With Reliance Jio broadband service1 confirmed to be under testing in six cities2 (and expanding to more), Airtel has revised its broadband Internet plans. The new plans offer up to twice the data at the same monthly rentals, or as Airtel puts it – “up to 100 percent more data.” This can be seen as a move to keep users away from the Reliance Jio broadband plans when they launch; according to a seemingly official Jio flyer, the service will be free for the first 90 days3, though users will have to pay a refundable sum of Rs.
4,500 for the Wi-Fi router. Revised broadband plan prices were provided for the Delhi circle. The Rs.
899 plan now offers 60GB high speed data compared to 30GB earlier. The Rs.1,099 plan will now offer 90GB of high speed data compared to 50GB earlier. Similarly, the Rs.1,299 plan now offers 125GB compared to 75GB, the Rs.1,499 plan offers 160GB compared to 100GB earlier, and the Rs.
1,799 plan offers as much as 220GB of data. It’s worth noting that the Rs.
899 and Rs.
1,099 plans offer speed up to 16Mbps and 40 Mbps respectively, while the others offer speed up to 100Mbps.
- ^ Reliance Jio broadband service (gadgets.ndtv.com)
- ^ testing in six cities (gadgets.ndtv.com)
- ^ free for the first 90 days (gadgets.ndtv.com)