New Airtel broadband plans

Airtel had recently upgraded all their existing customers to double the speed, which was a welcome surprise. The have now reduced some tariffs too. But the things we loose out are on FUP. On the older plans, there was no download cap on unlimited plans, but on the new ones, there is,ill be talking about that in a little more detail later.

The new plans from airtel start off at 512kbps. Their basic plan is called the surf 599. With this plan, you get a speed of 512kbps and a data transfer limit of 3GB. This plan is good for those who just use internet for checking their mails, some social networking, basically basic users.The charge is Rs599/month, no free calls available.

The next plan is similar, its called the surf699. With this plan , for Rs 699, you get 1mbps internet, 4GB download limit and Rs100 worth free calls, so basicaly its a no brainer, its a better plan than the surf599 as for the same amount of money, you get a higher speed and more data limit.

Then its the 2mbps plan called the Impatience 799. For Rs 799, you get 2mbps internet speed, 5GB transfer limit and free calls worth Rs100. This is also a good plan. 5GB is fine even you you watch videos on youtube, but is not sufficient if you do a lot of online gaming.

Then comes the browser 899 plan. For Rs899 you get 512kbps download speed and "unlimited" download limit. You also get calls worth Rs100 and some other goodies, which are useless in my book. This plan is not truly unlimited. It actually has an FUP of just  10GB, after which your speed will reduce to just 256kbps. I fell a 10GB FUP is too less, it should have been at least 20GB.

The Swift 1099 plan is what I currently use. For Rs 1099, I get 1mbps download speed and "unlimited" download limit.Here again, the plan is not truly unlimited. The FUP is 25GB, which should be sufficient for most users actually. When we cross the FUP, the speed is downgraded to 512kbps.

The Impatience 1299 plan is becoming very common now, for Rs 1299, you get 2mbps download speed and "unlimited" download limit. Here also you have an FUP of 25GB, after which the speed is downgraded to 512kbps. 

My experience:

I have been an Airtel broadband user for almost 2.5 years now and I have had a pretty good experience. I get consistent speeds, very little down time ( even if there is, I am informed via sms) and good service.

My system is on almost 24x7, I generally download a lot of movies and games and I am a gaming addict, so I play a lot online. I am pretty sure that my usage goes well beyond 25GB, but my speed has never been cut, I don't know why, but it seems to happen to other too, so FUP has never been an issue for me.

If you guys have any queries, please feel free to ask below:

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mohammed abubacker siddique 5 years ago

i want to know that can we change from one prepaid or postpaid to other prepaid or postpaid plans respectively


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rajan1311 5 years ago from bangalore, India Author

^I dont work for them,so its best you ask Airtel CC. But yes, i have done it before,should be possible.


kiran 5 years ago

what about the impatience 699 plan. 5gb download 2mbps speed and 1500 min airtel to airtel free. the only catch is airtel pulse is 60sec pulse for landline usage unlike bsnl's 180sec. they don't give free calls to any number other than airtel.


shubham 5 years ago

is browsing is free on impatience 699 pack


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rajan1311 5 years ago from bangalore, India Author

even while browsing, some data is downloaded, so till you reach 5GB its free, after that you are charged....if you just want to browse normal sites, check your email and stuff, 5GB is enough.


shubham 5 years ago

thanks bro for ur update what is the browsing speed of impatience 699 pack


shubham 5 years ago

iam using idea net setter and airtel 2g sim will i able to use impatience 699 pack or not.


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rajan1311 5 years ago from bangalore, India Author

nono buddy, these are broadband plans and not GPRS or 3G...


shubham 5 years ago

what are the favourable plan for me which provide best browsing speed and downloading speed what is the best site for searching best offers presently iam using 98 rs package of airtel.


shubham 5 years ago

what are the favourable plan for me which provide best browsing speed and downloading speed what is the best site for searching best offers presently iam using 98 rs package of airtel.


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rajan1311 5 years ago from bangalore, India Author

for such queries, we got a forum bro, would be nice if you could ask there:

http://techforumindia.com/index.php


Hem 5 years ago

i hav 699 LUP plan with avg.dwnload speed of 64kB/s but now its 256kB/s ..and it took place after when my 110tc1 adsl2 restarted manually due to a connection prob

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