Airtel has launched a new data add-on pack for its prepaid mobile subscribers called the Xstream mobile pack. It is priced at Rs 119 and offers 15GB high speed data. The plan does not come with any standalone validity and uses the validity of the base plan which will be active on subscriber’s account. Along with the data, this pack also gives a 30-day subscription to one of the three channels on Airtel Xstream mobile app. Airtel users can get access to this plan through the Airtel Thanks app or any third-party recharge portal.
Users will get access to Airtel XStream content and will get to choose between ErosNow (Hindi), ManoramaMax (Malayalam) and Hoichoi (Bengali) OTT channels 30 days subscription within the Airtel Xstream app on Android or iOS mobile devices. Subscribers will have to update their Airtel Xstream app to the latest version to avail of this offer. The development was first noted by Only tech.
Speaking of streaming benefits, Airtel has updated its Disney+ Hotstar plans. They are now priced at Rs 499, Rs 699 and Rs 2798. These plans offer 3GB data per day for 28 days, 2GB data for 56 days and 2GB data for 365 days. The plans also give access to unlimited calling as well as 100 SMS per day. These plans will also give users access to Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition, so mobile users will have access to Disney+ Hotstar as well as Amazon Prime.
Airtel has also started the process of tariff hikes last month by increasing base tariffs of plans from Rs 49 to Rs 79. These tariffs are now likely to see a further hike and the base plans might be further increased to Rs 99, according to company chairman Sunil Mittal. He, however, said that it is not clear as to when the company would increase tariffs and that it would depend on market forces.
Meanwhile, Jio has discontinued two of JioPhone’s cheapest entry-level prepaid plans. The development comes a day ahead of Google-backed smartphone JioPhone’s launch. The plans were priced at Rs 39 and Rs 69. These plans were only introduced in Mid-May, with Jio offering its users a Buy One Get One offer with these plans. The telco has now discontinued the buy-1 get-1 offer as well which gave users double the benefits of a plan at the same price. It is possible that Jio could roll out new plans after the launch of JioPhone Next which is slated for tomorrow. India Today