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    Question Suggest a new connection in VimanNagar, Pune(Need badly)

    Hello guys, just registered to this forum

    So I live in an Airforce region where it was not allowed to use cabled internet for some reason, but I now can see many people using a wired internet and I thought I'll also move from my Ultra crappy Tata Photon+ to some decent broadband connection but I don't know which one is better...

    I heard BSNL is good but I need to hear reviews from other ISP users like, airtel, hathway, tikona etc

    my budget is around rs1300/mn (currently I am paying 1250/mn for 11 GB lol and getting 60kbps downloading speed on some good days )
    Looking for Unlimited plan giving around 1-4 mbps(would prefer 1+ mbps speed)
    Monthly dl cap would be around 50-60gb approx

    Thanks a lot for all your help and reading this

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    BSNL overall is a good connection to get, you get the odd problems but that happens with near enough every service provider. BSNL provides a better packages, as they provide more data with a lesser cost, where as Airtel provide a fast connection but the data is not as much, and since you require an unlimited broadband connection with Airtel broadband it wont be possiable unless you are able to increase your budget. Airtel compared to BSNL I think Airtel is better, its just that the packages Airtel provide are a bit costly.
    Airtel have some new plans launched as well which can seen in the Airtel New Plans thread.
    Tikona is a big no! There are hundreds of people who complain about Tikona broadband and till date not seen or heardor a satisifed customer. I can not comment on Hathway as I dont know much about their services.

    What is your location? As the cost of plans differs in every circle.

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    Thanks for the fast reply

    I live in 9BRD Air Force, Vimannagar, Pune

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    I know this for a fact that Airtel does not provide adsl connections at Viman Nagar Pune so Airtel goes out of the window. Bsnl adsl broadband is a good option because the local BSNL exchange is very close by on the Viman nagar road itself. I think it is on the junction where the other road takes you to symbiosys institute if I remember correctly. Having said that I would suggest speaking to people who live in the area and find out how BSNL broadband is performing.

    Another option you could look at is BSNL evdo which is Rs750 per month unlimited with no FUP to the best of my knowledge. You can also look at MTS Rs999 prepaid plan which gives you 20GB data and after that the speed gets capped.

    I hope this helps.

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    I forgot to mention that about Airtel things may have changed because I am talking about two years ago. Please give them a call too. Airtel ADSL quality is top class and nothing beats them in network uptime. Reliance and Tata wired connections are also in the same league.

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    Also I think both the providers go down to 512kbps after their FUP limit?

    edit just saw that BSNL has launched a new plans BB UL
    http://bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/...unlimited.html


    Bandwidth (Download Speed) 2 Mbps upto 20 GB, 1 Mbps beyond 20 GB 4 Mbps upto 30 GB, 2 Mbps beyond 30 GB
    Applicability All users All users
    Monthly Charges (Rs) 1445 2799


    I am willing to pay 1445 if I am getting UL at 1mbps hehe

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    Rs1445 2Mbps looks like a decent pick. Price is reasonable as well and it is 1mbps unlimited after you use up your 20GB quota. Not bad for the price I would say.

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    What connections are other people living in the station using?

    It would be good to find out as you will know before hand the performance of the connections people are using. BSNL is a good service provider all across India, the wired connection would work fine, but I can not say anything about their EVDO connection. However that would be the best option as they provided an unlimited plan for I think around Rs800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Rs1445 2Mbps looks like a decent pick. Price is reasonable as well and it is 1mbps unlimited after you use up your 20GB quota. Not bad for the price I would say.
    I see, but It looked too good to be true for me lol so I checked again and found out that its a POSTPAID plan(I heard we don't get postpaid plans easily?)


    Quote Originally Posted by Shankysmart View Post
    What connections are other people living in the station using?

    It would be good to find out as you will know before hand the performance of the connections people are using. BSNL is a good service provider all across India, the wired connection would work fine, but I can not say anything about their EVDO connection. However that would be the best option as they provided an unlimited plan for I think around Rs800.

    95%+ people are using dongle only.
    I think I wont got for a EVDO connection the speed would be very less for me.



    Also do I need to get a landline phone compulsory for bsnl?

    Thanks all for your help, I really appreciate it.

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    Getting a post paid plan is not difficult atall. For an adsl line you would need a land line but you could look for a combo plan where the phone is included in the rental. With BSNL adsl you will also see a marked difference in your browsing experience. Wirless connection have a higher latency that causes delay in page loads while browsing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Getting a post paid plan is not difficult atall. For an adsl line you would need a land line but you could look for a combo plan where the phone is included in the rental. With BSNL adsl you will also see a marked difference in your browsing experience. Wirless connection have a higher latency that causes delay in page loads while browsing.
    hmm ok
    so do I need to use that landline phone? Or is it ok it just kept unused?
    btw I've called a bsnl employee and he said if it is available in my region of the airforce station he will give me connection.

    Thanks

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    It is entirely upto you to use it or not. It does come in handy to complain to bsnl by dialing their customer care number if need be. You can even unplug the phone and not have it online if you want. You are free to use just the broadband ocnnection only if you want but the cable is going to come to your house wether you want to use the phone or not is your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    It is entirely upto you to use it or not. It does come in handy to complain to bsnl by dialing their customer care number if need be. You can even unplug the phone and not have it online if you want. You are free to use just the broadband ocnnection only if you want but the cable is going to come to your house wether you want to use the phone or not is your choice.
    Oh I see, sounds great, I'll get BSNL connection then.

    Thanks for your help sir

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    Any time!

    Welcome to India Broadband Forum.

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    Hey Dante, I also live in Viman Nagar. I've been using TATA Indicom broadband for like 5 years. It's very stable, hardly does it ever go down.
    The pings are 40 to Mumbai and ~60 to all other parts of India.

    I made the biggest mistake of my life by switching to Idea broadband. It's pings are good to Mumbai (10-20) but they suck on rest of India (200+) and SG is 300. DON'T GO for Idea if you're gonna play online games, TATA is really good but looking at the other posts BSNL would be good. Please do share your experience with BSNL when you get it.
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    @ Rohan

    Is this a wireless connection of Tata indicom's cable/adsl connection?

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    Nope, it's wired adsl.
    I'm not sure I'm just a 12th student and I don't know much about networks..

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    That is a good option if OP wants to consider that. Tata has one of the best networks in India and abroad aswell.

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    Thanks for the reply Rohan.

    I didn't knew TATA Indicom had a good Internet connection.
    I just looked at the broadband tarrif and it seems costly to me, the unlimited 1mbps plan has no FUP limit but its cost is Rs2950/mn which is too high for me.
    The lowest UL plan is 750kbps no FUP limit which costs Rs1650 which too I think is costly, BSNL is providing more than TATA.

    Also I went to the BSNL office 2-3 days ago at Vimannagar but he said I can't get connection inside Airforce station as they have to put a new line, the other line inside station is far away from my house(he guessed) hence the new line is needed.
    He said he'll call me but haven't recieved any call and now I am considering Airtel.

    Also if I get the connection from other line of BSNL which is inside the station, will the internet speed decrease? will it get shared? Or I'll get the speed as stated.

    Thanks guys!

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    Adsl broadband offering from BSNL for homes is shared any way. For example if you are getting a 2mbps connection and after installation you realise that the max you get is only 1mbps then downgrade your plan to 1mbps. There is no rule set in stone when it comes to adsl broadband connections. There are too many factors at play all at once.

    BSNL's connection is not too bad and the prices are very reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Adsl broadband offering from BSNL for homes is shared any way. For example if you are getting a 2mbps connection and after installation you realise that the max you get is only 1mbps then downgrade your plan to 1mbps. There is no rule set in stone when it comes to adsl broadband connections. There are too many factors at play all at once.

    BSNL's connection is not too bad and the prices are very reasonable.
    so if more users using BSNL connection using that single line the speed will keep decreasing? Damn
    does it happen to other isp's as well? I'll just get Airtel if so

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    Airtel's residential broadband is shared too. All residential broadband connections are shared not just BSNL. Bsnl's contention ratio is 1:28 if I remember correctly and every other ISP is near abouts the same.
    This is not a matter you should be conscerned about unless you have something mission critical going on. If you want 1:1 contention ratio and want a pipe just for yourself then the price is probably going to be atleast 5-6 times more then the normal plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaNTe07 View Post
    Thanks for the reply Rohan.
    I just looked at the broadband tarrif and it seems costly to me, the unlimited 1mbps plan has no FUP limit but its cost is Rs2950/mn which is too high for me.
    The lowest UL plan is 750kbps no FUP limit which costs Rs1650 which too I think is costly, BSNL is providing more than TATA.
    1 Mbps for 2950 and 75 Kbps for 1650?! I think you've checked for the wrong city or something. I had a 512 kbps no FUP limit plan and it was for Rs.600 per month.
    I'll talk to the broadband guy and confirm it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Airtel's residential broadband is shared too. All residential broadband connections are shared not just BSNL. Bsnl's contention ratio is 1:28 if I remember correctly and every other ISP is near abouts the same.
    This is not a matter you should be conscerned about unless you have something mission critical going on. If you want 1:1 contention ratio and want a pipe just for yourself then the price is probably going to be atleast 5-6 times more then the normal plans.
    lol nothing like any critical mission, what I am afraid of is the speed can go very low as users will incrase on that same BSNL line.
    There are already 5-6 people using that bsnl line for internet and I want atleast 150kbps+ on a 1mbps connection.

    @Rohan Ok, btw I talked to a guy who used tata indicom but he said connection is not as good inside the station and he too recommended bsnl, but bsnl doesn't want my money.


    edit:I meant 150kbps+ download speed.
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    So..I have been looking around websites and trying to contact vendors but don't really get too many responses.

    What is the fastest speed one can get in Viman Nagar? I was looking at some of the Airtel schemes that say that they can give 16 Mbps connections in Fibrenet buildings. I am going to safely assume that my building does not have that connection. In that case, what would be the best connection to go for. I am ready to pay for it (reasonably :P).

    Thanks all!

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    Fibre connections are usually installed in buildings where there are near enough ten users or so ready to get the connection. Try BSNL wired connection which gives good speeds. Have you asked what others living near you are using?

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