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Chennai floods: Facebook Safety Check is on, Google’s crisis response page goes live

As Chennai continues to struggle with heavy rains and floods; telecom operators like Vodafone, Airtel, RComm are offering free talktime, Internet to facilitate communication

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As Chennai continues to struggle with unprecedented rains and floods, various telecom operators have launched several new schemes and benefits to make communication on their network easier. Read more here

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Airtel said it will offer talk time credit up to Rs 30 for its prepaid mobile customers. It will also provide free 50MB mobile data with a validity of 2 days to prepaid customers. Read more here

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Vodafone is offering a credit of Rs 10 and 10 minutes of Vodafone to Vodafone calling to all pre-paid customers as well as 100 MB of free mobile data. Read more here

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Zomato has come up with a customised offer called ‘Meal for Flood Relief’. In this, if you buy a meal for the people in Chennai, Zomato will add one to it and send meal for two in areas where people are stranded because of heavy downpour. Read more here

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RCom is offering 10 minutes of all-India free calling and 50 MB of data free. Read more here

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Facebook has activated its safet Check feature for Chennai floods allowing users to mark themselves "safe". Read more here

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Google's Crisis Response has also gone live. It contains emergency helpline numbers, Chennai flood map etc. The page also features various videos highlighting the flood situation in Chennai. Click here to go to the page.

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Aircel will offer free 10 minutes Aircel to Aircel calls across India to all its Chennai customers for the next three days. Apart from credit of Rs 30, the operator will also provide 10 Free all India SMS and 100MB 2G/3G free data valid for 3 days. Read more here

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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. Read more here

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Paytm is also chipping in to help residents. “Residents can call on 18001030033 and share the mobile number that they want to get topped-up. Paytm will facilitate a Rs 30 recharge instantly free of cost,” it said in a statement. Read more here