What is the point of talk time recharge packs?

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What is the point of talktime recharge packs like rs 10/20/500/5000. They don't give validity/data/sms. people who recharge with packs get unlimited calling. so why are these packs still there??
 

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My house help use it to call his family in Nepal. Have told him tens of times to send a smartphone there so that he can call online but apparently Internet connectivity is still very poor in his village so he has to make isd calls.
 

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I call my friends in the US using Jio talktime balance. Call charges are 50p/min. Discovered this accidentally one day when I called a friend through the regular dialer instead of Whatsapp and he pointed out that I've become quite rich to make a 40-50 min ISD call :p
 

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Right, we should try & reach them on landline when possible. But I suppose a lot of the providers do not have an alternate option.

I do remember the dumb me unknowingly calling the rewards platform "payback" 1860 number for an extra charge put on me. I was put on hold a couple of times & call went on for ~15 minutes - and the cost of which came close to the charge which I was enquiring about - making it a double expense.
 

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Most banks are switching - a lot of financial institutions in fact. The basic idea seems to be - the issue better be worthy enough for you to spend more money , for whatever enquiry you have.
 

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Lol - they have a landline number for abroad people and 1860 for local.

I suppose 1860 won't work from abroad and hence they need a local number. Good to note.
 

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yeah, indusind advertise 1860 number for support but they have a landline number on their website which i use.

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Tata Sky has both 1800 and 1860 but their tv ui only shows the 1860 number i believe.