Frequently Asked Questions

What do I get with an ET Prime membership?

An ET Prime membership gets you
  • Unlimited access to all ET Prime content on all platforms (our desktop site and mobile sites, and iPhone and Android apps)
  • Access to all community discussions on ET Prime, and the opportunity to become a contributor
  • Invites to ET Prime members-only events

Do I need to create an account to buy a membership?

You may choose to complete your payment without creating an account with us. However, in order to start using ET Prime, you need to create an account using your e-mail ID or any of your social accounts.

Can I buy a membership to only the desktop site or app?

No, a membership gets you access on all platforms.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel your membership within your trial period, we offer 100% refund. For cancellation after trial period, there is no refund.

What is the duration of the trial period?

The quarterly membership plan comes with a 7-day trial period.
The yearly membership plan comes with a 15-day trial period.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept payment via credit cards, debit cards, net banking, and wallets.

I don't live in India. Can I still become a member?

Yes, you can become an ET Prime member from anywhere in the world. Annual International subscription is available at USD 99 only. For international subcription, drop us an email at

Will my membership be renewed automatically?

Membership purchased through all credit cards and some debit cards will be automatically renewed. We will inform you before the renewal is due. You can cancel the auto-renewal any time from within your profile settings.

I have paid for a membership, but did not create an account. What should I do?

To reclaim your membership, please reach us at

How do I get an invoice for my membership?

Your invoice is available within the settings section.

Do I also get the Economic Times newspaper at home with this membership?

No, this is a membership to only ET Prime.

What if I don't want to become a member? Can I still read some articles for free?

A very small portion of our stories are free to read. You can access them by signing in.