • Wish, there were new windows phones that were to release here in India too. Indian App scenario has always been not that bad as some other places on WP, but what use will these apps be when there are no new devices that people could try these on? Lumias kept the flame, but with the dying x50 devices, the not avalability of devices like 640 since November and windows 10 update being not pushed to any other third party oem that did release windows phones back then isn't any way helping and not to forget, microsoft retrenching from developing markets.
  • The universal app is there in the store for almost few weeks. Too late to report it. Anyways it's good to see more universal apps coming.