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Airtel announces free Rs 49 pack to 5.5 cr low-income customers amid Covid pandemic

Bharti Airtel has announced special benefits for low-income customers on its network to help them stay connected during the ongoing pandemic.

As a one-time gesture, Airtel will give the Rs 49 pack free of cost to over 5.5 crore low-income customers. The pack offers a Talktime of Rs 38 and 100 MB data with a validity of 28 days.

Additionally, customers buying the Rs 79 recharge coupon will now get double the benefits, the company said.

Airtel's benefits worth Rs 270 cr to help 55 million low-income customers to tide over the impact of Covid-19. “Through this gesture Airtel will empower over 55 million customers, mostly in rural areas, to stay connected and have access to critical information when needed,” said a company statement.

Both benefits will be available for Airtel pre-paid customers in the coming week, the company said.

Bharti Airtel has around 34 crore mobile service customers, as per data for February.

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