Telecom operators announced free calls and data services, extended bill payments and other seven-day relief for users in the flooded state of Kerala.
While Reliance Jio and state BSNL offer free calls to all users, established operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular offer calls to a limited amount of subscriber credit for seven days and extended billing dates for subsequent users.
All five telecom operators offer free data service to customers. However, private operators limited free data to 1 gigabyte for seven days.
"We hold you firmly in these unlucky times, so we can help you stay in touch with your loved ones and be connected," said Jio, in a message sent to users.
BSNL offers an unlimited number of calls within its own network and 20 minutes of free daily call on the second network for seven days in areas that are made by "BSNL stands with its customers in Kerala and the next seven days BSNL will offer unlimited internet calls and data users in the Kerala flood zone 20 minutes call on any network every day for the next seven days, "said Shrivastava
Airtel and Vodafone offer a call for a $ 30 credit per day for subscribers, and Idea's Kerala customers will have the ability to make a call worth Rs 10.
While talktime worth Rs 30 will automatically lend to pre-paid customers Airtel account, Vodafone and Idea subscribers will have to choose a specific code from their mobile phone to use.
Airtel offers a mobile battery charger at selected stores in Thrissur, Calicut, Malappuram, Kannur, Kottayam, where customers can make free calls
Sunil Bharti Mittal has led Vsat company into five major relief centers in Kerala to provide free wireless access and call for people.