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    For the past year my downstream snr value is low and downstream attenuation value is high. I have complained and asked them to check my telephone line. The bsnl people say my telephone line is perfectly alright.

    Downstream Upstream
    SNR Margin (dB): 14.1 23.0
    Attenuation (dB): 46.0 22.9

    After seeing airtel broadband speeds at my friend's house(mantri paradise) on bannerghata road. He has a 2 mbps Rs. 2222 plan. He gets speeds of 240-246 kBps during daytime. Will post screenshot soon!

    I used to have home 500 plan(2 mbps) from bsnl. I only saw 170-180 kBps at night( 2-8 am). I now have UL750 from BSNL.

    I have an airtel landline. Should I switch to Airtel? Please also suggest a plan if so?

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    what is da question???

    the one i got is answered as " nooo" dont worry i hate BSNL to, even though i am robbing them by downloading lots of free stuff.

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    I had the same problem with BSNL that you are facing for more than 7 months ,SNR ratio was horribly low , the BSNL DNS also sucks so when u get connected , u cannot browse , then there's always a fiber break every now and then , BSNL blames the road construction guys , simply said , BSNL is a govt run organisation any repair work will take ages , When I had BSNL UL 750 Plan , I used to get pathetic speeds ( 18 KBps on a 256 Kbps connection ) and disconnection problems are frequent , so I gave up , switched to Airtel broadband after a colleague at work recommended it , now I am a more than satisfied customer , in the last 4 months I have had 93 to 99 % uptime , I am not kidding , 93 to 99% uptime !!! ( I always get above the promised speed , usually getting an average of 300 Kbps ( 37.5 KBps) on the 256 Kbps plan , even every 2 months , guys from airtel come home to check the line quality , Go for Airtel broadband blind folded man , It's only 50 rupees costiler than BSNL for 256 Kbps , whats more , the other day , I enquired about their new plan 888 plus where u get 512 Kbps unlimited in the night time for just 88 Rs extra than the 256 plan , all unlimited . I should have gone for Airtel long time ago , but it was better late then never . I live in Pune . F.Y.I ...... ( Trust me , you are making the right decission )
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    MY Modem Statistics
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    Make = Beetel
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    Status SHOWTIME
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    Mode ADSL2+
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    Downstream------------------Upstream
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    Rate (Kbps) 2558 ------------ 1021
    SNR Margin (dB) 30.2----------12.8
    Attenuation (dB) 26.0---------12.6
    Attainable Rate (Kbps): 20620-1321
    Output Power (dBm) 8.9-------12.4
    Super Frames 1953938------1953936
    Super Frame Errors 0----------0
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    Maybe this will help .

    Check the Screenshot of my usual download speed on Bittorrent ( During the evening , @ 256 Kbps , will post night speeds soon ) , dont ask what I was downloading :P

    http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?i...psspeedzc0.png

    Also check my Old post of when I was with BSNL

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...ease-help.html
    Last edited by jakemake123456; 27th August 2008 at 08:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakemake123456 View Post
    I had the same problem with BSNL that you are facing for more than 7 months ,SNR ratio was over the roof , the BSNL DNS also sucks so when u get connected , u cannot browse , then there's always a fiber break every now and then , BSNL blames the road construction guys , simply said , BSNL is a govt run organisation any repair work will take ages , When I had BSNL UL 750 Plan , I used to get pathetic speeds ( 18 KBps on a 256 Kbps connection ) and disconnection problems are frequent , so I gave up , switched to Airtel broadband after a colleague at work recommended it , now I am a more than satisfied customer , in the last 4 months I have had 93 to 99 % uptime , I am not kidding , 93 to 99% uptime !!! ( I always get above the promised speed , usually getting an average of 300 Kbps ( 37.5 KBps) on the 256 Kbps plan , even every 2 months , guys from airtel come home to check the line quality , Go for Airtel broadband blind folded man , It's only 50 rupees costiler than BSNL for 256 Kbps , whats more , the other day , I enquired about their new plan 888 plus where u get 512 Kbps unlimited in the night time for just 88 Rs extra than the 256 plan , all unlimited . I should have gone for Airtel long time ago , but it was better late then never . I live in Pune . F.Y.I ...... ( Trust me , you are making the right decission )


    Is this plan updated on the website......
    Plan 888.. I am in delhi will be intersrtyed in taking the plan ..

    thanks

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    It's not available for Delhi but if u look under Mah & Goa then u'll find it there .

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    what is the airtel 888 plan?

    unfortunately it is unavailable in karnataka

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    my friend got 2 mbps unlimited for 4 months from airtel.

    screenshot

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    Default Home - 888 Plus - Night 512 UL Screenshot

    My All New Airtel Home 888 Plus Unlimited Plan Download Speed Screenshot
    ( 6:30am - 10:30pm ~ 256 Kbps / 10:30pm - 6:30am ~ 512 Kbps )

    http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/4...ht512ulxd8.png

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    what a brilliant plan!!! its unlimited right? I live in bangalore karnataka. I chkd on airtel website. the plan is not there. hav u faced any disconnection in torrent downloads during night. for me with bsnl when i put downloads for night, in the morning modem will be switched on and torrent wud not hav completed ie i hav got disconnected in the middle of the night.

    75 kBps in 512 kbps connection. That rocks!! Btw there should be green check sign on utorrent next to the total download speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harsham05 View Post
    what a brilliant plan!!! its unlimited right? I live in bangalore karnataka. I chkd on airtel website. the plan is not there. hav u faced any disconnection in torrent downloads during night. for me with bsnl when i put downloads for night, in the morning modem will be switched on and torrent wud not hav completed ie i hav got disconnected in the middle of the night.

    75 kBps in 512 kbps connection. That rocks!! Btw there should be green check sign on utorrent next to the total download speed.
    Yes it is unlimited , I have 0 disconnection problems , if you have an unlimited connection , then it's best to configure your router to work via PPPoE mode instead of bridged ( via Win XP Dialer ) even though the dialer can re-connect it's not always reliable , I had lots of problems with BSNL even when in PPPoE mode , my switch to Airtel was the single most rewarding decision ever.

    For Everyone , this is the screenshot of the Airtel Home 888 Plus Plan from the Airtel website available only for Mah&Goa circle.

    http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/5...limitedxv1.png :euro:

    I guess it will be available soon for other locations as well

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    Please post how much you could download in 24 hours and how much you did in one month. I hope it is introduced as soon as possible in bangalore.

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    How much I can do in an hour ??? , I only get 512Kbps between 10:30 pm to 6:30am

    I get an average speed of around 70 KBps on 512Kbps for 8 Hrs , even then lets take the theoritical maximum of 512 / 8 = 64KBps,

    I hate this part
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    10:30 pm to 6:30 am = 8hrs @ 512 Kbps
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    64KBps*60*60 / 1024 = 225 MB/hr * 8 Hrs = 1.8GB
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    24 Hrs - 8 Hrs = 16 Hrs @ 256 Kbps
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    32KBps*60*60 / 1024 = 112.5 MB/h *16 = 1.8GB
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    Total Download / Day = 3.6 GB
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    3.6 GB / Day * 30 = 108 GB / Month
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    Now I really feel Like a 2 year old :001_tt2: .

    let me see if I can get some screenshots .

    I schedule automated reboots using the following software

    Telnet Scripting Tool v1.0
    Add Scheduled Task in Windows XP .

    It works like a charm , saves you from having to reboot your router manually

    About the screenshots , well computer is shared over a network of 3 computers for watching movies and music so if I log the traffic , it will include internet traffic + data that has been accessed from my machine , so it will be a little bit difficult to give u accurate number of the data transfer , now if I could get airtel to give me my username and password so that I could check my data transferr online

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    Nice. I called up airtel customer support. They dont know when the 888 plan will be introduced in karnataka. I know calculation was kind of bugging. I could have done it myself. I hope airtel introduces 888 plan really soon in karnataka.

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    buddy "harsham05" no disrespect , I was just trying to say that I hate math , I was not in any way trying to say that you are not capable of doing the calculation , sorry bhai

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    Its ok

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    I Also am satisfied with airtel Tried Bsnl For An year After calling customer care ( well i dont remember how many times till i realised they dont do anything but things get ok after 3-4 days ) i decided on Airtel But Still on BSNL Combo plan just becoz of their night free pack.
    Please let me know when Airtel Comes up with Night unlimited in Bangalore................. Thanks..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by parshanth View Post
    I Also am satisfied with airtel Tried Bsnl For An year After calling customer care ( well i dont remember how many times till i realised they dont do anything but things get ok after 3-4 days ) i decided on Airtel But Still on BSNL Combo plan just becoz of their night free pack.
    Please let me know when Airtel Comes up with Night unlimited in Bangalore................. Thanks..............
    Have you noticed a sudden hike in speed on Airtel Broadband this week ? , I mean I know there are spikes for a couple of hours but for ive been getting 2 Mbps for 4 days non stop .

    Check the screenshot .

    http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/4...pikeonuyj6.png

    :w00t:

    10 GB Completed In 1 Day .....

    http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/1...edin1dabs7.png

    The Speed Gets Crazier by the Minute

    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9...eheavenlp2.png

    :w00t: :w00t:
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    Why is later in karnataka

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    @jakemake123456, 240 kBps on the 888 plan. Thats too good. I am definitely switching to airtel when the plan is introduced in karnataka. Theres no doubt about it.

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    Its once of the perks of being an Airtel Broadband customer , u get such speed hikes once or twice in a month or in 2 months ( it is not assured ) otherwise u get the standard speeds.

    But man , I have already downloaded another 45 GB in 3 days . :w00t:

    Curtosy the Airtel Spike and the new 1400 W Inverter that I got .

    Check the screenshot

    http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/4...in3dayshf9.png

    Oh , and I almost got 2.5 Mbps sustained at one point yesterday .

    http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9...dglore2ux1.png

    I hope Airtel waves some of my bills for all the advertising I am doing for them :P

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    @jakemake123456, my friend was on unlimited 128 kbps plan and experienced high download speeds. He called airtel up. He was given a free trial of 2 mbps unlimited download for 3 months. I am not suggesting you to call up airtel. :rockon:

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsham05 View Post
    @jakemake123456, my friend was on unlimited 128 kbps plan and experienced high download speeds. He called airtel up. He was given a free trial of 2 mbps unlimited download for 3 months. I am not suggesting you to call up airtel. :rockon:
    , what can I say man , I am overjoyed !!! :w00t:

    Oh im definately not going to call up Airtel Customer Service

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakemake123456 View Post
    , what can I say man , I am overjoyed !!! :w00t:

    Oh im definately not going to call up Airtel Customer Service
    End of joy , lights went out , modem restarted , back to same speeds ,

    Bummer !!!

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    Were you able to take full advantage of 2 mbps speed? If were able to,

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    Yeah , downloaded close to 180 GB of data in 10 days , made full use of it

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    Dude, you definitely made use of it. Btw, how did you find so much of stuff to download? 180 GB is just huge!!!!!!!! Whats ur harddisk capacity?

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    HDD Capacity = 500*4 + 160 = 2160 gb [2tb]
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    I usually download from rapidshare links , like www.rslinks.org then use firefox and a plugin called "Rapidshare Downloader v0.5.5" to download multiple rapidshare links simultaneously , the speed is good epically for movies which have less seeds on torrents , for the rest I use torrents.
    www.torrentz.com - like a google search engine for torrents .
    mininova / pirate bay / eztv.it / and my personal fav demonoid.com for it's strict anti BS laws ,

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    Major Downloads Include :
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    TV Series ( check TV.com )
    Movies
    Documentries
    Software

    I have roughly 4 K movies .

    Admin , if you are watching , this is in no means a form of advertisement so don't ban me !
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    I have an 80 GB HDD plus an external Western Digital 250 GB HDD.
    Last year I downloaded a lot of movies, games, tv shows. I keep deleting now and then. I feel the year 2006 had the best Hollywood releases.

    Btw, your harddisks are connected in raid? How much did they cost? How much space do you have left. I think you dont have to delete a single file for the rest of you life with 2 TB!

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    Yes they are connected via RAID , well 500 GB is actually pretty cheap .

    Here are the current rates + - 200 bucks .

    TheITWares - Hard Disk Drives / Laptop Hard Disks

    I originally brought 500GB for close to 6 K now SATA 2 is available for half that price .

    Oh u'll run out of space very fast ,

    Take 80 GB / month in downloads avg ur looking close to 1 TB / year .



    Not to mention friends who get their portable home .


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    Hi

    can u give me information about airtel in hyderabad

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    Quote Originally Posted by rakeshgoud View Post
    Hi

    can u give me information about airtel in hyderabad
    :: Airtel :: Broadband Services - Tariffs - For You

    Click the drop down box where it says "select your circle" and select your state from it , you should get a list of Broadband plans available in your city .

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    @jakemake123456, nice storage facility. How much space u have left?

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    Well I have about 212.68 GB left , I will have to buy another 1 TB i guess :16:

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