The GST Council has put telecom services under the 18 per cent slab.
Previously, telecom services were taxed at 15 per cent.
All the mobile phone users will have to spend more for their mobile phone usage.
The 3 per cent increase will reflect in the bills of the current postpaid users. Under the previous tax regime, if your current postpaid usage is Rs 1,000, your total bill amount will be Rs 1150. Under the new GST regime, if your current postpaid bill is Rs 1,000, you will have to spend Rs 1,180. It is Rs 30 more than what you are currently paying.
Effective talk time for prepaid customers will go down.(Its Bad!)
Most mobile phones may get costlier by 4-5 per cent