State Bank of India releases gorgeous Windows Phone app
The State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest banking and financial services company in country, owned by the government. We've received a handful of reports that the bank has released a Windows Phone app, enabling customers to perform mobile banking while out and about on their Windows Phones. The usual features are present, including balance enquiries, the transfer of funds and paying bills.
Aptly named Freedom, this Windows Phone app is a must-have if you hold an account and desire some degree of control when not at a desktop computer.
To get started with SBI and to use their app, a registration process is available, which includes setting up MPINs and activating through an ATM and a local branch for peace of mind regarding account security - wouldn't want just anyone accessing your account, would we? It's a good looking app and we're sure many will find it useful.
Here's a quick list of features highlighted on the store listing:
- Funds transfer (within SBI or other Bank's account)
- Immediate Mobile Payment Services (IMPS) : Fund Transfer, Merchant Payments 24 x 7
- Enquiry Services (Balance Enquiry / Mini statement)
- Cheque Book request
- Demat Account Enquiry
- Bill Payments (Utility bills, Credit Cards, Insurance premium), Donations, Subscriptions
- Mobile Top up
- M-Commerce (DTH Recharge of Tatasky, BigTV, SunDirect, DishTV, DigitalTV and Videocon d2h connections, SBI Life insurance premium, etc.)
- Booking of train tickets over the IRCTC portal through IMPS
You can download State Bank Freedom from the Windows Phone Store. Thanks to vikrant6 and Ayush for the tips!
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By Jez Corden
Oh, the irony.
is this what you are looking for?
SBI is India's biggest bank and almost everyone has account in it. Good to see more apps coming to Windows phone.
Banking app already available on Windows 8. So its a matter of time.
WP is growing rapidly in India.. Thanks to Nokia ofcourse.!!
USAA pulled the app from the store even though it's completely functional, so if you never had it or lost it after they pulled it, you're out of luck.
I swear I may move to Bank of America =/
I did many complains to SBI for not releasing app for windows phone
SBI Freedom rocks...!!!
The ICICI imobile and the Citi mobile apps on symbian were more feature rich than the SBI freedom. I hope ICICI is already on the way to wp8.. not sure on Citi.
this is running on Samsung ATIV-S, which has not yet been launched in India