Nepal Earthquake : MTS Follows Suit, Offers Calls At Local Rate


As a measure of showing solidarity, India and India Inc is doing whatever they could do to help the victims of Nepal earthquake. Latest in the list is MTS which has announced to offer all calls to the country from India to be charged at local rates.

“Starting 11 pm, 25th April , MTS India is treating all calls made from its network to Nepal as local calls i.e Rs1/minute. This is being done for the next 48 hours to support disaster relief efforts and to enable concerned callers to reach out to their friends and family in the earthquake affected areas in the neighbouring country,” MTS, a Sistema Shyam joint venture company said in a statement.

“The Company has also sent out SMS to its entire base of prepaid and post paid customers informing them about the special call rates,” it added.

So far there are 1900 fatalities reported in what is being estimated as the worst earthquakes in Nepal in last 80 years.

MTS followed suit of other Indian telecom operators like Bharti Airtel, BSNL and MTNL. While BSNL and MTNL are treating all calls from their network to Nepal as local calls, country’s top telecom operator Bharti Airtel made it completely free for next 48 hours.

The Himalayan country was hit by an earthquake measuring at 7.8 on Richter scale this morning and as per latest reports from various sources, around 1900 people have lost their lives.

The quake that originated in the Himalayan region, besides Nepal, has affected neighboring countries like India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Tremors were also felt in various Indian cities like Delhi, Bhopal, Cuttack, Bhubanewshwar, towns in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

In India, a total of 50 deaths reported due to this heavy earthquake.

India is offering all kind of support to people who are affected in the Nepal earthquake. Indian government also has set up 24-hour help line for this purpose where all kind of information is available pertaining to the quake.

Nepal Earthquake Helpline Numbers :

+91 11 2301 2113
+91 11 2301 4104
+91 11 2301 7905


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