Regulations

TRAI hikes procesing fees by Rs.1 for Top Up Vouchers


The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has amended the Telecom Tariff Order, 1999 thereby allowing operators to charge a processing fees of Rs. 3 on Top Up Vouchers. Last month the central governement hiked the Service Tax that reduced the Talk Time on offer by various operators & today TRAI has allowed allowed telecom operator to charge more fees on Top Up Vouchers thereby reducing the Talk Time further.

But this shall not be applicable for all Top Ups that are priced below Rs. 20. Also TRAI has directed all telecom companies to provide at least one top up voucher priced at Rs 10.

So how this will affect you:

Top UpService TaxGross Talk TimeProcessing FeesNet Talk TimeEarlier Talk Time

10.00

1.10

8.90

2.00

6.90

6.90

20.00

2.20

17.80

3.00

14.80

15.80

30.00

3.30

26.70

3.00

23.70

24.70

40.00

4.40

35.60

3.00

32.60

33.60

50.00

5.50

44.50

3.00

41.50

42.50

100.00

11.00

89.00

3.00

86.00

87.00

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