Airtel Xstream Fibre Broadband Plans No Longer Ship With Netflix Benefit

Bharti Airtel's postpaid plans and broadband plans, both, no longer come with Netflix bundled subscription

Highlights
  • Bharti Airtel was previously offering 3 months of free Netflix
  • ACT Fibernet is offering discount on Netflix subscription
  • Vodafone REDX is offering an entire year of Netflix subscription

Airtel Xstream Fibre or better known as Airtel Broadband, has been long known as the bearer of good extra benefit when it comes to broadband plans. While the other broadband plans in the industry came with simple data and calling benefit, Airtel packaged a very attractive offering for the broadband subscribers and started selling it. Previously, the Bharti Airtel broadband portfolio was offering benefits like Amazon Prime Video for an entire year, Airtel Xstream Subscription, free unlimited calling and one of the best benefits, three free months of Netflix subscription. But, with a new change that has come across all Bharti Airtel plans, regardless of they are broadband or postpaid, the Netflix benefit has been taken away from the subscribers. However, it is worth noting that the Bharti Airtel broadband plans still come with Amazon Prime subscription for an entire year worth Rs 999.

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Netflix Benefit Goes Away from Postpaid Plans Too

The call to take down the Netflix benefit came a few weeks back when the postpaid plans were also sapped out with this benefit. It marked the ending of the partnership between Bharti Airtel and Netflix. For almost more than a year, Bharti Airtel was the sole broadband service provider in the country which was offering free three months Netflix benefit to its subscribers, but that is no longer the case. However, the subscribers who had taken the subscription at the right time still continue to enjoy it.

ACT Fibernet Giving Cashback on Netflix Subscription

Now the question remains, is there any broadband plan or postpaid plan which is offering bundled Netflix benefit to the subscribers. Well, the short answer would be yes. There are two avenues that the subscribers of Netflix can explore if they are on the lookout for a benefit like this. Firstly, would be the ACT Fibernet portfolio. Now the thing to note here is that although ACT Fibernet is not giving away free Netflix subscription to its customers, it is offering a certain cashback to the subscribers which they can use against their Netflix bill. To utilise this, the subscribers will have to pay for their Netflix subscription using ACT’s monthly bill, and they could a get a minimum cashback of at least Rs 50. For higher plans like the ACT GIGA plan, the subscribers can get even more cashback like Rs 500 per month to save more on their Netflix connection. But, even this benefit does not come close to the benefit of what Bharti Airtel was offering on its broadband plans.

Vodafone REDX Plan Netflix Benefit

There is one plan which actually competes with Bharti Airtel’s Netflix offering in the market, but sadly, it is not a broadband plan that the consumers can have. The plan that we are talking about here is the Vodafone REDX plan. The great thing about the Vodafone REDX plan is that when it comes to Netflix offering, the Vodafone REDX plan actually beats the Bharti Airtel broadband plan. While the Bharti Airtel broadband plans used to offer only three months of Netflix subscription, the Vodafone REDX plan offers one full year of Netflix subscription.

The Vodafone REDX plan also happens to be one of the unique postpaid plans in the industry right now with 150GB of data limit per month, and with Vodafone promising 50% more speed than its users of the general postpaid and prepaid plans. Vodafone REDX plan brings some unique benefits to the users as well like access to airport lounges and discounts on hotels.

Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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Karthik

Effect of AGR Dues. Now all premium subscription will go off. Soon Zee 5 subscription also will get removed. Like prepaid they will provide some waste extra benefits Like insurance. Instead of Amazon prime and Netflix.

Need to see total number of postpaid users for month of Dec and Jan. Many (especially celebrities) had opted for postpaid for Netflix subscription. Need to see the effect of Netflix removal. Instead of increasing price of postpaid plans they removed extra bundled content , that will have minimum effect. But now many will opt for prepaid if Zee 5 subscription get removed

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Postpaid subscriber count will not change much due to corporate and people who do not want to keep check on recharges stuff. Only disincentive is for prepaid to postpaid migration which was a healthy no’s. for telcos but will stop as there is no incentive to move prepaid subscriber to postpaid since prepaid postpaid gaining parity.

But but telco like Airtel and vil continue to harass new user by forcing them to buy postpaid only and let’s c how they convince customer to buy postpaid as there is nothing much to offer differently

Sayak Roy

I don’t think people opt for Postpaid to get Netflix and stuff. It’s more to see how they’re gonna convince new customers to join postpaid, because individual connections are pretty expensive on both Airtel and Vodafone.

Nasa

You caneasily get every content app premium account for free including netflix, amazon prime, etc by just a simple search.. Why to get stuck for free things to looters like airtel..

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