Help for broadband in remote area

boo3dmax

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Aug 30, 2006
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hi guys,I am having bsnl connection in BTM area of bangalore, but i have to move to Outer area of bangalore (Hegde Nagar). There is only one local provider who is asking installation charge of Rs.2,500 and 1,350 for 256kbps. Bsnl officials are telling to just ask for transfer to new area as there may be chances of connection establishment in Hegde nagar (may be months). Please give your ideas to go about it. I can pay max 1,000 per month and I can compromise for speed also but dont want to invest more. Thanks guys.. Boopathy
 

netfreak

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Do you have good GSM coverage in that area? If you do then you might want to try out GPRS+EDGE package from Airtel/ Hutch etc. I am in a similar situation, in my area MTNL does not have ADSL (yet). I have been using Airtel's GPRS for last 3 months. Avg speed is around 180 kbps.
 

arr

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Apr 19, 2007
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Hi. I am also living in a area in Pune where no one is providing broadband internet service? (I checked with airtel/tata/bsnl)Could some one explain how to connect to internet thru GPRS?What will be the speed and charges for it?
 

netfreak

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Could some one explain what GPRS is and how to connect to internet thru it?
What will be the speed and charges for it?

Speeds will depend on features supported by your phone. MTNL Charges 400 per month for Unlimited connection, Airtel / Hutch charge 900.

Which cel phone do you have? I.e. Make / Model number.
 

arr

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Apr 19, 2007
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I have hutch connection on samsung X620 model...
 


netfreak

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Samsung X620 - Full phone specifications

In that case, GAPRS is not an option for you. Max spped that you will get with this phone is ~30 kbps.

You can look at Nokia phones in budget range, some shop might sell you Nokia phone with Broken/Power Supply chip LCD etc for few hundred rupees. That phone will give you ~200kbps.
 

arr

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Samsung X620 - Full phone specifications
In that case, GAPRS is not an option for you. Max spped that you will get with this phone is ~30 kbps.


Does any phone with EDGE support do?
 

netfreak

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I get around ~170 kbps on Nokia 6020 and ~200 kbps if I put the sim on data card.
 

arr

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which company's data card is best ? airtel or reliance or BSNL anything else ?Also what is their charges ??