Soumya Prakash Pradhan

The world is advancing with technology, and many people are using smartphones. People rely on their smartphones for various activities, including multimedia usage.

To keep their phones active, they recharge them, and the recharge options range from Rs 179 to a higher amount of Rs 3227.

These prices fluctuate over time, and the minimum balance required often changes now days many times.

As smartphone usage has become a constant in people's lives, recharging has become a regular task, often done just before the plan expires.

Online applications provide a convenient way to recharge, although they may charge a minimal convenience fee, which can be frustrating for many users.

Previously, popular online transaction platforms like PhonePe and Paytm used to charge convenience fees.

Currently, PhonePe charges an additional Rs 3 for recharges while Paytm charges users between Rs 1-6, depending on the recharge value.

According to a report by tipster Mukul Sharma, even GPay now imposes convenience fees for recharges.

For recharge amounts of Rs 1 to 100, there is no convenience fee; for Rs 101 to 200, there is a Rs 1 convenience fee, for Rs 201 to 300, it is Rs 2, and for Rs 301 and above, it is Rs 3.

To avoid these convenience fees, you can opt for mobile operator apps like Jio, Airtel, and Vi.

Simply install the default app on your smartphone, choose the plan you want to recharge, and use the UPI method for a fee-free recharge.

It is worth noting that as of now, platforms like Amazon Mobile Recharge do not impose any convenience fees.