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Airtel to offer unlimited data to existing broadband subscribers: Report

Airtel has reportedly begun converting its existing broadband plans into unlimited plans. Here is what you need to know.

Airtel has reportedly begun rolling out unlimited data
Airtel has reportedly begun rolling out unlimited data (HT Tech)

Airtel is set to revise its broadband data plans to offer unlimited data to its subscribers. According to a report, Airtel is going to convert its Basic, Entertainment and Premium into unlimited plans.

Currently, these broadband plans come with a monthly data cap. For instance, the Basic plans offer 150GB data per month. Airtel's Premium plan offers 500GB data per month. The only unlimited broadband plan Airtel offers is the VIP plan, which is priced at 3,999 per month. It gives up to 1Gbps data speed.

The unlimited plans from Airtel are being currently rolled out to existing customers, reports Onlytech. The official website does not reflect the changes at the moment.

The report also points out that Airtel has removed the 299 add-on pack from the official website. It further said that the company had been offering unlimited plans in select circles such as Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat for quite some time. These unlimited plans could be availed without the need of 299 add-on packs.

Airtel’s big revamp of broadband plans is likely aimed at Reliance Jio’s new scheme under which existing users can upgrade to ‘unlimited internet’ plan.

“Congratulations! We are upgrading your current JioFiber plan with UNLIMITED INTERNET @ 150 Mbps (download speed = upload speed) on 5th Sep. Also, enjoy 10 OTT apps with this upgrade. Team Jio” said the company in a message alert to its subscribers.

Gadgets360 reports that Jio’s unlimited data plans have a cap of 3300GB. Airtel is likely to have a similar cap for its unlimited internet plans.

Apart from unlimited plans, Airtel is also said to be pushing its own OTT platform to Xstream Fiber users. The company has delisted the Amazon Prime Video scheme with its plans. Airtel had recently removed Zee5 benefits for its Thanks Platinum users.