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Reliance Jio offers SIM recharge facility at ATMs amid coronavirus lockdown

This new facility is targeted at people who do not have access to internet payment methods

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Reliance Jio offers SIM recharge facility at ATMs amid coronavirus lockdown
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Telecom giant Reliance Jio in collaboration with banks will let users recharge their numbers at ATMs in case they are unable to do so online.

Jio will provide the facility at ATMs of partner banks. The new benefit is being provided as shops and service centres across the country have closed down due to the ongoing 21-day lockdown. This new facility is targeted at people who do not have access to internet payment methods.

The recharge will be available at ATMs of several popular banks namely State Bank of India, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank, Citibank, DCB Bank, AUF Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.

Here are the steps to recharge at ATMs:

  • The users will have to insert their debit card into an ATM of any of the above-mentioned banks.
  • One of the options on the screen would be to recharge your Jio number.
  • Enter your phone number and price of the plan you want.
  • It is to be noted that users need to know the price beforehand as there is no way to browse plans on the ATMs.
  • After that, users need to enter their pin and the amount will be deducted from their bank accounts.
  • After the payment is done, a notification will appear on the screen indicating the status of the recharge, which can also be verified from your inbox.

Jio has taken several other steps to ensure smooth communication during the lockdown. It is providing users with 100 minutes of talktime and 100 SMSs for free till April 15. Jio users will also be able to receive incoming calls even after their plans expire.

Earlier too, it had announced that existing JioFiber and Jio 4G users will get double the data at no extra cost as offices across the country shifted to  work from home mode due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Also read: Coronavirus in India Live Updates: 2.5 lakh SBI employees to donate Rs 100 crore to PM CARES

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