ACT broadband in Chennai

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Their phone number is working but sometimes it says number does not exist. But their customer care will give you a standard response of "will be fixed in 48 hours". You'll get a faster response from them if you tweet or post on their fb.
They seem to be having a shortage of manpower after the chennai rains. I am still waiting for them to replace the cable after 14 days. :(
 

Zaphod

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ACT is down since midnight at my place in Anna Nagar and also at several other houses in the locality. Looks like their network got disrupted somewhere. Anyone else facing an outage?

My backup 2 Mbps Airtel DSL is working. :p
 

maniac123

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My line went down since November 28 2015....After number of mails they responded....your complaint will be addressed in 72 hrs......i am having 2mbps BSNL line as a backup
 


Jay

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What plan did you apply for and what budget do you have in mind for the router?
 

abhishek87

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What plan did you apply for and what budget do you have in mind for the router?
I got the 40 Mbps/75 GB plan.. 1099 + tax.. Installed within 3 days of the sales guy visiting me.. Prompt service for the moment at least..Getting 40 mbps up and down.. So no issues there..

Dont have a number in mind.. Please suggest any decent budget router..
 

Zaphod

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I got the 40 Mbps/75 GB plan.. 1099 + tax.. Installed within 3 days of the sales guy visiting me.. Prompt serplSrchor the moment at least..Getting 40 mbps up and down.. So no issues there..

Dont have a number in mind.. Please suggest any decent budget router..
Netgear JNR1010-100INS 4PT N150 Wireless Router - Buy Netgear JNR1010-100INS 4PT N150 Wireless Router Online at Low Price in India - Amazon.in

You'll easily get 40 Mbps with this router. I have personally verified that this router can deliver up to 55 Mbps in a medium sized apartment if you keep it away from cordless phones. Costs just 700 bucks. It's the Netgear N150.
 
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abhishek87

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Zaphod

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Thanks! What if switch to 60/100 mbps? Will this still deliver only upto 55?
Correct. The best case throughput of this router is 55 Mbps. As you know, it will also depend on distance and interference. The law of diminishing returns applies when it comes to wireless data rates. You'll need a Rs. 4000 router to get 100 Mbps. Rs. 8000 router to get 125 Mbps and probably a Rs. 15000 router to get 150 Mbps. Actual real life data rates will be less than a third of manufacturer specifications at higher speeds.