BSNL has removed the Rs. 10 and Rs. 20 prepaid recharge packs from online channels for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana telecom circles.
The state-backed telecom operator will still honor the physical recharge vouchers for the two denominations. BSNL has not provided a reason for removing the two prepaid recharge packs from online channels, however it seems to be in accordance with recent moves by private telecom operators such as Airtel and Vodafone Idea to ditch smaller denomination prepaid recharge packs like Rs. 20 and Rs. 30. All operators nevertheless seem to be supplying Rs. 10 prepaid recharge package.
According to an update on BSNL Andhra Pradesh website, the Rs. 10 and Rs. 20 prepaid recharge packs are now only available as physical recharge vouchers. It is uncertain if BSNL is planning to remove these recharge vouchers from all telecom circles over the coming weeks and weeks. So, for now, all BSNL subscribers outside Andhra Pradesh and Telangana can continue to recharge their prepaid relationship with Rs. 10 and Rs. 20 packs.
The Rs. 20, Rs. 30, and Rs. 50 prepaid packs have been gone for Airtel, whereas Vodafone Idea no longer offers Rs. 20 and Rs. 30 prepaid recharge packs in most telecom circles. BSNL appears to be planning to do the exact same however, the telecom operator is yet to say anything formally.
The disappearance of both Rs. 10 and Rs. 20. BSNL prepaid recharge packs from online stations was first seen from TelecomTalk.