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Reliance Jio users can receive incoming calls till lockdown ends without a recharge

Reliance Jio users can receive incoming calls till lockdown ends without a recharge
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  • Reliance Jio has announced extension of incoming call facility to all users till May 3.
  • Airtel and Vodafone Idea have together extended the validity of over 120 million users.
  • This will allow users who have not been able to recharge their mobile to continue receiving calls.
To help its subscribers amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown, Reliance Jio has announced extension of incoming call facility to all its subscribers till May 3. Companies like Airtel, Vodafone Idea and state-run BSNL have already announced similar extensions.

While the private companies have extended the incoming call validity till May 3, BSNL has extended the validity till May 5.

Unlike Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Jio to offer free incoming for all subscribers

Airtel extends validity for over 30 million low-income users

Airtel had earlier announced that around 30 million subscribers have not been able to recharge their prepaid mobile numbers. This extension was provided to help low-income users.

"Keeping in mind their connectivity needs, Airtel is extending the validity of these accounts till May 3, 2020. All these customers will now be able to receive incoming calls on their Airtel mobile numbers even after the validity of their plan is exhausted,” the company said.

Vodafone Idea extends validity of over 90 million feature phone users

Similarly, Vodafone Idea announced the extension of incoming call facilities to 90 million low-income feature phone users. This means that smartphone users will not get the validity extension.

“With this special initiative for low-income feature phone users, Vodafone Idea customers can now continue to remain fully connected with their dear ones and access relevant, latest updates from local authorities,” according to the company.

Reliance Jio to extend validity of all users

Reliance Jio on the other hand announced the incoming call extension for all its users. The telco has said that the extension will not be limited to any particular group and will be provided to all its users who are not able to recharge during the lockdown.

"This will not only benefit low-income users but also benefit everyone who is unable to do a recharge during these challenging times.” Jio said in a statement.

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