Bharti Airtel Numbers Can Now Be Recharged at ATMs, Grocery and Pharmacy Stores

Airtel prepaid subscribers will be able to recharge their prepaid numbers at HDFC and ICICI Bank ATMs, Apollo Pharmacy and Big Bazaar grocery stores

Highlights
  • Recharge facility at Bank, Grocery and Pharmacy Stores will aid subscribers
  • Airtel has extended the validity of prepaid plans
  • Migrant workers and daily wage earners will get extra talk time credit

The entire nation has been standstill because of the outbreak of COVID-19. To ensure safety from the virus, the government has already announced 21 days precautionary lockdown till April 14. Not only this, but organisations have also announced their employees to work from home, and people are not being allowed to move out from their homes except for essential and necessary tasks. To ensure digital users are connected amid the lockdown period, Bharti Airtel has announced that its customers will get the facility to recharge their prepaid numbers at ATMs, Grocery and Pharmacy Stores. The facility to provide recharge service at necessary outlets will help the subscribers to get their recharge done without any external hassle. Notably, Reliance Jio also introduced the ATM recharge facility right after the country going into lockdown.

Airtel Partners With Leading Organisations for Alternate Recharge Facility

Gopal Vittal, who is the CEO of Bharti Airtel, stated that the lockdown period has created a hassle for subscribers to get their recharge done as the retail stores are shut down until April 14, 2020. To ensure smooth and hassle-free connectivity, Airtel has partnered with HDFC and ICICI Bank to provide recharge facility in their ATMs. Similarly, the telco giant has teamed up with Big Bazaar grocery stores and Apollo pharmacies to offer prepaid recharge facility.

“We also recognise that there is a large population which isn’t online and is unable to recharge at their regular retailers. To address that, we have activated several new channels – bank ATMs, pharmacies as well as grocery stores. We also want to thank our partners – HDFC, ICICI, Apollo and Big Bazaar – who have helped us enable this in a span of days,” said Gopal Vittal in an email sent to Airtel customers.

Reliance Jio Numbers Can Also Be Recharged at Bank ATMs

Similar to Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio has also teamed up with nine different banks to offer recharge facility to its prepaid subscribers. As per the market data, the nine banks that have teamed up with Reliance Jio has more than 90,000 ATMs in India. Some of them are State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and many more.

Airtel Extends Validity of Prepaid Numbers

To ensure users are connected amid the precautionary lockdown period. Bharti Airtel has extended the validity of nearly 80 million subscribers who fall under the category of migrant workers and daily wage earners to help them stay connected with their loved ones.

Not only this, but the former leading telecom operator has also credited Rs 10 talk time in their accounts to help them in stressful and critical conditions. Similar to Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and BSNL have also extended the validity of their prepaid plans along with free talk time credit to millions of subscribers especially who fall under daily wage earners and migrant workers category.

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Rakesh
Rakesh

In Idea sim had anyone observe this Vodafone name & had BSNL changed its network name please share if anybody had noticed?

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anilwa
anilwa

Bhubaneswar mein bhi ho gaya, lekin Khurda mein nehi hua, mera BSNL abhi bhi BSNL mobile network hi show ho raha hai ? Whats the speed u getting in your BSNL 3g in day time and night time ? whats the highest ever u got ?

Rakesh
Rakesh

In Opera Mini & UC Browser Download speeds upto 550kbps in BSNL 3G & upto 27kbps in CellOne 2G. & My BSNL sim pertains to West Bengal circle & in Roaming.

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Rakesh

& in night time CellOne 3G Download speeds upto 270kbps in Opera Mini & UC Browser & Volte like clear voice in BSNL 2G. & Highest 3G speed as of now measured upto 828kbps in Opera Mini & UC Browser in Download zone & upload upto 99kbps.

Rakesh
Rakesh

Its CellOne brand name of BSNL Mobile department showing in the picture & for corona tagline it had changed to BSNL Stay at home & it will show only if a user are in Roaming & i guess your sim card is of Orissa circle & its under Local Service area or Non Roaming, if you visit Andhra Pradesh or West Bengal you shall get that CellOne, BSNL Stay at home including BSNL Mobile name. In Orissa some locations BSNL had upgraded its 3G network to 4G such as Kalahandi named places.

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