Airtel has announced a few measures to help people in flood-hit Kerala. All Airtel prepaid customers will get a talk time credit of Rs 30 auto-approved.
All smartphone users will get 1 GB data free. This will be valid for seven days. Bill payment dates for all Airtel postpaid and home broadband customers have been extended to ensure they have uninterrupted access to services.
Airtel will deploy VSAT at five major relief centres in Kerala to provide free wi-fi and calling facility to people. People can charge (power) their mobile phones and make free calls from Airtel’s flagship stores located in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kayamkulam, Kannur, Kollam, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Thrissur, Palakkad, and Malappuram.
Airtel said its network teams and partners continued to make efforts to ensure the network was up and running despite challenges such as lack of power supply and disruption in movement of fuel supplies. – The Hindu BusinessLine