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My friend paid for 2 month advance and got free router+modem with installation included.
However that static ip charge is rip off.
 
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Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
418,253
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Gurugram
2mbps after fup on 5mbps plan. 5mbps after fup on higher speed plans.

My friend paid for 2 month advance and got free router+modem with installation included.
However that static ip charge is rip off.
I guess I would wait for them to realize that they entered the marker at the wrong time lol.
 

ajgamer

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Dec 28, 2014
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Ok. Here are the details provided by the guy.

Rs. 1000 installation.
Rs. 800 + tax on the basic plan.
Rs. 350 per month for static IP.
Rs. 1000 for Tenda Router.
I can get 20% discount if I prepay for 3 months.

Static IP pricing is a bit high. But I suppose, overall deal is better than Airtel. Except for the missing landline part.
1. Ask them to give you Docsis Router only (since you can use any Wireless Router yourself) or I think you going to use load balancer right? Rs. 1000 saved.

2. Ask them that you will stay with them for longer period. Throw some lines like I have airtel with this much GB, Excitel with this much etc etc. Show them that you are high-end user and they will drop or maybe give some discount on installation. I strictly told Excitel to not to give config/installtion charges and he was ready to install. (Although I didn't go further for now because they have 5-10 connections only in my area and their office is in slum area/little low quality area so I am little bit worried about the security).

I personally believe these plans are shit since 800 for 5 MBPS? Even Airtel is better. I would say, stay with Airtel + Excitel.

Yes, Docsis is used in USA and i have experienced it multiple times myself and those are solid. But they give 50 MBPS. But here in your case 5 MBPS doesn't make a sense for you even if it's Docsis or ADSL or VDSL or Ethernet.

I want to say one thing, I have seen Excitel guy's speedtest app, He has fuckin' 4 ms ping rate in our area. I have never ever seen such ping in our area.

Airtel ADSL: 30+

Airtel VDSL: 20+

Hathway: 15+
 

Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
418,253
13,009
Gurugram
I do not like bargaining with people. Airtel is bad enough. Excitel has been good enough for core usage. I was looking at Den to replace Airtel. If they are going to charge what they are charging for installation and plans, good for them. I am not going to counter their plans and ask them to drop the prices by quoting plans of Excitel. They can see the brochures for themselves. If they think their prices are reasonable, good for them.
 


Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
418,253
13,009
Gurugram
would call them tomorrow and ask about their own definition of unlimited. and installation costs. and the so called special offers lol.