Microsoft-backed OpenAI tweeted that ChatGPT Plus subscriptions are now available in India. ChatGPT Plus, which costs $20 a month, claims “faster response speed” and “priority access to new features.”
The company said users could use the AI chatbot even if “demand is high”. It will also let users experience GPT-4, the new-gen LLM (large language model) that can even analyze text inputs.
ChatGPT Plus was introduced in February of this year in the US for $20 a month (about Rs 1,600).
OpenAI tweeted the update on its official Instagram handle and said, “Great news! ChatGPT Plus subscriptions are now available in India. Get early access to new features, including GPT-4 today: chat.openai.com.”
India Today reported that despite the availability of the ChatGPT Plus subscription in India, several users stated that payments did not go through. This issue may be brought on by the Reserve Bank of India’s recurring subscription policy.
Earlier, OpenAI had stated that it would keep providing ChatGPT for free; the new Plus variant is meant for individuals who want more from ChatGPT.
“We love our free users and will continue to offer free access to ChatGPT. By offering this subscription pricing, we will be able to help support free access availability to as many people as possible,” OpenAI said in its blog post.