Airtel has terminated its data rollover facility for its broadband customers, reportedly, without intimating its customers in advance. As per a Twitter user, the cellular network provider has also cut down the internet speed and is now offering 100Mbps data speed in certain areas while the rest are said to be getting 40Mbps speed. Amid this, the company has launched new plans under its new broadband identity ‘Airtel Xstream Fibre’, and is promising ‘faster speeds, more data’ and Airtel Thanks benefits.
While none of the existing broadband as well as new customers will get the data rollover facility, the company is pushing its newest product Airtel Xstream Fibre into the market for its home broadband services. It says that all home broadband plans will now be available under the new brand umbrella and users can get unlimited data by paying Rs 299 extra. Under the new plans, Airtel is offering broadband speeds up to 1Gbps.
‘We are delighted to roll out a refreshed brand identity for our home broadband services. It reflects our robust network capabilities that provide us a platform to serve the evolving needs of smart homes in a digitally connected India. Airtel Xstream Fibre plans offer even faster speeds, more data and can be upgraded to unlimited data benefit depending on the requirements of customers. This great value package is backed by best-in-class service experience,’ Shashwat Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Bharti Airtel, said in a statement.
The four new plans offer Airtel Thanks benefits such as three months Netflix subscription gift, 12 months Amazon Prime membership, access to premium ZEE5 and Airtel Xstream content. As mentioned, customers can choose their data speeds, and upgrade any plan to unlimited data benefit for just Rs 299/month over and above their plan rentals. As part of a special benefit, Airtel Stream Fibre customers can purchase the Airtel Xstream 4K Hybrid Set-Top-Box at a special price of Rs 2,249.