Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) is offering Rs 75 worth of voice and data benefits to its low-income group users, who are getting back to work after the lockdown.

Vodafone Idea (Vi) has announced a new benefit. It is offering free voice calling and data benefits for a limited period. The telecom provider says that the free offer is worth Rs. 75 and it is aimed at helping low-income group subscribers to stay connected as gradual state-wise unlocking efforts have commenced in India. Vi said that several prepaid subscribers were unable to recharge during the lockdown period, and this benefit gives them some breathing space.

The new benefit offers free Vi to Vi calling for 50 minutes, and 50MB of total data to subscribers. The validity for this benefit has been assigned for 15 days. This offer is available for prepaid users and is applicable to those who were unable to recharge during the lockdown. Calling it the Unlock 2.0 benefit, Vi asks subscribers to dial USSD Code 44475# to check for eligibility or call toll-free IVR 121153.

In a press statement, the telecom company said that this is being done as the migrant workers have started returning from their home towns to their work locations and were unable to recharge their numbers due several factors.

The telecom company will check the eligibility for those who will get this service . For this, Vi has asked its users to dial USSD Code 44475# or call toll-free IVR 121153.

Recently telecom market leader Jio came up with a slew of offers starting from Rs 127 to Rs 2,397 for a validity of 15 days-365-day period. One of them had a 30-day offer too, which gave less data than a similar 28-day one but longer validity.

Within a few days, Airtel, India’s second largest telco, came out with its own 60-day plan priced at Rs 456. Its benefits were similar to Jio’s newly-launched Rs 447 prepaid pack with analysts saying this could be the start of a new set of tariffs.