Airtel Black vs. Jio Fiber Plan: Which One is Offering More Benefits?
On the 2nd July 2021, Airtel virtually launched its Airtel Black plans to let its subscribers enjoy the combined benefits of its postpaid, direct-to-home (DTH), and fiber services under one bill!
Through this brand new plan, the telecom giant’s users will now be able to bundle two (2) or more of Airtel’s services together and avail multiple benefits (which we will discuss in detail shortly).
This bold move has fired up debates about Airtel Blacks vs. Jio Fiber, for the former’s pricing is close to the latter.
In this Selectra article, we will compare the benefits of both these services and help you pick one side basis your needs.
We will begin by describing the various elements of the new Airtel and Jio Fiber plans, followed by the comparison guide.
What is Airtel Black?
It is more of an all-in-one plan to allow customers to integrate postpaid mobile services, Airtel DTH services, and Airtel Fiber services under one bill! Yes, you read that right. As a result, existing or potential customers will no longer have to pay different bills for different services availed on their Airtel connection.
Currently, the company offers Airtel Black fixed plans at Rs. 998, Rs .1349, Rs. 1598 and Rs. 2099. Each of these plans comes with a different set of services and connections counts. Besides this, the customers can also choose to create their own Black plan via two or more packs.
Let us now look at some of the key benefits of these plans here:
- One Bill;
- One Call Centre (call pickups in 60 seconds or call back);
- Dedicated Relationship Team;
- Priority Resolution ;
- Free service visits;
- Zero switching and installation costs (i.e., no additional charges on switching to Airtel Black and zero installation cost for DTH and Fiber connections);
- Airtel Xstream Box at no extra cost (watch web series, Youtube, and TV channels on your TV with Airtel Xstream Box);
- Buy now and Pay Later on Airtel Shop (buy anything from the Airtel Shop on Thanks app, then add it to your Airtel Black bill to pay later).
This Airtel service will let you combine YOUR services and those of your family and friends under one bill. In this manner, you can bring your family and friends together and gift them convenience.
Airtel Black users have access to a dedicated relationship team with handpicked experts. Furthermore, the company promises that these experts will pick up your call within sixty (60) seconds or call back to solve all your problems. So it is now time to say goodbye to long IVR wait times!
Airtel understands that every subscriber has a different set of needs. Therefore, with Airtel Black, subscribers can combine their existing plans with new services or create a plan of their own to meet their needs. Remember that the addition of top-up services is always possible.
Reliance’s Jio Fiber offers a superior browsing experience to its users. It provides the ultimate broadband experience to work, surf, stream, play online games.
Our team at Selectra has written a detailed article on Jio Fiber, its benefits, a list of broadband plans, and other relevant data points.
Without further a due, we will now move to the most exciting section of this article!
Airtel Black vs. Jio Fiber
What are the differences or similarities between the services offered by Airtel Black and Jio Fiber? Let us take a look.
Please note that the below comparisons are basis monthly Airtel and Jio rentals.
|Airtel Black Plan Cost||Plan Benefits|
|Rs. 998||DTH + Mobile plan|
|Rs. 1349||3 Mobile connections + 1 DTH connection|
|Rs. 1598||1 Fibre connection + two mobile connections|
|Rs. 2099||3 mobile connections + One Fibre + one DTH connection|
|Jio Fiber Plan Name||Plan Cost||Internet Speeds||FUP Data limit||Unlimited calls||OTT Apps|
|Bronze||Rs. 399||30 Mbps||3300 GB||Included||N/A|
|Silver||Rs. 699||100 Mbps||3300 GB||Included||N/A|
|Gold||Rs. 999||150 Mbps||3300 GB||Included||14 Apps worth Rs. 1000 a month|
|Diamond||Rs. 1499||300 Mbps||3300 GB||Included||15 Apps worth Rs. 1500 a month|
|Diamond+||Rs. 2499||500 Mbps||4000 GB||Included||15 Apps worth Rs. 1500 a month|
|Platinum||Rs. 3999||1 Gbps||7500 GB||Included||15 Apps worth Rs. 1500 a month|
|Titanium||Rs. 8499||1 Gbps||15000 GB||Included||15 Apps worth Rs. 1500 a month|
Airtel Black Rs. 998 Plan vs. Jio Fiber Rs. 999 Plan
Airtel’s Rs. 998 Black plan will get you unlimited calling, two (2) postpaid connections, 105 GB of data, and one Xtream DTH connection bringing along Rs. 350 worth of TV channels.
On the other hand, Jio’s Rs. 999 plan will get you unlimited calling, 3300 GB of data, 150 Mbps of internet speed, and content from 14 OTT applications, including Amazon Prime, Disney+Hotstar, SonyLIV, Zee5, Eros Now, and others.
Airtel Black Rs. 1349 Plan vs. Jio Fiber Rs. 1499 Plan
Airtel’s Rs. 1349 Black plan will get you three (3) postpaid connections, 210 GB of 4G data, Xtream DTH (bringing along Rs. 350 worth of TV channels).
On the other hand, Jio’s Rs. 1499 plan will get you unlimited calling, 3300 GB of data, 300 Mbps internet speed, and content from 15 OTT applications, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+Hotstar, SonyLIV, Zee5, Eros Now, and others.
Airtel Black Rs. 2099 Plan vs. Jio Fiber Rs. 2499
Airtel’s Rs. 2099 Black plan will get you unlimited called, three (3) postpaid connections, 260 GB of data, 200 Mbps of internet speed, and Xstream DTH connection.
On the other hand, Jio’s Rs. 2499 plan will get you unlimited calling, 3300 GB of data, 500 Mbps of internet speed, content from 15 OTT applications, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney plus Hotstar, SonyLIV, Zee5, Eros Now, and others.
In conclusion, it can be easily noted that Airtel Black plans to provide two (2) or three (3) services under one plan and mainly benefits postpaid users.
On the other hand, Jio Fiber plans revolve around providing data services while also offering access to leading OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ Hostar.
Both Airtel and JioFiber have zero installation charges.
So the choice is yours to make.