Guaranteed 24x7 Non-disconnected internet access: Is it possible?

weds100

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I found this forum a while back when I searched reviews for broadband companies in Hayderbad and Bangalore. And I am glad to see there are so many people sharing their broadband experiences including applying for a new connection, dealing with customer services and billing methods. I am in fact from Asia but I travel to India and other countries on business trips quite often. To be honest, when I first get here my first impression about Indian Internet services is not that positive comparing with what I experienced in Asia countries like Japan, Korea, China and European countries. But after many years, I can see the internet services have improved a lot. For example , there are many places that offer fibre optics access. However, one thing that still haunts me about broadband services in India is that why can’t broadband providers offer non-disconnected internet access (some areas have link down problem very often) 24x7? And why customer care executives can’t diagnose simple link down problem when I called their service line for help? For several times, I heard them saying that they are on the way to take care of my link problem. But, the connection recovered after 2~3 days or longer. This is really annoying and I never know what actually happened to my link connection. I know the non-disconnected internet access is difficult to improve since there are so many power cuts in India. And, I know some broadband companies have provided battery backup to users to compensate for this. But, I think the second one where basic link down problem can be diagnose when we call customer care can get improved. In this way, as a customer, I feel better to learn that broadband provider knows the real problem to my link at the moment I call (more professional I think).Above are my experiences which may be different form person to person. Any comments or experiences to share are welcomed.
 

antifup

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My Airtel connection hasn't been down for more than a few hours (Combined) in the last 7-8 years.
 

rajnusker

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Two things never let me down, Aircel 3G and BSNL EVDO.
 


bajechele

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BSNL EVDO never has downtimes.May be speed problems but downtimes NEVER!!!downtimes basically occurs with local cable isps
 

kickass

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i barely get around 5-10mins of downtime a month. i m on fivenet mumbai. the local cable guy runs the business. he is usually very fast in responding to problems. i guess its a rarity in india.
 


bajechele

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local cable guys are mostly local gundas of that area in most cases and are mostly illeterate. To find a good cable guy in India who provides good customer support is very rare....
 

weds100

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It seems that ADSL has few downtimes in comparison with fibre so far. However, in terms of speed, I always prefer Fibre (I use Skype quite a lot.) I am curious how long will be acceptable for you for network disconnections? For me, if network disconnections are within 3 hours, it's acceptable. But, if it is longer than 4 hours, I will get worried and annoyed since I rely heavily on internet to receive emails and make internet calls to other business partners.
 

mhsabir

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Idea does not have 3G everywhere right? Not in TN. I think Bangalore where OP mentioned he looked for reviews also doesnt have I think.