The arrival of Reliance Jio has undoubtedly shaken up the Indian telecom sector. The ultra-affordable data-voice combo plans offered by Jio have led to rival telcos revamping their existing offerings, and introducing new ones. While the primary focus is still on offering competitive tariffs, telcos are now focusing on including extra goodies like bundled Amazon Prime or Netflix subscriptions to make their plans even better. The leading telcos of the country – Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, and BSNL – all offer free subscription to these OTT platforms, with Amazon Prime subscription being common factor in all three’s offerings.
On the other hand, Vodafone telecom operator to bundle free subscription of Netflix with its plans. It was soon followed by Bharti Airtel, which began offering a one-year free subscription of Netflix with its packs as well. Recently, state-owned BSNL also joined the fray in offering its customers (both postpaid and prepaid) free Netflix subscriptions.
In case you’re an existing customer of any of these three telcos (or are planning to get your number ported), here’s all you need to know about the bundled Netflix or Amazon Prime subscriptions offered by BSNL, Vodafone, and Bharti Airtel.
Bharti Airtel offers a one-year free Amazon Prime membership to all its postpaid subscribers who opt for the ‘myPlan Infinity’ postpaid plans. It’s worth mentioning that the free subscription is available only on plans priced at Rs 499 or above.
To avail this offer, Airtel users must log-in to ‘My Airtel’ app and tap on the Amazon Prime Video icon in the featured section. It goes without saying that to avail the offer, you need to have an Amazon account that’s eligible for being upgraded to Prime. Apart from postpaid subscribers, Airtel also offers Prime membership to its V-Fiber broadband subscribers, provided they are on a plan priced at least Rs 1,999. Airtel recently started offering a three month subscription to Netflix as part of its ‘Thank You’ campaign as well.
Vodafone also offers free Amazon Prime membership on all its plans priced Rs 399 and above, which means that even those subscribers who are on the base plan (Rs 399) can enjoy Amazon Prime. This plan also comes with 40GB of monthly data benefit, with unused data getting rolled over.
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Apart from Amazon Prime, Vodafone offers a three-month Netflix subscription to all subscribers who are on the Rs 1,999 RED postpaid plan. Those who are on the Rs 2,999 RED postpaid plan get free Netflix for the whole year.
State-owned BSNL has been aggressively ramping up its cellular and broadband offerings over the past few months, in order to compete with private players better. To that end, BSNL subscribers having postpaid plans priced Rs 399 and above can now avail free Amazon Prime membership.
The offer is also available for BSNL’s broadband users who have a broadband plan with a monthly rental of Rs 745 or above. To redeem the offer, users must visit BSNL’s official website and click on ‘BSNL Amazon Offer’. They’ll then receive an OTP, which can be used to activate the offer on their tied Amazon account.