Bharat Fiber BSNL vs Jio Fiber: Comparing Cost, Benefits, Speed and More

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) offers its users fiber plans under ‘Bharat Fiber,’ its broadband arm. The government-owned operator has already made a theatrical entry into the country’s fiber broadband segment by leveling up with India’s telecom giants’ fiber plans - Jio Fiber and AirtelXStream.


Bharat Fiber BSNL vs Jio Fiber: Cost, Speed, and Benefits

In this section, we have divided the fiber plans into four categories: Entry-level, 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps, and 300 Mbps fiber broadband plans.

Entry Level Fiber Broadband Plans Comparison: BSNL Bharat Fiber vs Jio Fiber

Particulars BSNL Fiber Basic 449 BSNL Fiber Basic Plus 599 Jio Fiber 399
Bandwidth (with best effort Download Speed) Up to 30 Mbps till 3300 GB, up to 2 Mbps beyond Up to 60 Mbps till 3300 GB, up to 2 Mbps beyond Up to 30 Mbps till 3300 GB, up to 1 Mbps beyond
Monthly Charges (Rs.) 449 599 399
Free Calls & Additional facility 24 Hrs Unlimited calling (Local and STD) on any network within India
OTT Apps Included NA NA NA

BSNL offers two entry-level broadband plans at Rs. 449 and Rs. 599 with a respective download speed of 30 Mbps and 60 Mbps. On the other hand, the Jio Fibernet plan starts at Rs. 399 with 30 Mbps download speed.

Both BSNL and Jio offer 3300 GB of high-speed data usage. After exhausting this limit, BSNL customers get 2 Mbps of download speed. In contrast, Jio customers get a maximum of 1 Mbps to download speed.

All three entry-level fiber plans come with no bundled OTT benefits.

100 Mbps Fiber Broadband Plans Comparison: BSNL Bharat Fiber vs Jio Fiber

Particulars BSNL 500GB CUL BSNL Fiber Value 799 Jio Fiber 699
Bandwidth (with best effort Download Speed) Up to 100 Mbps till 500 GB, up to 2 Mbps beyond Up to 100 Mbps till 3300 GB, up to 2 Mbps beyond Up to 100 Mbps till 3300 GB, up to 1 Mbps beyond
Monthly Charges (Rs.) 777 799 699
Free Calls & Additional facility 24 Hrs Unlimited calling (Local + STD) on any network within India
OTT Apps Included NA NA NA

BSNL’s Rs. 777 (available throughout India) and Rs. 799 (available only in selected cities) fiber plans offer 100 Mbps download speed. Jio’s Rs. 699 fiber plan also provides a 100 Mbps download speed.

While Jio fiber offers 3300 GB FUP usage without speed throttling, BSNL’s Rs. 777 fiber plan provides 500 GB FUP usage and Rs. 799 plan offers 3.3TB FUP usage.

Upon crossing this FUB usage, Jio customers get 1 Mbps download speed while BSNL customers get 2 Mbps download speed.

All three 100 Mbps fiber plans come with no bundled OTT benefits.

200 Mbps Fiber Broadband Plans Comparison: BSNL Bharat Fiber vs Jio Fiber

Particulars BSNL Fiber Premium 999 Jio Fiber 999
Bandwidth (with best effort Download Speed) Up to 200 Mbps till 3300 GB, up to 2 Mbps beyond Up to 150 Mbps till 3300 GB, up to 1 Mbps beyond
Monthly Charges (Rs.) 999 999
Free Calls & Additional facility 24 Hrs Unlimited calling (Local + STD) on any network within India
OTT Apps Included Disney+Hotstar Premium Subscription worth Rs 1499/- 14 Apps (Netflix, Amzon Prime, ZEE5, Eros Now, Disney+Hotstar etc)

BSNL Fiber Premium plan of Rs. 999 offers a download speed of 200 Mbps, i.e., 50 Mbps faster than Jio Fiber Rs. 999 plan. Both the plans provide 3300 GB FUP usage. Upon crossing this FUB usage, Jio customers get 1 Mbps download speed while BSNL customers get 2 Mbps download speed.

BSNL Fiber Premium Plan offers Disney+Hotstar Premium Subscription worth Rs. 1499 while Jio Fiber 999 plan comes with fourteen (14) OTT apps worth Rs. 1000 of a monthly subscription.

300 Mbps Fiber Broadband Plans Comparison: BSNL Bharat Fiber vs Jio Fiber

Particulars BSNL Fiber Ultra 1499 Jio Fiber 1499
Bandwidth (with best effort Download Speed) Up to 300 Mbps till 4000 GB, up to 4 Mbps beyond Up to 300 Mbps till 3300 GB, up to 1 Mbps beyond
Monthly Charges (Rs.) 1499 1499
Free Calls & Additional facility 24 Hrs Unlimited calling (Local + STD) on any network within India
OTT Apps Included Disney+Hotstar Premium Subscription worth Rs 1499/- 15 Apps (Netflix, Amzon Prime, ZEE5, Eros Now, Disney+Hotstar etc)

Both the 300 Mbps plans offer 300 Mbps download speed. BSNL Fiber Ultra offers 4000 GB of FUP usage, whereas Jio Fiber 1499 offers 3300 GB of FUP usage.

After exhaustion of the FUP limit, BSNL Fiber Ultra Plan offers a 4 Mbps download speed. In contrast, Jio Fiber 1499 plan offers only 1Mbps post-FUP download speed.

Bharat Fiber BSNL vs Jio Fiber: Plan Comparison in Bangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai

Below is a list of the latest BSNL FTTH Fiber Plans, which are available to customers of Bangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai-

BSNL FTTH Fiber Plan Rate Speed till FUP Speed after FUP Voice Calling
150GB Plan CS300 Rs. 430 Up to 30Mbps till 150GB 2Mbps Beyond 150GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Basic Rs 449 UL Data, Up to 30 Mbps till 3300 GB 2Mbps Beyond 3300 GB Unlimited any Network
BBG Combo ULD 470 CS142 Rs 470 Up to 8Mbps till 30GB 1Mbps Beyond 30GB Unlimited calling BSNL Network
100GB CUL Rs 499 Up to 20Mbps till 100GB 2Mbps Beyond 100GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Basic Plus Rs 599 UL Data, Up to 60 Mbps till 3300 GB 2Mbps Beyond 3300 GB Unlimited any Network
4GB CUL-Bharat Fiber Rs 629 Up to 10Mbps till 4GB/day 2Mbps Beyond 4GB/day Unlimited any Network
400GB Plan CS95 Rs 645 Up to 40Mbps till 400GB 2Mbps Beyond 400GB Unlimited any Network
5GB CUL-Bharat Fiber Rs 729 Up to 10Mbps till 5GB/day 2Mbps Beyond 5GB/day Unlimited any Network
Fibre TB plan Rs 777 Up to 100Mbps till 1000GB 5Mbps Beyond 1000GB Unlimited any Network
Super Star-1 Rs 779 Up to 50 Mbps till 1000 GB 5Mbps Beyond 1000GB Unlimited any Network
Fiber Value Rs 799 UL Data, Up to 100 Mbps till 3300 GB 2Mbps Beyond 3300 GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Values Plus Rs 849 Up to 100Mbps till 1500GB 10Mbps Beyond 1500GB Unlimited any Network
12GB CUL Rs 899 Up to 10Mbps till 12GB/day 2Mbps Beyond 12GB/day Unlimited any Network
BB Home Combo ULD 900 Rs 900 Up to 10Mbps till 15GB/day 2Mbps Beyond 15GB/day Unlimited any Network
Super Star-2 Rs 949 Up to 150Mbps till 2000GB 10Mbps Beyond 2000GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Premium Rs 999 UL Data, Up to 200 Mbps till 3300 GB 2Mbps Beyond 3300 GB Unlimited any Network
650GB Plan CS96 Rs 1045 Up to 80Mbps till 650GB 8Mbps Beyond 650GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Premium Plus Rs 1277 Up to 200Mbps till 3300GB 15Mbps Beyond 3300GB Unlimited any Network
22GB CUL Rs 1299 Up to 10Mbps till 22GB/day 2Mbps Beyond 22GB/day Unlimited any Network
Fibre Ultra Rs 1499 UL Data, Up to 300 Mbps till 4000 GB 2Mbps Beyond 4000 GB Unlimited any Network
25GB CUL Rs 1599 Up to 200Mbps till 4000GB 20Mbps Beyond Beyond 4000GB Unlimited any Network
30GB CUL Rs 1849 Up to 200Mbps till 4000GB 20Mbps Beyond Beyond 4000GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Silver Rs 1999 Up to 300Mbps till 4500GB 25Mbps Beyond Beyond 4500GB Unlimited any Network
1500GB CS55 Rs 1999 Up to 200Mbps till 1500GB 2Mbps Beyond 1500GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Silver Plus Rs 2499 Up to 300Mbps till 5000GB 30Mbps Beyond Beyond 5000GB Unlimited any Network
1400GB Plan CS20 Rs 2795 Up to 100Mbps till 1400GB 10Mbps Beyond 1400GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Ruby Rs 4499 Up to 300Mbps till 6500GB 40Mbps Beyond Beyond 6500GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Golden Rs 5999 Up to 300Mbps till 8000GB 50Mbps Beyond Beyond 8000GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Diamond Rs 9999 Up to 300Mbps till 12000GB 60Mbps Beyond Beyond 12000GB Unlimited any Network
Fibre Platinum Rs 16999 Up to 300Mbps till 21000GB 70Mbps Beyond Beyond 21000GB Unlimited any Network

Below is a list of Jio fiber plans offered to customers in Bangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai -

Jio Fiber Plan Rate Internet speeds FUP Data limit Unlimited calls OTT Apps
Bronze Rs 399 30 Mbps 3,300 GB Included N/A
Silver Rs 699 100 Mbps 3,300 GB Included N/A
Gold Rs 999 150 Mbps 3,300 GB Included 11 Apps worth Rs 1,000 per month
Diamond Rs 1,499 300 Mbps 3,300 GB Included 12 Apps worth Rs 1,500 per month
Diamond+ Rs 2,499 500 Mbps 4,000 GB Included 12 Apps worth Rs 1,500 per month
Platinum Rs 3,999 1 Gbps 7,500 GB Included 12 Apps worth Rs 1,500 per month
Titanium Rs 8,499 1 Gbps 15,000 GB Included 12 Apps worth Rs 1,500 per month

Bharat Fiber BSNL vs Jio Fiber: Installation Process

Bharat Fiber BSNL Installation Process

New users can apply for BSNL fiber broadband connections either online or offline. Suppose users want to go through the online channel. In that case, they can do so via BSNL Book My Fiber Portal, BSNL Mobile App, BSNL Selfcare Portal, or BSNL Official Website through Sanchar Aadhar Portal.

On the contrary, prospective customers wishing to go through the offline channel can submit their application for the BSNL FTTH plan at the nearest BSNL Customer Service Center (BSNL CSC) or BSNL Exchange. They will have to submit passport-size photographs, Proof of Identity (PoI), and Proof of Address (PoA), along with the BSNL FTTH Application form.

Initial charges for Bharat fiber plans include –

  • Installation charges (Rs. 500),
  • Modem charges (Rs. 90 if purchased from BSNL),
  • Modem security deposit (Rs. 500) – if the customer has opted for a modem rental scheme
  • Plan security deposit (refundable) – One month plan charge

Jio Fiber Installation Process

To get a new Jio Fiber connection, prospective customers can visit here and follow below steps:

  • To start the installation process, visit the official Jio website
  • On the landing page, you will be required to enter your full name and contact details.
  • The next step is to generate and verify the OTP. This will be triggered on the mobile number you filled in.
  • After generating and verifying the OTP you will have to fill in the details of your physical address where you require the Jio Fiber connection.
  • Lastly, click on the ‘Submit’ icon! You would have now successfully submitted your request for a brand new Jio Fiber connection.

New users must have an original Aadhaar card or any other original valid POI (Proof Of Identification) & POA (Proof Of Address). Once these documents are verified, the Jio Broadband order will be processed. For a brand new broadband connection, the installation charges will be Rs.1000 (non-refundable) and Rs.1500 towards a security deposit (refundable).

Once the documents are provided, new users will receive a confirmation call for the installation appointment. It will take around two (2) hours to complete the installation & activate the Jio Broadband connection.

Bharat Fiber BSNL vs Jio Fiber: Customer Service

BSNL gives basic customer care services by providing toll-free numbers to its users for different telecom circles.

Jio, on the other hand, along with the same services, additionally has 24*7 chatbox services for customers who prefer chatting over calling.

Jio customer service is generally considered more hands-on than BSNL’s. Jio customers love Jio’s customer services’ promptness, alertness, and timely follow-up.

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