Vi (formerly Vodafone Idea) last month silently launched a First Recharge Coupon (FRC) plan for new prepaid connections bundled with ZEE5 Premium subscription which is available in only select states. The prepaid plan is priced at Rs 455 and only applicable on frist recharge only.
According to the dedicated microsite for Vi ZEE5 subscription offer, the first recharge coupon is available only in Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. The FRC comes with both teleco and non teleco benefits.
On the teleco side it offers 90GB high-speed data, truly unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day along with 28 days validity. On the non-teleco side it offers ZEE5 Premium subscription for 1 year along with access to Vi Movies and TV.
Regulatory filings from Vodafone Idea accessed by OnlyTech indicate that the FRC was brought in on 5th October 2020, more than 16 days after Vi launched a bouquet of prepaid plans bundled with a ZEE5 Premium subscription.
Vi customers will have recharge with minimum Rs 219 unlimited plan to continue enjoying ZEE5 Premium membership during the subscription period. Incase they make subsequent recharges of the bundled ZEE5 Premium packs despite having an active ZEE5 Premium subscription then Vi will offer them extra 6GB data at no extra cost in addition to other teleco benefits available on that recharge pack. Vi however will not offer ZEE5 Premium subscription again in case the subsequent recharge is on top of the above mentioned recharge packs.