Sunil Mittal owned a telecommunications company Bharti Airtel announced top-up and talk time benefits for its 55 million low-income customers in India.
The company said these benefits total Rs 270 and will be made available to low-income customers to help them “stay connected during the ongoing pandemic.”
As part of the benefits, Airtel is offering users a free Rs 49 package. This package contains a talk time of Rs 38, 100 MB of data and a validity of 28 days.
Airtel says this will primarily be for its customers in rural areas to help them stay connected and get access to critical information as this is the need of the hour.
The second benefit applies to all prepaid customers who buy the Rs 79 top-up voucher. Airtel has announced that these customers will get double the benefit for this price.
These benefits will be available to Airtel customers in the coming week, the company said.
The announcement for Airtel comes a day later Trust Jio announced similar benefits to its users JioPhone.
Reliance Jio announced that JioPhone users who are unable to charge their devices due to the ongoing pandemic will receive 300 additional minutes of outgoing voice calls per month for free “for the entire period of the pandemic”.
In addition, the company is offering an additional top-up plan with the same value for its mobile tariffs for JioPhone free of charge. For example, if a JioPhone user purchases a Rs 75 recharge plan, they will receive a Rs 75 free plan.