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If you are a prepaid user of Vodafone in India, then after each and every successful recharge (irrespective of the recharge amount) you are entitled to get either FREE Talk time OR Local/National SMS Pack OR Vodafone to Vodafone (V2V) minutes OR 2G/3G Internet/Data Pack! Lets check out in this post how to get one of these FREE gift?
Whenever you recharge (plan vouchers, top ups and bonus cards) your Vodafone’s prepaid number using their online site, retail outlet (your nearest recharge shop), Vodafone store or m-pesa, you are required to dial *599# on your mobile. The network will now prompt you to choose your FREE gift from two available options:
Some examples of these gift options are as follows:
- Free 35 local mobile minutes.
- Free 20 INR talk time.
- Free 35/110 V2V minutes.
- Free 130/385 Local/National SMS.
- Free 50 MB of 3G Data.
- Free 100 MB of 2G Data.
Enter the number of your preferred gift and press Call/OK/Send button. The network will instantly credit the gift into your account:
Keep in mind that the value of the each gift depends on the amount of recharge you have done. For example, if you have done a recharge of INR 100, then you may get talk time of INR 20 and if you have done a recharge of INR 500, then you may get INR 50 talk time.
You can avail your free gift within 24 hours after a successful recharge. After 24 hours you won’t be able to see any gift options, as the network will show you something like following error:
Everybody Wins with Vodafone! There are currently no FREE gifts for you. Please do a recharge and try again.
- The validity period of these free gifts are quite low, as you have to utilize the gift amount in 2 or 3 days. After the expiration date of the gift, its value don’t carry forward at all.
- The gifts are completely random. If you previously got free talk time of INR 20 by recharging your number with INR 100, then don’t expect same gift when you recharge your number with same denomination once again.
- Gift value won’t be used if you are roaming in some other Indian state.
- You can dial *599# immediately after a recharge to see your gift options. However it is recommended to dial the USSD code after 1 hour of recharge.
- There is no charge for dialling *599# – The USSD code is completely free to dial.
- This can be a limited period offer from the company, so claim your free gifts while it lasts.