In a bid to stay competitive, Airtel has recently unveiled a new prepaid plan that includes a Netflix subscription bundle. This move is seen as Airtel’s response to similar offerings from Jio, their main rival in the Indian telecommunications market.
Both Airtel and Jio are currently the only two network providers in India that offer 5G connectivity to users. As part of their Netflix bundles, both companies also provide unlimited 5G data. This ensures that customers can enjoy seamless streaming and browsing experiences without worrying about data limits.
Let’s delve into the details of the prepaid plans that offer free Netflix subscriptions. Airtel’s Netflix bundle prepaid plan is priced at Rs. 1,499 and has a validity of 84 days. It offers 3GB of 4G data per day, along with unlimited voice calls. Additionally, users can enjoy unlimited 5G data beyond the daily limit but only within areas that have 5G access. The plan also grants access to the Netflix Basic plan, which allows streaming on one device at a time. This can be done across various devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, or TVs, ensuring flexibility for consumers. The Netflix plan is valid for the duration of the larger Airtel plan and enables streaming at a resolution of 720p. Furthermore, this recharge also includes free access to Airtel Hello Tunes, adding an extra perk for users.
Jio, on the other hand, offers two prepaid plans that come with a complimentary Netflix subscription. The Rs. 1,099 plan provides 2GB of daily 5G data, while the Rs. 1,499 plan offers 3GB of data per day. Both plans support 100 SMS per day and unlimited voice calls. Similar to Airtel, Jio’s prepaid plans also have a validity of 84 days. Users of these Jio plans can enjoy unlimited 5G data beyond the daily data pack. Additionally, both plans grant access to the Netflix Basic subscription described earlier.
With the introduction of these prepaid plans, Airtel and Jio have become the sole telecom operators in India to provide Netflix bundles on prepaid recharges. Previously, Netflix subscriptions were only available to postpaid customers. This move showcases the fierce competition between Airtel and Jio, as they both strive to attract and retain customers in a highly competitive market.
The battle between Airtel and Jio for supremacy in the prepaid plan market continues to intensify. The introduction of Netflix bundles in their offerings demonstrates their commitment to providing customers with added value and entertainment options. As consumers, we can expect further innovations and enticing packages from both Airtel and Jio as they vie for our attention and loyalty.