Telegram has cut the monthly subscription fee for its premium tier in India by more than half, just months after launching the service, as it seeks to aggressively capitalise on a large user base in one of its most important markets.
Telegram said in a message to users in India on Saturday that it was making the subscription available at a discount in the country. Customers now pay 179 Indian rupees ($2.2) per month, down from 469 Indian rupees ($5.74) previously. In every other market, the app’s monthly subscription, known as Telegram Premium, costs between $4.99 and $6. Users who did not receive the message can see the new price in the app’s settings section, which TechCrunch independently verified.