· Vodafone extends Chhota Credit of Rs. 10 on talktime and small internet credit for emergency needs of pre-paid Delhiites
New Delhi, November 11, 2016: Vodafone India has extended the bill payment date by three days for postpaid customers in Delhi NCR. Additionally, for the benefit of pre-paid customers running out of balance, Vodafone is providing small credits on both talktime and data. Vodafone is facilitating these initiatives for the convenience of both post-paid and pre-paid customers, as the city tries to cope with the challenges of accessing cash during the present demonetization phase.
Pre-paid consumers with insufficient balance can opt for the following benefits to stay connected:
· For Talktime - Chhota Credit of Rs. 10 - Just SMS CREDIT on the toll free number 144 and Rs.10 will be credited to your account. This comes with a service charge of Re. 3 per transaction. With a validity of 7 days, it will be adjusted in your next recharge.
· For Data – Internet Credit (I-Credit) – Vodafone I-Credit will allow customers to avail data services on loan, in case of emergency, or in case customer is not able to recharge. Customers can avail 30MB of DATA for use instantly with a validity of 24 hours. The DATA can be used across 2G/3G/4G networks. To avail Internet Credit or I-CREDIT, Vodafone customers need to send an SMS ‘ICREDIT’ to 144 (toll free), alternatively customers can send USSD short code (Option to activate both Internet and chhota credit) *130*4*2#. Once the DATA is credited to the customer’s account, a sum of 10 rupees is automatically deducted from customers account after 24 hours.
Apoorva Mehrotra, Business Head – Delhi & NCR, Vodafone India, said “As Delhi’s most preferred telecom services provider, ensuring a seamless VOICE and DATA experience for our valued customers, has always been a priority. To help our customers tide over the demonetization period, Vodafone has extended post paid bill payment deadline by 3 days. Pre-paid Vodafone customers can opt for small credits on both talktime and data, allowing them to stay confidently connected. Vodafone Chhota Credit enables consumers to make a call even if they do not have sufficient balance in their prepaid account and I-Credit provides seamless data experience.”
About Vodafone India
Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving over 200 million customers (over 107 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today India’s largest foreign direct investor, with a robust, award winning business and committed for the long term. Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Our mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.
Committed to optimizing the near ubiquitous reach of mobile telephony to address national developmental priorities, the Vodafone Foundation partners is actively engaged in community development initiatives especially in the domains of m-Women, m-Agriculture, m-Education and Disaster Relief. Building on its global experience and expertise, an outreach across India and offering a comprehensive portfolio of technologies- 2G, 3G & 4G, Vodafone is uniquely positioned to actualize the vision of Digital India
Globally, Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 56 more, and has fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 June 2016, Vodafone had 465 million mobile customers and 13.7 million fixed broadband customers.