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    Hello All,
    I have bsnl dataone 750UL plan and I wanted to know which BSNL plan is better to watch the online streaming video continuously without a break.

    I noticed youtube streaming faster but it stuck in between and restarts after sometime. I want to watch videos through streams in flv, divx etc.

    Could you please suggest which bsnl plan should I migrate to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd1403 View Post
    Hello All,
    I have bsnl dataone 750UL plan and I wanted to know which BSNL plan is better to watch the online streaming video continuously without a break.

    I noticed youtube streaming faster but it stuck in between and restarts after sometime. I want to watch videos through streams in flv, divx etc.

    Could you please suggest which bsnl plan should I migrate to?

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    Devendra Dave
    Home 500, 500 C or 500 C+ will be useful and economical. All of them provide speed up to 2 Mbps. You can still manage using UL 750. Take the video, pause it till the buffering is complete, watch after a few seconds.

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    For live streaming video, any limited usage/high speed plan is not suitable. You need to watch the live streaming there and then. While it is possible to download the streams overnight and watch them the next day, it is not very practical.

    And if you start watching streams during the day time, your usage will jump up in no time and very soon you will use up all your allocated usage.

    In my opinio, UL1350+ is the best for watching live streaming video, because:

    a) it offers decent speed at 512 kbps (64 kB/s)
    b) it offers unlimited usage
    c) no landline charges
    d) buffering may occur on obscure/less popular video servers but not something that you can live without.
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    Thanks for the information.

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    you can also manage it through 750UL, there are many tricks and tutorials on net to view Online videos without any disturbance try it or do as meetdilip says

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    The maximum speed of BSNL unlimited download so far is 512 kbps. I used such plan for three months last year but it is crappy. Then I used 500 c+ plan and I started download videos during night but sometimes I have to wake. There is a big problem in BSNL broadband is that it might get disconnected after few hours(maybe BSNL wants to cut download process while u r sleeping). It happened to me several times

    But one day, I found that there is a braodband company called CONNECT in my state (perhaps it is my luck). I recently got connection of CONNECT Braodband plan 1111 UL. It runs 24/7 without cut. I am very happy about this

    If u want to watch videos without break in case ur city has not CONNECT braodband (It is available in Punjab only) then Airtel plan 2222 UL is best (speed 1 mbps) but airtel is not available in my city.

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    Please note :

    One hour of video streaming will consume around 100+ MB per hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    Please note :

    One hour of video streaming will consume around 100+ MB per hour.
    It highly depends on video quality.

    low quality low consumption.
    high quality high consumption.

    the high quality video sometimes consume 70+MB/10 minutes (I have had such experience)

    Also, it depends on servers and distance too.

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    hi plz heil me i m so confused for which plan should i preefer and reasonable plan by which i can watch youtube videos online without buff
    erring!!!!! plz help mee

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    India is not yet ready for seamless video streaming. If you use any 2 -4 Mbps plans, you may get a good experience. But as of now there are no 2/4 Mbps plans without FUP. Most plans give 4-8 GB at 2/4 Mbps and then the speed will shrink to 256 Kbps.

    1. Mention the data required per month.

    2. Mention your budget.

    3. Are you comfortable with Night Unlimited (2-8 am) plans ? Day time limit will be mere 1.5 / 2.5 GB.

    If you can afford, go for ULD 1350 or higher. I use UL 750, there is some amount of buffering but manageable. If you do not use much bandwidth and say you may watch only 2-3 video songs per day and casual browsing, then go for any 2/4 Mbps UL plan with FUP.

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    I MIGRATED FROM BSNL HOME UL 750 to Airtel 3g.

    Streaming is excellent upto 480p. 720p needs some buffering. But because its not an unlimited plan I am moving back to BSNL HOME UL 750. Back to 512kbps But I have no other choice.I wish there a unlimited plan for Airtel. I am ready to pay upto Rs 1000.
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    For Rs. 1,000 ? Sorry, but it sounds like asking BMW for Rs. 5 lakhs

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    Airtel's 3g plans are targetted at mobile phone users I believe and for phones their data limits are not too bad I would say although I would be happier to see the prices coming down a bit.
    @Netkid have you tried Reliance netconnect broadband plus? they have a 18GB plan that is valid for 6 months and costs Rs3000 and it will work nationwide without any roaming charges but whatever you pick nothing would beat a truely unlimited plan even if its a 512kbps speed connection you can keep it running 24/7 without the fear of running out you data transfer limit or running into huge bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netkid View Post
    I MIGRATED FROM BSNL HOME UL 750 to Airtel 3g.

    Streaming is excellent upto 480p. 720p needs some buffering. But because its not an unlimited plan I am moving back to BSNL HOME UL 750. Back to 512kbps But I have no other choice.I wish there a unlimited plan for Airtel. I am ready to pay upto Rs 1000.
    Man you have to move to US to experience high speed internet connectivity for cheaper rates.

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    Or move into an IIT campus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    whatever you pick nothing would beat a truly unlimited plan even if its a 512kbps speed connection you can keep it running 24/7 without the fear of running out you data transfer limit or running into huge bills.
    VERY TRUE ^^^

    In case of of Calcutta Telephones (BSNL) you need to prepare a letter & give it to their staff if you wanna change your plan , temporarily disconnect, reconnect & like wise.

    The whole system is slow & tiresome.

    IMO Cable Internet providers are a very cooperative in this respect. You just need to make a phone call for whatever you want like plan change, temporary disconnection & likewise.



    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    For Rs. 1,000 ? Sorry, but it sounds like asking BMW for Rs. 5 lakhs
    I was just being honest. Cant pay more than that atm. As you know you can get Cable Internet of a little higher speeds & unlimited facility (In comparison to BSNL) within Rs 1000. Alright, in your opinion what will be the reasonable amount ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pkm.sbp View Post
    Man you have to move to US to experience high speed internet connectivity for cheaper rates.
    I heard that South Korea is ahead of the US in this area. I mean both speed & rates. True ?
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    It seems you are not aware of edc portal. You can avoid all those paper works and set service requests through the portal itself. Give it a try.

    Cable internet providers are a good in many areas. But they prefer only areas where they can give a lot of connections and are mostly not available outside the city / town limit.

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    watch the latest tv shows here...

    this is simply the great option for you to watch the seasons online here and i am sure you will must enjoy them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    It seems you are not aware of edc portal. You can avoid all those paper works and set service requests through the portal itself. Give it a try.

    Cable internet providers are a good in many areas. But they prefer only areas where they can give a lot of connections and are mostly not available outside the city / town limit.
    I just spoke with a BSNL official. My BB connection is officially terminated "closure" is the term I get at data.bsbl.in.

    I need to fill up the form again & wait for reconnection.

    edc portal is I guess not very useful with Calcutta telephones. People like to do a lot of paper work here.
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    Register here. Mention your old ID and password consumer number in message form.
    BSNL AT YOUR DOORSTEP---Udaan input page
    Note down Lead number.
    check in your self care portal activated or not.
    or try to log in.
    Appears your old connection details not deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    Register here. Mention your old ID and password consumer number in message form.
    BSNL AT YOUR DOORSTEP---Udaan input page
    Note down Lead number.
    check in your self care portal activated or not.
    or try to log in.
    Appears your old connection details not deleted.
    Thanks for all that info. Please don't mind. I will just go & fill the form & promise myself not to deactivate the BB connection ever.
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    I see so many posts in favour of cable internet but in my area i movedto bsnl 'cause the cable company was charging 699 for 64KBPS 2.5gB limit and night NU and my speed never went beyond 45 KBPS. Rarely did i get 48-50KBPS.

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    That is the problem with cable internet. There is no set standard for plans, speed and service. Varies from area to area and customer to customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netkid View Post
    I heard that South Korea is ahead of the US in this area. I mean both speed & rates. True ?
    Oh yes, why don't you move there then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkm.sbp View Post
    Oh yes, why don't you move there then?
    Are you satisfied with the current infrastructure here ? If not let's move together. We will surf all day.

    Quote Originally Posted by thehost View Post
    I see so many posts in favour of cable internet but in my area i movedto bsnl 'cause the cable company was charging 699 for 64KBPS 2.5gB limit and night NU and my speed never went beyond 45 KBPS. Rarely did i get 48-50KBPS.
    64kbps is torture of a kind. My friend uses cable internet & he gets 256 kbps with a 300 mb limit if I remember correctly
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    Quote Originally Posted by netkid View Post
    Are you satisfied with the current infrastructure here ? If not let's move together. We will surf all day.
    Well, none of us all are satisfied but it's manageable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netkid View Post
    Are you satisfied with the current infrastructure here ? If not let's move together. We will surf all day.



    64kbps is torture of a kind. My friend uses cable internet & he gets 256 kbps with a 300 mb limit if I remember correctly
    no no i emant 512kbps ~ 64KBPS, i think the cable company here also provides a 300MB 32KBPS but for like Rs150 or 200. I remember long ago when i had a 32kBPs plan, but used to get like 45-50kBps download speed, then after a year the company changed all plans to 64kBps but i still go the same 45kBps. In my area bsnl is way better than cable. Even the cable company's customer service is worse than bsnl. Some months ago i had frequent disconnections in like, every 2 mins, internet 'd get disconnected, and it took them 2 and a half months to figure out the probelm, last month the disconnections again started and changed to bsnl and so far havent seen a disconnection, and i get a download speed of 180-210 kBps, upload speed is like 3 times better but the only problem is the 1.5gB limit, but i think i should manage it. The cable service did provide better pings but frequent disconnections made it unusable.

    btw it is almost impossible to watch streaming videos without atleast a 4mbps download speed. youtube videos are manageable but streaming videos have way worse quality and are of a lot more size 'cause of the bad encodings unless you watch content of some high quality providers. People who stream online games usually have a 8mbps+ UPLOAD speed. You need to provide like 4 mbps+ for live uploading and rest is used to connect to the players plus you need to have a pretty powerful cpu that can encode your videos realtime, usually encodings are bad and sizes are more. Maybe you could watch things like news, etc on live streams but the resolution 'd be really bad to be able to watch it without buffer. Anyway you need a unlimited plan to watch streams. Best option is maybe a 4mbps plan with FUP and dont download much in the daytime except for a few minutes of streams? Anyway watching live streams in our country doesn't seem practical to me. You will end up with huge bills maybe..
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