1 Mbps plan from Airtel

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Amuthan

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Hey guyz,
After a loooooong wait what we get is crappy 1 Mbps line with 2 Gig Data limit.... How enticing???????? :madness:

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I just don't know when will those stupid marketing team learn their lessons that even normal browsing for 2 hours would amount to 30MB.... (Atleast for me it does!! :p)

Alrite here's what happend:

My monthly bill just arrived today with "Airtel Times" (supposedly a newsletter from craptel)... In that it was all bragging about the 8Mbps plans limited to Metros... and there were 3 new plans.... out of which this one was very enticing... So I just wanted to know if Airtel had some plans to introduce Night Unlimited for this plan... So I called CC... A guy picked up and he was totally expecting the word "PLAN MIGRATION" from me... Whenever I asked him whether he knew abt tht plan he'd say "So you want to migrate your plan right?" I'd say "Hello, I'm not migrating any thing... I just want plan details... I am not migrating to anything.... is that clear?" He'd say "Yes" but again come to the same point. So I got fed up of this guy n said "Ok dude, here's the deal, if you can explain me clearly abt this plan I might migrate to it" All of a sudden he pauses for a second... gives me a number 43***** and asks me to call that number for getting my phone plan migrated!!!!! :madness: I said... "Dammitt!! I'm gonna call my local airtel rep!" and hung up! Later when I called the local guy he sez no NU on any plans... So yet another crappy plan from Airtel!!!


Here are my questions for those who got a backdoor into Airtel's tech/mktg team:

1. Is there NU coming up for plans 1/2/8 Mbps?
2. When are they planning to launch this plan?
3. When will they eventually launch a plan that suffices heavy downloaders like us?


That's all for now... and we could discuss about the plan's pluses and minuses!

Cheers,
Amuthan.
 
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you dont need any backdoor for answering these questions.. just look over their current plans and anyone would answer your questions :D 1) No2) Never3) Never :(
 
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i think airtel launched these strange plans just to make bsnl calm down and not launch their killer plans to beat their backsides
 
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Now BSNL will have to launch something to compete. Eventually we will get the plans we want this year! Or start of next year!
 
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Amuthan

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I really appreciate the degree of optimism Crazysah has about getting the plans we wish!!! :p Dude... snap out!!!! :confused:I'd suggest that if Airtel introduced a Night Unlimited on any of the 1/2/8 Mbps plans then I'd go for them... But the Night Unlimited should be from 9PM to 9AM.... and top-up charges should not exceed Rs.299/399/599 for 1/2/8 Mbit respectively!!! But I don't see this happening anytime till mid 2008 or start 2009.... I really want airtel to increase their b***dy data caps frm 2GB to atleast 30 GB per month... or even 20GB per month... like hosting accounts!!! ;) But it'd be perfect if Airtel gave like 2 Mbps for Rs.999 with 60GB download! I download not more than that! Then I'd recommend Airtel to all the people in my area!!! :p Airtel howz my deal???
 
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most parts of the world get atleast 5 Mbps Downstream/2 Mbps Upstream for less than Rs.1600...that too fiber optic...
 


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^^^ On behalf of airtel representatives : Go to hell We are already looting people nicely :D !I am sure no isp will provide any sane 2 mbps UL plan until end of 2008 . And vishalrao and crazyshah need to come out of dreamland ( no insult intended :) ) .. its almost frustrating to see people brag about bsnl plans in almost all threads when there is no proof of any such news . Mark my words even if bsnl starts 8 mbps in jan it would have insane data caps like airtel has . Being optimistic is good till a certain point , after that it just leads to frustration when nothing is acquired :) . Currently only TATA is providing a unlimited 1 mbps which is not as ridiculus as these plans . However that one is pathetic as well including all service charges and everything it should be well above 4 k and let alone customer grievances reported against TATA .
 
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Enough of all these nonsense... I say its high time to set loose the local loop... Come on TRAI... Don't be such a pain in the arse to both the ISP and the consumers!!! :madness: