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is there any way to avoid SMS alerts charges levied by bank

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Jainyyboy
Hello dimers,
I have a account with canara bank
Which is rarely used for withdrawals or payments
There is a charge of ₹18 being levied evry quarter on my account
When I complaint that to the bank branch they told that its compulsory charge.

Is there any way to disable SMS alert Charge online?
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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Transaction sms like atm withdrawal, cash deposit, online transaction OTP is mandatory from RBI and are totally free. I opted out sms alert from all my savings account and i still get all transactions related sms. Complain on twitter and tag RBI along with other public bank like SBI, BOB. Just tell me or force them to disable it at any cost. this is new way of squeezing money from customer. 
Benevolent Benevolent
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Many small scale banks like these charge around 40-45 per quarter as sms charges, they mention the same thing like op if asked. Can u share the rbi guideline which sayst that these are free? + @getready @guest_999
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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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I had account in Bank of Baroda which was very rarely used. I dropped them a letter at their branch asking them to stop the SMS service and they did the same. Used to charge Rs15 + GST per quarter
Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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For BOB, you can do through BOB world app in few minutes, no need to visit branch. I did that last year and since then no charges levied for sms alert.
Savings Mentor Savings Mentor
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Canara Bank and Central Bank are two PSUs who loot via unstoppable SMS charges. I haven't been charged SMS charges by any other bank except these two.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Jana bank is also deducting SMS charges per quarter & customer care told that it's mandatory 

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Generous Generous
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Same is the case with me for PNB and SBI savings bank account. How do I stop these services more efficiently as visiting the branch is 😤

Also, I'm thinking of closing my PNB savings account, only thing stopping me is RuPay Platinum DC I've from them which comes in handy for Amazon Add Money offer monthly.

Does SBI provide RuPay Platinum DC too? If yes, will get a RuPay Platinum DC from them and close my PNB savings account which I don't see is of any use.

P.S. I've HDFC, SBI and PNB savings account and everything happens with HDFC Bank savings account only. Then I've savings account with Paytm Payments Bank, digibank by DBS.

Suggestions please!

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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Bank of Baroda has option to deactivate sms alert by sms method ☺️ and have platinum rupay dc too.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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call customer care and ask them to 'stop sms banking'.
Savings Mentor Savings Mentor
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Well I filled in a special request form in Central Bank a couple of months ago and since then 95 days have passed and no quarterly SMS charges deducted. Filled a similar request at Canara Bank too. Let's see if they take charges still after their quarter ends. No other bank is taking any SMS charges from me as of now. (Haven't tried Axis though smile)

Savings Mentor Savings Mentor
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Unfortunately, Central Bank just took ₹17 SMS charges today despite submitting the multi-purpose form to not take SMS charges as they add no value to me and basic credit/debit transaction SMSes are supposed to be free anyway. Central and Canara are the only 2 banks where SMS charges can't be stopped. Other banks ALL have it optional.

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what the!
Benevolent Benevolent
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PSUs se kyahi expect krsakte hai sad

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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In Public Sector only BOB, SBI and Indian bank is offering SMS alert deactivation by sms and online method 😁 i am using bank of baroda account without sms charges, icam getting only mandatory sms , like upi txn alert and etc in bank of baroda you can disable sms charges by sms method ✅

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How to stop sms charges in Indian Bank pls tell
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