Saturday, 26 November 2016

Prepaid users can recharge Rs.500 using older currency notes till 15th December, 2016

Recharge Prepaid balance with older currency notes rs.500
Cellular Operators Association India (COAI) welcomed the decision of the Government for a recharge of Rs.500 with exchange of  older denomination Rs.500/- currency notes at any telecom outlets.

COAI had witten a letter to DoT last week raising the hardships faced by the people in obtaining services like recharge using the new currency notes.

In a statement COAI Director General Rajan Mathews said, 'We are delighted that government listened to our request in the interest of consumers, addressing the difficulties faced by ordinary citizens who can continue to top up and use mobile services, which are essential services'.

Second largest telecom network in India Vodafone India welcomes the recent initiative step taken by Central Government for allowing prepaid recharges for a minimum of Rs.500 each using demonetized currency notes till December, 15th.

BSNL like Public Secotr Unit (PSU) is accepting older Rs.500 notes for Prepaid recharges with total value without any change.

Vodafone CEO also said, 'M-Pesa offers the convenience of a digital wallet for easy transactions and the unique cash out feature of Vodafone M-Pesa makes it the ideal digital wallet for masses, enabling users to digitize cash, remit it to family and friends, pay bills and/or withdraw it at their convenience from over 120,000 touch points across the country. We have also waived off all USSD charges levied on mobile banking till 31 December 2016,'.