Airtel and Idea extend helping hands for flood victims in J&K

Telecos have been extending helping hands for the J&K flood victims as the situation in the twin states has taken an ugly toll. Thousands of people have been displaced from their families and the electricity shut down and the food shortage have added to the woes of the victim. The grief struck victims are also not able to call their loved ones or place a distress call as the cellphone towers have been moved down by the mighty floods.

Telecos have dedicated some serious effort to bring back the communication channels back on track. Airtel has started a free calling facility letting the users call for 60 minutes per day without incurring any charges for the next 5 days. Additionally Airtel have also setup 5 VSAT terminals at critical areas to create public Wi-Fi hotspots thus enabling free access to data services.

Airtel has also set PCOs in Poonch, Airfield and Nagli Saab providing free calls to everyone.

Idea Cellular has also shown vested interest in helping out the flood victims and they have auto credited Rs12 in the accounts of customers with low balance. They have also introduced 60minutes free calling for all subscribers in Kashmir Valley. Idea have also setup several free PCOs so that the distraught victims can connect with their family and friends.

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September 14, 2014 1:51 pm 1:51 PM

good job airtel & idea. Even Idea is giving 50mb free as an offer to me for 7 days

September 13, 2014 10:28 pm 10:28 PM

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You all know that Idea gives promotional offer information through IVR on the first call of the day but now I have been noticing for last some days that when I try to access any website through Opera Mini it opens the Opera Web Pass page of Idea Cellular automatically instead of that website. Though it happens only once every day during my very first attempt of data access, after that I am able to access any website without any problem.
Do let me know if some one else is also experiencing the same.

September 13, 2014 7:43 pm 7:43 PM

Ohh………I have heard so many times….that BSNL is using tax payers money for their day to day operaturatio..I request to Admin of this site and inform your reader and even your writer that BSNL have neven taken single penny from govt….it only gave to citizens of India nd Gov. of India…more than 30000 Crore in name of 3G and 4G spectrum…..Thousands of crores for rural India…Thousands of crore for Natural calamity ……even BSNL employee contibuted 88 crore for Uttarakhand land scape and going to give more than 100 crore for Kshmir Flood….
Do not bark on social and site like this…