- Reliance Jio offers unlimited 5G data with prepaid and postpaid plans.
- Airtel also offers unlimited 5G data with prepaid and postpaid plans.
- Reliance Jio True 5G is available in 365 cities, while Airtel 5G Plus services are available in 265 cities.
Airtel and Reliance Jio are very active in terms of expanding or launching 5G services in the country. The telecom operators have launched 5G services in 630 cities so far and plan to cover all circles by March 2024 end. Plus, Reliance Jio and Airtel have come up with a new strategy to attract new users to their networks as both have announced unlimited data with 5G plans. This clearly shows that again there will be intense competition in the telecom sector.
This all started when India’s largest telecom operator Reliance Jio announced new postpaid plans for families and individuals to offer unlimited 5G data. Similarly, Airtel joined the wagon and announced unlimited 5G data with postpaid and prepaid plans with Rs 239 and above. But still, if you are looking for Airtel and Reliance Jio plans that offer 5G unlimited data, then we are listing them here.
Airtel 5G vs Jio 5G: Prepaid Plans with Unlimited 5G Data
Let’s start with Airtel prepaid plans that offer unlimited 5G data. These plans are priced at Rs 239, Rs 265, Rs 296, Rs 299, Rs 319, Rs 359, Rs 399, Rs 455, Rs 479, Rs 489, Rs 499, Rs 509, Rs 519, Rs 549, Rs 666 Rs 699, Rs 719, Rs 779, Rs 839, Rs 999, Rs 2,999, and Rs 3,359.
Moving to Reliance Jio prepaid plans, which offer unlimited 5G data. The Jio packs are priced at Rs 239, Rs 249, Rs 259, Rs 296, Rs 299, Rs 349, Rs 419, Rs 533, Rs 666, Rs 719, Rs 749, Rs 899, Rs 1,196, Rs 2023, Rs 2,545, Rs 2,879, and Rs 2,999. This shows that Reliance Jio’s prepaid plan are not costlier than Airtel’s prepaid plans.
Airtel 5G vs Jio 5G: Postpaid Plans with Unlimited 5G Data
Coming to the Airtel postpaid plans, these packs are priced at Rs 399, Rs 499, Rs 599, Rs 999, Rs 1,199, and Rs 1,499. The Reliance Jio postpaid packs will cost you Rs 399, Rs 599, Rs 799, Rs 999, and Rs 1,499. Apart from that, the telco has recently launched two plans under family plans. the Jio Plus packs are priced at Rs 399 and Rs 699.
Airtel 5G vs Jio 5G: 5G Speed
According to Airtel claims, its 5G Plus network is providing 30 times more speed than the 4G network, while Reliance Jio True 5G states that it offers 1 Gbps speed. On the other hand, Ookla claims that Jio’s average speed is 600Mbps, while Airtel offers 516 Mbps speed, which means Jio is leading in terms of providing more 5G speed in the country. Similarly, in our test, Jio has managed to achieve a download speed of up to 630 Mbps, while Airtel posted 154.13 Mbps. This shows that Reliance Jio offers more speed than Airtel’s 5G Plus network.
Airtel 5G vs Jio 5G: 5G Availability
It is important to note that Reliance Jio’s 5G network is available in 365 cities, while Airtel’s 5G Plus network is listed in 265 cities. In addition, Jio plans to cover all circles by the end of this year, while Airtel is expected to offer all states and UTIs by March 2024 end.
Reliance Jio True 5G Cities List
|Sr. No||State/ UT||Town Name|
|1||Maharashtra||Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Satara, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded-Waghala, Nashik, Pune, Sangli, Akola, Parbhani, Ahmednagar and Solapur.|
|2||Gujarat||Nadiad, Navsari, Palanpur, Patan, Porbandar, Rajkot, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Lunawada, Mehsana, Modosa, Dahod, Gandhinagar, Rajpipla, Surat , Ankleshwar, Savarkundla, Ahmedabad, Ahwa, Amreli, and Wadhwan.|
|3||Andhra Pradesh||Tadipatri, Ongole, Proddatur, Eluru, Guntakal, Guntur, Hindupur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Madanapalle, Nandyal, Narasaraopet, Tenali, Ananthapuramu, Bhimavaram, Chirala, Nellore, Tirumala, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Rajamahendravaram, Srikakulam, Amalapuram, Dharmavaram, Kavali, Tanuku, Tuni, Vinukonda, Visakhapatnam, Chittoor, , and Vizianagaram|
|4||Chhattisgarh||Dhamtari, Durg, Korba, Raigarh Ambikapur, , Bhatapara, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur, and Rajnandgaon.|
|5||Karnataka||Hubli-Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Bidar, Bijapur, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Gadag-Betageri, Hassan, , Mangalore, Manipal, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Bagalkote, Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Hospet, and Udupi.|
|9||Meghalaya||Shilong and Tura|
|11||Kerala||Changanassery, Kodungallur, Muvattupuzha, Alappuzha, Cherthala, Guruvayur Temple, Attingal, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thrissur and Trivandrum.|
|12||Jharkhand||Jamshedpur, Ranchi, and Dhanbad|
|13||Haryana||Panipat, Rohtak, Sirsa, Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Bhiwani, Jind, Kaithal, Rewari, Gurugram, Hisar, Karnal, Panchkula Sonipat, Thanesa, and Yamunanagar|
|14||Madhya Pradesh-||Katni Murwara, Jyotirlinga, Rewa, Sagar, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Shri Mahakaal Mahalok, Chhindwara, Ratlam, Mahakaleshwar, and Ujjain.|
|15||Maharashtra-||Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Nanded-Waghala, Nashik, Pune, Sangli, Akola, Parbhani, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, and Solapu.|
|16||Tamil Nadu||Tiruchengode, Viluppuram,Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Hosur, Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai, Kovilpatti, Pollachi, Karur, Kumbakonam, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Ambur, Chidambaram, Namakkal, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Sivakasi, and Vellore.|
|17||Uttar Pradesh||Meerut, Moradabad, Noida, Prayagraj, Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura Saharanpur and Varanasi.|
|18||Punjab||Pathankot, Patiala, Bhatinda, Khanna, Mandi Gobindgarh, Amritsar, Derabassi, Jalandhar, Kharar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Phagwara, and Zirakpur|
|19||Odisha.||Jharsuguda, Nalco, Puri, Rourkela, Talcher, Balangir, Bhawanipatna, Jatani, Khordha, Sundargarh, Balasore, Baripada, Bhadrak, Bhubaneshwar, Brahmapur, Cuttack, and Sambalpur|
|20||Nagaland-||Dimapur and Kohima|
|23||Assam-||Nagaon, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, and Tezpur.|
|25||Bihar||PatnaGaya, Muzaffarpur, and Patna|
|26||Rajasthan||Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Nathdwara, Bhilwara, Sikar, Sri Ganganagar, Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, and Udaipur|
|27||Telangana||Ramagundam, Adilabad, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Jagtial, Kodad, Kothagudem, Nirmal, Sangareddy, Siddipet, Tandur, Suryapet, Zahirabad, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Mahabubnagar, Mancherial and Warangal.|
|28||West Bengal||Bankura, Siliguri, Asansol, Durgapur, and Kolkata|
|29||Uttarakhand||Kashipur, Ramnagar, Roorkee, Haldwani-Kathgodam, Rishikesh, Rudrapur, Dehradun, and Haridwar|
|31||Assam||Bongaigaon, North Lakhimpur
Sivasagar, and Tinsukia
|32||Bihar||Bhagalpur and Katihar|
|34||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||Diu|
|36||Jharkhand||Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand
Deoghar, and Hazaribag
|37||Karnataka||Raichur, Bhadravathi, Chintamani,
Sopore, Haveri, Karwar, Ranebennur, Doddaballapura, and Ramanagara
|39||Manipur||Thoubal and Faizabad|
|40||Maharashtra||Chandrapur and Ichalkaranji|
|41||Uttar Pradesh||Firozabad, Muzaffarnagar, and Rampur|
|42||Jammu & Kashmir||Baramulla, Kathua, Katra, and Anantnag|
|43||Himachal Pradesh||Dharamshala and Kangra|
Airtel 5G Plus Cities List
|Sr. No||State/ UT||Town Name|
|1||Assam||Guwahati, Silchar, Dibrugarh, and Tinsukia|
|2||Andhra Pradesh||Kakinada, Guntur, Kurnool, Tirupati , izag, Vijaywada, and Rajahmundry.|
|3||Bihar||Katihar, Purnia, Kishanganj, Bihta, Gopalganj, Barh, Biharsharif, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bodh Gaya, Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Nawada, and Sonepur|
|4||Chhattisgarh||Durg-Bhilai and Raipur|
|6||Gujarat||Surat, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, and Vadodara|
|7||Haryana||Sonipat, Gurugram, Panipat, Faridabad, Ambala, Karnal, Yamunanagar, and Bahadurgarh|
|8||Himachal Pradesh||Shimla, Dharamshala, Mandi, Baddi|
|9||Jammu & Kashmir||Akhnoor, Kupwara, Jammu, Srinagar, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Lakhanpur, and Khour|
|10||Jharkhand||Ranchi and Jamshedpur|
|12||Kerala||Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Kochi, and Thrissur|
|13||Nagaland||Kohima and Dimapur|
|14||Madhya Pradesh||Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain, and Gwalior|
|15||Maharashtra||Mumbai, Nagpur, and Pune|
|17||Odisha||Puri, Bhawanipatna, Paradeep, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Bargarh Town, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Anugul, Sambalpur, Behrampur
|19||Rajasthan||Jaipur, Kota, and Udaipur|
|21||Tamil Nadu||Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hosur, and Trichy|
|22||Telengana||Hyderabad, Warangal, and Karimnagar|
|25||Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Meerut, Varanasi, Lucknow and Gorakhpur|
|26||Kanpur||Prayagraj, Noida, and Ghaziabad|
Airtel 5G vs Jio 5G: Which Operator Offers Better 5G Proposition to its Users
Airtel and Reliance Jio are offering 5G services in the country, whereas Vodafone-Idea is struggling with a 4G network. The telecom operator is only providing a 4G network and facing financial issues. Notably, Reliance Jio True 5G network is available in more cities than Airtel. In addition, Jio is using the stand-alone mode, which has no dependency on the 4G network, while Airtel is using the non-standalone mode, which is dependent on the 4G network.
This means Jio is using more advanced technology. In addition, Jio is providing better speed than Airtel. Besides, Airtel has removed the Rs 99 plan and now offers Rs 155 as a base plan, which is 56 percent higher, while Jio plans are 30 percent less than India’s second-largest telecom operator. This shows that Jio’s plans, speed, and availability are better than Airtel.