Nowadays, everyone in the world is dependent on the Internet for some reason or the other. Hence, we can say that broadband or Internet connections have become one of the necessities of a human being. Although GPRS internet can be accessed on cell phones at a very cheap rate, it comes with many limitations. Its speed is not very great, and connectivity is not stable. If you want to enjoy videos or internet games, go for a 3G, 4G-LTE or a broadband plan.

We have already shared the list of best 3G plans in India with their comparisons. Today, we’ve compared internet plans of BSNL and JIO (Reliance Group). Internet connectivity can be established with data cards, hotspots, landline connection or SIM cards. Let’s have a look at the price of the data cards, hotspots, and their internet browsing plans/tariffs.

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BSNL vs JIO internet plans

Device Name Operator Download Speed Upload Speed MRP
EVDO Data Card BSNL Up to 3.1 Mbps 1.8 Mbps 1199 Rupees
JioFi Reliance Up to 60 Mbps 1.8 Mbps 1999 Rupees

500 MB – 1GB plans comparison

BSNL EVDO

Plan Type Data Usage MRP in Rupees Validity in Days Charges after limit reached
Bundled 500 MB 150 30 0.10/100 Kb at peak hours and 0.05/100 Kb at nonpeak hours N/A
Bundled 1GB 250 30 As above
Unlimited No limit 750 30 NA
BD 5GB 500 30 NA
BD 6GB 565 30 NA
Bundled 2GB 250 Thirty  Not available
As above 2.25GB 285 Thirty NA

Reliance JIO 4G-LTE high-speed internet plans

MRP in Rupees Bundled usage Usage on hotspot Validity in Days Other features
19 0.1GB 1 2 JIO apps and unlimited browsing between 2 to 5 am
129 175 7.5 1.5 As above
149 0.3 0.6 28 As above
299 2 4 21 AA
499 4 8 28 AA
999 10 20 28 Unlimited 4G (2 am to 5 am) + JIO apps subscription
1499 20 40 28 AA
2499 35 70 28 Aa + special rate cutter
3999 60 120 28 Rate cutter + freebies
4990 75 150 28 As above

1.5GB – 3GB comparison
BSNL EVDO:-

Type Data Usage MRP in Rupees Validity in Days Charges after limit reached
Bundled 2.5 GB 250 30 0.10/100 Kb at peak hours and 0.05/100 Kb at nonpeak hours

No restriction plan

BSNL EVDO:-

Type Data Usage MRP in Rupees Validity in Days Charges after limit reached
Unlimited No Restrictions 750 30 Days

BSNL Broadband plans (Prepaid and Postpaid)

BSNL postpaid and prepaid plans are different for some circles. Please see the official BSNL website to see plans as per your region.

Note: – Kindly confirm the plans from the customer support executives before going ahead with any of these plans.

As you can see from the above tables, both BSNL and Reliance JIO group have excellent internet plans in their catalog. Kindly share your thoughts on these above plans with us.

Update: Good news for BSNL subscribers. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited increased its FUP download speeds to 1 Mbps instead of 512 Kbps PAN India. It has also introduced BB 249 unlimited broadband plan to take on RJIO.

1 COMMENT

  1. Rohit

    I’ve been using Airtel broadband for last couple of years and I must say that they offer very good service and support. As far as Reliance broadband is concerned my friend uses Rs. 800 unlimited plan and he’s very satisfied.

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