ExattNet

mxyzptlk

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Feb 26, 2005
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FIRST POST!I stay in Bombay and was using my local cableguy's ISP (net9online) for the past year. He was offering me 28 kbps unlimited for 750 a month. He's still stuck on the same rates. In December, I shifted to this other ISP called Exattnet. Much cheaper, great prices. They were offering 128 kbps Unlimited for Rs. 875 a month ... and if you paid for 3/6/9/12 months in advance, the price went down accordingly. Quite a good deal.For the whole of December, I get great speeds ... around 12-16 constant on DC++, Azureus/BitComet and eMule (not at the same time of course ... I mean I was fluctuating between those speeds overall regardless of how many softwares I had open).Then second week of January onwards, my ISP decides that I've downloaded enough and my speeds drop to about 10 KB/s on all p2p softwares and 12 KB/s on direct downloads. I complain and fight for a while, but the guy says that this is the speed I'll get and I resign to it. But then comes March! w00t! ExattNet just dropped their prices. From March 1st onwards, I'm getting 256 kbps for Rs. 720 a month! And as in the previous scheme, their prices fall further if you plan on paying for 3/6/9/12/18 months in advance. Sify? Hathway? Reliance? Tata? eeeshcrew you!I recommend exattnet to ALL of the users in bombay ... very cheap rates when compared with any other ISP here.
 

vishalrao

The Global Village Idiot
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Jan 21, 2005
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bah!nothing to beat my brand new bsnl 512k connection...theres even 1mbps for those who can offord rs 3000 to 3500 per month!woohoo, life is eesshweet!
 


amogh_gulwady

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Dec 17, 2004
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Yeah ROFL.........Wait until ur 'unlimited' offer gets over, and then see. You'll be done with ur dl limit in one week ;) ;) :p :p
 

Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
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or let BSNL get more consumers and see the speeds vanish. or let some technical problems occur and try to find the customer support. there are lots of potential problems.
 


Jaxx89

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Mar 14, 2005
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Dude what is the speed u get and are u satisfied wid da connbtw what is the downntime u get in a month i mean how many times does the net service go down in a month
 

Jaxx89

Noobie
Mar 14, 2005
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i mean the exattnet connection coz i'm planning to get it and i've tried contacting them several times but they aint responding at all
 

vishalrao

The Global Village Idiot
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Jan 21, 2005
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hehe, yea, til june... but im on monthly plan... i can cancel anytime... but what if there are NO providers who give better service?! boohoo
 

mxyzptlk

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Feb 26, 2005
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Ah, Sorry I never replied. I totally forgot I posted here :D

Anyway, I've been using exatt for 6 months now. Personal experience so far is this -
Exattnet is quite helpful. Sure, you'll have to call them twice to solve any problem, but all ISPs do that anyway. The best part about them so far has been the lack of downtimes. About half an hour of downtime, twice a month max.

The rates at exattnet do differ according to which area you stay in. But by all comparisons, I've found exattnet to be by far the best in terms of value for money. I get a consistent speed of 23KB/s and up, and am losing quite a bit in overhead. An average of 25-26 KB/s is a fair bet. And this, for a shared broadband connection, is quite all right for me. A daily download of 2GB is more than sufficient in my books.

Another thing about exatt - no port blocking whatsoever. I had a little trouble with port forwarding for bittorrent and I sent them an e-mail accordingly. They fixed the problem in 3 days, so the service is definitely competitive. The only real complaint I have about them is that they're still heavily relying on the local cablewallah, who will generally charge you a bit more for maintenance and whatnot (depending on the area you live in). But all said and done, I'd still lobby for Exattnet.

Feel free to check out their offers at www.exattnet.net .

Hope this helped. If any more questions, I'd appreciate being mailed at mcmihir@hotmail.com because I don't check the forums often enough.