- BSNL has a wide-range of broadband plans starting at just Rs 99
- JioFiber is also expected to offer OTT app subscriptions to the customers
Most of the broadband service providers are aggressively partnering with OTT content providers to offer bundled services. Airtel is the best ISP right now because it’s bundling Netflix, Amazon Prime and ZEE5 subscriptions with its broadband plans. Last year, state-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) announced its partnership with Amazon Prime to provide free subscription to the company’s postpaid and broadband users. Earlier, BSNL offered Amazon Prime subscription with its monthly broadband plans priced above Rs 790. However, now the leading broadband operator in India is shipping Amazon Prime subscription even with its annual broadband plans priced above Rs 399. This move from BSNL maybe to tackle the JioFiber threat which is expected to replace BSNL at the top spot in broadband segment.
BSNL-Amazon Prime Offer: What You Need to Know?
BSNL is looking to take on JioFiber launch with this new Amazon Prime offer. To recall, when the company first collaborated with Amazon Prime, it used to provide free subscription with the plans priced above Rs 749. Later on, the same offer was extended to broadband plans priced above Rs 499, and today, the government-run operator has extended to broadband plans priced above Rs 399. BSNL, being the country’s leading broadband operator, has wide-range of plans starting at just Rs 99. However, the high-speed broadband plans of the operator start at Rs 849, which ships with 50 Mbps speeds and 600GB data limit.
Amazon Prime subscription costs Rs 999 for one year and it includes benefits of Prime Video, Amazon Prime Music, free product shipping and access to exclusive deals ahead of others. If a customer is looking for Amazon Prime membership for just one month, then they can get it at Rs 129 per month directly from Amazon.
BSNL Annual Cashback Offer Detailed
Aforesaid, BSNL is even providing up to 25% cashback on annual broadband plans. In addition to the Prime membership which ships with BSNL annual broadband plans, there will be 15%, 20% and 25% cashback being offered by the company at different price points. BSNL will offer 15% cashback on broadband plans up to Rs 499, 20% cashback on plans between Rs 499 and Rs 900, and 25% cashback on broadband plans of Rs 900 and above. BSNL is also offering 15% cashback on annual landline plans, which we reported earlier as well.
Airtel Also Providing Amazon Prime Membership With its Broadband Plans
Bharti Airtel is also shipping free Amazon Prime subscription with broadband plans priced over Rs 1,099. Airtel is offering this benefit as part of the company’s membership programme- Airtel Thanks. All the Airtel V-Fiber broadband plans priced over Rs 1,099 now ship with free Amazon Prime membership worth Rs 999, Rs 1,500 worth Netflix subscription for three months, premium ZEE5 subscription and Airtel TV Premium subscription as well. That said, when it comes to content offerings, no other Internet Service Provider in this country can beat Bharti Airtel. However, JioFiber is also said to come with some OTT service subscriptions, of which the details will be revealed on September 5.
BSNL vs Airtel Broadband Plans
As mentioned above, when it comes to content offerings Airtel is the best broadband and postpaid service provider. Airtel’s broadband priced over Rs 1,000 ship with free Netflix subscription for three months, Amazon Prime Membership worth Rs 999 for free and ZEE5 Premium subscription every month. BSNL is providing only Amazon Prime Membership with its broadband plans above Rs 399 and that too if a customer choose them for one year. Airtel is providing all these benefits even with monthly broadband plans, unlike BSNL.
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