Before the advent of internet, speed was associated with racing cars and convenience was associated with an air trip. In terms of fast service and convenience to customers, we all had kind of developed the art of patience – standing in queues for hours on-together, waiting patiently for our turn – whether it was waiting expectantly in the railway reservation centre or while making payments against utility bills like electricity, gas bills or even your mobile phone bills.
Times have changed drastically in the last decade. The spurt of activities that internet has bestowed in our lives is only for good, it seems. Today it is just a matter of seconds that you are able to pay for your essential monthly bills; book rail and air tickets with simple click of the mouse, make your hotel bookings, place an order for food, purchase simple items to sophisticated electrical gadgets, participate in online bidding and auctions, play online games etc. Speed and ease of conducting a task are the two greatest achievements of the online world.
If you are a subscriber of Idea Cellular network – a part of their 220.6 million base of active connections (data available till end of June 2018) in one of the network circles within India, enjoying the network’s supreme connectivity in 2G, 3G and 4G data, then you are one of the lucky customers who has the power of making online Idea bill payment using your smartphone as well as laptop and personal computer. To use the smartphone for making the online Idea bill payment you would need to download the mobile App of Idea or any other reseller like Phonepe, Paytm or MobiKwik.
Else you can use the laptop or your computer terminal at home, office or a cybercafé to make payments to enjoy uninterrupted services of the network. The methodology of making Idea bill payment is very simple and easy, so much so that even mid-school children and elderly people can conduct with minimal chances of error. With the positives, however, come the negatives too. A few things that you would need to remember while making the payments includes:-
- Always make payments using a secured internet connection. Since you would need to share your bank and card details over the virtual network, people are always advised to make the payments from their homes preferably. Use of public places and an open Wi-Fi network is not safe as it can attract the attention of online hackers.
- While making the Idea bill paymentonline, remember to make sure that the internet connection is strong. Avoid areas where the connectivity is an issue – it is weak of flickering. This is important because the communication between the recharge site, the payment gateway and the bank hardware/software is all dependent on the internet connectivity and a failure in the connection will result in failure of the transaction. Often the money will be deducted from your account but you would still receive a transaction failed message.
Join the internet bandwagon and reap its benefits and services!