JioFiber Backup Plan vs Airtel Xstream Fiber Standby Plan: A Comparison
In the highly competitive Indian broadband market, Reliance Jio and Airtel have been fierce rivals for years. Both companies have been striving to provide the best broadband plans at affordable prices to attract new customers. Recently, Jio launched its JioFiber Backup plan, and Airtel followed suit with its own Xstream Fiber Standby plan. In this blog post, we will compare the two plans and see which one offers the best value for money.
JioFiber Backup Plan
JioFiber Backup plan is designed to be a secondary backup connection for households that already have a broadband connection other than Jio. The plan costs Rs. 198 per month plus GST and offers a 10 Mbps unlimited connection. It comes with a minimum subscription duration of 5 months and has a Rs. 500 charge for installation. The router is free with the plan.
Jio offers flexible speed booster packs for 1/2/7 days to upgrade speeds to 30 or 100 Mbps, making it an attractive option for those who need higher speeds for a short duration. Jio also provides bundled subscriptions to six OTT apps and 400 live channels at an additional Rs. 100/month and 14 OTT apps and 550 live channels at an additional Rs. 200/month.
Airtel Xstream Fiber Standby Plan/Airtel backup plan
Airtel Xstream Fiber Standby plan is also a secondary backup connection plan and costs Rs. 199 per month plus GST. The plan comes with a 10 Mbps unlimited connection and a minimum subscription duration of 5 months. Airtel also charges Rs. 500 for installation, and the router is free with the plan.
Unlike Jio, Airtel’s Xstream Fiber Standby plan cannot be upgraded temporarily to a higher speed. However, users can upgrade permanently to one of the standard Xstream plans. Airtel provides 350+ live channels at an additional Rs. 200/month with no bundled OTT subscriptions. Airtel’s STB provides it over the traditional DTH network.
Comparison Jio vs Airtel backup plan
Both Jio and Airtel’s plans are designed to be a secondary backup connection for households. Both plans come with a 10 Mbps unlimited connection, and the router is free with the plan. However, Jio offers flexible speed booster packs for a short duration, whereas Airtel only provides permanent upgrades to one of its standard plans.
As for the entertainment add-ons, Jio offers a bundled subscription to six OTT apps and 400 live channels at an additional Rs. 100/month and 14 OTT apps and 550 live channels at an additional Rs. 200/month. In contrast, Airtel provides 350+ live channels at an additional Rs. 200/month with no bundled OTT subscriptions.
Both Jio and Airtel are providing attractive offers to attract new customers. The JioFiber Backup plan and Airtel Xstream Fiber Standby plan have similar pricing, but there are a few differences in both offerings that potential subscribers should keep in mind before opting for either. Jio’s plan offers more flexibility with speed booster packs and bundled OTT subscriptions, whereas Airtel provides live channels over traditional DTH networks. Ultimately, it is up to the customer’s preferences and needs to decide which plan suits them the best.