Need suggestions on switching to LCO provided broadband

vignesh_venkatesan

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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BSNL FTTH, TICFIBER
I'm on BSNL ADSL 20 down / 1 Mbps up 800 gb fup plan at 699+gst.
I was approached by an LCO who runs service on Airtel backbone giving unlimited plans (100 Mbps at 999).
So my questions are,
1. Is there a way to temporarily suspend bsnl broadband for a month or two to try out LCO provided broadband.
2. What are the parameters to check before getting a connection from the LCO.
Is there anything I need to know before doing this.
I'm new to this LCO scenario, expecting suggestions.
Thanks.
 
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Bangalore | Ernakulam
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Excitel | BSNL
1. Yes - https://www.bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/landline/safe_custody_plan.html I think it works for broadband as well.
2. Installation and initial equipment costs. As long as the LCO is not charging a lot for installation, I think its worth to take the connection, test it out and continue if you find it good.

Ask for a split up of the installation and ONT cost, it could be cheaper for you to get the basic ONT yourself.
 
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Bhopal
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BSNL
Even if you ask them to disconnect the connection they will put it in safe custody for six months because they are not allowed to cancel connections.
 


vignesh_venkatesan

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I got the connection installed a couple of days ago.
I just wanna know whether these line parameters are optimal.


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