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Airtel has announced special benefits for its low-income customers to help them stay connected to their loved ones in the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has revealed free recharge packs and double benefits offers for over 55 million low-income customers on its network. The second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic has hit most people and house holds and put low-income people at risk. Staying connected virtually is the only option for many people nonetheless it can put some burden on low-income groups.

Airtel has revealed that it is offering benefits worth Rs 270 crore to help its low-income clients who are impacted by the COVID-19 in India. Airtel offers a free recharge pack of Rs 49 to over 55 million low-income clients on its network, majorly in rural areas. The Rs 49 recharge pack will provide a talk time of Rs 38 and 100MB data with a validity of 28 days.

Airtel announces benefits worth Rs 270 cr to simply help 55 million low-income clients to tide over the impact of Covid-19. Airtel gives Rs. 49 pack cost free to 55 mn low-income users, mostly in rural India. #Airtel #WeAreInThisTogether #Covid19 #StayHomeStaySafe pic. twitter. com/rFCEoKTHYJ

— Bharti Airtel (@airtelnews) May 16, 2021

Moreover, Airtel has also announced double benefits for its prepaid customers. The Airtel prepaid recharge of Rs 79 will now provide double the benefits to users. The recharge pack worth Rs 79 provides a talk time of Rs 128, 200MB data usage and allows local/STD/landline calls at 60p per minute. This recharge plan comes with a validity of 28 days.

Airtel has stated in the official press release why these benefits will be available to over 55 million of its low-income customers in the coming weeks.

Jio helps to ensure that JioPhone users stay connected during the pandemic.
Stay home, Stay safe. @ril_foundation#JioTogether #StayHomeStaySafe #IndiaKaSmartphone #CoronaHaaregaIndiaJeetega pic. twitter. com/LlGem5aOc3

— Reliance Jio (@reliancejio) May 16, 2021

Meanwhile, Jio also recently announced that JioPhone users in India will receive 300 minutes worth of calling each month for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will come as a sigh of relief for most JioPhone users who have been not able to recharge their phones because of the pandemic. Jio has also announced that it will provide free plans to all JioPhone users who recharge. If a JioPhone user recharges with a Rs 75 plan, they’ll get an additional Rs 75 for free.

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