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Anyone Using Tata Indicom's Plug2Surf?

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    Tata Indicom has been publicising its Plug2Surf Internet like anything. Where you can access your net anywhere using just modem. Anyone here has brought it or used it. If yes, how is the speed and how is the tarrif and connection, etc at various places? Is it really worth it to own it? It looks attractive with the ad where you can access the net anywhere using just a usb pendrive , but is it really worth it?

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    see the first thing is its cost is high i mean the installation one...it costs you a might 6k...after that i think they offer 256k untld for 1k ...thats ok price..but the hefty installation price is the main cause...and i must tell you these wirless connections provide much less speeds..i have reliance data card , it offers 155kbps+ but i get 40-50kbps these days....

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    Quote Originally Posted by salaxzar View Post
    see the first thing is its cost is high i mean the installation one...it costs you a might 6k...after that i think they offer 256k untld for 1k ...thats ok price..but the hefty installation price is the main cause...and i must tell you these wirless connections provide much less speeds..i have reliance data card , it offers 155kbps+ but i get 40-50kbps these days....
    I think they advertise upto with 155kpbs in advertisement i believe means that this is the maximum speed you are going to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salaxzar View Post
    see the first thing is its cost is high i mean the installation one...it costs you a might 6k...after that i think they offer 256k untld for 1k ...thats ok price..but the hefty installation price is the main cause...and i must tell you these wirless connections provide much less speeds..i have reliance data card , it offers 155kbps+ but i get 40-50kbps these days....
    If you are getting 40-50 kbps for your 155 kbps connection then i think you are getting the right speed. This is the maximum speed you would get from your connection.

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    I had used TATA's plug2surf and i would say that it is the best product from them as their is not connectivity problem and more over they also have a good connection speed.

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    I am using TATA plug2surf and it is the only and the best service i have seen from TATA becuase they do not have any wires which decreases the problem of technical fault.

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    Yes, I am using their this USB internet service and i would say that it is good one but sometimes it gives no speed or low speed while on move. But still it is good as compared to other products from TATA.

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    well i m using tata wirless and i m having some probs well network is the issue tatas have some poor network and wirless usb modem has tendency to get loose as usage exceeds. Overall if u dont have tat much of usage tata is better then anyother wireless service but USB wire modem will be better choice then USB wireless modem

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    It is just about ok. Lets face it this is a dialup connection. Though I was able to do serious office work through my VPN for nearly a month now. It was slow though.

    Browsing though is just like regular dial up. Their customer care is basically geared for people who take up basic connections of Rs.350.

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    Default Increase in browsing speed by speed+

    Has anybody got any idea about speed+ by tata indicom enhances the speed of wireless internet?

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    It is supposed to . Why don't u try it out

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    Well, I'm a Tata Indocom Walky user. I installed Speed+, and there's definitely some improvement. So I did some digging, and here's what I found out:
    - It's based on a product from a company called Venturi wireless, which has developed a custom transport protocol (like TCP) called Venturi Transport protocol(vTP).
    - All your connections are proxied through a Venturi server hosted by tata indicom; The software installs a Windows service, which intercepts all your Web/Email/IM communication, and proxies them through the Venturi server.
    - The software works by compression techniques, and enhanced protocol design.
    Caveat: Your requests go through another server, so there may be privacy issues; but guess what, teh ISP can already see all your requests, so may not be a big deal.
    - As far as I know, there's no spyware or any such thing.

    Hope this helps

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    The 155kbps is total speed i.e. download and upload. Realistically, the download speed is about 5 to 10kbps and upload is about 70kbps (even after speed+). I asked the sales manager about this and he said this how it works.

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    Default I used to get download 2.5Kbps

    I picked Plug2Surf last week after long, unfruitful waits of wired access from BSNL and Airtel.
    Got attracted to the ads where Tata Indicom claimed speeds of 153KBps. The best speed I have seen is about 20kbps. Most of the time the speeds are around 2.5Kbps. It is really frustrating because to view and respond to one email on Google would take about 20mins.
    I complained couple of times and the technicians came over my place with their laptops to verify the same. Even they saw the speeds of 2.5KBPs and claimed that this the best they can offer (and surprisingly no one seem to complain).

    Unfortunately this has been the best available solution and I continue using the same . Just hoping BSNL to provide me a connection at their earliest.

    Ananda.

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    Default Plug2Surf: Data Card versus USB Modem

    Can somebody tell me if there are any differences that I should watch out for between a Data Card and a USB Modem. I had asked for a USB Modem but received a Data Card instead.

    * Is the Data Card compatible on all laptops?
    * Is the speed the same in both?
    * Does the difference in size result in any inconvenience? (I guess not).

    Thanks in advance.
    Narayan.

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    If you can still return it then I would suggest you to go and get a reliance data card instead or the reliance usb thing which is far much better then tata. Tata indicom's plug to surf has a very poor record and the connectivity is not at all upto the mark.. this is why I switched to reliance which has been working great for months now without any problems atall.

    Otherwise I dont think there is any performance issue with data cards.. they work as well as the usb thing would.. The only difference being.. you cant use the data card on a desktop unless you get an adapter which is not available in India yet.

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    Default Plug2Surf: Data Card versus USB Modem

    Thanks for the quick and helpful reply.

    I had used a USB Modem last month, and I am reasonably satisfied with it (even without Speed+). That's why didn't risk trying out Reliance, all the more so because a friend who stays close by isn't happy with it. But, as others have mentioned in this thread, it all depends on where the tower is. This Tata USB Modem becomes useless even at the other end of my apartment complex, so it must be very sensitive.

    Since, there is no difference between the Data Card and USB Modem, I probably need not go into the hassles of getting it exchanged. Shall give my feedback after a couple of months of using it.

    Thanks once again,
    Narayan.

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    Hi,
    I 've been using tata's USB for the past 2 months and since the network is pretty good in Mumbai there have not been any connectivity issues. I ve used it for 8-10 hr sessions without a drop.

    Speed is around 90KBPS. Pretty good for a dial up.

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    I used Tata's plug to surf for 1 month... I've used Reliance USB modem also... Look the basic thing is to understand the fact which one has a better signal in ur area... If you travel a lot with your lappy... then I would vote for Reliance.. It has better connectivity...

    My experience with Tata hasn't been good though... Cuz the USB modem stopped connecting after 1 month of use... It always gives me Error 678- unable to reach the host... I took it to Tata Indicom hub... but they referred me to their service center... I still have to go their to repair my modem...

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    Thumbs up Tata indicom may be slow,but u can make it fast.

    1ST SPEED UP UR BROWSER..SAY FIREFOX....

    Here's what you do:
    In the URL bar, type “about:config” and press enter. This will bring up the configuration “menu” where you can change the parameters of Firefox.

    Note that these are what I’ve found to REALLY speed up my Firefox significantly - and these settings seem to be common among everybody else as well. But these settings are optimized for broadband connections - I mean with as much concurrent requests we’re going to open up with pipelining… lol… you’d better have a big connection.

    Double Click on the following settins and put in the numbers below - for the true / false booleans - they’ll change when you double click.

    Code:
    browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs – true
    network.http.max-connections – 48
    network.http.max-connections-per-server – 16
    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy – 8
    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server – 4
    network.http.pipelining – true
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests – 100
    network.http.proxy.pipelining – true
    network.http.request.timeout – 300


    One more thing… Right-click somewhere on that screen and add a NEW -> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. Since you’re broadband - it shouldn’t have to wait.

    2ND MANIPULATE UR MODEM SPEED UNDER PROPERTIES>CONFIGURE>MAXIMUM SPEED...INCREASE AND CHECK WHERE IT IS STABLE.....IT WILL WORK REALLY FASTER...

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