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Coronavirus Lockdown: Airtel Credits Rs. 10 Talktime, Extends Pre-Paid Validity Till April 17

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Telecom Giant Airtel has announced that they will be extending the validity of prepaid plans for its 80-million low-income customers alongside providing Rs.10 Benefit so that users can contact their loved ones without being worried about their balance.

By Akhil Taneja - 
31st Mar 2020
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Highlights of the Story

  • With the Coronavirus lockdown implemented Airtel has announced measures to aid the low-income subscribers.
  • The complimentary talk time and extended prepaid validity will be credited within 48 hours
  • The validity of all pre-paid customers has been extended to April 17th

A bit of a relief new for Airtel Users, the telecom giant has proclaimed a replacement initiative to assist its valuable eighty million low-income subscribers amid this COVID-19 pandemic. The company is aforesaid it’ll be extending the validity of pre-paid packs and credit Talktime of Rs. 10 to its subscriber’s account in the next 48 hours.

Airtel has extended the validity of pre-paid packs until April 17, this implies that Airtel users can continue obtaining incoming calls even though their validity expires. Additionally, to the current validity, Airtel is additionally crediting Rs.10 to the pre-paid accounts of all the eighty million customers permits them to create calls or send necessary messages without worrying about the balance in their phones. The new initiatives have already been unrolled by Airtel and it ought to be activated in the next upcoming 48-hours.

“These 80 million customers effectively cover all underprivileged households on the Airtel Network. These special measures will particularly benefit migrant workers and daily wage earners who may have been impacted due to the nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19,” Airtel said in a media release.

Airtel’s latest move comes shortly when the telecommunication administrative unit of India (TRAI) asked telcos to increase the validity of prepaid recharges. TRAI declared that telcos must come back up with measures to make sure customers have uninterrupted services throughout this 21-day imprisonment.



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