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Reliance Jio's 'Welcome Offer' has already caused a major stir in the telecom market in India. While people are beelining outside Reliance Digital and Xpress mini stores to get a Jio 4G SIM, Reliance silently launched JioFi 4G hotspot yesterday replacing JioFi 2 Hotspot.
On the flip side, other telecom providers like Airtel have already launched their own 4G hotspot devices aka MiFi's long ago.
In this post, we will compare how Reliance latest JioFi 4G Hotspot stacks up against Airtel's 4G hotspot.
Display vs No display
Reliance's JioFi 4G hotspot features an OLED display to show basic information such as Power On/Off, Wi-Fi signal, the amount of battery life left, and Network strength.
On the other hand, Airtel's 4G hotspot doesn't have a dedicated display, it makes use of LEDs to display such information.
Airtel’s 4G Hotspot lasts longer than JioFi 4G Hotspot
Airtel claims that its 4G hotspot will last you for around 6 hours on a single charge whereas the JioFi 4G hotspot is claimed to offer around 5 hours of battery life.
JioFi 4G Hotspot priced lower comparatively
JioFi 4G Hotspot will set you back by Rs. 1,999 while Airtel charges you Rs. 2,300 for its portable hotspot and still there's no display.
Connect 10 devices at a time
Both these devices will allow you to create a hotspot for up to 10 devices to connect at a time.
Design and portability
Both the devices come with a rectangular-ish design with curved edges. Also, they are small enough to fit in our pockets so, portability may not be a big concern.
Airtel tariff plan starts from Rs. 450 for 3GB of data an reaches as high as Rs. 1,200 for 12GB of data.
On the other hand, you can avail the 'Free Welcome Offer' with the JioFi 4G hotspot to get unlimited data and voice calls until December 31, 2016, after which plans may vary.