Is airtel cheating with customers again?

I am using Airtel 2MBPS connection. While downloading its fine but in Torrent. The moment I see any download touching around 200KBPS my internet connection gets disconnected for a moment and starts. After reconnection I don't see that speed in torrent. Is aritel playing some CHEAP tricks and tricks to monitor our P2P download? Is anyone else facing the same problem?
 

CyberKID

In search for Tech Gyan!
Seems so to me also. I am a user of Airtel's 3G services in Delhi. According to their promotions, there are daily 3G data usage packs, for example, there is a daily usage pack of 50 MB, which costs 5.00 Rupees. Though, the 3G speeds are expected to be as high as 7.2 MBps, which my handset supports, as it's a HSPA enabled device, I've never been able to make use of the whole 50 MB's, as the connection speed (download and upload varies between 3-10 Kbps). Whenever I've tried to use it, I've been able to use only about 12-15 MB's, and in extreme conditions about 20 MB's.
If Airtel's offering 3-10 kbps download speeds in 3G (rather 3.5G), it's just a waste of money investing in any of Airtel's plan. It seems to me that apart from their so called "FAIR USAGE POLICY", they are engaged in nasty tricks to cheat the consumers.
 
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Ishu Gupta

Manchester United
there are daily 3G data usage packs, for example, there is a daily usage pack of 50 MB, which costs 5.00 Rupees.

Rs 5 - 50MB is a 2G plan

Airtel sucks for giving you 2G speeds on 2G plans, right? :rolleyes:

airtel 3G
Thy only give you 10MB for Rs11 on 3G.

I am getting 1.2mbps (140kBps) on 2G/98Rs. Even this is bottlenecked by bluetooth. USB speeds will be higher.
 

Sarath

iDota
I am getting 3mbps on my 3G. I was hoping for 1mbps but the whole 3 was awesome.
Ofcourse the speeds now are pretty sad again.
Around 1mbps.

Plan 200 for 250MB, Bangalore.
 

Krow

Crowman
I am getting 1.2mbps (140kBps) on 2G/98Rs
WHAT? 140kBps on 2G? How? I used to get like 10-20kbps or something similar.

@OP: Airtel is known to throttle torrent speeds. As I said in the other thread, best to move to MTNL (which offers IPTV as well).
 

Ishu Gupta

Manchester United
WHAT? 140kBps on 2G? How? I used to get like 10-20kbps or something similar.

@OP: Airtel is known to throttle torrent speeds. As I said in the other thread, best to move to MTNL (which offers IPTV as well).
Using UMTS mode.
 
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maverick786us

maverick786us

Padawan
I am using Airtel broadband not GPRS. When I download normal data from any download site, is OK. But in Torrent whenever something touches 200KPBS my connection suddenly disconnects and resumes shortly and at that time the torrent speed never reaches that level.

So is airtel using some software to control Torrent transfer or any other P2P transfer that uses UDP Protocol?
 

Ishu Gupta

Manchester United
I am using Airtel broadband not GPRS. When I download normal data from any download site, is OK. But in Torrent whenever something touches 200KPBS my connection suddenly disconnects and resumes shortly and at that time the torrent speed never reaches that level.

So is airtel using some software to control Torrent transfer or any other P2P transfer that uses UDP Protocol?
Use Forced encryption option in uTorrent.

Torrents work fine for me btw.
 

Ishu Gupta

Manchester United
Where is that option
utorrent+protocol+encryption.bmp
 

RCuber

The Mighty Unkel!!!
Staff member
wait a minute .. are you seeing a 100% disk overload in you torrent client? try downloading some files from HTTP server and see if you are getting the same problem
 
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maverick786us

maverick786us

Padawan
wait a minute .. are you seeing a 100% disk overload in you torrent client? try downloading some files from HTTP server and see if you are getting the same problem

No downloading with HTTP Server is fine. With torrent just now when I turned on my PC 2 downloads were taking place with 180KPBS and it suddenly turned down to range of 5KPBS. Looks like someone from these bloody airtel is monitoring my P2p and changed it. WTF
 

RCuber

The Mighty Unkel!!!
Staff member
No downloading with HTTP Server is fine. With torrent just now when I turned on my PC 2 downloads were taking place with 180KPBS and it suddenly turned down to range of 5KPBS. Looks like someone from these bloody airtel is monitoring my P2p and changed it. WTF
I think its your P2P software which is the problem, use a different client and check. in my case my downloads would drop to 10 KBps because my hard disk was not able to keep up with the download speed. I changed my client to Vuze and it working fine till now.
 

Tachyon1986

In the zone
To clarify, Airtel does throttle (reduce) your speed when you're downloading torrents. I personally tested this after reading complaints on the India Broadband forums. The only workaround is to use a VPN to mask the data you're receiving.

I was getting around 6-10 KB/sec (my connection is a 1 Mbps line) . Then I activated my VPN and my speeds went up to 80 KB/sec .

It's interesting to note that airtel throttles your torrent downloads only at specific times of the day. I'm not exactly sure when but I can 100% say that they do throttle them.

This is the VPN I use - BolehVPN
 

MohsinMan99

RPG Overlord
To clarify, Airtel does throttle (reduce) your speed when you're downloading torrents. I personally tested this after reading complaints on the India Broadband forums. The only workaround is to use a VPN to mask the data you're receiving.

I was getting around 6-10 KB/sec (my connection is a 1 Mbps line) . Then I activated my VPN and my speeds went up to 80 KB/sec .

It's interesting to note that airtel throttles your torrent downloads only at specific times of the day. I'm not exactly sure when but I can 100% say that they do throttle them.

This is the VPN I use - BolehVPN

Part of the reason why it offers such cool plans, right? :D
 

SlashDK

MV VIP to the MAX
I'm facing the same problem. Not only torrents but regular downloads too are throttled. Download things after 11pm and you will get full speeds.
 

Sarath

iDota
I used to face this problem. After changing to google dns I havent been facing the same with such frequency anymore. Also its not related to P2P
 
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