Xiaomi is going all out to help thepeople of Kerala affected by the floods. Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, said to The Mobile Indian, ” We will repair all the water damaged Xiaomi Smartphonesin Kerala free of cost.’
“A formal announcement will be made in a couple of days,” he further added. This is a nice gesture on part of Xiaomi tohelp the people of Kerala affected by a natural calamity. However, the company will reveal more information on this pretty soon, so we suggest you stay tuned with us for further updates.
Xiaomi will join the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and different telecom operators to help the flood-hit Kerala. Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio has already announced some important measures like free calling, data for seven days that will help its users in Kerala to connect to their loved ones without many hurdles.
Additionally, Idea Cellular has announced that it is waiving off SIM replacement charges until August 31, 2018. Idea users whose SIM cards have been damaged due to water condition can visit nearest Idea store to replace the SIM for free of cost. Further, Idea has also announced “No Blackout Day” on the festival of Onam on August 25. Users who have chosen packs that come with free/discounted SMS benefits will continue to avail the same on that day as well. Apart from this, the company has managed to bring back network on the grid in all Taluks of the state and has set up call booths at relief camps in most affected areas across Kerala.
Amazon, on the other hand, has launched Amazon Cares: Contribute to Kerala Flood Relief and has tied up with three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help the people with essential products during this calamity. Truecaller has linked up with Kerala Chief Minister Disaster Relief Fund, which allows its users to contribute money via Truecaller Pay payment feature. Zomato has also offered an option to donate food.
Google has introduced a slew of features to people the flood-hit victims in Kerala. The company has rolled out Google Person Finder page that helps people to find the missing people in the state. The company has rolled out Kerala Flood Resource feature in Google Maps that basically gives a guide to locations for shelter, rescue, food, water, clothing, essentials and more.