Airtel is looking to combat Reliance Jio in every possible way. After offering stiff competition to Jio in tariff plans, the country's largest telecom network has now launched a portal, `Airtel Secure' to compete with the JioSecurity application.
However, with the JioSecurity application, you can just protect your device from any malware or threats. But, with Airtel Secure, the company is offering more benefits such as mobile repair service, cloud backup, etc.
Airtel Secure is available on a premium subscription basis for both prepaid and postpaid consumers in two forms- Rs. 49 and Rs. 79. Airtel determines the subscription price based on the device you use and the plan will be valid for one month. The major highlight of the Airtel Secure is the 'Secure handset against damage' service.
Airtel has partnered with OneAssist Consumer Solutions Pvt Ltd to provide the support for any accidental damage happened to your phone. Either Airtel or OneAssist will pick up the device from your doorstep after raising a claim. A customer can apply a maximum of two claims with each Airtel Secure subscription.
Besides the repair service, Airtel is also offering the secure features such as malware protection, theft, and web protection. For providing this service, Airtel has collaborated with Norton. However, customer needs to install Norton Mobile Security application additionally to get the benefits mentioned above.
With the Norton Mobile Security application, you can block the spam calls, backup your contacts to the cloud, and remotely lock phone whenever it's lost. The application also protects your phone from various malicious websites by installing system-wide security onto your phone. Jio also has partnered with Norton and is currently providing all the services of Norton Antivirus app via its JioSecurity app.
Airtel is also offering 2GB of cloud backup space with its Airtel Backup app. Users can backup everything which is important to them in the cloud and can access them later. Jio won't allow you to backup all the stuff from your phone to cloud via JioSecurity app, but it allows to backup contacts.
Clearly, Airtel is providing the best services via its new Airtel Secure feature. Sans the accidental repair service, everything is in-line with JioSecurity app. However, Jio is not asking for any subscription charges.