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    Default Airtel Suddenly gave me 2mbps

    Recently ie 25th of December 2008 to be precise Airtel broadband service gave me 2mbps speed
    I dont know what the reason was and after 24hrs it came back to normal 256kbps. I didnt ask for speed on demand or anything.
    It was such a dissapointment when it was switched back. Any way I was wondering if the pros in this forum could help me explain what the reason was and is it possible to get those speeds again.
    My plan right now is 256kbps UL
    My circle is Bangalore Karnataka
    Thanks in advance

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    Simple - a mistake from their side.
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    lol this is not a mistake.
    I had Airtel 2 mbps broadband for 8months for free. They took it off on Dec 25th. Now i m stuck with 128Kbps again .

    My fren Harsham had even posted some of my screen shots on this forum showing my download speed. Those were the days ..........

    and they had told me its a 1 month free trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajan1311 View Post
    lol this is not a mistake.
    I had Airtel 2 mbps broadband for 8months for free. They took it off on Dec 25th. Now i m stuck with 128Kbps again .

    My fren Harsham had even posted some of my screen shots on this forum showing my download speed. Those were the days ..........

    and they had told me its a 1 month free trial.
    So this is not a mistake on their part? I am
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    I don't know if it is a mistake i also got some severe boost in speed on 14- 15 dec i guess just for 3hrs i guess

    My Download speed was like 350KB/s And i download 1.36Gb of film in less than 1/2 hr Which was awesome hope i can get more speed boosts like this every now and then but back to normal to my usual 384kbps

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    So u guys think there is a way of getting it back ie. those speeds
    Is there a hack to remove the limiter or someting
    I really miss those speeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharath1283 View Post
    Recently ie 25th of December 2008 to be precise Airtel broadband service gave me 2mbps speed
    I dont know what the reason was and after 24hrs it came back to normal 256kbps. I didnt ask for speed on demand or anything.
    It was such a dissapointment when it was switched back. Any way I was wondering if the pros in this forum could help me explain what the reason was and is it possible to get those speeds again.
    My plan right now is 256kbps UL
    My circle is Bangalore Karnataka
    Thanks in advance
    Nothing new , it happens every other month for me as well , I have reached speeds up to 3 Mbps also , the good part is that since I am on a PPPOE setup , once I get a speed hike then the speed burst remains till I turn off my modem , not like I want to but accidents can happen like the maid accidentally hitting the power adapter and stuff . Once I got a speed hike for about 10 days + downloaded up to 180 GB with it !!! expect this kind of things from Airtel every now and then , that's why its my Fav ISP , check this forum , you will see many people using Airtel saying the same thing , however there is nothing that can be done on your machine to make the speed boost permanent, I guess this is something that happens at the exchange level , whatever it may be , when it happens , you get an uncontrollable urge to download anything and everything !!! :thumbup:

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    I know it is a great feeling
    Getting High speed for free
    any way i hope this happens again and stays that way for a longer period

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    Bhai Sharath , I think god is listening to us and has answered our requests .

    Check this out , this happened just today .. I am Loving It !!!!!

    http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/7...pstodaynt9.png

    I am getting between 1.8 to 2.5 Mbps today !!!

    I am not supposed to get more than 256 Kbps [ 32 KBps ] in the day according to my plan !!!!

    http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/1...kaspeedrj7.png

    http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5...ndabaaddn5.png

    Torrents are never that fast anyway

    So you see , Airtel Zindabaad !!!! :scooter:
    Last edited by jakemake123456; 30th December 2008 at 08:01 PM.

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    what i meant is that they could be providing u a free trial for a limited period. When i got it, they said its for 1 month, but it just never stopped (thats a mistake), so just hope u get 2mbps back ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajan1311 View Post
    what i meant is that they could be providing u a free trial for a limited period. When i got it, they said its for 1 month, but it just never stopped (thats a mistake), so just hope u get 2mbps back ......
    I Don't Think So .

    Here is a screenshot of the email I sent Airtel CC asking them for 1 Mbps trial and their reply saying that they cannot give it to me , they even called me up and asked me to use the bandwidth on demand thing to test the speed that I would get before migrating to the 1 Mbps unlimited plan !!! :2guns:

    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7519/airtelcczm3.png

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    That happened to me too
    Today I called the airtel customer care and asked them about the unlimited plan for 2mbps
    They said that they have 2 mbps unlimited plan but its gonna cost me Rs.16000/- per month
    thats huge amount to spend on
    then I asked them whether they could provide me with a free trial of 2mbps
    in response they said they dont have a free trial right now and might call me if they have one.
    so now i might call my airtel technician (he's a friend of mine) and ask him to pull some strings so that i could get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharath1283 View Post
    That happened to me too
    Today I called the airtel customer care and asked them about the unlimited plan for 2mbps
    They said that they have 2 mbps unlimited plan but its gonna cost me Rs.16000/- per month
    thats huge amount to spend on
    then I asked them whether they could provide me with a free trial of 2mbps
    in response they said they dont have a free trial right now and might call me if they have one.
    so now i might call my airtel technician (he's a friend of mine) and ask him to pull some strings so that i could get one.
    The Airtel engineer can do that ??? I mean , I know that BSNL engineers can if you pay them some money , they are a Govt organization who doesn't care much of the way things are run anyway , but with Airtel being private and all , the engineer can still give you 2 mbps for cheap ? Let me know what he says ! , but for now 2 Mbps speed is still going strong after the 24th hour !!! I hope it stays :winkiss:

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    Ya u were right
    Technicians can just tune the current speed but not change them
    I am really hoping the 2 mbps speed would come back
    what is the average time u ppl got 2 mbps

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    lol but i had been enjoying free unlimited 2mbps for over 7months. They told me it was just a free trial. I had called them up to ask if i had to pay or not.
    So, i think i m very lucky. I got net worth Rs.16000X7 for freee.... I really ripped airtel off

    Quote Originally Posted by jakemake123456 View Post
    I Don't Think So .

    Here is a screenshot of the email I sent Airtel CC asking them for 1 Mbps trial and their reply saying that they cannot give it to me , they even called me up and asked me to use the bandwidth on demand thing to test the speed that I would get before migrating to the 1 Mbps unlimited plan !!! :2guns:

    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7519/airtelcczm3.png
    thats a HUGE amt of spam mail u have !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajan1311 View Post
    lol but i had been enjoying free unlimited 2mbps for over 7months. They told me it was just a free trial. I had called them up to ask if i had to pay or not.
    So, i think i m very lucky. I got net worth Rs.16000X7 for freee.... I really ripped airtel off



    thats a HUGE amt of spam mail u have !!
    I was hoping you wouldnt notice

    Quote Originally Posted by sharath1283 View Post
    Ya u were right
    Technicians can just tune the current speed but not change them
    I am really hoping the 2 mbps speed would come back
    what is the average time u ppl got 2 mbps
    About once or twice every month , sometimes on festivals , hey I forgot to tell you , even I got a speed hike on the 25th - Christmas day !!! , wasn't 2 Mbps was 700 Kbps + -
    Talking about speed hike , I am back to 256 Kbps now but it went strong for 2 full days !!! downloaded 13 GB , Based on that statistics , hopefully we can expect something on the 1st of Jan ... :17:
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    there should be a way of locking the speed when its available

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharath1283 View Post
    there should be a way of locking the speed when its available
    lol that would be lovely !!

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    I got my 2mbps back

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    How? Even I need 2Mbps...

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    Default Yes i can explain why..

    Becoz the Bandwidth policies of the AIrtel Broadband at the server level were mistakenly chaged to 2Mbps for all broadband customers...that was your luck...

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    lucky guys....
    waiting for such accidents... :yinyang:

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    it has happened to me too, though not recently, happened around the end of 2007 era

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    Yup happened to me too in December 2008, had download speeds of upto 200KBps

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    These spikes in speed happen sometimes.
    A while back, everyday for halp an hour, I used to get 2 mbps download speed.
    Once, for 10 minutes I got 2.5 MB/s upload (equivalent to ~16 Mbps) speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerdoc View Post
    These spikes in speed happen sometimes.
    A while back, everyday for halp an hour, I used to get 2 mbps download speed.
    Once, for 10 minutes I got 2.5 MB/s upload (equivalent to ~16 Mbps) speed
    now i'm planning to take a new connection of airtel in place of bsnl.........

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    From Last 2 hours i am getting speed of around 2mbps. check the link to see it for yourself. I am on 256kbps UL


    It still continuing after full night of boost. Downloaded around 7Gb of data till hope it continues more till today Lol
    Last edited by pisces_m; 6th February 2009 at 10:33 AM. Reason: Update

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisces_m View Post
    From Last 2 hours i am getting speed of around 2mbps. check the link to see it for yourself.
    They must be doing some sort of meddling with the DSLAM. Enjoy the speeds while it lasts

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    i'm also getting 2mbps!! got tv episodes in 15mins!!

    250KBps!! :thumbup:

    if only i had some torrs running from before this happened

    back to normal now... but this time took a 700mb advantage.
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    The boost is still coming and downloaded 7Gb of data approximatel had nearly 9 torrents with me of 700 mb each which are finished now seaching for more to complete before boost goes out

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    wow u r one lucky chap... i think the boost was there for quite some time and i hadn't discovered it; partly because there's nothing left for me to download ... i've got everything i wanted... there are just the 3 shows that i get and those are available on thursday...


    hey i reset the router and the speed boost is there again!!!!!

    :thumbup:

    the LAN data light's glowing near constantly on the comp now ... added 4torrs... see what i can extract out of it.

    lol... it went away just now, and restarted router again and again it came back :thumbup:
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisces_m View Post
    From Last 2 hours i am getting speed of around 2mbps. check the link to see it for yourself. I am on 256kbps UL


    It still continuing after full night of boost. Downloaded around 7Gb of data till hope it continues more till today Lol
    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    i'm also getting 2mbps!! got tv episodes in 15mins!!

    250KBps!! :thumbup:

    if only i had some torrs running from before this happened

    back to normal now... but this time took a 700mb advantage.
    why these kind of things wont happens to my BSNL connection.........

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    It has to do something with technical details. It happens when companies make changes in their DSLM at their end. And they dont care if some bandwith is lost to customers as its very much cheap for them.

    But BSNL is government entity so has to answer to them if these things happen and they believe in giving nothing for free. Lol

    The boost ended that morning itself, but i am happy i downloaded around 8Gb. Hope it comes again fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisces_m View Post
    It has to do something with technical details. It happens when companies make changes in their DSLM at their end. And they dont care if some bandwith is lost to customers as its very much cheap for them.

    But BSNL is government entity so has to answer to them if these things happen and they believe in giving nothing for free. Lol

    The boost ended that morning itself, but i am happy i downloaded around 8Gb. Hope it comes again fast
    hmmm.... thanks for the info ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisces_m View Post
    But BSNL is government entity so has to answer to them if these things happen and they believe in giving nothing for free. Lol
    Many subscribers of BSNL has also reported the same when they are being migrated to the new NIB 2 network. I personally know two subscribers in Kolkata who enjoyed 8mbps for two months.

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    But all will agree that Airtel is only the service provider where theses kinds of boost are common. and in last 1 year or so it had occured to me for 5-6 times

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    I had the same experience a few month back with Airtel BB in Delhi circle. On a 256 Kbps unlimited my download speed jumped to 160 kbps ...

    pity it didnt last too long....only for a few hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    Many subscribers of BSNL has also reported the same when they are being migrated to the new NIB 2 network. I personally know two subscribers in Kolkata who enjoyed 8mbps for two months.
    8mbps in kolkata BSNL ? is there some trick?

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    hey i get a 50KBps DL speed at night after 9:45 PM. Usually i get only 10KBps. Good boost 4 me .

    But now it stops at 2AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajan1311 View Post
    hey i get a 50KBps DL speed at night after 9:45 PM. Usually i get only 10KBps. Good boost 4 me .

    But now it stops at 2AM.
    10kBps??! what plan r u on?
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    just 2 mbps for sometime i've recieved speeds of 2mbps for 2 weeks continuous
    and received 10.6MbPS boost for 17 hours see this link http://www.indiabroadband.net/relian...kbps-plan.html


    reliance optic fiber connectivity is the best.

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    hey guys , i got new airtel connection on 28/feb/2009.
    On the same day I was downloading a movie at around 10:30 pm...at 32kBps and suddenly i got a hike in speed of 2mbps.The hike happened automatically,I hadnt even restarted the modem(as few guys say that it happens only at restarting it.).So for me it is not the case.
    Havent got speed bursts uptill today! Waiting for it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by himan01 View Post
    hey guys , i got new airtel connection on 28/feb/2009.
    On the same day I was downloading a movie at around 10:30 pm...at 32kBps and suddenly i got a hike in speed of 2mbps.The hike happened automatically,I hadnt even restarted the modem(as few guys say that it happens only at restarting it.).So for me it is not the case.
    Havent got speed bursts uptill today! Waiting for it though.
    and all the people who have been posting in this thread.....
    to sum it up all :

    "Oh you are lucky....
    Oh I am lucky....
    Oh its a mistake...
    Oh I got 2 MBPS for some time as a part of their mistake...
    I got the speed for 17 hrs
    etc. etc....
    No offence... but it seems as if we are saying...
    I see the rainbow... with starting voilet colour .....Oh ya ? well I see it ... but I think Indigo is second and Violet is first....No way... I see Violet + Indigo and then Blue....going on and on.. without any actual conclusion, advice or tweak...
    If you want the thread can go on and on saying "Oh yes I think I am getting it now.....god knows how or why" ?
    Sorry did not mean only U himan01 it involves every one.. and I am agitated because dedicatedly I checked each and every message so that I could really find a solution but it goes back to sqaure one after every 2-3 messages. What I mean is if someone has a way out and does not depend on their(airtels) mistake... then speak (or post) else.. just don't add more to the pile of bull dung
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    This thread can be closed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakemake123456 View Post
    This thread can be closed !
    I am with U jakemake123456 at least it won't misguide people to waste their time.
    Cheers
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    Lightbulb speed on demand

    i also need 2 mbps

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