- Airtel and Jio offer broadband plans that are priced at Rs 999, Rs 1499, and Rs 3999.
- Airtel started offering a 4x4 router with 1Gbps WiFi coverage with its Rs 3999 broadband plan.
- Jio offers a refundable trial broadband plan at Rs 1500.
Airtel has announced that it will now give a 4x4 router with its Rs 3999 broadband plan that offers unlimited data, while JioFiber plans offer a free trial period of one month with Jiofiber plans after which it is refundable. Airtel broadband plans start at Rs 499 while the JioFiber broadband plans start at Rs 399. Both plans offer broadband plans priced at Rs 999, Rs 1499 and Rs 3999. In this article, we compare these broadband plans being offered by the telcos.
Airtel XStream top-tier broadband plans:
Airtel Entertainment broadband plan at Rs 999: Airtel XStream entertainment broadband plan offers unlimited internet and calls with a high speed of up to 200 Mbps.
Ultra-broadband plan at Rs 1499: Airtel XStream Ultra-broadband plan offers unlimited internet with speed up to 300 Mbps and unlimited local and STD calls.
VIP broadband plan at Rs 3999: Airtel XStream VIP broadband plan offers unlimited internet with speed up to 1 Gbps and unlimited local and STD calls. Airtel XStream Rs 3999 broadband plan will now come with a 4X4 router that will give users WiFi coverage with 1Gbps coverage in small homes and offices. The plan listed as the VIP subscription has unlimited internet, with up to 1Gbps speed.
As per Airtel, all the plans will include Airtel Xstream 4k TV Box along with 10,000+ movies, shows and original series from 7 OTT apps and 5 Studios. The last three plans in the list, that is, entertainment, ultra and VIP give access to Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and Zee5 services while all plans give access to Airtel XStream OTT services that include Lionsgate, Voot Basic, Eros Now, Hungama Play, Shemaroo Me and Ultra. The plans also give access to the Airtel Thanks app, Wynk Music. Active DTH subscription is mandatory to continue accessing and enjoying internet supported online content and services on Airtel Xstream Box.
JioFiber top-tier broadband plans
JioFiber Rs 999 broadband plan: There is a Rs 999 broadband plan that comes with truly unlimited internet with download and upload speeds at up to 150Mbps. The plan also provides unlimited voice calling and access to 14 OTT apps including Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar worth Rs 1000.
JioFiber Rs 1499 broadband plan: Another top-tier broadband plan by JioFiber on the list costs Rs 1499. The plan gives truly unlimited internet with download and upload speeds capped at up to 300 Mbps. Along with providing unlimited voice calling, it also offers a free subscription to 15 OTT apps at no extra cost.
JioFiber Rs 1500 trial broadband plan: A separate plan priced at Rs 1500 falls under the trial plan and is refundable and offers 30 days validity with no rental cost. The plan offers 150Mbps data with a FUP limit of 3.3TB at a month. This plan offers unlimited calling without any FUP limit. Users must note that this plan does not bring any OTT benefits. Users are eligible for a free modem or a router with this plan. Reliance in terms and conditions notes that the one-time refundable amount of Rs 1000 includes a deposit for devices and advance towards installation services. It is refundable only if service is discontinued in the 30 day trial period upon return of devices in working condition.
JioFiber Rs 3999 broadband plan: Coming to the Rs 3999 broadband plans, it offers unlimited internet with 1Gbps internet speed per second. The plan also offers unlimited voice calls and access to 15 OTT apps worth a Rs 1650 monthly subscription.
Looking at the broadband plans from Airtel and Jio, one can conclude that the top tier plans in JioFiber offer more OTT benefits, while Airtel's plans offer more speed. Airtel's WiFi router offer. on Rs 3999 broadband plan can also be considered as a benefit if users are looking at the plan for work from home purposes or small offices.