The rains are not stopping, and its a red alert in 12 out of 14 districts in Kerala. The Kerala flood has worsened in the last seven days, and the death toll has now crossed 100 people.
The crisis is frightful, and telecom companies from around the country are lending helping hands to the victims.
Companies are offering free data and calls to help affected people to stay in touch with their family and friends. The flood crisis in Kerala has turned diabolical, and telcos at the same time are trying to restore connectivity in the flood-hit regions of the state.
Idea Offers Free Talktime & Data | Kerala Floods
Idea is offering free talktime for the users in Kerala with a credit of Rs 10 for all its prepaid subscribers. Idea users in Kerala can avail the benefit by dialing *150*150#. Also, Idea is offering free 1GB data for seven days for the affected people in Kerala.
The Kerala flood has done immense damage, and Idea has even extended due date for bill payments of its postpaid customers as well.
Also, Idea has equipped its company stores in the flood-hit areas for users to charge their devices there free of cost.
BSNL Offers Unlimited Calls For 7 Days | Kerala Floods
BSNL MD and CEO Anupam Srivastava has announced that the public telecom company will offer unlimited on-net calls for seven days straight in Kerala. The state-run company is also offering free 20 minutes of calling per day to any network in the flood hit regions.
The Kerala flood levels are still havoc, and BSNL will soon start to work on the connectivity in the flood-hit areas of the state as well.
Airtel Offers Free Public WiFi, Calls & Data | Kerala Floods
Unlike others, Airtel is offering free VSATs at relief centres to facilitate public Wi-Fi and calling services at free of cost. Bharti Airtel also has extended due dates for bill payments to ensure seamless connectivity for postpaid customers.
For Airtel prepaid customers, the company is offering 1GB free data Rs 30 free talk time in the flood-hit Kerala.
Also, in spite of the heavy rains and floods in Kerala, Airtel is making sure that its network remains intact amidst massive power disruption. You can also charge your devices at select Airtel Stores.
Reliance Jio Offers Free Calls & Data | Kerala Floods
Reliance Jio is providing Jio users in Kerala with free unlimited data and calls for 7 days. The Kerala floods have done enough damage and the government is trying hard to restore the situation as much as possible. Those impacted by the Kerala floods will get complimentary unlimited voice calls and internet from Reliance Jio.
You can access unlimited data and make calls for a week, which is valid for all the Reliance Jio users in the whole state of Kerala.
Vodafone Offers Free Talktime & Data | Kerala Floods
Vodafone is doing its bit as well to help the affected people in flood-hit Kerala. The company is offering free talk time of Rs 30 and free 1GB of mobile data to its prepaid users. Vodafone has also extended its due date to facilitate seamless connectivity for postpaid users.
The free 1GB data will be credited automatically, and for the talktime you need to send a text with CREDIT to 144 or dial *130*1#.
According to the MET office, the rains in Kerala is supposed to end in a few hours, but the still downpour continues. Telecom companies are doing their bit for those impacted by Kerala floods, and we hope things get fine soon.