Jio and BSNL Both Offer Rs 2,499 Broadband Plan, But One has Better Speeds and Benefits

Both BSNL and Reliance Jio offer broadband plans for Rs 2,499, but the latter offers much more benefits and higher speeds

Highlights
  • BSNL has a daily data limit on its plans unlike Reliance JioFiber plans
  • But the BSNL broadband plan also comes with Hotstar subscription which JioFiber does not offer

The broadband sector in India has been flourishing since the past few months, and we have seen the launch of some of the most attractive fibre-based broadband plans in the country. This has majorly been because of the coming of Reliance JioFiber in the nation which has propelled the other broadband service providers to ramp up their offerings and provide better services to the customers to remain competitive. Now, the biggest broadband service provider of the country, BSNL is also not far behind in this race. Although the state-led telecom operator is suffering financially and has weak offerings when it comes to the 4G network, in broadband, that is definitely not the case. BSNL has Bharat Fiber plans under its banner which offer fibre-based broadband, high speeds and massive data. There is one plan for Rs 2,499 under BSNL’s broadband portfolio which compares to the Reliance JioFiber plan of Rs 2,499. Today we look at how these two plans fare.

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Reliance JioFiber Rs 2,499 Diamond Plan Benefits

Firstly, we will look at what Reliance JioFiber is offering for the monthly rental of Rs 2,499. It is worth noting that the Rs 2,499 fibre-based broadband plan by Reliance Jio is the Diamond plan and it offers speeds up to 500 Mbps. Also, as per the Reliance Jio official website, the plan will offer 1250GB FUP data to the users, and along with this, the subscribers will also enjoy 250GB extra data, meaning that the total data offering in this plan would be 1500GB or 1.5TB. The after-FUP speed in this plan would be 1 Mbps for the subscribers. As for the additional benefits, the subscribers will enjoy free voice calling, video calling, zero-latency gaming, VR experience, and premium content. As part of Jio Welcome offer, the subscribers will get a free Jio 4K Set-Top Box, Jio Home Gateway, and they will also have the option of choosing from 24-inch HD TV, two extra months of service and double data.

BSNL Rs 2,499 40GB CUL Broadband Plan Benefits

As for the BSNL Rs 2,499 broadband plan, the subscribers of this 40GB CUL Bharat Fiber plan will enjoy up to 100 Mbps of speed, and the data offering under this plan would be structured differently as the subscribers will get a daily FUP limit. The daily data limit, as you can guess from the name of the plan would be 40GB per day, and after the FUP exhaustion, the speed would be throttled down to 40 Mbps. Besides this, the subscribers would get unlimited calling to any network and complimentary Hotstar subscription for a year.

Which One Should You Go For?

Between both of these plans, the Reliance JioFiber plan offers 1.5TB data, whereas, the total data offering for the BSNL broadband plan is 1.2TB for the entire month and it comes with a daily data cap as well. Not only more data, but the Reliance JioFiber plan also offers five times more speed at 500 Mbps as compared to the BSNL Rs 2,499 broadband plan. Also, the subscribers of the JioFiber plan could opt to have double data benefit, an HD TV or other benefits which are part of the JioFiber Welcome Offer. So, in terms of additional benefits as well, the Reliance JioFiber plan trumps the BSNL 40GB CUL plan. While BSNL only offers a Hotstar subscription, Reliance JioFiber has much more to offer like OTT access, VR headset, Jio 4K Set-Top Box, low-latency gaming amongst others.

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Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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