PhonePe will now charge a processing fee for mobile recharges

by Lingraj Sahu

PhonePe will now charge processing fee from users for every transaction. You will no longer be able to transfer money without having to spend some extra money for every transaction. The company will charge a fee in the range of Rs 1 to Rs 2 on mobile recharge worth more than Rs 50.

PhonePe will now charge users a processing fee for every transaction. This means that you will no longer be able to transfer money or recharge your phone without having to spend some extra money for every transaction. The company has said that it will charge fees in the range of Re 1 to Rs 2 per transaction for mobile recharges above Rs 50. PhonePe is the first payment app to start charging for UPI-based transactions.


Charges will have to be paid on recharge of more than Rs 50

For UPI-based transactions above Rs 50, PhonePe will charge a processing fee. If you do not spend up to Rs 50, you will not be charged any amount by the digital app. Like other payment apps, PhonePe will also start charging processing fees for payments made through credit cards. PhonePe is one of the most popular, widely used payment apps in India along with Paytm and Google Pay. According to an online report, it has recorded over 165 crores of UPI transactions on its platform in September, with the app segment accounting for over 40%.


Like Paytm and Google Pay, PhonePe can be used to transfer money with BHIM UPI, manage multiple bank accounts, check account balance, use SBI, HDFC, ICICI, and 140+ banks Like adding multiple bank accounts can be done. Recharge prepaid mobile numbers like Jio, Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, etc., recharge DTH like Tata Sky, Airtel Direct, Sun Direct, Videocon, etc., pay different bills and much more. You can also buy or renew an insurance policy using PhonePe.

“At Recharge, we are running a very small scale experiment where some users are paying for mobile recharge. Recharges below Rs 50 are not charged, Re 1 is charged for recharges between Rs 50 and Rs 100, and Rs 2 is charged for recharges above Rs 100. Essentially, as a part of the experiment, most users are either paying nothing or paying Re 1. A PhonePe spokesperson told PTI. A PhonePe spokesperson told PTI.


PhonePe said, “We are not the only company or payment platform to charge fees. Charging a small fee on bill payments is now a standard industry practice and is also done by other biller websites and payment platforms. We only charge a processing fee on credit card payments.”

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