Which is the better of the pack?

Sudhir

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Having burnt my fingers once in the "broadband" bazaar, I am fighting shy of taking another chance and possibly losing my money again, though my burning desire for blazing speeds remains strong as ever. :) What I need, from more street-smart broadband users, is what to consider and what to reject at once. There are many lovely packages out there that are just bullsh!t and a first-timer cannot know them all.Lets make this forum more than just a place to rant. Thanks in advance for good advice...
 

Ryan

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Depends where you for each ISP. But regarding SIFY, doesn't matter where you are, it's a load of crap. Absolute raw deal. I'm in delhi, So I would suggest either Hotwire, Airtel, or Hathaway. You want to look for the unlimited deals if you're an internet fanatic like me ;).
 

Sushubh

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airtel or spectranet. these 2 are my recommendations.
 


Sudhir

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Thanks, folks. I am in Mumbai. Airtel broadband requires an airtel handset and connection, no? How's Reliance broadband? I use Reliance so it maybe easier for me. Last I checked, Hathway was seriously slow - we have one at my office and it s*cked big-time. We done even share it and still it groans. But could be due to temporary network peobs, though the helpdesk never admit it. :angry:
 

vebk

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Well, while it is true that DSL technology is based on telephone lines, it is also true that to get a decent package from Airtel, they require you to get an Airtel voice package ... i.e. it is technically feasible to just give you the line and not charge you anything above and beyond the DSL costs, but Airtel requires you to take a voice package along with DSL (a minimum extra of 499 rupees I believe).... and that kind of s*cks in my opinion and is consistent with some real annoying practices that go on at Airtel (SMS Spam etc.)
 


Sushubh

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well DSL is offered as a add-on technology. i definitely would like it if they give me DSL only considering i currently have 2 lines from them just to reach the levels of 256kbps. :)
 

vishalrao

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Sudhir, in Bombay you might get Exatt... www.exatt.net or www.exatt.com

A few months ago I saw their site that mentioend 256kbps unlimited plans for rs 800 per month! I would kill for that kind of connection! And a guy on a IRC channel tells me they now offer 512k and 1 mbps unlimited at night plans...(dunno cost)

The website doesnt have the 256kbps / unlimtied plan mentioned on it now... but you can call and find out...?