Now Microsoft has roped in Skype to ensure all communication channels to-and-from the area are free of charge.
Families residing abroad can reach out to their loved ones via Skype as International calls to Tamil Nadu have will be free of charge.
In light of the devastating floods in Chennai – and the subsequent impact to the local communications infrastructure – with immediate effect we are making all international calls to landlines and mobiles into Tamil Nadu free of charge* for the next few days.
Since we don’t know the full extent of the devastation, we want to help provide people with alternative methods of communication to reach friends and family in the region during this difficult time.
For more info: Skype Blog
— Skype (@Skype) December 4, 2015