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Telenor to Charge 1.5 % Admin Fee on all Reloads

Following Ufone and Mobilink, Telenor today announced that they gonna charge 1.5 percent of all reloads from Talkshawk and Djuice customers – and we have got yet another name for charges, yes Telenor has called it “Admin Fee”.

1.5 percent levy makes Telenor to top the list, as Ufone decided to charge 1.1 percent, while Mobilink was contented with 1 percent of reload.

It merits mentioning here that all these charges are in addition to 5 percent service charges on all reloads.

Here’s the message appearing on Telenor’s website:

Dear subscriber, from 4th July, an Admin Fee of 1.5% will be levied on usage for all prepaid connections (talkshawk & djuice)

Ufone calls it “Maintenance Charges”, while Mobilink termed it as “Operational Fee”. So apparently, everyone is calling these charges with different names to make it look like that they different from others.

Despite different names and charge rate, analysts are assuming that cellular operator have joined hands (and heads too, of course) to impose this levy on mobile phone users, though there is no evidence of cartel found so far.

We tried contacting CCP to find out if they are considering any thing to cater the situation, but they were not ready for any comment.

Update : The Misery of Additional Charges by Celcos!


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