Online streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar have become even more popular amidst the coronavirus lockdown. Top telecom operators in India like Airtel, Vodafone and even the state-run BSNL offer at least one recharge plan with complimentary subscriptions to the aforementioned services for users. While some of these plans offer year-long subscriptions, there are others with monthly subscriptions that renew every time you recharge.
For those of you who have been wanting to get a subscription to a streaming service, opting for one of these plans is a good way to save on the additional expense. If you are wondering whether your service provider is offering a free subscription with a prepaid recharge plan, we’ve listed all such plans from leading telecom operators.
Airtel Rs 401 pack with free Disney+ Hotstar subscription
One of the leading private telecom operators in India, Airtel recently launched a new recharge pack. Priced at Rs 401, the pack offers users a one-year Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription worth Rs 399. The subscription includes access to Disney shows, movies and kids content in various Indian languages, along with regular Hotstar VIP content.
Users will also get 3GB data per day for 28 days with this plan. Since this is a data-only pack, you will not get any call or SMS benefits, however, you can top it up with a talk time voucher of your choice. Another key factor to note is that Airtel allows users to recharge with this pack only once in 360 days (effectively once a year) to prevent misuse of the bundled subscription.
Airtel Rs 349 pack with free Amazon Prime Video subscription
Apart from the Disney Plus Hotstar pack, Airtel is also offering a free Amazon Prime subscription to users with its Rs 349 plan. If you are not particularly keen on Disney Plus Hotstar, or want to avail access to Prime Video as well, you can consider this plan.
The Airtel Rs 349 recharge plan offers an Amazon Prime subscription for 28 days, which includes Prime Video. Apart from that, you also get 2GB data per day, unlimited calls and 100 SMSes every day. You can make it your regular monthly plan to keep the Amazon Prime subscription running.
Vodafone Unlimited prepaid plans with free Zee5 subscription
Vodafone offers a number of prepaid plans across the country with unlimited data as well as unlimited calling and 100 SMSes per day. These plans start as low as Rs 19 and go up to Rs 2,399 for the top tier top-up. All Vodafone unlimited prepaid plans come with a complimentary subscription of Zee5. The complete list of plans eligible for a free Zee5 subscription are listed below.
1. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 19
2. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 149
3. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 219
4. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 249
5. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 269
6. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 299
7. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 379
8. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 399
9. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 449
10. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 599
11. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 699
12. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 1,499
13. Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plan: Rs 2,399
BSNL recharge plans with free Eros Now subscription
The state-owned telecom operator, BSNL recently announced a free Amazon Prime subscription on postpaid plans worth Rs 399, Rs 401, Rs 499, Rs 525, Rs 725, Rs 798, Rs 799, Rs 1,125 and Rs 1,525. BSNL is also giving the Amazon Prime subscription offer to its broadband users on the Rs 745 or above plan. Apart from this, the state-run carrier also offers a free Eros Now subscription with a select few prepaid plans as listed below.
- EROS_NOW_78 Plan: Rs 78
- DataTSunami_98 Plan: Rs 98
- STV_298 Plan: Rs 298
Airtel Thanks Gold Members (Prepaid) get free ZEE5, Eros Now content
Airtel’s Thanks rewards program classifies its subscribers into three tiers – Silver, Gold and Platinum. In order to become an Airtel Thanks Gold member on prepaid, a user will need to buy an unlimited combo recharge of Rs 249 or above. Gold tier members get access to ZEE5, Eros Now and more with the free Airtel Xstream App premium subscription.
That’s our list of all recharge plans in India offering free media streaming subscriptions. Are you using any of these? Let us know in the comments below.
|Operator name||Price of recharge plans||Streaming subscriptions offered|
|Airtel||Rs 401||Disney+ Hotstar|
|Airtel||Rs 349||Amazon Prime Video|
|Airtel||Airtel Thanks Gold Members (buy unlimited combo recharge of Rs 249 or above)||ZEE5, Eros Now|
|Vodafone||All Vodafone Unlimited Recharge Plans: Rs 19, Rs 149, Rs 219, Rs 249, Rs 269, Rs 299, Rs 379, Rs 399, Rs 449, Rs 599, Rs 699, Rs 1499, Rs 2399||ZEE5|
|BSNL||EROS_NOW_78, DataTSunami_98, STV_298||Eros Now|