The best broadband offers available across India

Raaabo

Emperor
Staff member
Admin
Hey all,

I just thought this thread could list out all the best broadband offers from various ISPs across the country. Might turn out to be useful information for those who don't know about what's available.

The idea is to fill in this form:

ISP:
City:
Specific Areas:
Plan Name:
Speed Offered:
Usage Limitation (Mb / Gb):
Validity:
Price:
Comments:


For example, I have heard that Reliance Powersurfer is planning this offer:

ISP: Reliance powersurfer
City: Mumbai
Specific Areas: Bandra to Andheri
Plan Name: (not released yet)
Speed Offered: 256 Kbps
Usage Limitation (Mb / Gb): Unlimited
Validity: NA
Price: Rs 2,500 per month
Comments: Always on, Public IP

or

ISP: Exactnet
City: Mumbai
Specific Areas: Bandra (that i know of)
Plan Name: dunno
Speed Offered: 1 Mbps
Usage Limitation (Mb / Gb): 1 Gb
Validity: 3 months
Price: Rs 1150
Comments: haven't met any Exactnet users so far!

Let's see what's available out there, and the more from outside Mumbai the better :)


thanks


Raaabo
 

babumuchhala

In the zone
ISP:Sify Broadband
City:Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Specific Areas:Vashi
Plan Name:
-
Speed Offered: 40 kbps
Usage Limitation (Mb / Gb): Unlimited
Validity: 1 Month/2Month
Price:Rs 295/Rs 550.
Comments: Good for anyone who dosent want the headache of huge telephone bills without any speed keeds

Sify Broadband is company for which Broadband exists only in its Name and NO WHERE ELSE
 

vysakh

Padawan
ISP: ASIANET DATALINE
City: COCHIN, TRIVANDRUM, KOZHIKODE
Specific Areas:"
Plan Name: dont know
Speed Offered:256 kbps
Usage Limitation (Mb / Gb): UNLIMITED
Validity: 1 month
Price: Rs 99 and 25 per hr extra usage
Comments: modem rent Rs 99
 

harish_21_10

In the zone
ISP: Bharati Airtel
City: Hyderabad
Specific Areas:Abids
Plan Name: -
Speed Offered:64 kbps
Usage Limitation (Mb / Gb): UNLIMITED
Validity: UNLIMITED
Price: 600pm(500pm for me)
Comments:Real value for money
 

lywyre

Cyborg Agent
babumuchhala said:
ISP:Sify Broadband
Speed Offered: 40 kbps
Sify Broadband is company for which Broadband exists only in its Name and NO WHERE ELSE


:!: 40kbps :?: Broadband :?: Kidding :?:
 

drvarunmehta

Wise Old Owl
ISP: Spearhead
City: Mumbai
Specific Areas: Bandra to Andheri
Plan Name: -
Speed Offered: 64 kbps
Usage Limitation (Mb / Gb): Unlimited
Validity: 1 month
Price: Rs. 600
Comments: No installation charges
 

ctrl_alt_del

A Year Closer To Heaven
ISP: Ortel
City: Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack
Specific Areas: None, provides Net service in these two Cities to whichever home has an existing cable TV connection from the same company.
Plan: Home Economy
Speed Offered: 256 kbps
Usage Limitation: 600 Mb/month, free downloads from 11PM to 9AM.
Validity:Monthly
Price:500 pm
Comments: Extremely good service. Although advertises broadband speeds, I am able to get download speeds of around 60-70 kbps. Uses DOCSIS 2.0 technology. Getting a cable modem is a must, so initial charges come around to 1500/-. Each month I am able to download around 10 Gbs of data, so I guess this service is more than satisfactory.
 

sohummisra

Broken In
First of all, you guys may want to know that the government of India defines broadband as internet access at download speeds of faster than 256 kbps. So anything less than that...is not broadband.
 

ctrl_alt_del

A Year Closer To Heaven
That, most of us know here. But then I think there will be hardly any posts here if we were to go strictly by that arguement.
 

rockyj123

Broken In
ISP: Hathway
City: Mumbai
Specific Areas:Mumbai
Plan: Home:Infinity
Speed Offered: 48-64 kbps
Usage Limitation: unlimited
Validity:Monthly
Price:499 pm
Comments: Good for avoiding telephone bills
 
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Raaabo

Raaabo

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Staff member
Admin
I'm not interested in "broadband", because then none of us could post anything here.

I'm talking of solutions that ISPs "call" broadband. Also post if your ISP provides higher speed plans that you cannot afford. This doesn't only have to be about what connection you have, it could also be about what currently offered connection you want.

Raaabo
 
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sunnydiv

Guest
rabs i liked the idea, whens this reliance thing comin ne ideas
 

klinux

Ambassador of Buzz
could u add another field

Actually download speed peak and off-peak . ie the "kBps"

eg 56k dial up offers only 4-7 kBps during peak hours .

companies might give HUGE offers , but actual speed might be better .

Plus totaly package , including modem / service and how they rate the service and support
 

lywyre

Cyborg Agent
Although this is not or is not advertised as Broadband, this is comparable or even better than the previously mentioned.

ISP: TATA (Indicom)
City: Vellore (TN)
Specific Areas: Anywhere in the reach of Tower [CDMA]
Plan Name: Plan 240
Speed Offered: Max of 115kbps (consistently above 60kbps)
Usage Limitation (Mb / Gb): Unlimited
Validity: Monthly
Price: Rs.1500.00 per month
Comments: I get a decent and consitent 7.5kBps download speed. With Microsoft and such good sites with speed I even get above 9kBps. Telephone charges are accounted seperately while billing.

P.S: I download more that 2GB data per month. Last month I downloaded 3CDs of Mandrake 10 Community release and more. Now I am downloading Solaris 10 (4CDs)
 

sohummisra

Broken In
I'm not interested in "broadband", because then none of us could post anything here.

It ain't really broadband if it ain't broadband. Whatever. I don't have broadband yet (still dial-up) but I'm looking for comments on MTNL's Tri-Band and BSNL's new schemes.
 

daj123

Journeyman
sohummisra said:
It ain't really broadband if it ain't broadband. Whatever. I don't have broadband yet (still dial-up) but I'm looking for comments on MTNL's Tri-Band and BSNL's new schemes.
One word pal - SUCKS!!! My friends have tested both MTNL, BSNL tested their "broadband" connections and they got very LOW speeds ;). Sometimes they used to get speeds equivalent to dial up or less. These guys just dont have ENOUGH infrastructure in place to cope with the demand. Besides they have very bad limits on downloads :(
 

sohummisra

Broken In
Okay... I was almost getting hopeful then. I guess I'll just spend the last few months in India with dialup and then real broadband calls me!
 

Ricky

Cyborg Agent
ISP: HUTCH
City: Agra (U.P.)
Specific Areas: Everywhere there is mobile service of hutch.
Plan: Hutch Access
Speed Offered: 384 kbps (peek using EDGE)
Usage Limitation: not yet any.
Validity:Monthly
Price:500 pm
Comments: -. Had used using GPRS .. was so bad.. slower than dialup, now got new set . EDGE enabled.. in testing stage.. ie on other pc (demo at their office).. getting downloads at 13 kBps..
Will update as will get it activated on my connection.
NOTE: as compared to download speed.. surfing is quite slow.. I donno why.

HUTCH INTERNET ON A EDGE PHONE S***CKS from 12 PM to 12 AM .. In morning you can reach upto 200 kbps .. avg remains 150 kbps ... but after 12.. it is nothing less than a HELL ..
(I soon going to get landline phone )

More Info : I am worried if hutch guys gonna start charning per 20kb data transfer ..
 

ramank

Broken In
ISP: Iqara Broadband ( http://www.iqara.net )
City: Chennai
Specific Areas: Adyar, Thiruvanmiyur (don't know about other areas)
Plan Name: two unlimited and many limited plans
Speed Offered: 256 Kbps (one of the limited plan)
Usage Limitation (Mb / Gb): 1GB
Validity: 31 days
Price: Rs 500 one-time non-refundable payment for modem, no installation charges, Rs.651 per month (Inclusive of modem rent & tax)
Comments: Dynamic IP, service was poor before, but better now

UPDATED: tariff, specific areas
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