#Coronavirus: Airtel, Jio, Vodafone Launches Recharge Facility Via ATM: This Is How You Can Do It
All through the mushrooming coronavirus pandemic fears outgrowing in the country, with new sets of people detected positive each day, various companies, celebrities, individuals, organizations and market sectors have come forward and are joining hands with the government in fighting against this pandemic.
Since professionals have been working from home amidst the lockdown, Reliance Jio started the provision for recharging its prepaid mobile numbers via ATMs in India, a while ago, followed by Bharati Airtel.
Lately, Vodafone Idea plunged into the suit and announced that all its customers will be able to recharge their prepaid mobile numbers via ATMs in India.
Vodafone Idea’s Recharge Facility via ATMs
Vodafone Idea announced on April 5, 2020 that it had activated a prepaid recharge facility via ATMs for all its customers during this lockdown period.
The telco has partnered with several banks across the country to ensure a hassle-proof recharge process for its customers.
Vodafone Idea has also announced an SMS recharge facility for those who are unable to access online services during the lockdown. This facility however, is only available to ICICI Bank and Axis Bank customers.
So, if you have an account with either of these two banks, you can recharge your Vodafone Idea prepaid mobile number by sending an SMS to either 9717000002 or 5676782 and type MOBILE<space>10 digit mobile number<space>Idea/Vodafone<space>Amount<space>Last 6 digit Axis Bank or ICICI Bank account number.
Some Additional Steps by India’s Major Telecom Companies
- The company has announced extending the validity of its prepaid plans till April 17, 2020 for its customers who are using feature phones.
- It has also credited Rs 10 talktime to around 100 million users across the country who are relying on a feature phone.
- The telco has also opened avenues for its subscribers to recharge their mobile numbers via grocery and pharmacy stores, like Big Bazaar and Apollo pharmacies.
- It has recently announced that it would extend the validity of its prepaid subscribers during the ongoing lockdown.
- It has credited Rs 10 talktime to its low-income customers.
- Reliance Jio, on the other hand, has announced that it will give 100 minutes of calls and SMS free of cost to its JioPhone users.