Recharging via Main Balance - Prepaid Sim

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I have a query on recharging via Main Balance of Prepaid Sim Cards.

Does the Main Balance have to be Top Up Balance with Unlimited Validity (Validity NA) or could it be other recharges like Rs.49/Rs.79 plans which have a fixed validity of 28 days?

So, I was thinking that instead of recharging a occassionaly used sim card (for OTP and some incoming) every month to keep it active, why not recharge it from Main Balance? For eg. Rs. 79 plan gives a Talktime of 64 for 28 days, which I could use to recharge Rs. 49 plan at the end of the validity period, and so on. Could this work?

Also if you know the USSD codes of individual networks to recharge from Main Balance, kindly post it here, so that others could benefit.

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Does the Main Balance have to be Top Up Balance with Unlimited Validity === S S S stuck_out_tongue
In fact many recharges are not possible even with this balance also!
That promotional balance is wasted by many – they know that!

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caks2006407 wrote:

Does the Main Balance have to be Top Up Balance with Unlimited Validity === S S S stuck_out_tongue
In fact many recharges are not possible even with this balance also!
That promotional balance is wasted by many – they know that!

Could you be more clear?

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destructo wrote:

Could you be more clear?

U can not recharge any plan using promo balance, eg. Rs79 plan gives Rs64 promo balance and this 64/- can NOT be used to recharge another plan.

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These 79,49 and other validity plans give secondary balance with limited validity and can be used only for calling, messages and data once validity will expire this balance will also expire.
You get main balance only with recharge top-ups like 10,50,100etc with no validity with exception in case of airtel rs 100 top-up

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Ash-D wrote:

These 79,49 and other validity plans give secondary balance with limited validity and can be used only for calling, messages and data once validity will expire this balance will also expire.
You get main balance only with recharge top-ups like 10,50,100etc with no validity with exception in case of airtel rs 100 top-up

Does Rs 50 Top-up exist at all? Rs 100 Top Up is no exception. No Validity. I’m using Airtel.

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Ash-D wrote:

These 79,49 and other validity plans give secondary balance with limited validity and can be used only for calling, messages and data once validity will expire this balance will also expire.
You get main balance only with recharge top-ups like 10,50,100etc with no validity with exception in case of airtel rs 100 top-up

Also could top-up balance be used to activate Rs. 49 plan? What’s the activation code for Airtel and Vodafone?

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destructo wrote:

Does Rs 50 Top-up exist at all? Rs 100 Top Up is no exception. No Validity. I’m using Airtel.

50 top-up doesn’t exist for airtel but its there for jio its different for different operators some have them some don’t like voda have 30 top-up otion.
For Airtel rs 100 top-up is exception as it gives 28 days validity also. In plans it shows no validity but 28 days validity is received along with balance.
go through the below link
https://www.desidime.com/discussions/airtel-100...

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destructo wrote:

Also could top-up balance be used to activate Rs. 49 plan? What’s the activation code for Airtel and Vodafone?

yes top-up balance can be used to do plan recharges like 49 or any other as balance received is main balance with no expiry.
i think both voda and airtel have now option to recharge via main balance you must have more or equal balance than recharge pack.

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Ash-D wrote:

50 top-up doesn’t exist for airtel but its there for jio its different for different operators some have them some don’t like voda have 30 top-up otion.
For Airtel rs 100 top-up is exception as it gives 28 days validity also. In plans it shows no validity but 28 days validity is received along with balance.
go through the below link
https://www.desidime.com/discussions/airtel-100...

Thanks. Karma added.

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Ash-D wrote:

yes top-up balance can be used to do plan recharges like 49 or any other as balance received is main balance with no expiry.
i think both voda and airtel have now option to recharge via main balance you must have more or equal balance than recharge pack.

49 cannot be recharged with main balance

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Ash-D wrote:

Yeah seems so 48 can be done.

Smart recharge are not allowed 45, 49, 79 but data recharge and ₹19 (2days unlimited) ones can be recharged with main balance

I don’t understand why airtel does like this, if the balance is there than what’s the problem with chortel for allowing to recharge

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Hereforadeal wrote:

Smart recharge are not allowed 45, 49, 79 but data recharge and ₹19 (2days unlimited) ones can be recharged with main balance

I don’t understand why airtel does like this, if the balance is there than what’s the problem with chortel for allowing to recharge

What is the method to do Data recharges in Airtel and Vodafone?

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destructo wrote:

What is the method to do Data recharges in Airtel and Vodafone?

Use airtel app if want to from main balance, don’t know for voda

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I am unable to see Topup balance on MyJio anymore nor does it show when I select recharge, like before. Guys please don’t update the new version, else you won’t see eirher

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Any ussd code to recharge Rs 45 plan from the main balance for airtel?

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