Vivo has reformulated its broadband portfolio live fiber: the operator launched two new speedsin 500 Mb/s and 700 Mb/s, and removed the 600 Mb/s option. The change is not 100% positive, as the price has not dropped and competitors such as Claro, TIM and Vivo have better cost-effective offers.
See how Vivo Fibra’s plans turned out:
|download speed||upload speed||monthly price|
|300 Mb/s||150 Mb/s||BRL 109.99|
|500 Mb/s||250 Mb/s||BRL 149.99|
|700 Mb/s||350 Mb/s||BRL 199.99|
|1Gb/s||500 Mb/s||BRL 499.99|
The change is not very pleasant. Previously, the Vivo Fibra had only three speed options: 300 Mb/s, 600 Mb/s and 1 Gb/s. The 600 Mb/s plan was sold for BRL 149.99, the same price as the current package with 500 Mb/s.
While other operators launch aggressive offers and with more internet, Vivo Fibra slowed down its R$150 monthly plan🇧🇷 So it is. 🇧🇷
Vivo Fibra leaves Paramount+ and includes Lionsgate+
Another change is related to built-in applications. Previously, Vivo offered Paramount+ in all broadband plans; in the new plans, the streaming service was replaced by lionsgate+, new Starzplay name — which, in my opinion, offers a worse catalogue.
In addition to Lionsgate+, Vivo Fibra plans also give access to apps NewCo+, FunKids, Skeelo Audiobooks, TNT Sports Stadium, Clube de Revistas and Ubook Newspapers🇧🇷 The carrier also includes the Home Assisttechnological assistance service.
Vivo also sells Vivo Fibra plans with a built-in subscription to Amazon Prime, Disney+, Globoplay, HBO Max and Netflix. Prices vary between each service, but it can be advantageous to hire some streaming through the operator.
Change also affects Vivo Total combos
The change in the broadband portfolio also affects the Living Totala convergent plan with broadband and postpaid cellular.
The Vivo Total Pro, Family, 2, Family 3 and Family 5 packages now have 500 Mb/s broadband, with no change in prices — previously the internet was 300 Mb/s.
Vivo Total V, a monthly package of R$ 1,299.99, now includes broadband at a speed of 1 Gb/s.
Vivo worsens cost-benefit compared to Claro, Oi and TIM
Vivo leads the Brazilian fiber optic broadband market, but that doesn’t mean the operator doesn’t have competitors. Of course, Oi, TIM and several regional providers have more aggressive internet plans.
Cost-benefit does not seem to be a concern for Vivo. While all other operators have a plan priced below R$100, Vivo Fibra’s entry-level package costs R$109.90. Previously, tele had an option of 200 Mb/s for R$99.
Comparing with other operators, Vivo Fibra plans are much more expensive:
- THE clear sells its 500 Mb/s plan for R$129.90 per month, while the 1 Gb/s package costs R$299.90 per month. The cheapest option is 250 Mb/s, with a monthly price of R$94.90.
- THE hi fiber sells 400 Mb/s internet for BRL 99.90 per month, and the 500 Mb/s package has a monthly fee of BRL 109.90. The 1 Gb/s plan costs R$ 199.90 per month.
- THE TIM Live sells 300 Mb/s internet for R$92.70 per month, and the 500 Mb/s plan costs R$107.50 per month. 1 Gb/s broadband can be purchased for a monthly fee of R$ 151.90.