Fact Check: No free mobile recharge to celebrate Yogi government's second term

Social media users are claiming that Jio, Airtel, and Vi are giving 3 months free recharge to their subscribers to celebrate the election victory of the Yogi government.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  24 March 2022 11:14 AM GMT
Fact Check: No free mobile recharge to celebrate Yogi governments second term

Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that Jio, Airtel, and Vi are giving 3 months free recharge to their subscribers to celebrate the election victory of the Yogi government.

"To celebrate the election victory of Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh, all Indian users are being given 3 months recharge for free. If you are Jio, Airtel, or Vi user, you can avail of this offer. Please note: This offer is only valid till 31 MARCH 2022, Hurry up," reads the message.

NewsMeter received the claim on WhatsApp for a fact check.


NewsMeter searched the web with relevant keywords but did not find any such news on any media portal.

However, we found news published on 22nd April 2021 on `jagran com'. Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) dismissed the message as fake.

The COAI advised users to be aware of such fraudulent messages. It said the message has neither been issued by the government nor telecom operators.

Moreover, PIB fact Check debunked the claim. It read that the viral message is false and no such announcement has been made by the government.

Links related to free recharge take users to unknown sites. Your personal information can be stolen.

Terming it as a scam, COAI advised people not to click on any such message. This will not only steal your personal information but can cause you financial loss. If users get any such message, it should be deleted immediately.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Indian users of Jio, Airtel, or Vi are being given 3 months free recharge.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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