Demonetisation: Telenor India offers Rs 600 talktime for old Rs 500 note


Here is a good news for those of you still wondering what to do with banned Rs 500 notes. Telenor India has come up with a scheme that not only provides a solution to the demonetisation problem for its users but also offers a profitable deal. The company is offering Rs 600 mobile talk time for each old Rs 500 note. Telenor India launched this scheme on November 25 and users can avail the ‘extra talk time’ offer till December 15. Banks will stop exchanging old currency notes from December 31, 2016 onwards.

“We are still accepting old Rs 500 note. Just visit any Telenor store, recharge your number with Rs 500 and get a talk-time of Rs 600. Offer valid till 15th Dec’16,” the company said in a statement. Along with Rs 600 talk time, the customers will also get the benefit of STV 36 which offers calls at Rs 25 paise per minute for 28 days.

Telenor India is part of the Telenor Group which is one of the major mobile operators with its footprints in 13 markets of Asia, Europe and Scandinavia. In India, the company offers services in  AP & Telangana, Bihar & Jharkhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Goa, UP West, UP East circles.  In 2014, Telenor India won licenses for Assam circle and it is working to launch the circle soon. The company claims it is serving around 53 million users in India.

Ever since the announcement of demonetisation decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, there have been several reports suggesting that many people sold their old notes at low prices. Telenor India’s new offer will certainly provide some help to people who are still worried about long queues in banks.


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