Airtel's gift: The company will provide a free pack of Rs 49 to 5.5 crore low-income customers.

Airtel said on Sunday that no matter how low-income customers are on its network at the time of the epidemic, a free recharge pack of Rs 49 will be provided by the company to keep them connected.  

 At the same time, the company said that customers who purchase a recharge coupon of Rs 79 will be given a double benefit.  The company said in a statement that the scheme would cost about Rs 270 crore, which would benefit low-income customers of Rs 5.5 crore.

Reliance Geo recently announced that they have met with the Reliance Foundation for 300 free minutes of outgoing calls which means that ten minutes daily will be given to every Geo phone user during the time of the coronavirus epidemic so that people can recharge during the epidemic.  No. They can stay connected to each other.

Airtel's Rs 49 pack offers talktime of Rs 38 and 100 MB of data with a validity of 28 days.  The company said the move would help most people in rural areas and keep them connected to important information in times of need, adding that the benefits would be passed on to consumers in the coming weeks.