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Old 27th December 2008, 13:51   #1
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Ok, Here is the lowdown.

I use MTNL broadband. Till recently, i used a scheme which gave me speeds from 512kbps-2mbps. Actual download speeds were satisfactory from between 100-300kbps at times. the only problem was that i love downloading movies and music and thus, that combined with brilliant speed...resulted in me getting a massive firing from mom every month. Recently, my net bill alone came upto around 6.5k and my phone bill in total was around 8.5k. So, i went to the MTNL office and decided to change my scheme. I chose a scheme which gives the following:

256kbps
Unlimited Download
2500 per month.

Now, though the download is unlimited, the speed in painfully slow! Imagine going from driving a BMW M3 to a maruti 800!!! Yea.....


Now i need urgent help! I am sick and tired of MTNL and their useless service. I need an ISP who will give me Unlimited download with speeds above 512kbps. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!! I am willing to pay around 2500p.m.

I stay in Dadar PArsi Colony near 5Gardens so Please guide me accordingly!!

Thanks in Advance!!
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Old 27th December 2008, 14:09   #2
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I pay 700 bucks a month for my connection(Airtel).Speed is 256 kbps.I get dl speeds of 25-100 kbps.
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Old 27th December 2008, 14:13   #3
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cyrus how many gb do you download in a month. one option is tata indicom. they have plans of 2mbps where you can download 5gb for like 1600 or so per month and then pay a certain amount per mb over that.
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I doubt you would get any ISP who would be better than MTNL as of now in terms of
- cost and throughput. Have you complained regarding the speeds on change of plan.
I think it would be improper on the part of MTNL to choke your bandwidth for an Unlimited Plan. Maybe you can try out their Night Unlimited plan and observe whether it reverts back to high speeds.
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here is what i do.
I have 500c combo plan of bsnl, (dunno if mtnl has these or not).
speed =256kbps upto 2mbps
nightime unlimited free :- from 2 am to 8am
1.5gb download free


I have put a software that shutsdown the system at 7:50 am.

Most of my downloads are scheduled through DAP and utorrent or limewire.

And yeah i have set the router to dail PPPoE instead of instant on.

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Old 27th December 2008, 16:58   #6
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the only problem was that i love downloading movies and music and thus, that combined with brilliant speed...resulted in me getting a massive firing from mom every month. Recently, my net bill alone came upto around 6.5k and my phone bill in total was around 8.5k. So,
Ya right. So what kind of movies do you download cyrus..??? Stop downloading so much P and you will be ok with the speeds you get. Other option is to buy cds from the station.

I have the 500kpbs at 3000p.m 2.5gb P.m and 12AM to 7am free.
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Old 27th December 2008, 17:01   #7
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i got the reliance wimax connection
1mbps unltd at 2100. you get download speeds ~ 150kbps most of the time. very good and highly recommended!
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Old 27th December 2008, 17:15   #8
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use Hathway 512 kbps unlimited package pay only 8K for six months duration.

you get 100 % of 512kbps line with great reliability. (was using it for my business previously)
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Ever considered Computing in one's car ie. on the move, atleast that will be a first for a Fiat!
& one would get the speeds as fast as one drives!

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Old 27th December 2008, 18:50   #10
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Cyrus, Reliance Wimax is a good option for you. For the budget, you can get the 1MBPS plan, as Frank has suggested. Also check out Five Network's cable internet plans. They also have good unlimited plans.

MTNL's 256 kbps for 2500 bucks is a total rip-off.
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Old 27th December 2008, 19:06   #11
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Don't they have a 2mbps night unlimited plan for Rs. 900 or so?
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cyrus how many gb do you download in a month. one option is tata indicom. they have plans of 2mbps where you can download 5gb for like 1600 or so per month and then pay a certain amount per mb over that.
I definately download more than 5GB a month.

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Ya right. So what kind of movies do you download cyrus..??? Stop downloading so much P and you will be ok with the speeds you get. Other option is to buy cds from the station.

I have the 500kpbs at 3000p.m 2.5gb P.m and 12AM to 7am free.
You wait till i meet you next time!!

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i got the reliance wimax connection
1mbps unltd at 2100. you get download speeds ~ 150kbps most of the time. very good and highly recommended!
Can you please give me details on this!! Sounds interesting! But is the Dwnld completely unlimited? and if D-Speeds are more than 150kbps constantly, i woudnt mind going for this.

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Don't they have a 2mbps night unlimited plan for Rs. 900 or so?
Night unlimited doesnt cut it for me!! My computer remains on 24hours a day!
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Old 28th December 2008, 08:17   #13
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Reliance has flat fees unlimited plans, check them out.

1Mbps - 2199
600kbps - 1399

Cheers!!!
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cyrus, have you seen this page:-

MTNL Broadband Internet Services Tariff Plans

look at #13 and above.
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backseatdriver! he just said 2500/pm is not worth it.
and its 256kbps ya. something other companies offer at 500-600 pm!
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