In a move to fight the threat of air pollution, Airtel and other carrier companies are planning to offer cheaper rates for users who want to charge their devices at home.
The move comes as the federal government and major carriers are attempting to ease restrictions on indoor outdoor charging of rechargeables by mandating that they use only a few rechargeable chargers.
Airtel has said it will lower the prices for rechargeable power cells by as much as 20% starting this month, though a carrier spokesperson said the company has not yet determined how the changes will be implemented.
The changes, however, are expected to have a positive impact on the air quality of the United States, which is experiencing a record-high number of premature deaths linked to pollution.
AirTel’s CEO, Robert Kornelius, said that customers are already paying significantly more for the batteries, and that customers will be able to find ways to charge up to a maximum of six devices at once, in case the power is not enough.
“As we have said before, the new fee schedule will help to ensure that the battery charge for the air we breathe and the environment is the same, and will allow us to be sure that all our customers are able to use the air and the water that they live in safely,” Kornels said.
“We are making it possible for Airtel customers to have as much access to air quality as possible while charging their devices.”