Airtel Broadband: Restart now required to get speed boost at nights?

Apoorv Khatreja

Super Loser
Messages
1,360
Location
Delhi
This started a week ago now. I'm using Explorer 1099 plan, with 384 Kbps daytime speeds and 1 Mbps night time speeds. The speed change used to happen automatically at around 9:45 pm at night. Since a week this is not happening. I have to manually disconnect and reconnect now to get the night speeds. I complained to Airtel and their executive confirmed that this is a change in policy. Also confirmed (on Twitter) with one other person who is using the same plan.

I want to confirm that everybody who is using plans with different say/night speeds is facing the same problem. Also, if this is for everybody, then I need a workaround for this to happen automatically in OS X. (My router has telnet disabled, so can't write a shell script).

Or maybe, we can all call up Airtel and protest against this.
 

Sushubh

Administrator
Messages
426,203
Location
Gurugram
hmm. i have been sleeping during the night time so i have not checked for this problem myself. would become a major headache if it has become like this now. i would probably downgrade to 512 all day long.
 

agantuk

Bhatakti Aatma
Messages
6,387
I don't seem to have any such issue. My speed gets updated automatically at 9:45 PM and 6:10 AM daily. I am on the Turbo 1299
 


Apoorv Khatreja

Super Loser
Messages
1,360
Location
Delhi
@ajab.ghajabAre you in Delhi? If yes then it seems that only people with the Explorer 1099 plan have been targeted. I need more people to confirm this.
 

Sushubh

Administrator
Messages
426,203
Location
Gurugram
i am in gurgaon. i have not rebooted my modem in days. so i guess it is not applicable on my plan (512 day 1mbps night)
 

sunny2004

ALS
Messages
49
i am on the same plan and had to restart modem to get 1 mbps since past week
 



Top