Mobilink is up with this news for it’s prepaid customers, that it will deduct 2 percent operational fee (in addition to already applicable fees and charges) for those who will recharge their accounts through scratch cards.
Moreover, 1 percent operational fee will be applicable on all Jazz to Jazz reloads.
These additional charges will be applicable from November 22nd, 2011.
It was just in June 2011 when all cellular operators imposed 1.1 to 1.5 percent charges on reloads, and all operators gave different names to these charges (probably to avoid CCP’s axe).
We aren’t sure if other operators will follow Mobilink’s lead on this or not, but from what we know from past, other operators might impose similar charges on reloads, though in phases and with different names.
Operators defend these additional charges due to increased operating expenses, however, several additions of fee and charges in an year is likely to trigger the customers with worst possible reaction.
Here’s a notice published by Mobilink in various papers:
Rs. 2 less than what you used to get before this….
Let’s solve it here
Total Load: Rs. 100
FED @ 10 percent: Rs. 10
Service Charges = 5 percent: Rs. 5
Operational Charges (Imposed in June) = Rs. 1.1
Operational fee (imposed today) = Rs. 2
Load left for usage: Rs. 100 – Rs. 18.1 = Rs. 81.9
Out of this 81.9, there’s 19.5 percent GST on all calls/sms/GPRS
Hope i did the calculations right.