SBI introduces SMS service to check FASTag balance, here’s how to do it

The State Bank of India (SBI), has launched an exclusive SMS service for you to check your FASTag balance.

The SBI on Saturday took to Twitter to inform its customers about the service. “Dear SBI FASTag Customer, send an SMS to 7208820019 from your registered mobile number to quickly know your SBI FASTag balance,” read the tweet on SBI’s official handle.

If you want to know the balance of FASTag installed on a vehicle, you have to send an SMS by writing FTBAL to the number 7208820019. At the same time, if you have many vehicles, and want to check the balance of all FASTag, then you have to write – FTBAL <Vehicle Number> and send it to 7208820019.

Keep in mind at the time of sending your message that you have to send the message from your mobile number registered with SBI FASTag. Within a few seconds, you will know your FASTag balance.

What is FASTag?

FASTag is a sticker on vehicles that works with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. It has expanded rapidly in the last few years in India for collecting toll tax. You put it on the windscreen of the vehicle and then you do not need to pay cash the next time you pass through the toll plaza. The machine that scans FASTag scans your tag and whatever account are linked to that tag, money is deducted directly from it.

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