Sify Broadband Unauthorized Survery

kuldeep

Regular
Messages
148
Hi guyz could you please poll here and tell the people of sify that we are not happy with their services. i m sure that someone from sify reads these forums and will be ashamed as well
 

MrCCK

Newbie
Messages
35
ISP
MTNL and Nivyah
i m sure that someone from sify reads these forums and will be ashamed as well[/b]


Oh yeah, Mr. Naive

If this were the case, we would be in utopia, not just for broadband, for everything.
 

jabronni16

Newbie
Messages
74
ISP
airtel
well i cant say im dissatisfied with them, but yea they have some issues. otherwise, im quite happy with their speeds and the consistency. i dload about 1gb every night (1.5gb including uploads) plus i use the full 150mb in the daytime lol. to be honest, i dont need a faster connection coz my dloading needs r fulfilled and 895 a mth is not too much. wht do u guys think
 

siddhesh

Newbie
Messages
68
ISP
Sify and MTNL
QUOTE(jabronni16 @ Apr 28 2006, 09:07 PM) [snapback]49552[/snapback]
well i cant say im dissatisfied with them, but yea they have some issues
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Yeah, kinda my sentiment too. Apart from the rainy season, where they seem to go under a shell, their service is ok. Much better than the alternatives I have here with respect to the whole package: cost, speed, download limits.

The issues I have have mainly to do with their relative indifference towards customers in matters other than the core internet service. This includes:
* bulky dialers
* No port forwarding for HTTP/FTP. You have to buy a static IP to host a website/ftp server
* No port forwarding for NNTP (Usenet).
* Untrained tech/customer support (Most/All of them do not know how to use linux systems)
* forced antivirus installation
* some stupid security schemes (MAC address based authentication)
* ignorance of non-windows platforms
* some quirks in their terms and conditions (6+ hours per day constitutes commercial usage for example)

Other than that there's no other broadband service provider that gives completely unlimited usage for 1100 per month. Even the 150 MB per day pack is quite innovative compared to other providers as it actually adds up to close to 4.5 GB per month. Now that actually is a lot of bandwidth for a regular user.
 


Argus

Regular
Messages
103
Location
Jaipur
ISP
BSNL Home 512 Unlimited
Very good post Siddhesh. You have aptly summarized the pros and cons.I voted for yes coz at the moment I'm having no probs with Sify. They are delivering (to me) what they promise. So for the time being I'm satisfied . . . . . . and if some provider manages to come up with a better plan I will definitely consider it.
 

prithvi

Newbie
Messages
12
ISP
YOU Telecom 512 Kbps Unlimited
I have been a Sify user since 2003 and overall, i am satisfied with their services.There have been a few glitches sometimes, but that happens with any service around the world.Currently, i am using their 256kbps Night & Weekends package and I get a download speed of around 30-35kbps.
 
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Oh my god i'll have to support Siddhesh in this matter it sure has a bulky dialer it occupies 3.91mb of your total 40GB or 80GB of your HD space it sure takes so much place in my system i'll have to delete 2-3 movies to occupy this dialer
 

Dukes Mangola

Regular
Messages
175
QUOTE(thegreatchuck1 @ May 16 2006, 12:12 AM) [snapback]51412[/snapback]
Oh my god i'll have to support Siddhesh in this matter it sure has a bulky dialer it occupies 3.91mb of your total 40GB or 80GB of your HD space it sure takes so much place in my system i'll have to delete 2-3 movies to occupy this dialer
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I think he was talking RAM-wise.
 
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