Following the footstep of BSNL and Airtel, Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea has stepped up to offer free incentives to their subscribers during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The free benefits are especially useful to the under-privileged daily wage earners of our country, whose lives have been most disrupted due to the lock-down.

JioPhone 100 minutes of free Calls

Reliance Jio is offering its JioPhone subscriber base with 100 minutes of free voice calls. You could use this voice minutes to call any network mobile numbers across India. Also, customers would get 100 free SMS. If your Jio plan is expiring during the lockdown period, the Jio connection would continue to receive incoming calls during the lockdown period.

Indian Telecom operators response COVID-19 Lockdown

The above free benefits for JioPhone subscribers will be valid till 17th April 2020. For other Jio subscribers, they could recharge for any Jio plan via MyJio app, Jio website, ATM or other online mobile recharge services.

Vodafone Idea extends the validity

Coming to Vodafone Idea, the telco is offering free benefits to around eight-crore of its subscribers who belong to the low-income group. They would receive prepaid validity extension till 17th April 2020. Thus you could still get incoming voice calls post validity.

Also, Vodafone Idea would credit its subscribers with free Rs 10 talk time minutes for making outgoing calls. The telco also might offer free unlimited data to subscribers who have been flagged as vulnerable. Eligible subscribers would receive a message regarding the same via Vodafone app.

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