Tata Sky BroadBand is Tata Sky’s 6 year old subsidiary that has a decent customer base. It was incorporated in 2015. Jio Fiber service was launched in 2018/2017 but it went commercial in 2019.
Both operators have launched a bunch of broadband subscription plans that may or may not be bundled with free add-on service. Are Tata Sky Broadband plans better than the Jio Fiber plans? Which service is more affordable? Let’s find it out!
Tata Sky broadband
Tata Sky has launched truly unlimited broadband plans. The plans were costly from 2015 to 2018. In 2020/2021, the company made the plans cheaper.
Right now, the broadband plans of Tata Sky are divided into 6 to 7 categories based on the internet speed. The 50 Mbps plans of the company are the cheapest and are available for purchase in one of these three subscription options – 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. The 3-month plan is available for Rs 2097. The 6 and 12 months plan are priced at 3300 and 6000 Rs only.
The price of the Tata Sky Broadband 100 Mbps subscription plan starts at 950 Rs. The company has introduced 4 plans in this category – 1, 3, 6, and 12 months. The plans cost Rs 950, 2700, 4500, and 8400. The 150 Mbps subscription plans are 100 Rs costlier than the 100 Mbps plans. Likewise, the 200, 300, 500 Mbps, and 1 Gbps broadband subscription plans are costlier by 100 Rs than the plans with lower download/upload speeds.
According to Tata Sky Broadband, each plan they have launched offers uniform download and upload speed. The broadband plans don’t ship with any OTT or third-party service/application subscription. While buying the plan, you are allowed to opt for a phone connection. When the connection is set up, you will not only enjoy high-speed internet but you’ll also be able to make unlimited landline calls.
Unlike some companies that may charge extra bucks for installing the connection, TSBL will set up the connection at no extra cost but it will ask you to pay 1000 Rs as a security fee. Tata Sky also provides a router to the users who purchase a broadband connection from them. Once you consume 3300 GB of data, Tata Sky will drop the broadband connection speed to 3 Mbps instead of offering 50x Mbps speed.
Unlike Tata Sky Broadband, Reliance has grouped broadband plans by the number of months for which the user would like to buy the connection. Jio Fiber lets its users purchase 1, 3, 6, and 12 months subscription plans. The tariff of the monthly plans starts at Rs 399. The base plan offers speed up to 30 Mbps. The 100 Mbps monthly plan of Jio Fiber costs Rs 699. The Jio Fiber 150 Mbps monthly subscription plan is priced at Rs 999. The 300, 500 Mbps and 1Gbps broadband plans of Jio Fiber cost Rs 1499, 2499, and 3999 respectively. Excluding the Rs 999, 399, and 699 plans, users of the Jio Fiber broadband plans get free access to paid OTT applications such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and 11 other services. The 999 Rs plan users get free Amazon Prime, Sony Liv, ZEE5, Eros Now, Discover+, etc subscription.
The Jio Fiber quarterly plans offer the same speed as the monthly plan but their tariffs are different. The 30, 100, and 150 Mbps subscription plans are priced at Rs 1197, 2097, and 2997 respectively. The 300, 500 Mbps and 1Gbps broadband plans of Jio Fiber are priced at Rs 4497, 7497, and 11997 Rs.
The 6-month Jio Fiber subscription plans of 30, 100, 150, 300, 500 Mbps speed are priced at Rs 2394, 4194, 5994, 8994, and 14994 respectively. The 1 Gbps 6 months Jio Fiber subscription will cost you Rs 23994 Rs.
The 12 month 30, 100, 150, 300, 500 Mbps and 1Gbps broadband plans will cost users 4788, 8388, 11988, 17988, 29998, 47998 Rs.
Reliance JIO has launched Rs 197 data sachet that offers unlimited data for 7 days. It ships a 4K set-top box with its broadband plans.
How to apply for Jio Fiber or Tata Sky Broadband connection? The official website of these two services has a form that you should fill and submit. If the company has laid optic fiber cables nearby your office or residence, the connection will be installed else you will have to look for another broadband service provider.