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Enticed by PayTM coupons, man recharges his phone for one crore

22, Sep 2015 By Vaibhav Anand

Bangalore: A mid-level manager based in Bangalore was shocked to learn that he had recharged his prepaid connection for crore rupees over a year. Apparently, Tadapit, the management professional in question, had been so engrossed in seeking the best deal online and recharging his mobile balance every day that he lost track of his bank balance.

Tadapit after checking his mobile balance
Tadapit after checking his mobile balance

“There is like a new coupon code that PayTM or Freecharge kept sending me every day, so I kept recharging my phone. I got so addicted to it that I didn’t realize how much I spent in recharging my prepaid balance,” Tadapit said.

“I only got to know I had recharged it for so much when someone from Airtel called me and told me I would get their Diamond Care package because I had over a crore in my prepaid balance. It seems my prepaid balance crossed even that of Sunil Mittal,” said Tadapit while showing us his prepaid balance.

“I don’t know how I am supposed to use this prepaid balance. If my wife comes to know about this, I will be in trouble for sure. She asked me for an expensive gift for her birthday and I refused somehow saying that we could save on that money for future. I have to come up with some good excuse now,” he said in a hushed tone.

Tadapit’s problem with the huge prepaid balance in his account didn’t end here. He is also worried about the added services he got as a privilege customer of the telecom provider.

“Not just that, the company has given a Airtel 4G female representative as part of this Diamond package, who keeps bugging me about upgrading to 4G or proving that my mobile internet is faster than Airtel 4G,” he concluded with a miserable look on his face.