A new month is upon us, and if you are looking for mobile and broadband plans with free OTT subscriptions, this could be a good time. The top three private telecom operators in India right now, Airtel, Reliance Jio and VI, have several plans that come with Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar subscriptions.
If you also need Netflix in the scheme of things, it’s only available as part of the premium plans. This has always been the case, as Netflix’s plans are among the most expensive in India. It makes no business sense for telecom companies to offer Netflix with their budget plans. In general, if the plan is offered by Netflix, it is more likely that all other popular OTT platforms will also be part of the package.
Here’s a quick list of plans from Airtel, Reliance Jio, and VI that offer free OTT subscriptions.
Airtel does not offer a Netflix subscription on any of its prepaid plans. Airtel’s cheapest postpaid mobile plan, which offers multiple OTT platforms including Netflix, Dinsy + Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video, costs Rs 1,199 (extra taxes). This plan also offers a free companion connection and the Xtreme app. Customers also receive 150GB of data rollover, 100 SMS per day and unlimited local and STD calls.
On Airtel Xstream Broadband plans, the cheapest Netflix subscription costs Rs 1,498. This plan comes with Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and other OTT apps, Xtreme Premium, Apollo, Fast tag and Wynk premium subscription. You also get speeds of up to 300 Mbps, unlimited data and unlimited calling.
This offer can be activated by logging into the Airtel Thanks app. Within it, choose the Discover Thanks Benefit tab and search for Netflix, and tap the ‘Claim’ button to activate the subscription. You will be taken to the Netflix website to complete the procedure.
The cheapest Reliance Jio postpaid plan that offers free Netflix subscription costs Rs 399. In addition, users get 75GB of 4G data, unlimited calling and 100 SMS/day. It comes with 200GB of data rollover. There is no Jio prepaid plan that offers free Netflix subscription.
The cheapest Reliance JioFiber broadband plan that comes with free Netflix subscription costs Rs 1,499. This plan is valid for 30 days and you get 300 Mbps speed, a Jio landline number, unlimited calling and unlimited data.
The plan can be activated on the MyJio app or website. You will need to log into your Netflix subscription account or create one to go through the activation process.
Vodafone Idea’s cheapest postpaid plan offering free Netflix service costs Rs 1,099. In addition to OTT platforms, this bundle offers 6 months of ad-free Hungama music on Vi App and shows on Vi Movies and TV App. You get 100 SMS per month and unlimited calls. Plus you have access to international and domestic airport lounges at no extra cost – 4 times a year (including 1 international) and 7-day international roaming package worth Rs 2,999.
This plan 6 months lock-in period. If you switch to any other plan (postpaid or prepaid) or leave Vi within 6 months, you will incur an exit fee of Rs 3,000.
Users need to install the Vi app and go to the ‘Plan Benefits’ section and start using the offer.
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