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Airtel, FLO Launch Mobile App For Women’s Safety

The free-to-download app is available on Google Play store (Android) and will be available on App Store (iOS) soon

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Bharti Airtel in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) on Sunday launched a mobile app, My Circle, to help women in case they face any problem or a panic situation.

The application is carrier agnostic which would work on phones with any telecom service network, both Airtel and non-Airtel, Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

“My Circle app enables women to send SOS alerts to any five of their family or friends in 13 languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Bangla, Urdu, Assamese, Oriya, and Gujarati,” it said.

A woman in distress can send an SOS alert by pressing the SOS prompt on the app. It can also be activated by voice command through Siri on iOS, said the statement, adding that the voice activation through Google Assistant will soon be available on Android devices also.

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Airtel launches women’s safety app with FLO. Wikimedia Commons

The app would instantly send the SOS alert along with the user’s location over SMS to the five contacts selected by the user and advise them to immediately reach out or respond to the emergency situation.

“The app operates by estimating the accurate location of the user which their family or friends can track real time on a link that is sent as part of the alert SMS,” it said.

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The free-to-download app is available on Google Play store (Android) and will be available on App Store (iOS) soon. (IANS)

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Bharti Airtel Comes up with New Tariff Plans for its Mobile Customers

The current yearly plan worth Rs 1,699 would be charged Rs 2,398, among other rate hikes

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Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Sunday came out with revised tariff plans for its mobile customers, which would come into effect from December 3.

The announcement has come amid an adverse Supreme Court ruling on adjusted gross revenue (AGR). In November, both Airtel and Vodafone Idea had announced to raise tariffs in December.

Post the revisions, the current Rs 129 pack for 28 days with unlimited calling, 300 SMS, and 2GB data will cost Rs 148, an Airtel statement said.

Similarly, the plans worth Rs 169 and Rs 199 for 28 days have been merged and a new pack of Rs 248 has been created which would offer the same benefits as the former two, with unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day and 1.5GB data per day.

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There will be zero subscription charge for Airtel users with unlimited streaming and downloads, the company said. Wikimedia Commons

The Rs 249 worth pack which offered unlimited calls, 100 SMS and 2GB data per day would cost Rs 298, said the statement. Packs which currently cost Rs 448 and 499 for 82 days would now cost Rs 598 and Rs 698 for 84 days.

The current yearly plan worth Rs 1,699 would be charged Rs 2,398, among other rate hikes.

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“Airtel’s new plans, represent tariff increases in the range of a mere 50 paise/day to Rs 2.85/day and offer generous data and calling benefits. In addition, Airtel provides exclusive benefits as part of the Airtel Thanks platform, which enables access to premium content from Airtel Xstream (10,000 movies, exclusive shows, and 400 TV channels), Wynk Music, device protection, anti-virus protection and much more,” it said. (IANS)

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