Airtel broadband is unable to handle the secure http (https://) traffic. After a number of complaints, they are still struggling to figure out the issues.
Every time their engineer comes, he points to random things. For them, everything is wrong except their network. In spite of giving sufficient proofs of the problem at their end, these guys are still struggling.
I think anybody who wants to use broadband for the following things should seriously consider going for airtel broadband:
- GMail and many other mail portals (using https)
- banking sites ( ICICI, Citi, etcnothing works since they all use https)
- office VPN connection
- interestingly, can't login to the airtel site also ( showed this when airtel guy said the websites have a problem)
The laptop works well with other service providers on wired, wireless and Tata photon modems. (The first thing Airtel engineer suspects is the laptop and the WiFi AP, if it is not from Airtel)