Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and their cheapest plans
There are a number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in India and each of them offers a variety of broadband packages to their users. Majority of people in India are budget users and want to opt for affordable broadband plans with adequate connectivity speed. Every ISP has a low-cost plan in their portfolio that suits these users. Below are some of the top service providers in the country and the cheapest broadband package they offer.
Jio’s 30 Mbps Plan
The cheapest plan offered by Jio offers a connectivity speed of 30 Mbps. JioFiber provides the 30 Mbps internet data plan at the price of Rs 399 per month. The FUP limit set on this plan is 3300 GB or 3.3 TB. Using JioFiber’s 30 Mbps plan, customers can access smooth and seamless internet across multiple devices. Apart from high-speed internet, users also enjoy symmetrical upload and download speed from the provider. There are no OTT benefits included in the plan but is suitable for users looking for a cheap plan.
Airtel Affordable Plan
Airtel is one of the most popular brands when it comes to ISP list in India. With plans of up to 1 Gbps, Airtel also offers cheaper plans for its subscribers. Airtel’s Fiber Optic internet connection enables one of the fastest broadband connections and users can access the ‘Basic’ pack which provides 40 Mbps of internet speed at a monthly cost of Rs 499 plus tax. Users get 3.3TB or 3300GB monthly Fair Usage Policy (FUP) data with this plan. The plan offers unlimited internet connection up to the set limit as well as unlimited local and STD calls. Airtel also provides “Airtel Thanks Benefits” with its broadband plans which in this case includes subscription to Wynk Music and Shaw Academy.
ACT’s affordable offer
The Bengaluru-based internet service provider offers a 40Mbps unlimited data plan called ‘ACT Basic’. The plan usually costs Rs 549 for one month, but the ISP offers a unique offer to its customers, in which the “ACT Basic” plan is available at the price of Rs 470 per month for a duration of 6 months. In addition to this, the FUP data limit levied on broadband plans is 500 GB after which the internet operates at a speed of 512 Kbps.
Netplus is another ISP that offers its services in seven North Indian states. Netplus can provide connectivity with up to 1 Gbps of internet speed. However, the company also offers a truly unlimited plan offering 40 Mbps of internet speed at a price of Rs 499 per month, excluding taxes. Users get unlimited data and calling benefits with this plan. Netplus offers a single 40 Mbps plan and OTT subscriptions are only available with the most expensive plans offered by the ISP. The data offered by Netplus is truly unlimited and no FUP data is collected.
Connect Broadband is a popular company that provides FTH connections in a few of the northern states of India such as Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir. The company offers budget plans with sufficient internet speed and the most basic ISP 40 Mbps plan comes with a price of Rs 499 per month and offers fully unlimited data as well as fully unlimited local and STD calls.
BSNL offers this cheap plan
The most affordable option from public operator BSNL was the “Fibre Basic” plan which offers 30 Mbps internet speed at a cost of Rs 449. The price mentioned is excluding GST and the plan comes with a FUP limit of 3300 GB or 3.3 TB. However, the telecom operator recently introduced a new broadband plan called “Fiber Entry”. Using its Bharat Fiber connection, the telecom operator offers a Fiber Entry package that provides 20 Mbps speed at a price of Rs 329 per month. The data limit on the plan is 1000 GB beyond which the speed is reduced to 2 Mbps.