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Airtel's response to JioFiber

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New plans.
- Unlimited data allowance.
- Includes Airtel Xtream Box, a solid offering.
- Complimentary subscription to Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, and ZEE5.
- Lowest plan goes even cheaper

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They should have launched cheaper plans if they wanted to fight with Motabhai o.O

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what about deposit? Also jio is offering one month free and lowest plan in 399 for jio so that’s an advantage there if usage is low.

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…do i have to contact them for x stream box or will they install it themselves….

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Existing User Also Get Unlimited Data in Airtel for 799 or 999 plan …?

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still_guessing wrote:

…do i have to contact them for x stream box or will they install it themselves….

go to airtel thanks section you will get the option

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Joker007 wrote:

Existing User Also Get Unlimited Data in Airtel for 799 or 999 plan …?

I am using 999 plan and it was already unlimited nothing new
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basu9121 wrote:
I am using 999 plan and it was already unlimited nothing new

No its not Are you talking about Airtel.

Previously it was 300 gb in 999
Additional you have to pay 299 Then it becomes Unlimited

Update : Now By default it is Unlimited They just Updated.

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Just spoken to customer care if we opt for 499 plan we have to pay 1200 as installation charges.

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those who is interested in xtream. box ( existing or new) please read these faqs : source airtel.in

1. What is the offer to the consumer?

All broadband consumers (799 plans and above) are eligible to get an Xstream box with a refundable security deposit of 1500.

2. Can the offer be pitched to only new acquisitions or also to the base BB?

It can be pitched to current broadband consumer as well who are on plans of 999 and above

3. How many Sec deposit Connections can he take with his broad band connection?

The consumer can avail the offer for original as well as secondary connection (4 in addition to the original connection) -

Secondary has to be installed in the same premises as primary connection
RTN to be same as primary connection
4. What if the consumer is an Existing DTH consumer and wants to avail the offer?

Existing DTH consumers who are on HD / SD boxes (and who are now broadband consumer) can also avail the offer, as an upgrade offer (where we will take the away the old box and replace with new stream box)

5. What else does he get with the offer in terms of content?

The consumer will need to purchase linear content pack with this plan of Rs 452, the same needs to be purchased to activate the box. So effectively the consumer pays 1500 + 452 = 1952

Secondary connection content cost will be Rs 360 instead of 452 the NCF charges are lower as per NTO guidelines, so secondary connection will be for 1500+ 360 = 1800

There is no OTT content available as part of the box, however all Broadband consumers today get some or all of the following content ( Xstream, Zee 5 and Amazon prime) as part of the package with the broadband connection

6. What content does she get in Rs 452?

Our 452 pack is a high definition packs – has a good mix of GEC , Movies , News , Music , Kids and Infotainment channels ( All the Channels are not HD , please refer to list )

As part of package all consumers also get mandatory DD channels and a set of roughly 225 +Free to Air ( FTA ) channels also as part of the package , List is attached.

7. Can the consumer change the 452 linear plan to a plan of his choice going forward or does he have to stick to this plan?

The consumer can change the plan to a plan of his choice anytime by going to the Airtel thanks app, Xstream App (companion app) , TV App , Local retailer or reach out to the call centre

8. Consumer is not very interested in Linear content and wants to use the xstream box primarily to watch OTT content

We have a variety of plans ranging at all price points which give you a good range of channels at minimal costs of 199 / month or he can make his own pack as well and the same needs to be informed to him.

In case the consumer still doesn’t want to watch linear at all he need to be informed that the box will need to be recharged for the NCF ( network capacity fee ) for Rs 153 every month in order to offer services on the box . As part of paying the NCF he is entitled to watch 225 + Free to Air channels and mandatory DD channels . The Box runs only till it has positive balance in the account and will need to be recharged to continue using the services

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Quality matters
People prefering quality stayed with airtel even if its Rs100-150 more compared to jio for 56/84 day plans.
Let’s see what happens in broadband fight
Already local players are well established …not an easy task

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Joker007 wrote:

No its not Are you talking about Airtel.

yes bro it was unlimited for me
I don’t remember but it’s been like 3-4 month since may I think i changed the plan and it was unlimited for me

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Waiting for response from ACT Broadband

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beawre1 wrote:

Just spoken to customer care if we opt for 499 plan we have to pay 1200 as installation charges.

Those who already have a connection?

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I don’t understand customer care is saying in your area we can offer a maximum speed of 17 Mbps which is way too lower than a minimum plan of 40 Mbps but asking me to go for higher varient to avoid installing charges. What’s the point of going to higher plan when the speed is capped to 17 Mbps. Just Airtel things

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basu9121 wrote:

I have added faqs above read it

Those FAQs are for xstream box, not for installation charges of broadband

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basu9121 wrote:

I have added faqs above read it

You have added stuff about the box.
My query is that I have a 699 plan, can I just downgrade it to 499?
There will be no speed difference for me and data is anyways unlimited.
So in an already installed connection they can’t ask for installation charges, right?

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basu9121 wrote:

yes bro it was unlimited for me
I don’t remember but it’s been like 3-4 month since may I think i changed the plan and it was unlimited for me

Some circles like AP & Telangana already had unlimited plans by default, other cities required 299 top up for unltd ( FUP of 3300 GB)

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while buying xtreme box its showing total to pay 1900+ , but i dont want to have this dth service at all

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binod_babu wrote:

while buying xtreme box its showing total to pay 1900+ , but i dont want to have this dth service at all

You need to have active dth monthly, can’t have xstream box without the same. Spoke to airtel just now, they will take away the box if you disable dth

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I have 799 plan (with some discount) with 299 top up. (+GST) Current speed is 24 mbps (Non-fibre).

Now they have installed fibre in my area. Fibre was to be activated before 5th in my area, but I think, it got disrupted due to new Jio plans. They were streamlining their new plans.

Jio fibre will also be ready in my area by 15th.

I am seeing both companies ’ cheapest plan is better and cheaper than my current plan.

Airtel is 499+GST @ 40mbps
Jio is 399+GST @ 30mbps

How can I migrate to Airtel Fibre 499 or 799 plan?

Even 499 plan seems good to me. My association is 15 Yr long with airtel and would like to stick with them if they migrate my plan to any one of these.

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Joker007 wrote:

No its not Are you talking about Airtel.

Previously it was 300 gb in 999
Additional you have to pay 299 Then it becomes Unlimited

Update : Now By default it is Unlimited They just Updated.

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It was updated long ago with top up plan. From next few days after opting for top up, it has been showing as you have shown.

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lekhwani wrote:

It was updated long ago with top up plan. From next few days after opting for top up, it has been showing as you have shown.

I did not opt for top-up its by default now Unlmited from today.

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Joker007 wrote:

I did not opt for top-up its by default now Unlmited from today.

Seems if deactivate the top up, it will be unlimited in my too. Shall I try?

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