Following 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.
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