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View Poll Results: How much do you pay for your broadband? - per month...
upto Rs.300 18 1.90%
Rs.301 - 500 49 5.17%
Rs.501-700 115 12.13%
Rs.701-1,000 288 30.38%
Rs.1,001 - 2000 386 40.72%
Rs.2001 - 5000 66 6.96%
Rs.5001 - 10000 8 0.84%
Don't have broadband!! 18 1.90%
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Old 2nd October 2012, 08:26   #271
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10 Mbps! Whats the download speed you get and are you using a wifi? Is it available in other cities too?
I get around 9Mbps and yes am using WiFi to Share. It has been good so far. Not sure if its available in other cities. You can check www.acttv.in
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One of the benefits of living in uncle Sam's land - fast internet.

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I pay $29.95+modem rental+tax, comes to appx $35 a month. Haven't checked in a long time, but I believe that this is the cheapest/slowest package TW cable offers in my area.
No caps of any sorts - although couple of my friends got warnings due to liberal use of torrents.
It is always tough to adjust to BSNL when I get back to India.

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Old 2nd October 2012, 09:47   #273
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I have Reliance broadnet and pay some 600-odd every month. It comes with a free landline that I don't bother using. It is really painful with too much downtime and extremely slow for a so-called broadband.

It's possibly where I am located that this is the problem (outer western suburbs of Pune). Airtel which I was very happy with earlier does not have a connection in my building. When I move will probably get a BSNL landline with broadband- hear it is the best.

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I have Reliance broadnet and pay some 600-odd every month. It comes with a free landline that I don't bother using. It is really painful with too much downtime and extremely slow for a so-called broadband.

It's possibly where I am located that this is the problem (outer western suburbs of Pune). Airtel which I was very happy with earlier does not have a connection in my building. When I move will probably get a BSNL landline with broadband- hear it is the best.
Yes Noop. Pune doesnt have good broadband infrastructure. BSNL exchange is 0.5Km from my place and still they cant provide me a connection.
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One of the benefits of living in uncle Sam's land - fast internet.

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I pay $29.95+modem rental+tax, comes to appx $35 a month. Haven't checked in a long time, but I believe that this is the cheapest/slowest package TW cable offers in my area.
No caps of any sorts - although couple of my friends got warnings due to liberal use of torrents.
It is always tough to adjust to BSNL when I get back to India.
that is a sad connection, yes you have 20Mbps down stream, but that upstream is worse than connections in India interms of the DL:UL ratio

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that is a sad connection, yes you have 20Mbps down stream, but that upstream is worse than connections in India interms of the DL:UL ratio
But he doesnt have any monthly cap on data usage. Unless he uses his connection to upload videos or maintains a server, that 1mbps upstream is very good.

For the creators of content, they may need better upload speeds. Most of us basically are consumers of content, and for that download speeds matter.
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Old 2nd October 2012, 12:11   #277
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that is a sad connection, yes you have 20Mbps down stream, but that upstream is worse than connections in India interms of the DL:UL ratio

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But he doesnt have any monthly cap on data usage. Unless he uses his connection to upload videos or maintains a server, that 1mbps upstream is very good.

For the creators of content, they may need better upload speeds. Most of us basically are consumers of content, and for that download speeds matter.
My upload is almost next to nothing - barring a few photos on facebook etc. So doesn't really matter. And the numbers are exactly what was promised while signing up.
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As per your plan, would you need to pay extra for each additional MB that you use? I am paying 750 + taxes for 5 GB per month, with no additional charges (but reduced speed beyond 5 GB) for my Photon Plus in Trivandrum
No, no charges should be applicable after 5GB as well though with reduced speed as you mentioned.

That is what they say as 5GB UNLIMITED.
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+ Type : Data Card / Stick
+ Using since : July 2010
+ Service Provider : Tata Photon+
+ Plan : 1800mins use @ 500/- a month.

Speed : Very good and good coverage.

HSIA speed available in many cities compared to how it was 2 years back.
[ Travel whole of south India including tier III cities ]

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BSNL 750 Unlimited. Initially there were problems with the connection, but as of now no problem. Download speeds unto 120 Kb/s many times but 50 Kb/s is minimum.
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I recently upgraded my home broadband to 8Mbps plan (Transonic 80GB) from Airtel for Rs 1500 pm. Attached is the result of a speed test. As expected, local servers show great speed, but if I choose servers abroad, things can go really slow. Since most of the website are hosted in US, a speed of 8Mbps here is effectively no faster than a speed of 2Mbps over there.
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I use the following ISP's

Office Purpose : Tata Photon Datacard. Unlimited usage. Rs.1000/Month

Home Purpose : Beam Telecom. Wi-fi usage. Speed is 6MBPS. Unlimited Usage. Rs.600/Month
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I use the following ISP's

Office Purpose : Tata Photon Datacard. Unlimited usage. Rs.1000/Month

Home Purpose : Beam Telecom. Wi-fi usage. Speed is 6MBPS. Unlimited Usage. Rs.600/Month
What's the speed? Is it genuinely unlimited? Because most ISPs in India have fair usage crap.

I use MTS MBlaze USB Modem. To stay away from bank-breaking bills, I've stayed on pre-paid. Do 999 recharge every month of a 2Mbps speed with a SO-CALLED unlimited usage. But the speed is capped beyond 10GB usage under fair usage policy. I'm not charged beyond 10GB but the speed gets down to 512 Kb.

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Office Purpose : Tata Photon Datacard. Unlimited usage. Rs.1000/Month

Home Purpose : Beam Telecom. Wi-fi usage. Speed is 6MBPS. Unlimited Usage. Rs.600/Month
6mbps unlimited for 600 ? There has to be a limit somewhere, else this is great.
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For guys staying in Mumbai, try 5net. It's a local network.

Benefits:
  • Cheap plans. 1mbps at 700/month and 5mbps at 10000/year.
  • No FUP, download limit and such crap in their unlimited plans.
  • Has a hub where the total data shared is 400-500TB. You will get whatever you will ever need on this hub. The 'download' speed will fluctuate between 2-5mbps.
  • Has presence in central, western and eastern Mumbai. Also is present in Thane and Navi Mumbai.
  • 3mbps download speed on sites like Youtube, Microsoft, etc.
  • Support isn't that fast.
  • There are complaints of some downtime during the rainy season. Haven't experienced it though.
  • Not available in every suburb. Eg., it's not available in Kandivili and Malad in the west.
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