The telecom sector in India is buzzing with competition, and none of the telcos want to be left behind in making their plans better by adding content services. In the latest move, BSNL has clubbed free Eros Now subscription for its consumers. While BSNL is at giving a free subscription, Bharti Airtel has launched a new recharge plan that costs INR 76. Let’s check out both the offers from BSNL and Airtel.
BSNL Prepaid Users Get Eros Now Subscription
The state-owned Bharti Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is offering a premium subscription to Eros Now, and it will be made accessible to the BSNL users by the end of January 2019. Eros Now is one of the online video content providers in India, it is an arm of Eros productions that has produced a good chunk of movies in India. Some of the movies on the platform are exclusive to it. The premium subscription to Eros Now provides 11,000 movies, videos, original web series, and more.
Eros Digital CEO, Rishika Lulla said in a statement that with tier 2 and tier 3 cities and rural areas in India, India is poised to reach USD 5 billion by the year 2023. The company’s alliance with BSNL is a step towards expanding its reach in urban and rural areas. This is not the first time when the state-owned telco has partnered with a content provider. Last year, BSNL partnered with Amazon to provide Amazon Prime subscription to prepaid and broadband consumers. The telco was also in talks with Hotstar and Netflix for a similar tie-up.
Concerning Eros Now subscription for the BSNL users, the telco has not revealed which prepaid STVs will get Eros Now subscription. We do know that the eligible STVs will be able to login into the premium dashboard of Eros Now with their phone number. We will update this post once we get our hands on the list of eligible STVs for the subscription.
Airtel Intros INR 76 Prepaid Recharge Plan
Expanding its First Recharge (FRC) portfolio, Airtel has launched a new INR 76 prepaid plan for the users. This new recharge plan packs 100MB of data with a validity period of 28 days and a talktime of INR 26. The same FRC portfolio by Airtel packs other recharge plans such as INR 178, INR 229, INR 344, INR 495, and INR 559. The maximum 4G data included in the highest costing plan in the portfolio offers a total data of 126GB.
Voice calling under INR 76 plan costs 60 paise per minute. One must note that this prepaid plan is eligible for the new Airtel subscribers. It is available in the MyAirtel app and also on Airtel website. Users can avail it when they buy a new Airtel SIM.
To recall, before this INR 76 plan, the INR 178 plan under the First Recharge (FRC) lineup was the most affordable one. It packed 1GB of daily data alongside unlimited local, STD calling and even on roaming. It also includes 100 SMS per day for the entire validity period of up to 28 days.