So... An Airtel Broadband plan that is worth getting for backup?

Sushubh

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I am currently on the 30GB 4mbps plan on BSNL which costs me around 1600 bucks I guess. 1445+taxes... BSNL starting random redirections mean that it is time to say adios. Quality of service is shit. Though I guess Airtel has gained some new nuisance like mandatory buying of router from them and so on... Ideas?
 
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Nope, you can buy your own WiFi router. airtel uptime has been too good lately. Not a single downtime incident in months. But I guess that's the effect of my email to their CEO. airtel is not bad actually. You need to make a deal with the devil if you want uninterrupted service. I say get airtel 30GB plan just for browsing and use RCOM for downloading. Works out well for me.
 

Sushubh

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Airtel has been forcing their own shitty hardware on new subscribers lately. Several folks have reported this nonsense on the forum.
 


meetdilip

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Are you sure it is mandatory ? How much Airtel charge for their router ? Tell them you already have an equipment. Must be a sales guy's trick to sell modem as well.
 


Sushubh

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The plan I applied for came with free router. I would have to return it if I disconnect or select a plan cheaper than 1299 bucks per month.