With mobile internet prices skyrocketing and data consumption increasing per day, thanks to bigger file sizes, hundreds of WhatsApp videos, and Instagram reels, it is now more important than ever to have a good broadband plan that can quench our thirst for internet data. We have listed down the best broadband plans available under Rs 1,000 in India from some of the leading internet service providers, including Jio Fiber, Airtel Xstream Fiber, Bharat Fiber, and You Fiber. All these plans come with ‘unlimited’ data, along with some add-on benefits such as a subscription to OTT apps and unlimited voice calls. So, without wasting much time, here is the list of best broadband plans under Rs 1,000.
Best broadband plan under Rs 1,000
We have picked the best broadband plan under Rs 1,000 from Airtel, Jio, BSNL, and You as their services are available across India and compared their benefits.
Rs 999 Airtel Xstream broadband plan
Starting with Airtel, Rs 999 is its best Xstream broadband plan under Rs 1,000. The plan is marketed as Entertainment, owing to its high speed that will let you stream the OTT platform’s content in high resolution. The plan offers up to 200 Mbps of download speed. While the data is said to be unlimited, you will only be able to enjoy high-speed internet up to 3,333GB. Post that, the speed will drop to 1Mbps. The plan has a validity of 30 days.
The Rs 999 Airtel Xstream Fiber plan is also bundled with additional benefits such as unlimited local/ STD calls, Amazon Prime subscription worth Rs 1,499 for free and complimentary access to Wynk Music and Shaw Academy. However, if you want to use Amazon Prime video, you will have to get the Airtel Xstream 4K set-top box, which will be available at a refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500. Keep in mind that you will get the refund only after 10 recharges of Rs 360 and above (the first month is free with the broadband plan). Quite interesting terms and conditions just to get Amazon Prime.
Rs 999 Jio Fiber plan
Much like Airtel, Jio Fiber has a Rs 999 plan under Rs 1k. However, the benefits are a bit different. For starters, you get 150 Mbps speed instead of 200 Mbps for unlimited or 3,300GB of data per month. Additionally, the plan provides access to a host of OTT services, such as Amazon Prime Video (for 1 year), Disney+Hotstar, Voot Select, SonyLIV, Zee5, Voot Kids, Sun NXT, Hoichoi, Universal+, Lionsgate Play, Discovery+. JioCinema, ShemarooMe, ErosNow, ALTBalaji, and JioSaavn. However, in order to enjoy the OTT services, you will have to shell out Rs 1,000 for the Jio set-top box. This is in addition to the Rs 1000 deposit you make for the installation (refundable if you cancel within 30 days).
The Rs 999 Jio Fiber plan also provides unlimited voice calls.
Rs 999 BSNL broadband plan
BSNL terms this as Bharat Fiber, as you get very high speeds via the fiber optic cable. Coming to the benefits, the Rs 999 BSNL broadband plan offers up to 150 Mbps of unlimited data (FUP 2,000GB), 30 days validity, free voice calls, subscription to OTT services such as Disney+ Hotstar, Lionsgate Play, Shemaroo, Hungama TV, SonyLIV, Zee5, Voot, and Yupp. You don’t have to pay anything extra to use the OTT services, except for Rs 500 for installation charge and an advance rental of Rs 999, before you can start your internet connection.
As of this writing, BSNL is giving a 90 percent discount of up to Rs 500 on the first-month rental here too. The plan is applicable in the Ahmedabad region. You can check the benefits of this plan in your region from this link.
Rs 826 You Fiber broadband plans
You, which is a subsidiary of the Vodafone-Idea company (or Vi), has Rs 826 plan under Rs 1,000 in its portfolio. The plan comprises unlimited (FUP 3,500GB) data and 100Mbps of speed. There is no voice call benefit and OTT subscriptions available with this plan. That said, the broadband comes with installation charges of Rs 650 for 1-2 month plans and Rs 1,000-Rs 2,000 refundable security deposit. Additionally, you will need to pay a refundable deposit of Rs 1,999 for a Wi-Fi 5 router (Wi-Fi 4 router will be included in the plan).
The plan is pretty much the same in every region across India. To check availability in your area, you can click on this link and select the city.
These were some of the best broadband plans under Rs 1,000 from Airtel, Jio, BSNL, and Vi. If you are into OTT subscriptions, then Jio Fiber and BSNL Bharat Fiber are the way to go. However, don’t forget the charges you need to pay to access those OTT subscriptions with the Jio Fiber broadband plan.
The Airtel Xstream Fiber plan offers the best speed in the segment. You broadband plan, on the other hand, has GST charges included, but offers nothing but internet that too at just 100 Mbps speed.