Airtel doing away with FUP limits in select circles
Airtel has started to remove FUP (fair usage policy) limit on select broadband plans, which means subscribers can now avail truly unlimited data. Currently, all telecom operators do provide so-called "unlimited" data to users but that in actuality comes with a certain cap on the usage, after which data speeds are throttled to 512Kbps.
Unlimited data means sacrificing other freebies from Airtel
Currently, Airtel is offering these unlimited broadband plans only in the Hyderabad circle. These plans include Rs. 349, Rs. 449, Rs. 699, and Rs. 1,299. Notably, removal of FUP limit from data plans means users will have to sacrifice on some other complimentary offerings like free Amazon Prime subscription, data rollover, and bonus data.
Reliance Jio launched JioGigaFiber broadband service in the country
The move comes after Reliance Jio recently announced its high-speed optical fiber-based JioGigaFiber broadband service. Under this, Jio is promising up to 1Gbps of internet speed and also offering a range of smart home accessories. Since it's Jio we are talking about, the JioGigaFiber data plans are expected to be competitively priced, just like its mobile telephone recharge plans.
Airtel's unlimited plans are for non-commercial usage
Just like Reliance Jio, Airtel's unlimited plans cannot be availed for commercial use Commercial usage is defined as "usage above 3TB per month." Notably, Airtel also offers optical fiber-based broadband services but with speeds up to 300Mbps.