With the much-awaited JioFiber just around the corner, Airtel is upping its ante in broadband services. It has reportedly updated three of its V-Fiber plans, offering subscribers up to 1000GB of additional data on these plans along with some additional benefits of Airtel Thanks.
The Basic plan is priced at Rs 799, the Entertainment plan at Rs 1,099 and Premium plan costs Rs 1,599. Airtel is offering 200GB of additional data with the basic plan, 500GB on the entertainment and 1,000GB for the premium plan.
The basic plan offers speeds up to 40Mbps and a 200GB bonus for a period of 6 months. Subscribers will also get a landline telephone with unlimited local and STD calls. As part of Airtel Thanks benefits, the basic plan will also have subscription to Airtel TV Premium (now called Airtel Xstream)
Under the Entertainment plan, users will get speeds of upto 100Mbps, a landline with unlimited calls, subscription to Airtel Xstream Premium content, Zee 5 Premium content, one year of Amazon Prime subscription and three months of Netflix subscription.
The last is the Premium offering where users will get speeds of 300 Mbps along with 1000GB free data for 6 months. Like the Entertainment plan, subscribers get a landline and also access to Airtel Xstream, Zee 5 Premium, one year of Amazon Prime subscription and three months of Netflix subscription.
Earlier this month, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced that JioFiber broadband services will launch on September 5 and the base package will start at Rs 700 with 100 Mbps speed. The speeds can go up to 1 Gbps. JioFiber plans will come bundled a free landline connection and subscriptions to most leading premium OTT applications.
It also announced a set-top box announced with features such as ultra-high definition entertainment, virtual reality content, multi-party video conferencing, voice-enabled virtual assistants, interactive gaming, home security and many other smart-home solutions.
JioFiber customers who opt for its annual plans, called Jio-Forever plans, will get an HD OR 4K LED television and a 4K set-top-box for free. This is being called the JioFiber welcome offer.