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Old 16th September 2019, 20:04   #46
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I am !dea since last 7 years.
Internet speed was never as bad as it is today, might be because of idea Vodafone merger.
I am planning to get a second number, from jio, and move from idea postpaid to prepaid.
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Old 16th September 2019, 21:35   #47
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I recently changed over to Airtel (from Tata Docomo) for my Wife. I had gotten her an Idea SIM during the transition. The Idea call and data reception is pathetic in the area. Calls do not go through and you have to sit in the balcony for using the Data. The Airtel network is comparatively better and there is call/data connectivity in all rooms. I haven't used Vodafone or Jio and have no idea about the same. The networks are 4G but the download/upload speeds are nowhere close to the advertised ones.
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Old 16th September 2019, 22:16   #48
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I have not gone through the posts in the thread but what I can say is, the reception depends on the surroundings as well. For my flat we are having a large open land and a railway track. There is an Airtel tower after the track and I get a good signal most of the time due to a tower near to me and and vacant land. But, my neighbors who stay in the flat opposite to us complain about Airtel signal. So, in my understanding, its based on how much open area we are having around our flat to allow the signal waves. Whenever I visit my cousin's house or even in my old office I used to get frustrated by the signal, those are just cement Jungles.
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Old 17th September 2019, 15:53   #49
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I've used Airtel, Jio, Vodafone, Tata and BSNL in Bangalore. Airtel and Vodafone are much better than BSNL but all of them have blind spots specially in high density area. Recently I notices that inside office building network speed is low and calls are getting disconnected, Even after many requests/complaints BSNL and Airtel were not acting on it, then I sent an e-mail to AGM and e-mail IDs listed here and to my surprise got a call back within a day followed by site visit by engineers. BSNL changed direction of nearest antenna to reduce call drops inside office building and Airtel installed repeaters inside building which improved signal strength and call drops have reduced a lot.
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Old 17th September 2019, 18:10   #50
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Have been with Jio since they launched and have in general been happy with it. In very very crowded places or busy junctions have experienced slow speed but that has been very rare. Switched from Docomo since they didn't have 4G.

Jio's pricing also keeps me happy. Have taken multiple Jio connections for myself, work and moved the entire family to Jio.
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Old 17th September 2019, 19:34   #51
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If you are someone who spends your day in 2 different parts of the city, it is likely that one of those places will give you a headache. It is clear that in this race there are only losers.

What frustrates me is how 3G and 4G were advertised during their respective launches and what a whimper they turned out to be. Phones and apps have also become data hungry and networks have always been playing catch up in India. With reluctance to invest in infra, I don't see this changing any time soon
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This is in Bangalore. Are other cities facing it?
Facing similar problems in Chennai as well. Not just internet connectivity. At times even calls go through!

My workaround to retaining my decade old airtel phone number is using a Jio sim and mapping the phone to use internet from sim slot 2 !
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