Telecom companies such as BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, RCom and Aircel are offering free talk-time to their customers in the city that is witnessing the heaviest rainfall seen in close to a century.Airtel, whose services have been impacted in certain areas due to power failures by the unprecedented rains and floods, said it will offer talk time credit upto Rs 30 for its prepaid mobile customers. It will also provide free 50MB mobile data with a validity of two days to prepaid customers.
As of September 30, Tamil Nadu (which includes Chennai region) had 82.06 million telephone subscribers. State-run BSNL said it will allow free local and STD calls to other BSNL mobile phone users as well as 100 MB data for seven days for its prepaid users.
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