- Apr 7, 2012
Hi Friends. I've been contemplating switching over to ACT broadband for a long time now but I'm rally confused whether I should after I read a few reviews which really don't paint a rosy picture. Well lemme tell you I've used Hathway, You(sless) and good ol' BSNL but all have disappointed me. The main problem which i faced are:1. With Hathway the speed was good but half the times there was no connection and their CC peeps were always busy.2. I'd taken YOU Boradband when my BSNL line was cut for abt a month and their office is just a stone throw from my house so I thought their service would be good but dang! I was disappointed again! They had promised me 10 MBPS but I hardly got a little above 1Mbps and videos on YouTube would buffer even at 360p!! Then the same old problem, half the times there was no connection. They can change their name to YOUsless, it'll serve them right!! LOL3. BSNL had served me (and they still do but not to my liking anymore) for a very long time of about 5 years with consistent speeds and 24x7x365 connectivity. I have a HOME UL750 plan and I had absolutely no problem until last December when my line was cut due to heaven knows what and it took those buggers a month to figure it out and to correct it after which strangely the speed has reduced drastically even though they claim that my plan hasn't changed when I'd lodged a complaint. I'm really fed up of BSNL and their indifferent approach to their customers and I wanna disconnect!So having said all of this I am now really confused about what to do! I have two friends with ACT, one who runs a business and the other one at home and they both praise ACT to heavens for their "INSANE SPEEDS at affordable prices" and "RELIABLE CONNECTIVITY", the two things that I really crave for!! My Uncle too in Hyd has Beam Fibre and he says that it's too good. So now friends since you know my problem and expectations I would wanna put forth a few questions:1. I live in Indiranagar (Eshwara Layout) and would like some valuable feedback from anyone who's having this connection from or near my area?2. I want a Rs.999 Unlimited 10 MBPS plan so will I actually get that speed or anything close to it (or is 10MBPS tag a marketing gimmick) and is it really "UNLIMITED" or is there a catch to it?3. It there a reliable all day connectivity or are there times when there is no connectivity?4. Last but not the least can I use my D-Link DIR-524 Router for Wi-Fi connectivity?5. I'm a noob at networking so I really didn't get the deal about the modem! What is it that will be placed on my roof, ok, so why not in the ground floor, why roof?? So i can work without a modem is it? The Ethernet port in my CPU will just do is it? Thank you very much friends and I would appreciate your replies. Hare Krishna!