Banco Inter announced news in the Inter Cell: the virtual operator’s cellular plans gained more internet and exclusive franchise for social networks. However, fintech’s efforts are still not enough to compete with the telecom market, which offers more cost-effective options.
Here’s how the plans turned out:
|internet franchise||Franchise for social networks||monthly price|
2 GB of plan
2 GB bonus
|1 GB||BRL 30
Cashback of BRL 1.20
|9 GB, being:
5 GB of plan
4 GB bonus
|5 GB||BRL 45
Cashback of BRL 1.80
10 GB of plan
3 GB bonus
|10 GB||BRL 70
Cashback of BRL 2.80
The app franchise can be used with Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Tinder and Pinterest. In addition, Inter Cel plans include unlimited calls and allow free access to whatsappWaze, Moovit and Banco Inter app.
To hire Inter Cel, you must be an Inter account holder and hire the plan through the bank’s app. The SIM will be sent to the buyer’s address, and there is no option to activate an eSIM.
Because it is a virtual operator (MVNO), Inter Cel uses Vivo’s network. The digital bank has already had another operation with Surf Telecom and TIM’s mobile network, but the partnership was broken in 2021.
Of course, TIM and Vivo have better plans than Inter Cel
Even with improvements, Inter Cel’s plans remain cost-effective in relation to what is available on the market. It is possible to find more advantageous packages at Claro, TIM and Vivo.
For R$ 30, it is possible to hire the Claro Prezão with 12 GB of internet, plus 2 GB exclusive to use with TikTok and WhatsApp without discounting the franchise. In some DDDs, Claro also has a plan of R$ 19.99 monthly with 7 GB.
Inter Cel’s intermediate plan is also at a disadvantage: Vivo sells the Vivo Easy Prime with 9 GB of internet for R$ 39.99 per month. The plan entitles you to a cashback of BRL 20, which can be converted into another 2 GB of internet or unlimited daily rates to use with apps.
The same happens with Inter Cel’s most advanced plan. For R$ 61.99, TIM has a control plan with 30 GB of internet and free access to WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.