New Plans (may be)

pushkar

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What do you guys think? BSNL would launch new plans on 31st March. What changes are likely to take place? any idea.i just hope they give night unlimited in Home 250 or they provide a full unlimited plan like Airtel's Unlimited 999
 

puja399

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Broadband bill is likely to increase due to the recent change in budget regarding service tax. And I am not hopeful at all regarding increase in download limit of dataone.
 

anirudhashish

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Originally posted by puja399@Mar 1 2006, 11:37 PM
Broadband bill is likely to increase due to the recent change in budget regarding service tax. And I am not hopeful at all regarding increase in download limit of dataone.
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not just the broad band bill the entire incoming lot's of bill will be BALL,ne ways thats beside the point i dont see unlimited coming from dataone but what i do expect is that they would deinitely bring in some more palns b/w the already ones with higher data trasfers.

Guys we ahould keep somet thing in mind BSNL in not a localised service where as Touchtell is airtel is catering only some parts of the countery and they have bandwidth accordingly but BSNL needs to cater the lenght and the breadth also a host of other things they have to have some way to control their users so isnt this a novel way hey have found out. B)
 


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Originally posted by puja399@Mar 1 2006, 11:37 PM
Broadband bill is likely to increase due to the recent change in budget regarding service tax. And I am not hopeful at all regarding increase in download limit of dataone.
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Service tax is applicable on your net bill. Service tax has been increased from 10(or 10.2) to 12%. How much difference does it make? On a bill of Rs 1000, there will be an increase of Rs. 20. Not a very big deal. There has been a lot of reduction in international bandwidth prices in the last 1 year. So increase in service tax doesnt have much to do with the reduction in cost of broadband.

Even a 50% reduction in broadband plans is very much possible. Moreover BSNL wont revise the plans every now and then. So, they must take out a plan which is aggressively placed in one go.
 

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Originally posted by Positron@Mar 2 2006, 10:25 AM
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So, they must take out a plan which is aggressively placed in one go.
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Why should they be aggressive??? Any particular reason, like stiff competion etc.?? I don't think so, BSNL will continue to milk their customers as long as possible, and until the 'REAL' broadband comes(like unlimited connection of 512Kbps or more at Rs.300 p.m. or less, and widely available too, at least in the major cities ) or some miracle happens, whichever is earlier.

(Remember, BSNL has earned more that 10000 crores of net profit in the last year, and this year it will be higher, and that too after facing competion from other companies like Bharti, and others, in mobile, and landline business. If it were the intention of BSNL to bring the 'REAL' Broadband in India, it could easily do so, but it didn't, and why they should??? Can u give us any good reason???)

And remember, BSNL has announced competitive plans for mobile as well as basic phone services more than once within the last quarter, but no plan for b'band.

Moreover, BSNL is an organisation which doesn't know the difference between KBps and kbps, so what more can be expected of them!!!!
 

anirudhashish

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Moreover, BSNL is an organisation which doesn't know the difference between KBps and kbps, so what more can be expected of them!!!![/b]

FYI

and goto other regional bsnl sites and they are much more informative than many other sites on this NET

http://www.bangaloretelecom.com/dataone/speed.doc

i certainly do agree with you on all the other aspects bsnl might have earned profits they would be a big company but they isnt it true that they go slow

BSNL unlimi will be there but it will be there with a BLAST in ur pokets
 

Positron

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Originally posted by puja399@Mar 2 2006, 11:35 PM
Why should they be aggressive??? Any particular reason, like stiff competion etc.?? I don't think so, BSNL will continue to milk their customers as long as possible, and until the 'REAL' broadband comes(like unlimited connection of 512Kbps or more at Rs.300 p.m.  or less, and widely available too, at least in the major cities )  or some miracle happens, whichever is earlier.
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All I know is that it was BSNL who came up first with 'affordable' broadband and they are also giving me promised speed unlike other ISPs. At least they dont cheat you like other ISPs promise you a speed and you actually get speed less than that. If a person doesnt like BSNL plans, he/she can opt out rather than moaning. Tell me a single ISP in India which gives you 256 kbps in Rs 500 per month. Had it not been BSNL, I would have still been on dial-up and if you are among those who can afford Rs 1000+ per month internet, then you are among a very miniscule set of people.

By 'aggressive', I dont mean they will start giving you 512 kbps unlimited for Rs 100 per month. LOL. Why are they always a step ahead of Airtel? Airtel hasnt come up with 256 kbps within 500 per month till date and these plans of BSNL are almost 1 year old now! Hypocrisy!

EDIT - yes, I do have Airtel available in my area and that option is still open for me.
 

pushkar

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Positron,

First of all, you are praising BSNL so much. but you describe your net connection as BSNL Fraudband. :)

Secondly, there are lot of billing problems in DataOne. Read this

http://www.vinuthomas.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=3069.html

This is just an example. There are countless other billing problems in BSNL. The biggest problem is their calculation of overlapped usage in Night Unlimited.

The 1600 helpline number is horrible. The people there have no technical knowledge. They don't know the difference between kbps and kBps.
 

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Pushkar,Praising eh? I just gave you plain facts.1. They give me promised speeds.2. It is the only affordable broadband connection.Yes, there are many guys who have had billing problems. I am a BSNL user and I am just telling you what the facts are. I know the billing structure and customer care are very poor.