Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel have extended the validity of their prepaid plans, availed by low income customers using feature phones, till April 17, 2020. Further, the two telco have credited Rs 10 in the prepaid account of such users.

While Vodafone Idea has done this for 100 million users, Airtel has taken these measures for 80 million users.

This free of cost extension in plan validity timeline and crediting of additional talk time will enable millions of feature phone users of the operators to stay connected with their families.

Commenting on the development, Avneesh Khosla, marketing director, Vodafone Idea, said, “Our customers must remain connected without worrying about any disruption, especially in these troubled times. Extending plan validity and crediting talk time will particularly benefit migrant workers and daily wage earners, whose lives and livelihoods have been most unsettled due to the precautionary lockdown. Our network teams are already operating 24X7 to ensure seamless connectivity.”