Airtel Offering Free Calls, And Data to Subscribers in Flood-Hit Chennai

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blog details: As unprecedented rains and floods in Chennai have disrupted normal life and restricted people’s movement from homes, the country's largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, on Wednesday said it is facilitating some measures for customers. Chennai has been hit by one of the worst rains in several years causing floods and disrupting normal life. One of the country's biggest telecom providers, Airtel, is now aiding its subscribers in the city by offering auto approved talk time, free Airtel-to-Airtel calls, and free data, among other initiatives. Airtel subscribers in Chennai will get auto approval for 'talk time' credit up to Rs. 30 (the talk time offer is only for Airtel prepaid subscribers). The company will also provide credit of 10 minutes for Airtel-to-Airtel calls for prepaid customers with a validity of two days. Free credit of 50MB mobile data for Airtel prepaid customers with a validity of two days is also being offered. For Airtel postpaid and fixed-line subscribers, the company is extending time to make payments whose bills are due to be paid immediately. "The uninterrupted rains have also resulted in excessive water logging and disruption of essential services in Chennai, thus causing power failures and impacting our services in some regions. We at Airtel are relentlessly working with the local authorities to enable smooth mobile communication for Airtel customers across the city," said the company in a press statement. Airtel is not the only firm that has extended an helping hand for people in Chennai as there are a handful of startups and companies offering people help. Paytm is offering Rs. 30 worth of free talk-time to anyone who would like to remain connected. Practo has a spreadsheet with phone numbers of verified doctors and hospitals available for help in an online spreadsheet. Zomato has launched a scheme where they will provide meals for flood relief victims, and is offering to buy one meal from their end for every one purchased on the website. - See more at:

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