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Should I change my BSNL plan from BBG FN Combo 600 to BB Home Combo UL 750?

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    Default Should I change my BSNL plan from BBG FN Combo 600 to BB Home Combo UL 750?

    I m currently using BBG FN Combo 600 and I m well satisfied with the service but since last 3-4 months I m getting billing above Rs.1000! because my usage is increased in day time and i also download average 7gb per one night unlimited usage and usually 50gb per month.

    What should I do now? I cant afford above 1000 billing per month...I m thinking of changing my plan to 750ul but then my speed will be decreased to 512kbps

    But what if I change my plan to 750ul and then I keep downloading stuffs (usually torrents) for approx 16 hrs per day? will I be able to download max 8gb per day? If that is possible then I m changing my plan...speed is not a matter for me....downloading heavy torrents is all I want.

    Please suggest me what should I do

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    Yes

    If

    1. You are ok with 512 Kbps which is moderate when considering the 2 Mbps you are enjoying right now.

    2. If you want to seed and keep a good ratio on private trackers.

    3. If your day time usage is high.

    4. If you want a fixed amount bill ( Rs. 750 + 10.3 % tax).

    5. If you can live with 360p videos on YouTube.


    No

    If

    1. You are used to 2 Mbps speed.

    2. Intend to download files larger than 4 GB.

    3. Like to watch HD videos online.

    4. Don't want to wait for hours to download a file.

    5. Want free calls (UL 750 Combo has no free calls).


    I am using UL 750 and can manage with it. I am a moderate downloader but still consume around 30 GB per month. I download a maximum of 7-8 1 GB + files per month. I have good ratio in private trackers and can adjust to moderate buffering while watching YouTube videos.

    If you choose to switch, it may take some time to get used with it, but I think it will be a good choice as the day time limit is too low for your plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yash09 View Post
    But what if I change my plan to 750ul and then I keep downloading stuffs (usually torrents) for approx 16 hrs per day? will I be able to download max 8gb per day?
    Not possible, what you are expecting in UL 750 plan.Even if you keep on downloading for 24 hours a day, the maximum you can download is:

    24h x 3600s x 55 KB/s(average torrent download speed) = 4752000 KB(4.5 GB approximately).

    So, it's not the suitable tariff plan which you are looking for.Better continue with the same plan.

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    Billing amount won't make a big difference if u are gettting bills around Rs.1100 because in 750UL the billing amount will be around Rs.830 plus call charges along with frustrating D/L speed. One thing you should remember that its not only BB bill which matters but there is also electricity bill which will be waving hand at you because you will be downloading 4.5 GB approximately[sic] in 24 hours.(which is a matter of 5-6 hours in your current plan(ofcourse in night)).
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    Quote Originally Posted by yash09 View Post
    I m currently using BBG FN Combo 600 and I m well satisfied with the service but since last 3-4 months I m getting billing above Rs.1000! because my usage is increased in day time and i also download average 7gb per one night unlimited usage and usually 50gb per month.
    At 2 mbps, I can get a max of 4GB (usually 3.5-3.9). How do you manage to get 7GB?

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    Ya, that forced me to think too.. I can get maximum 5 GB in 6 hrs of continous d/l.
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    Right, you cannot get more than 5gb downloaded with the 2mbps plan in 6 hours.

    On the 512kbps plan, you can download around 5gb if you keep the connection up for 24 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehost View Post
    At 2 mbps, I can get a max of 4GB (usually 3.5-3.9). How do you manage to get 7GB?
    Quote Originally Posted by abhistp View Post
    Ya, that forced me to think too.. I can get maximum 5 GB in 6 hrs of continous d/l.
    Quote Originally Posted by StandAlone View Post
    Right, you cannot get more than 5gb downloaded with the 2mbps plan in 6 hours.

    On the 512kbps plan, you can download around 5gb if you keep the connection up for 24 hours.
    usually i m also able to download max 5gb per night but sometimes, when i use private torrent trackers i m able to download max to max 6.5-7gb but only some times...

    after hearing your opinions....i think i will continue with my existing plan because billing was the issue for me and if i change the plan then too i will get almost same billing cost. so its better i enjoy 2mbps speed and try to control my day usage.

    Thanks everyone!
    Last edited by yash09; 17th November 2011 at 09:59 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    With really fast torrents on private trackers, I get around 190kBPs and on IDM I get around 215KBPS(or 220), max of 4GB. I'm on NIB I, maybe that makes the difference. But even in ideal conditions, you won't get more than 5 GB unless they have missed to cap your connection somehow.

    Anyway whatever you download at 2mbps in 6 hours will be the same for 24 hours @.5mbps (512kbps) in almost all cases.
    Last edited by thehost; 17th November 2011 at 04:58 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    can you explain what is BBG FN COMBO 600...what is its speed what are the downloading limits...and other details.?

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    It has 2 Mbps speed with 2.5 GB day time limit. But you can download as much as you can during 2-8 am at 2 Mbps. No phone rent and also got free calls. But if your day time usage goes beyond that, you will be having a huge bill.

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    I think its not too expensive to pay 20p for 1MB i.e Rs.200 per GB. These reduced rates are like a boon to me.(have always paid for over usage)
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    Advanced users won't have any problem. But new users won't be knowing the pit holes. Like resetting modem, stop seeding etc. Many think that only downloading files count to data and browsing YouTube etc won't be charged. Also a virus infection can be deadly in case of limited plans. You will never know unless you check usage very frequently or even if you see, you won't know how to stop it.

    Myself a victim of improper explanation about plan by BSNL employees who came to installation. They didn't even tell that you won't get 1GB to use since you got connection only on 22nd. I took Rs. 250 plan and paid some2 years' worth bill in 2 months. Not a day has passed that I have not been here explaining these traps. You can call it my sweet revenge.

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    I found that for BB FN COMBO 600 plan the speed is 2 mbps and there is 250 free calls.so if i dont need the free calls and deduct it what will be the monthly charge and also my father is a retired teacher then what will be the monthly charge after concession for government employee and deduction of the free phone calls.?

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    No, you need to pay Rs. 500 + 10.3 % tax no matter you use free calls or not. The discount is 20 % on usage and rental. ie, if you consume another 1 GB and it costs Rs. 200, you get Rs. 40 discount on that too.

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