Reliance Broadband+ vs Tata Photon+

I recently bought Reliance Broadband+ connection for wireless internet as there were a lot of issue with the wired one due to the construction going around and the digging of roads involved. I enquired about both Tata and Reliance and had to buy Reliance as Tata was some how not feeling right.

Reliance has a lot many flexible plans and that tempted me to go for reliance.

Photon+ available in 73 cities (works all over the country with limited speeds)

Broadband+ available in 56 cities (works all over the country with limited speeds)    Vs

Cost comparison chart

Data Bandwidth Reliance Broadband+ Tata Photon+
Modem 2299 2499
0.5 GB 499 500
1 GB 650 650
2 GB 750 750
3 GB 850 850
5 GB 899 950
10 Gb *1050 1100
15 GB *1550 1500
10 GB night 499 Not Applicable
1 GB day/ 10 GB night 849
2 GB day/ 10 GB night 949 Not Applicable
3 GB day/ 10 GB night *849 Not Applicable
5 GB day/ 10 GB night *1098 Not Applicable
10 GB day/ 10 GB Night *1249 Not Applicable
10 GB city# *899 Not Applicable
10 GB day/ 10 GB Night city# *1098 Not Applicable
* =200 discount for a year from the date of purchase of connection. All costs in INR #city plans do not allow roaming

My Plan is the 3GB day/10GB night one.

Speed that I get are upto 350 KBPS at times but most of the time the connection is at 1.6 mbps ie arounf 150 to 200 KBPS which is decent enough.

While idle there is bare minimum usage of a couple of KB per second and it also goes to 0.00 KBPS when all connections are idle.

netconnect window

At times the device is not identified but just reinstalling the application once more does the trick and barely takes a minute. May be this is just with me.

One doubtful thing over here is that Reliance has no way of tracking the sessions as in they wont be able to show you how much data was downloaded/uploaded in day and night slots separately.

This might confuse the customers and the there will be billing issues. I was told by the contact centre executive that they are working on it so lets see how soon they can do it considering that its not that big a task. BSNL has been doing such session based tracking since the beginning.

One more thing that pushed me towards Reliance was  low modem cost and the discount of INR 200 on the plans that are above  INR 1000.

I have been using Reliance in various cities and the past experience had been good so I again went with the tried and tested one instead of experimenting.

If any one has any experience with Photon+ please share with us.

15 thoughts on “Reliance Broadband+ vs Tata Photon+”

  1. I would apreciate..if you could have made your review more comprehensive..there is no max, min download speed mentioned (not the idle one)..without which this review seems incomplete..

  2. I will be going for TATA Photon+.. I think the rates are all ok.. but they have a better connectivity and raech than Reliance…

    I also used MTS they are all providing same service I suppose…

  3. Thanks rahul for mentioning it. I intended to do that but the major focus on the cost. Will see if I get time to do a comprehensive technical review.

  4. In our team in office, few people have been allotted tata photon and few have been allotted reliance net connect usb modem. The general experience has been that tata photon has proved to be better in terms of speed. Dunno exact metrics but its definitely faster.

  5. Thanks for the valuable feedback on Photon+
    Well that is also what I have heard around. The competitive pricing of the modem and the 200 Rs discount for a year made me go for the reliance one. Had my office been paying for that I wud have bought Photon+ . πŸ™‚

  6. I have tata Photon + and last day I tried Reliance broadband and I really love the UI of it. Even Speed was decent and mor over constant. Seems like I’m gng to change my provider….

  7. Hi,

    Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your continued support and suggestions to help us to add more value to our products and services and serve you better.”

    Thanks once again for your patronage!


  8. Hello sir

    Nice to read on the comparision. Would like to know wether there is any indication of signal strength by these modems when connected to Mac
    Are uploads really fast enough


  9. I am not sure about the signal strength display on a Mac. I will try to install is on Leopard and let you know. The upload speeds are too good with speeds upto 1.6 mbps.

  10. Thanks for your valuable feedback about the UI of the Photon+ We appreciate your taking time to leave a comment for us πŸ™‚ Thanks alot harsh.

  11. Thanks for the appreciation.
    May be… but when I bought there was no such offer from Tata and there is no info on the website!

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