Friday, September 12, 2014

#Aircel offers free location based tracking service in Jammu and Kashmir

Aircel is offering free location based tracking service ‘Aircel Locate’ to help people locate their family and friends stranded in severe flood affected areas in Jammu & Kashmir. This free VAS service is available for all Aircel customers across India. The customers can request for the location of theirfamily members and friends living in J&K, without any subscription fee or prior registration to the service.

To use this service, Aircel customers will need to send an SMS LOCATE to 54654 from anywhere in India. They will immediately receive the last location and nearest known location and the latitude/Longitude of the requested user.
 Aircel has also made its Missed call alert service free for its Aircel customers in the worst affected areas in Kashmir, such that they can be notified of any important calls they may miss.
 In this need of the hour, Aircel has offered its network to all other mobile service operators to help the people of J&K to connect with their families and friends. Mobile charging units & calling booths have been set up to offer stranded flood victims the facility to make free calls to their homes/families and friends. The booths are equipped with handsets, sufficient talk-time and mobile charging units to enable free calls.
Airtel network has been restored in many critical areas across the state including Jammu, Kargil, Ladakh and Leh. A few sites in the region continue to be submerged in water and inaccessible, thus impacting restoration efforts.