Airtel Digital TV is one such DTH operator which focusses on delivering quality services to the customers. It was the first DTH operator in the country to bring an Android TV-based Set-Top Box back in 2017. Airtel Xstream Box is the latest STB from the company which provides Satellite TV and OTT apps to the subscribers. After the new tariff regime by Trai, DTH operators removed the long-term channel packs which were available to the subscribers in the past. However, the service providers came up with long-term recharges scheme as part of which they are offering extra service to the customers for free. Airtel Digital TV has various basepacks in place and they ship with up to 30 days of extra service if the customer chooses the same pack for 11 months.
Airtel Basepacks Explained
It is likely that you have heard about the long-term plans that the other DTH operators ship to their customers. Usually, under these long-term plans, the subscribers enjoy free service months when they make an upfront payment to their DTH operators. Tata Sky has its own version called the Tata Sky cashback offer, while D2h and Dish TV offer them under long-term packs only. Similarly, Airtel Digital TV’s answer to these long-term plans are the Basepacks. Airtel Digital TV has also listed these plans as the advance rental plans, and as the name suggests, the subscribers will have to recharge their Airtel Digital TV account with an upfront payment for a semi-annual or an annual subscription upon doing which they will receive the benefit in the form of free service days. Currently, the subscribers will have two option to make upfront payments.
How Do Airtel Basepacks Work?
Firstly, the subscribers will have the option of recharging their Airtel Digital TV account with a semi-annual subscription plan which would get them 15 days worth of free services and then the other option for the Airtel Digital TV subscribers would be to get a subscription for 11 months, which would get them an entire month of free subscription or 30-days of free subscription. Under the Airtel Digital TV Basepacks, the DTH operator has got various options to choose from, so the subscribers would be able to choose the pack based on the channels that they want to watch.
Airtel Basepacks: Options Available to Subscribers
The packs listed under Airtel Digital TV Basepacks include the Dabangg Sports Pack for Rs 290 per month, Value Sports Lite pack for Rs 332 per month, Value Sports Pack for Rs 360 per month, Mega Pack for Rs 510 per month, Dabangg Sports HD pack for Rs 360 per month, Value Sports Lite HD Pack for Rs 480 per month. Talking about more plans, the Airtel Digital TV Basepacks would have Value Sports HD Pack for Rs 495 per month, Mega Pack HD for Rs 699 per month.
Difference Between Airtel Basepacks and Other DTH Platforms’ Long Term Plans
Now there is one thing that the subscribers should keep in mind, and that is the basic difference between the Airtel Digital TV Basepacks and the long-term plans which the other DTH operators are shipping. While Airtel Digital TV subscribers would be limited to these packs if they want to experience free service days on advance recharges. Whereas, on other DTH platforms, for example with D2h or Dish TV, the subscriber can select their own individual channels, broadcaster packs or any other channel packs and they would still be able to enjoy free service days on advance recharge. Similarly, Tata Sky subscribers when do an annual recharge of 12 months with a lumpsum payment, they would get the cashback within 48 hours regardless of what channel packs, or individual channels they select. However, this won’t be the case for Airtel Digital TV Basepacks.