Overcharging by operator

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akg7091

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I want to know how to complaint to fivenet about LCO overcharging. I stay in Bhakti Park, and the local goon who is the 5net operator ( Bhakti Cable ) has a monopoly here. He was giving the 10mbps yearly unlimited plan for 18000 when it was available across mumbai for 7~9k. He even charges 800 for the 1mbps unlimited plan while other lcos in mumbai charge 400~500 for 1mbps.Is it possible for fivenet to rein in this guy and ask him to charge similar rates ?Is it possible for some other LCO to recharge my account or do I have to get it recharged through my LCO ?Can I take a 5net account from a different LCO and use it here ?
 

kickass

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u cannot take any account from anywhere and use anywhere. ther is no fixed charge. this isn't a mobile connection dude. fivenet sells the bandwidth to the lco and they sell it to u so obviously they will charge more than what fivenet charges directly. btw i m frm central mum and here they charge around 2500 a month for 10mbps and 770 for 1 mbps.
 
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akg7091

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I thought that since it is only about recharging an account online, is it possible for some other LCO to recharge my user id. Any inputs welcome
 


Sushubh

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if you bypass your local operator, he would of course not like it at all and probably disconnect your connection.you should actually be pleased with the option available to you with these plans. most of us do not have anything close at these prices.
 
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akg7091

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I wonder how you can say that I should be happy with these plans. I was unable to get the annual 10mbps plan only because of the highly inflated charges he was asking for :(
 

Sushubh

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i am paying 2400 rupees for 150GB at 4mbps here in Gurgaon, the so called millenium city of india.that comes to around 29000 per year.
 


sanketindia

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Actually, this is what I also experienced. I detailed it in another thread (FIVENET plans in Pune). Local LCO (he seems LCO then actual Fivenet guy) said blatantly that according to competition available in area, they will price their plans. Very frank I must say.
 

rajadeep

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I want to know how to complaint to fivenet about LCO overcharging. I stay in Bhakti Park, and the local goon who is the 5net operator ( Bhakti Cable ) has a monopoly here. He was giving the 10mbps yearly unlimited plan for 18000 when it was available across mumbai for 7~9k.
He even charges 800 for the 1mbps unlimited plan while other lcos in mumbai charge 400~500 for 1mbps.
Is it possible for fivenet to rein in this guy and ask him to charge similar rates ?
Is it possible for some other LCO to recharge my account or do I have to get it recharged through my LCO ?
Can I take a 5net account from a different LCO and use it here ?
Until July(when I got the connection) the price in Sion Mumbai was 11k+tax(approx 12.4k)... After seeing 5net at my place a friend of mine from the closeby building wanted it too(especially after seeing DC++ in action :D )... He enquired on 5th AUG & he got a quote of 15k+tax(about 17k)... The owner claimed that the govt has increased the royalties by 30% so they have to hike the price... No matter how much we pestered him he would not budge... Anyway my friend went ahead & bought the yearly pack for 17k as there was no other option available even close to the kind of speed & service available... So its not just ur area LCO... Everywhere in Mumbai the price has gone up... BTW where did u hear that in Mumbai the price is 7-9k? The price in Mumbai has been 10-12k for about a year now... Right now even fivenet website shows 12k+tax & this is not counting the LCO's monthly charge + installation fees etc... BTW Sion is the head office of Fivenet & even here it does not offer the service directly... The service is always offered only through LCO... BTW you can ask them about lower speed plans like 1 Mbps for cheaper rate... they cache Youtube so it normally streams @25-30Mbps even if u are on a 1Mbps plan... & u get 30-80Mbps speed on DC+ no matter when unlimited plan u are on..

i am paying 2400 rupees for 150GB at 4mbps here in Gurgaon, the so called millenium city of india.

that comes to around 29000 per year.

& that does not even include the DC+ service that fivenet offers :D...
 

kickass

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^exactly. in my area it is 2500 for 10mbps fivenet. nowhere in india u will get that cheap plans. it worth every penny considering the fantastic uptime and dc++ @ 100mbps.@ akg7091take rajadeep's advice n go for the lowest plan. u can still stream videos n all @ 30-70 mbps and thanks to dc++ u will never need torrents.
 

sanketindia

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hi: I dont want to hijack the thread but can a person in Pune connect to hub in Mumbai ? I mean can person connect to any hub from anywhere ? Sanket.