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Nepal earthquake: Telecom operators slash call rates to Nepal

Aiming to lend a helping hand to the people affected by the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, telecom service providers in India have slashed their call rates or made it free. "As a sm

  • Published: April 26, 2015 10:25 AM IST
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Aiming to lend a helping hand to the people affected by the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, telecom service providers in India have slashed their call rates or made it free. Also Read - Reliance Jio vs Airtel vs Vi: Best prepaid plans with 1.5GB daily data

“As a small gesture during this hour of crisis, we have decided to offer all calls on the Airtel network from India to Nepal completely free of cost for the next 48 hours effective (Saturday) midnight, thus enabling customers across the country get in touch with their families and friends in Nepal,” Bharti Airtel said in a statement. Also Read - Jio vs Airtel vs Vi: Cheapest recharge plan with 84 days validity, unlimited calling, more

State-run telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited said in a statement: “BSNL announces to allow all calls to Nepal from its network (landline and mobile) as local calls for three days with effect from April 25, 2015 as a relief measure at a juncture of disaster occurred due to earthquake in Nepal.” Also Read - Jio vs Airtel vs Vi: Top prepaid plans that offer Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar subscription in January 2021

BSNL chairman-cum-managing director Anupam Shrivastava said that due to the earthquake in Nepal, there has been heavy loss of life, and damage to buildings and infrastructure.

“This BSNL move will help many people of Nepal who are living in India to know about their relatives in Nepal at local call rates at this juncture. It will also be helpful for Indian citizens whose relatives are in Nepal as tourists. They can contact them from BSNL network at local call rate,” he said.

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  • Published Date: April 26, 2015 10:25 AM IST



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