Paytm and PhonePe are the most popular online payment apps in India. Users can easily pay bills and transact with them online. Once upon a time platforms like Paytm and PhonePe offered cashback to users for mobile phone recharge. However, now users will be charged more for services like bill payment and mobile number recharge. Because, these platforms have started charging platform fees.
If you do mobile recharge with Paytm and PhonePe, you will be charged from now.
According to a report by Gadgets Now, the PhonePe app has a small platform fee for using the app for bill and recharge payments. This fee is inclusive of GST. However, if the mobile recharge is not successful, both the recharge amount paid and the platform fee including GST will be refunded to the user.
How much does cost for Mobile Recharges ?
PhonePe and Paytm charge different platform fees. If you do more than Rs 100 mobile recharge from Paytm, you will have to pay Rs 1 charge. Similarly, from PhonePe Rs. Rs. 50+ recharge as platform fee of Rs. 1 will be charged. At the same time, recharges above Rs 100 will be charged Rs 2.
Other Way to Stop these Charges
Customers who don’t want to pay additional charges for their mobile recharge can switch to other payment platforms. These platforms are Google Pay and Amazon Pay. Currently, both of them do not charge any facility fee from the users. We also tell you that major telecom companies like Airtel, Jio and Vi also offer in-app recharge facilities.
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