Vodafone, Airtel extend bill payment deadline by three days following demonetisation

By Shrey Pacheco | Updated 11 Nov 2016
Vodafone, Airtel extend bill payment deadline by three days following demonetisation
  • The move is aimed at at making convenient for users to pay bills after the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes

Vodafone and Airtel have announced that it will be extending the bill payment date for postpaid customers by three days. The companies say that this move is aimed at making it convenient for users after the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes and the difficulty in obtaining cash. Vodafone will also offer small credits on talktime and data for prepaid customers. 

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Apoorva Mehrotra, Business Head, Delhi & NCR, Vodafone India stated, “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.”


Prepaid customers can avail a “Chhota Credit” of Rs. 10 for talktime by SMSing ‘Credit’ to 144. This comes with a service charge of Rs. 3 per transaction and a validity of seven days. The amount will be adjusted in the next recharge. For data, Vodafone customers can avail 30MB of data with a validity of 30 days. This can be used across its 2G/3G/4G networks and can be accessed by SMSing ‘ICredit’ to 144.

Shrey Pacheco
Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.
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