Best Broadband In Hyderabad?

quadmaniac

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Hi all, I have been considering opting for broadband for a long time... I have considered the following: 1) SIFY - heard their speeds suck as bandwidth is shared .. customer care sucks. 2) Reliance - dont have much info 3) Beam cable, Hathway - both are cheats 4) Airtel - the most promising... but not yet available in our area. I stay in Begumpet, at Shamlal buildings. After doing a lot of research it seemed that Airtel BB was the best for me. The 549 plan, with 256kbps connection with a 1GB per month dl limit, BUT night 9pm - morning 8am unlimited dl (which is essential for me) - was going to cost me around 620 per month incl. taxes. Seemed to good to be true, so i called them up. They were very helpful and they said someone would call me up the next day. Indeed one female did, and she took my address - and said that they were laying cables and will get back to me in 2 weeks. I was in no hurry n i said okay.. but they didnt call back :angry: - when I called them up again after a month - they restarted the process again, and yet, the very next day - another person said the exact same thing "15 days more". I got pissed n called up their customer care to ask them what their definition of "15 days" is. They said - sorry sir - we will give u an estimate tomorrow afternoon. Which was supposed to be today. :angry: Now all I can do is wish. Or is there a great bb option that i am missing out? All I want is a 256 (hmm maybe 128 will do too) connection at around 600 pm - WITH unlimited dl from 11pm-8am or something. (NOT like the BSNL 2am - 8am.. 2am is way too late to start downloading). Please -- i need suggestions desperately!!~RajPS: This is also my first post to this forum! So - big "HI" to all of you :D
 

i_love_you

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If airtel not available thenSIFY is da bestAirtel sucks in speeds and the phone is cool.SIFY is good in speeds but 150MB in day suckz
 

LoneCrusader

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Well...you are in a bit of a pickle there pal. Bad timing to be picky. Exercise patience and wait for airtel.In the mean time do away with a time pass net. Believe me i waited for more than a year before i was able to score an unlimited package. Not sayin that you have to go through the same pain a i did...just wait out for the good stuff.
 


quadmaniac

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Jun 14, 2006
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Thanks i_love_you and LoneCrusader... Hey, can you suggest what to go for meanwhile? I wouldnt want a hefty initial installation charges. As I will throw it away once Airtel is available... By the way, is SIFY fast? Ive heard horrible complaints about them - and that they share your bandwidth with other users... which is why speeds can be really pathetic. Which area are you from? Raj
 

cyrux

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Well guadmaniac , every connection is shared whether it be BSNL , Airtel or Sify. Every body has their contention ratios. If you dont want a shared connection go for a leased line with a SLA. At this moment considering your range i feel sify is most close . Reliance has 150 kbps for 750 + tax.Regarding sify there are two packages for 128kbps . One is limited one which has a download limit of 150 Mb per day and this plan has night unlimited from 10 pm - 8 pm. Download speed = upload speed . Cost is Rs 590 (+tax). Secondly you have a 128 kbps truly unlimited plan costing 700 (+tax), but upload speeds are 64 kbps hereSo according to me the first plan from sify should suffice your needsBTW , ever heard of aksh Bb
 

i_love_you

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QUOTE(quadmaniac @ Jun 16 2006, 11:04 AM) [snapback]53982[/snapback]
Thanks i_love_you and LoneCrusader...

Hey, can you suggest what to go for meanwhile? I wouldnt want a hefty initial installation charges. As I will throw it away once Airtel is available...

By the way, is SIFY fast? Ive heard horrible complaints about them - and that they share your bandwidth with other users... which is why speeds can be really pathetic. Which area are you from?

Raj
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Previously SIFY had many downtime problems.SO a lot of complaints.
But now its almost 0% downtime better than airtel

ANd coming to speeds
On 256kbps connection,
AIRTEL -- > 20 - 25 KB/s
SIFY -- > 32 KB/s

and sify prices are much cheaper than airtel.
The only thing that sucks in SIFY is 150MB in the day times limit .

ANd also sometimes when in maintainance modes,
airtel u get max 65KB/s
Sify 300 - 500KB/s
and this happens many times in sify and enjoy the speedz.

DOnt take the pure unlimited plan in SIFY.

If u want more info from malakpet sify CTO contact hackers2005.3721 in yahoo messenger.
 


Izzy

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plz dont go for beamcable same goes with sify hathway take BSNL UL plan or wait for airtel like me . nd The second option is dailup :p
 

indianarchie

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Is MTNL available in your area? That's pretty decent. Else what about your local cable wallahs? Did you check their rates?
 

quadmaniac

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Jun 14, 2006
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I've heard sooo many complaints about SIFY that I'm really scared to go for it. Plus, I had called up their customer care once to ask them whether they are available in my area or not.The idiot who I talked to told me - Sir, please hold the line - we will get back to you in a moment - and I ended up "holding the line" for 5 minutes, and then got disgusted and kept the phone down. They didnt even call me back- even after noting my cell number.In the Begumpet area, does any one know if SIFY speeds are okayish or not?BTW, BSNL i believe requires a landline connection, which i dont have :(MTNL wouldnt be there in Hyderabad I guess. I've asked Reliance folks to contact me. Lets see.....