Bharti Airtel has quietly revised its Postpaid plans from April 1 and reduced the complimentary Amazon Prime membership from 1 year to 6 months. The price of Amazon Prime received a price hike of up to 50% in December last year.
Airtel offers free Amazon Prime membership to new connections with its Rs. 499, Rs. 999, Rs. 1,199 or Rs. 1,599 postpaid plans. This is a one time benefit and the prime subscription continues at regular price after the end of the complementary period.
According to a Gadgets360 report, as a part of Airtel Thanks Platinum, customers on any of the aforementioned plans used to get 1-year of Amazon Prime membership but now they will get only 6 months of the free subscription.
Apart from reducing the validity of Prime Video, Airtel has not modified other OTT benefits offered. These postpaid plans also offer a free annual Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, Shaw academy access and Wynk Music premium.
In December last year, Amazon raised the Prime Membership charges. It now costs Rs. 1,499 instead of Rs. 999 annually. The monthly price went up from Rs. 129 to Rs. 179 and the quarterly plan’s price was increased from Rs. 329 to Rs. 459.