- Dec 25, 2011
Okay so I really wanted to join the forum just to post this here Since 2005, I've been using MTNL without any grave problems other than the frequent disconnections, but that's a given with MTNL. I was using a 1mbps connection that costs 999. So two weeks back I finally shifted to airtel or craptel as it is usually referred to. I got the 4mbps 75gb limit plan. In the first week itself, almost every customer care executive had heard a lot from me already. So the problem is obvious. They're throttling torrents, shaping traffic and posing senseless restrictions.My torrent speeds - 5-6kbps. Even the guys in 50's were using google with those speeds back then. Ofcourse the pun's intended.My steam account, any online games & usual surfing - Noticeable changes, fluctuations in speeds and definitive shaping of download speeds, depending on the sites i'm on. Sometimes looking at my network meter gives me a feeling like it's like a heart-rate meter of a man who's about to die. On the other hand with MTNL, whatever site or just anything on the internet gave me a straight line locked at 1mbps.Restrictions - As of today I can't watch my favorite TV show on megavideo. Can't download things, wrong word, anything! from -- link removed -- and duckload!All hail airtel!Now people I need your help and suggestions. The only reason I still wanna continue with it is that my pings & overall stability of the connection is great. So what are you going doing? VPN something? Any other solutions?I'm actually wondering, am I paying 1.8k per month for a 5kbps connection?