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When are the ISPs going to reduce the rates of 2MBPS unlimited?

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    Default When are the ISPs going to reduce the rates of 2MBPS unlimited?

    Its high time that we stop getting taken for granted in this country with speeds that do not match the times. A 1GB file takes hours to download, where as with cheaper rates, people even in the South East Asian countries can download 1 GB within an hour. All ISPs need to understand that we in this country can not be taken for granted just like this. On one side, there is the buzz of 3G and Wimax and then the 4G LTE standards, on the other we are paying broadband rates with the unlimited tag, but in reality it has the fair usage policy restriction on amount of downloads. We need freedom from slow and tightly controlled speeds. Internet is a democratic infrastructure. It is just like being given a car(read PC), an expressway(read the internet) and inspite of having paid the money to be on the expressway, getting told " Do not drive beyond 30 kms per hour!! It is totally a matter of getting screwed the most undemocratic way in our so called democracy, all in front of the eyes of the regulatory authority TRAI. It is high time that TRAI takes strong note and announces the minimum definition of BROADBAND as 1Mbps. Already the actual speeds are at a ratio of 1:8, then the case of distance from residence to the telephone exchange. Speeds being cut in the name of fair usage policy is another lethal attack on our freedom to be on the internet expressway. All of us who believe in our democratic and fundamental rights to live and breathe normally should now get in and use the power of pen(read type on forums like this) to convey to TRAI and the ISPs that enough is enough, stop taking us for granted as we know how to drive this car(our PCs) on the expressway whose HEAVY toll taxes(the internet broadband charges) we are being made to pay, but DO NOT ask us to drive at 30 kms per hour. We are already 10 years behind the rest of the developed world and even some developing countries like China, Russia, Brazil and 10s of others.

    I use Airtel 1mbps/speed does not match the price charged at Rs. 1700/This price should get a 2mbps/Fair Usage policy needs to go away/my current speed is cut to half automatically according to the so called fair usage policy/for the rest of the month till the next billing cycle begins, I am stuck with half the speed but pay for 1Mbps, which is so unfair, and amounts to cheating!!
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    very well written article. By the way am planning to shift impatient 899 or 1099 or 1399 but as u said all these have strict FUPs but for me I am beginning to feel these FUps are ok..speed mentioned is 4MBps..So I think it will alleviate your woes a bit if u shift..But FUP as u said---the very concept itself sucks..UL loses its meaning as u say..

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    look at the new bsnl plans with the most pathetic data caps in the world.......it is the sign of broadband's doomsday in India........how far would this go?......all our winning will effort in redefining broadband from 256kbps to 384 or 512kbps...for the next 10yrs

    when every isp in India is milking money why would they want to loose it?

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    Default We are letting them milk the cow!

    I agree with the point that why would the ISPs let it go or increase the speeds and better the FUPs when they are doing it fine, or lets say, when NO USER IS COMPLAINING!! Well, there it is, the crux of it. We simply do not want to complain, that is the issue here. All of us with any bit of grudge should write continuously to the concerned ISPs. I have been writing since last month to Airtel, through their customer support email id from the website(all ISPs have a customer email id, on their website's "Contact Us" page, or likewise), and on 3 occasions I have recd mails of apology. Yes, nothing has changed, BUT trust me if these guys started recieving hundreds and thousands of mails like this everyday, they would HAVE to start thinking otherwise, guess why? Just because they would then feel the risk of losing us, the cow they are milking easily, and would not want to let go. They would get to smell the outrage that is out there among us, the disgruntled users, and it will make them situp and take notice and subsequently, some concrete action in terms of increasing speeds at the existing charges with better FUP rates. Things have always worked like this in our country. They will not take any corrective action if they see that NOBODY is complaining. Lets get up and do our jobs, lets get writing to them, and strongly. I am saying to all users of all ISPs, whosoever's broadband you use!! It is high time, or trust me things will never ever change.

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    Hi Jatin..
    Yes we ought to start complaining at a larger scale. Just a food for thought--when u compare the FUPs of BSNL's latest UL schemes and the latest airtel impatience schemes then u can easily say that if airtel is bad BSNL is the worst of all. Comparitively, BSNL is the biggest cheat of all than Airtel so I am not overly irked by airtel's misdemeanours because after BSNL's relentless tyranny to the customers, I am numb to all these that I feel airtel is marginally better when compared to BSNL.

    In BSNL they won't budge even if we cry foul at the top of our throat. Those ppl are so indifferent....But the bottomline as you say is more ppl s'd voice out their stand.

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    Hi. I totally agree with you about BSNL vs. Airtel. Personally, I have never had any servicing or customer support issues with Airtel, as it is really good. The only issue I have now is with the FUP, because it totally demeans the "Unlimited" package marketing. Today the latest news is about Airtel having launched on VDSL2, 30mbps and 50mbps packages(do a google news, you will see it), but the FUP is shockingly limited at 200GB. Now it will take one to end up using that kind of limited GBs just a matter of days with those high speeds. It just does not match with the FUP, it sucks.
    Airtel is awesome for the service, but the FUPolicy. It needs to go away. Unlimited should mean just that, UNLIMITED!!

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    Yes definitely "UL" loses its significance because of FUP...But in India I really don't know to what extent we should bulldoze them to see some change? whether this is really possible in the present framework..Customers should go and bulldoze them and see if there is any effect and see if they budge.. Really am at a loss of ideas as to what the road ahead is..

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    Default The launch of 50 mbps is meaningless with 200GB FUP

    This week launched Airtel 30-50Mbps plans at 8000 plus are nonsensical with the FUP of 200gb attached with it. Imagine how long will it take someone who is paying that much every month, to reach 200GB,maximum of 10 days at the most. This is ridiculous. Airtel and other ISPs need to learn and respect the UNLIMITED Clause they have signed with their users. FUP is just not done!!

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    Anyone living in Mumbai or Delhi, I suggest to shift to MTNL.
    It has got the most cheapest plans in UL with no FUP in India.
    Some of the plans are

    512kbps for 599 a month
    752kbps for 749 a month
    1mbps for 999 a month

    Taxes 10.3%

    All of these plans are purely unlimited with no FUP.
    So MTNL is the best.

    Sometimes if you are lucky you will get more speeds than promised.
    Like I am getting 2mbps on 999 UL plan in which I should be getting only 1mbps.
    Check this out



    So once again MTNL is the best.
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    yea, MTNL does provides faster speeds, but the only problem is dis-connection, you can't take risk to download 1GB single file from Megaupload or other sites which does not supports resume coz you are tend to get dis-connected in MTNL.

    Also, they only provide 256 kbps upload speed even for 2 MBPS connection, so it kinda sucks for the people who uploads much.
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    Hey their are no disconnection problems. Its all depends on SNR and LA values.
    Most of the time a problem with the line is responsible for disconnections.
    My values are very good and I cant remember when was the last time I had a disconnection.
    And yes even I am annoyed with the upload speeds. MTNL Delhi provides 512kbps there in all the UL plans.I hope in Mumbai too upload speeds are upgraded soon.

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    There are plans that Airtel will double Speeds of all of their customers till June, So the present 1Mbps Rs.1699 plan people will be getting 2Mbps so 2Mbps for Rs.1699 per month, Fair Enough? Maybe not They should atleast give 8Mbps Unliimited at that price, for Rs.1699 in European countries you almost get 40Mbps Speeds and in India we still stuck at 1 and 2Mbps, God knows when we in India will start getting true good brooadband Speeds, present Speeds provided by ISPs in India are just not enough for today's times.

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    It high time these indian isp stop ripping customers and start providing us with fair plans.

    For a start atleast provide 2mbps under thousand bucks.

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