Jio fiber vs Airtel Xstream Fiber which is better? There are different broadband plans available in India from both Reliance Jio and Airtel. And many times it becomes difficult to choose between them. If you want the best fiber broadband plans for you then you are in the right place. We have done a detailed comparison considering all possible aspects.
So now let’s see all the plans from both the companies we will start from the lowest and then go to the highest
Jio Fiber Vs Airtel Xstream Fiber Speed
|Jio Fiber Plans||Speed||Airtel Xstream Plan||Speed|
|Rs 399||30 Mbps||Rs 499||40 Mbps|
|Rs 699||100 Mbps||Rs 799||100 Mbps|
|Rs 999||150 Mbps||Rs 999||200 Mbps|
|Rs 1,499||300 Mbps||Rs 1,499||300 Mbps|
|Rs 2,499||500 Mbps||NA||NA|
|Rs 3,999||1 Gbps||Rs 3,999||1 Gbps|
|Rs 8,499||1 Gbps||NA||NA|
The Jio fiber plans start with Rs 399 with 30 Mbps of speed whereas the starting plan for Airtel Xstream is Rs 499 with a speed of 40 Mbps. So if we talk about affordability Jio Fiber’s first plan is more affordable although Airtel’s Rs 499 plan offers 40 Mbps that doesn’t make much of a difference. This is because 10 Mbps is 1.25 MB you can calculate using Mbps to MB calculator. So if you are looking for a cheap plan then I should say go for Jio.
Also in terms of variety, you will get more plans in Jio than Airtel. As you can see Jio has a, 500 Mbps, and an extra 1 Gbps plan which Airtel does not have. Well, that extra 1 Gbps plan in Jio has more FUP data limit.
Note: The actual speed for both the service provider will be different and it will depend upon your location. In Metro Cities you are likely to get more speed than you can get in a small city. However, there are more factors like no. of people using that service in your area, density of population and many other factors.
Jio Fiber Vs Airtel Xstream Fiber Pricing
|Jio Fiber Plans||Airtel|
|Rs 399||Rs 499||30 Mbps||Jio||Rs 100|
|Rs 699||Rs 799||100 Mbps||Jio||Rs 100|
|Rs 999||Rs 999||150 Mbps/200 Mbps||Airtel||NA|
|Rs 1,499||Rs 1,499||300 Mbps||Tie||Rs 0|
|Rs 2,499||NA||500 Mbps||Jio||NA|
|Rs 3,999||Rs 3,999||1 Gbps||Tie||Rs 0|
|Rs 8,499||NA||1 Gbps||Jio||NA|
Well out of 7 we get that Jio is the winner in 4 plans which includes 500 Mbps, and 1 Gbps plan which Airtel does not have. Whereas Airtel is the winner in one plan.
For Rs 399 Jio plan vs Rs 499 Airtel plan, you will end up saving Rs. 100 monthly. Considering that 10 Mbps, in reality, will not make much difference. So from Jio Bronze and Airtel Unlimited plan, Jio Bronze is the winner.
Now coming to the 100 Mbps Plan. Jio offers its Silver plan for Rs 699 whereas the same 100 Mbps is offered in the Airtel Premium plan for Rs 799. So here Jio Silver plan is the winner in which you save Rs 100 monthly basis.
Jio has a Rs 999 Gold plan which gives the speed of 150 Mbps whereas the Airtel Entertainment plan also costs Rs 999 but you get 200 Mbps of speed. You will not save anything here but wIth the Airtel Entertainment plan, you get 50 Mbps more speed. So the winner at this price is Airtel.
There is a tie between Jio and Airtel for 300 Mbps and 1 Gbps plan. However, differences can be noticed in features other than speed.
Also, Airtel does not have a 500 Mbps plan which makes Jio win the competition at that particular price point.
Jio has an extra 1 Gbps plan of Rs 8499 which has a FUP limit of a whopping 15000 GB. Airtel does not have any plan for more than Rs 3999 so for more data limit you will need to consider Airtel Postpaid.
Jio Fiber Vs Airtel Xstream FUP Data Limits
|Jio Fiber Plans||FUP Data Limit||Airtel Xstream Plan||FUP Data Limit|
|Rs 399||3,300 GB||Rs 499||3,300 GB|
|Rs 699||3,300 GB||Rs 799||3,300 GB|
|Rs 999||3,300 GB||Rs 999||3,300 GB|
|Rs 1,499||3,300 GB||Rs 1,499||3,300 GB|
|Rs 2,499||4,000 GB||NA||NA|
|Rs 3,999||7,500 GB||Rs 3,999||3,300 GB|
|Rs 8,499||15,000 GB||NA||NA|
Many people are unaware of FUP limits while buying a fiber broadband connection. Well, FUP stands for fair use policy. In telecom, it is used for data limits. Although the data is unlimited you will not get that same speed for that unlimited data. In simple words, after your FUP data limit has been reached then the speed will significantly reduce. For both Jio and Airtel, the reduced speed is around 1 Mbps.
Now let us see the plans. For the first four plans for both the service providers the FUP data limit is the same that is 3300 GB. The Airtel Fiber does not have a plan for Rs 2499 so we cannot compare it there.
The real significant difference we will see is in 1 Gbps plans. In Airtel, you get the same 3300 GB while in Jio you get more than double which is 7500 GB so if you are looking for a 1 Gbps fiber connection with more data then Jio is best for you.
There is also a 1 Gbps plan of Rs 8499 in Jio Fiber but we do not think it justifies its cost in terms of data limit because it is double the 3,999 plan. In fact, you will end up paying Rs 500 extra.
Jio Fiber Vs Airtel Xtream OTT subscriptions
Jio Fiber OTT Apps
|Jio Fiber Plans||OTT Apps|
|Rs 999||AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, DISNEY+ HOTSTAR VIP, SONY LIV, ZEE5, SUNNXT, VOOT SELECT, VOOT KIDS, ALTBALAJI, HOICHOI, SHEMAROOME, LIONSGATE PLAY, DISCOVERY+, EROS NOW, JIOCINEMA & JIOSAAVN|
NETFLIX (BASIC), AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, DISNEY+ HOTSTAR VIP, SONY LIV, ZEE5, SUNNXT, VOOT SELECT, VOOT KIDS, ALTBALAJI, HOICHOI, SHEMAROOME, LIONSGATE PLAY, DISCOVERY+, EROS NOW, JIOCINEMA & JIOSAAVN
NETFLIX (STANDARD), AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, DISNEY+ HOTSTAR VIP, SONY LIV, ZEE5, SUNNXT, VOOT SELECT, VOOT KIDS, ALTBALAJI, HOICHOI, SHEMAROOME, LIONSGATE PLAY, DISCOVERY+, EROS NOW, JIOCINEMA & JIOSAAVN
|Rs 3,999||NETFLIX (STANDARD), AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, DISNEY+ HOTSTAR VIP, SONY LIV, ZEE5, SUNNXT, VOOT SELECT, VOOT KIDS, ALTBALAJI, HOICHOI, SHEMAROOME, LIONSGATE PLAY, DISCOVERY+, EROS NOW, JIOCINEMA & JIOSAAVN|
|Rs 8,499||NETFLIX (PREMIUM), AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, DISNEY+ HOTSTAR VIP, SONY LIV, ZEE5, SUNNXT, VOOT SELECT, VOOT KIDS, ALTBALAJI, HOICHOI, SHEMAROME, LIONSGATE PLAY, DISCOVERY+, EROS NOW, JIOCINEMA & JIOSAAVN|
You do not get any OTT apps subscription with Jio in Rs 399 and Rs 699 plan. After that in Rs 999 Gold plan, you get 14 apps worth Rs 1000 which does not have Netflix. Well after that you get Netflix basic in diamond plan with other 14 apps. And similarly, you will get Netflix Standard in Diamond plus and platinum plan with 14 other apps. And at the last plan which is the titanium plan you get Netflix Premium.
Airtel Fiber OTT Apps
|Airtel Fiber Plans||OTT Apps|
|Rs 499||Airtel X stream, Wynk Music, Shaw Academy|
|Rs 799||Airtel X stream, Wynk Music, Shaw Academy|
|Rs 999||Airtel X stream, Wynk Music, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime, Zee 5|
|Rs 1,499||Airtel X stream, Wynk Music, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime, Zee 5|
|Rs 3,999||Airtel X stream, Wynk Music, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime, Zee 5|
Well in Airtel we do not as many OTT apps we get in Jio but we do get Airtel Xstream, Wynk Music, and Shaw Academy even in their first two plans and that can be used in your mobile too.
For both the service providers the calling is free and unlimited for all the plans. For international calling, Jio gives you unlimited international calling at Rs 500. Airtel will charge for international calling at standard rates.
Both Jio and Airtel provide you with a set-top box that can display at 4k resolution. Both offer a set-top box for free with one-time refundable installation fees. Both are smart boxes with smart features.
Jio also comes with a feature that allows you to pick up your landline call from your mobile phone. Airtel does not have any such feature.
Also, Jio supports playing games on its set-top box supporting different types of controllers.
Well, we saw in both Jio Fiber and Airtel Xstream were good in different aspects. But when we compare in terms of overall features then Jio fiber is much better than Airtel Xstream Fiber. In the end, it completely depends on you that what feature are you looking for in a fiber connection. And whether it is for home or for work. If you want to try for free then Jio offers a 30-day free trial. You should definitely give it a try. Tell us what do you think in the comments.
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