Ufone has announced a 50-100 percent increase in package conversion fee for its prepaid customers to be charged from 5 March 2011, said Ufone’s official website.
Dear Customer, Package conversion fee will be revised on 5th March 2011. Conversions of Rs 5 and Rs 10 will be charged at Rs 10 and Rs 15 respectively.
Telecom Recorder says it received an official statement, according to which, the package conversion fee will be revised to Rs. 10 from Rs 5 on different of its packages (100 percent hike) whereas Rs. 15 will be charged on the change of multiple packages, which is currently charged at Rs 10 (50 percent hike).
The charges will be applicable on all local and international voice packages and offers.
The hike in fees has been decided to earn revenues from the customers, who regularly switch over their different packages for availing benefits, said Telecom Recorder.
Ufone has introduced more than dozens of packages over a period of time in order to attract maximum customers towards its network and towards utility of services.
The increase in fees is a rare thing in the highly competitive telecom sector of the country. Though cellular phone operators are quite wise to impose different charges side by side of tariff cuts on their services.