TIM Live has updated its fixed internet portfolio and started selling speeds of 500 Mb/s and 600 Mb/s with fiber optic technology. With the novelty, the operator must compete with Claro, Oi and Vivo Fibra. See the prices and understand the particularities of each package.
This is tim live’s plans. Prices are valid for payment by direct debit in São Paulo (DDD 11); values may vary by location:TIM invests in additional services to win new broadband customers. Those who hire speeds starting at 500 Mb/s will be subscribed to Paramount+, while the 600 Mb/s package includes Netflix in the Standard plan.
In addition to streaming services there are other included applications that vary according to plan, such as TNT Stadium Sports, Cartoon Network, Babbel, TIM Games Club, TIM Digital Security and Audiobook.
It is worth remembering that TIM Live has already marketed plans greater than 400 Mb /s in 2019: it had internet package of 1 Gb / s for R $ 860 monthly and 2 Gb / s for R $ 1.560 per month. However, the carrier preferred to simplify the broadband portfolio and discontinued some speeds.
The asterisks of TIM Live broadband
There are a few important points that should be considered before hiring a TIM Live broadband plan.
The main thing is that those who do not opt for payment through direct debit will have different speed than is disclosed in the offers, depending on the plan chosen. The 400 Mb/s plan actually has only 200 Mb/s, but the customer receives twice as much internet in tasting format; the same occurs in the 500 Mb/s option, when the original contract is only 300 Mb/s.
The exclusive condition for direct debit can remove potential interested parties, since not all banks are accredited by TIM. Those who do not fit this form of payment may have lower speed depending on the plan, and the monthly fee is also more expensive.
Another negative point is that TIM charges a fee of R $ 180 in plans with fiber optic technology, divided 12 times on the invoice, and there is loyalty of one year with penalty charge in case of cancellation. Competitors Claro, Oi and Vivo do not charge for the installation.
Claro, Oi and Vivo’s broadband plans
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Claro revamped its broadband portfolio in April and started selling the internet of 500 Mb/s download and 35 Mb/s for the monthly price of R$ 179.99. The carrier also sells a 250 Mb/s download plan and 25 Mb/s upload for $119.99 monthly.
Oi Fibra has plans that vary by location. The operator started internet sales of 500 Mb/s download and 250 Mb/s upload for R$ 129.90 monthly in São Paulo (SP), already including landline.
In other capitals, Oi Fibra has a download package of 200 Mb/s and 60 Mb/s of upload for R$ 99.99 monthly, in addition to the 400 Mb/s download plan and 200 Mb/s of upload for R$ 149.90 monthly.
In the locations that Oi competes with Brisanet, the fiber offers are aggressive: the company has internet 100 Mb/s download and 40 Mb/s upload for R $ 79.90 monthly, in addition to the plan of 500 Mb / s download and 250 Mb / s upload for R $ 99.90.
Vivo Fibra has a plan with 600 Mb/s download and 300 Mb/s upload, but the monthly fee of R$ 299.99 is very salty compared to TIM Live. The company also has 200 Mb/s download and 100 Mb/s upload for R$ 119.99 per month or 300 Mb/s download and 150 Mb/s upload for R$ 129.90 monthly, and those who opt for the package with 600 Mb/s download and 300 Mb/s of upload will pay R$ 299.99 per month.