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Last Updated : Mar 11, 2020 10:44 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

How to skip coronavirus alert message on mobile while calling from Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, Jio and others

In case you do not wish to wait for the message to end and want to immediately connect to the caller, there is a way out.


The Indian government has ordered all telecom operators to set a 30-second audio clip as a default caller tune for their subscribers. The caller tune aims at spreading awareness about coronavirus and informs users about taking measures to avoid being a victim or spread the deadly disease.

The call gets connected only after the 30-second audio clip finishes playing. Users, however, have not been appreciating the fact that the caller tune plays every time they dial a number and causes hindrance in case of emergencies. Jio connects the call while playing the coronavirus awareness alert, unlike Airtel and some other telcos.

In case you do not wish to wait for the message to end and want to immediately connect to the caller, there is a way out.

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How to skip the coronavirus message on Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, Jio and other telecom operators:

— Dial the number.

— Wait for the message to begin and then tap 1.

— After pressing 1, you will be redirected to the original caller tune as the call connects.

Currently, there is no way to stop the message from repeatedly playing every time you make a call. This means that users will have to follow the steps mentioned above in order to skip the coronavirus alert message.

The 30-second audio alert comes with a coughing sound, followed by a message that informs people to take precautionary measures like washing hands with soap to avoid spreading coronavirus. Further, users can reach out to the nearest health facility or dial the helpline number 011-23978046 to get more details.

We do not encourage our readers to skip the coronavirus alert message and suggest using the steps above only during an emergency.



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First Published on Mar 11, 2020 10:44 am
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