One of the only subscriptions that most users use is Amazon Prime. Not only does it offer free and swift delivery but Prime Music and Prime Video subscriptions both have their own rights in India, which are also very nice services. Today, however, Amazon is changing its Prime subscriptions in India and is no longer offering Prime one-month subscriptions.
The modification was forced by a new RBI reciprocal payment mandate. More authentication factors for these transfers are needed under the current mandate for banks and financial institutions.
The move has been highlighted on Amazon’s revised help page. Meanwhile, since April 27, the firm has not allowed new Prime trial sign-ups. If you want to get a Prime subscription right now, you’ll have to pick between a three-month package or an annual subscription. These would set you back Rs. 329 and Rs. 999, respectively.
“[…] before further notice, we have temporarily suspended: I new member sign-ups for Amazon Prime Free Trial and (ii) new member sign-ups for Monthly Prime Membership. By renewing/signing up for the Three Month or Annual Prime Membership, you will continue to receive Prime membership benefits,” Amazon’s revised help page states.
The Reserve Bank of India, for those who are unaware, unveiled the latest architecture in 2019. The deadline for adoption, however, has been postponed until September 30, 2021. The original transaction cap was also set at Rs. 2,000, but this was later changed to transactions up to Rs. 5,000.