Reliance Jio’s entry in the Indian telecom space gave rise to cut-throat competition between incumbent mobile operators. Before Jio’s entry, we used to pay around Rs 250 for 1GB of data, and now, for approximately Rs 350 per month, we can get a plan with 1GB daily data. Now, while telecom companies are fighting their own war, a new Bengaluru-based startup, Wifi Dabba, is promising to offer cheap internet with plans starting as low as Rs 2. Also Read - Jio Freedom Plans 2021: Jio launches 5 new prepaid plans with no daily data limit - check details
Yes, you read it right. Over the years, inflation has been rising, and even a cup of tea costs Rs 10 or more. Wifi Dabba, on the other hand, seems to be on a mission to offer dirt cheap internet to the users. To begin with, the service is only available in select areas in Bengaluru. Users can purchase recharge packs from local bakeries and tea stalls, IBTimes reports. Also Read - How to recharge your Jio number via WhatsApp
There are three plans users can choose from, all offering validity of 24 hours. The first plan is priced at Rs 2 and offers 100MB data, the second plan costs Rs 10 and offers 500MB data, whereas the third plan is priced at Rs 20 and comes bundled with 1GB data. Users can go to the local tea stalls and bakeries to buy the token for the respective plans. Also Read - 5G JioPhone launch could be around Diwali this year, price to be around Rs 3,500
There is no need to download any app – users just need select the available Wifi network, punch in their mobile number, verify via OTP, punch in the key and connect to the internet. Wifi Dabba is a licensed internet service provider that offers data using small routers that are powered by fiber optics.
In comparison, Reliance Jio has a Rs 52 pack that offers 1.05GB data with a validity of 7 days. However, there is a daily FUP cap on the usage at 150MB. It is also important to note that Jio is a cellular service provider, whereas Wifi Dabba is offering its services via local shops that act as Wifi hotspots.