Couple days ago, my blog hit the 6th anniversary and I thought it would be great to introduce something new to my blog. I will be doing app reviews, occasionally from now on.. ????
Today I’ll discuss about a free app I recently found out about and have fallen in love with. It’s called True Balance. But first, I wish to make it clear that this app is only for people based in India.
What’s it’s purpose?
This app shows the entire details and I mean every single thing you need to know about your talk time and mobile data. Expiry date, current balance, best offers, amount of mobile data being used by you etc. You can also recharge your mobile, earn cashback & also play a lucky spin wheel to get free cash (that can be used towards recharging your mob). It supports dual SIM too, be it any operators in India.
On to the details :
When you open the app, this is the screen that you will see.
There are three tabs, ‘Check’, ‘Recharge’ & ‘Earn’. In the Check tab, you can pull down the refresh button and it instantly runs a USSD code for you and finds out your current balance. This allows you the convenience of not having to remember the codes (For eg, Vodafone’s USSD code to check mobile data balance is *111*2*2#) to check your balance.
You can see in the pic that my first SIM is Vodafone while the second one is Etisalat which this app doesn’t support. On clicking the operator’s name, you will be lead to their portal where you can place a call to their customer service, check the amount you spent to make calls etc.
At the bottom of screen it shows the mobile data you have used today. On clicking that, you will be lead to a ‘Statistics’ page like the one below :
This page is pretty cool. It shows which all apps take up most of my data (shows both the personal usage and background data used up by these apps). Also, the above pic shows the usage for 7 days. On clicking the left arrow, it shows the data for 3 days and the right arrow leads to the statistics for 14 days. It’s really handy.
The ‘Earn’ tab shows ways to get cash back, promo codes while recharging & ways to invite friends & get cash. For example, here are the promo codes for March. These are monthly codes that can each be used only once a month. It gets refreshed every month.
The navy blue colored codes are operator specific offers while the orange colored codes are the monthly offers I mentioned just now.
You saw a miniature yellow and white spin wheel at the top of the first pic in this post. That takes you to the Lucky Spin Wheel that lets you win gems (points). Every 15 mins, you get the chance to spin the wheel once for free. You can win between 0 – 100 gems in one spin. Even if you don’t check the app every 15 mins, your turns will accumulate until you have 5 free spins. After ‘Free Play’ instead of waiting another 15 mins, you can spin again but for each turn you will use up 5 gems. You can see the screenshot below :
On the top of that page, there is a ‘redeem’ option. You can redeem 100 points for Re 1. The best option is redeeming 990 points for Rs 10. See how I have redeemed that below :
I can now use this money for free recharges!
Next, let’s discuss the ‘Recharge’ tab. You will get a 1% cash back plus the cash back from the promo codes. If you recharge for Rs 500 (can be in multiple transactions), you will be upgraded to Gold membership and thus get Rs 50 plus your cash back percentage will change from 1% to 7% in the upcoming month.
Recharging is super easy. It first asks which number you wish to recharge. Your own number is shown there already. You can even recharge the numbers of your friends / family. When you start typing the number, the contact list comes up and you can select the number you want, which is pretty cool..
The next step asks for the amount you want to recharge for. This screen also shows some plan offers. For example, I’ve typed in Rs 350. I have cut off my mob number with a marker.
In the next screen, it automatically detects what kind of recharge you are doing. In this case, 350 is a ‘Top Up’. You can select the Free points and that amount gets deducted from the amount you have to pay.
It shows two payment methods, either Debit/Credit card or Net banking, where you will be redirected securely to your bank.
The cash back is shown below, in this case Rs 3.5 and also I have applied the promo code MARCH12 which gives me Rs 12 back. ou have to copy your promo code from the codes page and paste it here.
By the way, if you are using your free points, you can’t use the Promo code option.
Overall, this is a wonderful app. You should definitely try it out.
Where to get the app?
Go to Google Play store and search for True Balance. Also, if you use my code, 2C28JRY6, you will get Rs 5 and I’ll get Rs 5 too ????