This Broadband is provided by ACT Television.This Broadband is fully operational only in Bangalore. I had long wished to test this connection out(due to frustration, as i had BSNL Broadband).
I decided to call their Customer Care No: 080 4284000 on 21 Jan 2012(Saturday) at around 2PM.Then took Option 1 for broadband.Then again took option 1 for enquiries. I was immediately connected to a customer care executive. I told him that i want a new connection and gave him my area Details that is Halasuru,Bangalore.
Around 6PM their Sales Executive came and collected 1 Passport Size Photo, ID Proof. I wanted the ACT BB Premium Connection which costs 999(exclusive of Tax, Tax is 10.2 % so i think it comes around Rs.1100).
The Plan's Features are as follows
FUP: 50GB (beyond that 512kbps). Uploading is not included, so you can do unlimited Uploading.
Here comes the weird part. Other than the Installation Charge of Rs.500 , we are asked to pay the First Month's bill in advance. Mind you, its still Postpaid. They say the next bill will come after 2 months(ie, 1st month already paid during installation, 2nd Month bill will come on the 1st of 3rd Month).
So with Tax i had written out a cheque in favour of Atria Technologies Pvt Ltd for Rs.1100 + Rs.500= Rs. 1600
The very next day, Surprisingly, as it was a Sunday, the installation team came with the wires by evening 7PM. Installed it. Wired Connection with a RJ45 Jack.At the end of the Installation, one of the Engineer called the backend support and passed on the phone to me. I was asked to verify the Details of my contact no, email id and Address. Once done , they sent a email and SMS which had the login details.
Whenever a new session is formed you will hbe redirected to portal.acttv.in, where you will have to give the login details.
Now i immediately started testing my speed of my BSNL BB(which i have not yet disconnected) and ACT BB
Ping Download Speed Upload Speed
BSNL UL 750 91ms 0.48Mbps 0.38Mbps
ACT BB Premium 19ms 10.2Mbps 9.8Mbps
Method 2: Downloaded the latest Adobe Reader 10.12 which is 51.2MB. I use Internet Download Manager.
BSNL UL 750 10 minutes @ Avg Speed of 60KBPS
ACT BB Premium 45 seconds @ Avg Speed of 1.2 MBPS
I was more than glad with the results. I have placed an order for Cisco LinkSys Router(N-Series,WRT120N) by calling up ACT Broadband Customer Care. They say it costs Rs.1500(incl of Tax), which is fine because in market it costs Rs.1800.
For once i like the broadband connection i have.
Though the service is claimed to be fully operational in Bangalore i dont think they cover all areas. So those who want a connection confirm whether they offer service in your area and then pay the money.