BSNL Vs Airtel Vs Jio Fiber: Compare The Best Broadband Plans

The fiber broadband industry in our country is mainly ruled by 3 of the most prominent Indian telecom companies, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, and BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited). These leading operators also provide various services like DTH, Calling, broadbands, etc.


Many ISPs in the country are unable to reach out across India with their services. In contrast, Jio, Airtel, and BSNL have a presence pan- India, have affordable plans, and give good competition to each other and other service providers. The pandemic also has affected greatly by giving these providers millions of new users for broadband services.

Bharti Airtel, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), and Reliance Jio have given their best to provide their customers best fiber broadband services by coming up with newer, cheaper plans.

BSNL is operated under the Indian Government and hence has comparatively cheaper plans with more beneficial features to the urban population and rural areas. Therefore, it gives tough competition to existing market leaders.

Broadband service providers Airtel, Jio, and BSNL, have their broadbands named Airtel XStream, Jio Fibre, and BSNL Bharat Fibre which have various monthly plans for their users under Rs 1000. BSNL's broadband plan starts from Rs. 449 and Reliance Jio's cheapest broadband plans start from Rs 399.

In this article, we will look at BSNL's best broadband plans over Airtel and Jio. The below plans are excellent for users working at home or require high data usage for entertainment or personal use. We have combined the competitive broadband plans, i.e., plans around a similar price range to BSNL's plans below. Let's start with BSNL's broadband plans.

A Comparison Between BSNL, Reliance Jio & Airtel Plans

In this section, we have provided a direct, side-by-side comparison between the top broadband plans offered by BSNL, Reliance Jio, and Airtel, i.e. INR 499, 799, and 999.

499 Broadband Reliance Jio, BSNL & Airtel Plans

Features BSNL Airtel Jio
Plan Price Rs. 449 Rs. 499 Rs. 399
Data 3300GB 3333GB 3300GB
Speed 30 MBPS 40MBPS 30MBPS
Validity 1 Month 1 Month 1 month
OTT Benefits NA Airtel XStream, Wynk Music, and Shaw academy. The Airtel Thanks app provides subscriptions to OTTs like Voot Basic and Eros Now. NA
Voice Calls. Free Unlimited to any network PAN India. Unlimited to any network Free Voice calling.

799 Broadband Reliance Jio, BSNL & Airtel Plans

Features BSNL Airtel Jio
Plan Price Rs. 799 Rs. 799 Rs. 699
Data 3300GB 3333GB 3300GB
Speed 100 MBPS 70MBPS 60MBPS
Validity 1 Month 1 Month 1 month
OTT Benefits Disney+ Hotstar Airtel XStream, Wynk Music, and Shaw academy. The Airtel Thanks app provides subscriptions to OTTs like Voot Basic and Eros Now. NA
Voice Calls. Free Unlimited to any network PAN India. Unlimited to any network Unlimited Free Voice calling.

999 Broadband Reliance Jio, BSNL & Airtel Plans

Features BSNL Airtel Jio
Plan Price Rs. 999 Rs. 999 Rs. 999
Data 3300GB 3333GB 3300GB
Speed 200 MBPS 200MBPS 150MBPS
Validity 1 Month 1 Month 1 month
OTT Benefits Disney+ Hotstar Airtel XStream, Wynk Music, and Shaw academy. The Airtel Thanks app provides subscriptions to OTTs like Voot Basic and Eros Now. 15 OTT apps, including Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar, Sony LIV, Zee5, Alt Balaji.
Voice Calls. Free Unlimited to any network PAN India. Unlimited to any network Unlimited Free Voice calling.

An Overview of The Best Broadband Plans

Now that you have an understanding of how these plans fare against one another, we’ll provide some in-depth information about each plan offered by various providers.

BSNL Bharat Fibre Broadband Plans

  • BSNL 499 broadband plan: The Rs 449 BSNL broadband plan is an excellent option for users that do not require a high-speed data plan, as it offers 30Mbps speed. Up to 100GB of data is being provided daily at 30MBPS, which means 3300GB per month, and after the exhaustion of 100GB, speed is reduced to 2Mbps with a bandwidth of 50 Mbps. This plan offers free voice calling and landline included, Pan India.
  • BSNL 799 broadband plan: The Rs. 799 BSNL Fibre plan is very similar to Airtel's Rs.799 plan. It offers 100GB per day or 3300GB per month with a free landline connection. The plan speed is 100 Mbps till it reaches 3300GB or 3.3 TB is exhausted. After the FUP limit is reached, the speed reduces to 2 Mbps. This plan includes an OTT subscription to Disney+ Hotstar Premium.
  • BSNL 999 Broadband Plan: Under this plan, the service provider offers 200 Mbps of speed up to 3300 GB, following which the speed reduces to 2 Mbps. You also get a free subscription to Disney+Hotstar and free voice calling.

Bharti Airtel Xstream Fiber Broadband Plans

Bharti Airtel offers Airtel Xstream for new and old customers at Rs 499, Rs.799, and Rs 999, respectively, and these prices exclude GST. Airtel Xstream offers 3,333GB of data on a monthly basis and also a free landline unlimited voice calling connection. With speeds ranging from 40 to 200MBPS, it gives tough competition to BSNL.

It offers free Airtel Xstream Premium subscription, Wynk Music, Shaw Academy, including Airtel Thanks App benefits for their Rs. 799 and Rs. 999 plans. Users can opt for a complimentary Xstream Box by paying Rs 1500, which is entirely refundable.

  • Airtel XStream 499 broadband plan: This broadband plan offers unlimited internet with up to 40 Mbps speed, free voice calling, and additional benefits like Wynk Music and Shaw academy subscription. The plan also gives access to the Airtel XStream app, including Voot Basic, Eros Now, Hungama Play, Shemaroo M, etc.
  • Airtel XStream 799 broadband plan: Airtel Xstream Premium broadband plan at Rs 799 gives unlimited internet up to 70 Mbps speed, 3333GB per month, and additional benefits including a subscription to various platforms, including Airtel XStream and Wynk Music.
  • Airtel XStream 999 broadband plan: Under this plan, Airtel XStream offers unlimited calling and data with a speed of up to 200 Mbps, along with subscriptions to various platforms, including Airtel XStream and Wynk Music.

Reliance Jio Fiber Broadband Plans

The USP of the company, Jio Fiber’s plans are surely cheaper than Airtel and BSNL, but let's see how it compares. The basic Rs.399 plan is the cheapest amongst all but offers no OTT app benefits and a decent 30 Mbps speed.

The second plan of Rs. 699 is also more affordable than the Airtel and BSNL Rs.799 plan. It offers unlimited internet at 60 MBPS which is lesser than BSNL's 100MBPS speed at Rs.799. Jio's Rs. 999 plan offers 150 Mbps speed and offers users up to 15 over-the-top (OTT) benefits, but the speed is lesser than what Airtel and BSNL provide at the same price. All these plans have 3.3TB or 3,300GB of data for the month and a free voice calling connection.

  • Jio Fiber 399 broadband plan: This plan gives unlimited internet at 30Mbps speed and unlimited calling but no OTT subscriptions.
  • Jio Fiber 699 broadband plan: In this plan, users get unlimited internet at 60Mbps speed, unlimited calling but no OTT subscriptions.
  • Jio Fiber 999 broadband plan: The Rs 999 Jio broadband plan offers subscriptions to 15 OTT apps, including Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar, Sony LIV, Zee5, Alt Balaji, which are worth Rs.1000.

Users get unlimited internet at 150MBPS and unlimited voice calling. Jio users can also go for the Jio Set-Top Box (STB) for free with this plan.

Conclusion

Now that you have all the information about each broadband plan, it’s time to make a decision regarding the right plan that suits you. BSNL may not provide the cheapest broadband plan but it sure does give higher speed compared to Reliance Jio and Airtel in its Rs.799 plan.

BSNL also provides only 1 OTT app benefit which is a premium subscription of Disney+ Hotstar whereas, Airtel Xstream offers good speed and OTT app benefits with all their plans and Jio has subscriptions of more number of apps in their Rs.999.

Overall these companies have plans that cater to the different needs of each kind of user. If you are a person that requires high-speed internet at a minimal cost then BSNL Bharat Fibre Rs.799 is the best for you.

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