Retailers Stop Aircel, Airtel & Vodafone Recharges in Tamilnadu

Retailers Stop Aircel, Airtel & Vodafone Recharges in TamilnaduFollowing operators decision to cut down retailers margin on e-recharges and paper recharges, all retailers in Tamilnadu are on protest by boycotting recharging any mobile of Aircel, Airtel and Vodafone.

The protest was started by retailers in Trichy and later it spread throughout the state excluding Coimbatore and Chennai. As a result for last couple of days no recharge is done in Tamilnadu telecom circles on Aircel,Airtel and Vodafone mobiles.

We also had a chance to speak with one of the retailer who cited that during initial days retailers margin was 7% and as time passed operators started cutting down the margin from 6%,4% and now they have bring it down to 3% which made them to go on a indefinite strike.

There is no news of withdrawal of this boycott any time soon.It should be noted that India is a pre-dominant prepaid market for mobile sector.

Though authorized stores of respective operators are providing recharge to their prepaid customers.If you are running out of balance, better you choose online recharge options or take a visit to Aircel Stores, Airtel Relationship Centers or Vodafone Stores.

So whats your take on this issue do let us know via comments ?

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A.IYAPPAN
A.IYAPPAN
January 30, 2015 8:31 pm 8:31 PM

how to buy aircel ec sim?

kawaljit singh
kawaljit singh
February 19, 2014 1:25 am 1:25 AM

I am not satisfied with the decisions of all these companies as they should give us at least 8% of retail margine . retailor is the main chain for the rise of company business .they should think about us .I am with you all peoples of retail channel partners

binod
binod
October 14, 2011 1:16 pm 1:16 PM

Telecom company did not cut thier marjin but they are not willing to give marjin to retailers .Nor they reverse our wrong transaction .Telecom com are very greedy they activate any unmeaning service to customers and deduct the balance .I am with u all the peoples

Jagadesh
Jagadesh
July 20, 2011 9:38 am 9:38 AM

Videocon Offers upto 7.3 % for retailers for the Month of July

Sujatha
Sujatha
July 19, 2011 12:49 pm 12:49 PM
JD :Any business goes through transition as it approaches maturity from nascency. Please understand that few years back, the telecom industry was aimed at expansion and gaining subscribers for which heavy CAPEX was laid out and Trade Margins were suitably higher. Today the industry has reached a stage of saturation towards Acquisitions. Therefore no longer time and money spent on increasing width. Retailers must start focussing on increasing their depth of business. Top businesses cut down areas of distributers to ensure that their depth of business is generated. Telecom needs to get out of retailer driven monopoly.This is not a… Read more »
JD
JD
July 19, 2011 11:02 am 11:02 AM
Any business goes through transition as it approaches maturity from nascency. Please understand that few years back, the telecom industry was aimed at expansion and gaining subscribers for which heavy CAPEX was laid out and Trade Margins were suitably higher. Today the industry has reached a stage of saturation towards Acquisitions. Therefore no longer time and money spent on increasing width. Retailers must start focussing on increasing their depth of business. Top businesses cut down areas of distributers to ensure that their depth of business is generated. Telecom needs to get out of retailer driven monopoly. This is not a… Read more »
Tanshu
Tanshu
July 6, 2011 4:48 pm 4:48 PM
Retailers are doing rt thing. telecos are paying thousand of crores to Ministers , but they are not paying margins to them who helps them to join customer base. However, even in Pune, initially retailers are working on 5% margin but now its comes to 2.3% . In the current scenario of inflation, A telecom retailer is not able to sustain coz he is not earning that much of amount. A retailer whos earning was 500 of selling of Rs10000/- Easy recharge now comes down to 230… That means directly 270/- is down. On the contrary they are not paying… Read more »
Shinoj
July 1, 2011 10:18 pm 10:18 PM

but boss these operators especially Airtel are snatching the money from the customers. the customer does not get the value he should get for his recharge. 39 for 50 rupees recharge is not good Mr. Airtel.

Shinoj
July 1, 2011 10:17 pm 10:17 PM

PD :
@Shinoj
Well put it, with much more clarity.
Vodafone (I can vouch for Mumbai) is much more soft-corned in doling out promotional incentive schemes to its retailers.

may be. but boss these operators especially Airtel are snatching the money from the customers. the customer does not get the value he should get for his recharge. 39 for 50 rupees recharge is not good Mr. Airtel.

max
max
June 30, 2011 2:59 pm 2:59 PM

@shweta
these operators reserved their right to withdraw the scheme from market at any time. and they are doing the business as per the agreement done with retailer.

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