Airtel offering 75 Mbps on V-Fiber

manojrk

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I’m on 1099 V Fiber plan and they bumped my speeds to 75 Mbps few days ago. Anyone else got the speed upgrade?

They also offered me a truly unlimited 75 Mbps for 2599 plus GST but I already have Cherrinet as my primary so I declined it.
 
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I’m on 1099 V Fiber plan and they bumped my speeds to 75 Mbps few days ago. Anyone else got the speed upgrade?

They also offered me a truly unlimited 75 Mbps for 2599 plus GST but I already have Cherrinet as my primary so I declined it.
What's your loop length in the modem ?
 


Sushubh

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i did not apply for disconnection but placed for plan change request through email and twitter few weeks ago. never got a callback.
 


maniac123

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I will wait till tomorrow, if they don't call back I would go ahead and cancel the request. Need to find a working way around these sh*t heads.
 

manojrk

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^ Try their emailing their nodal officer if there is no response from regular CC.

My D Link modem died and I got it replaced with Huawei. It is now able to hold the sync at 87000 Kbps and I've been getting >80 Mbps at all times.



Also competition is kicking Airtel's balls so hard, they are going to deploy overhead fibre cables to individual homes as well. The tech who replaced my modem told me the they already have it ready in some areas and will cover 90% of Chennai in about six months :)
 

manojrk

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Yep. Digging up decades old copper and replacing them with fiber is simply unrealistic when Jio threat is looming. Airtel seems to have fibre underground till local exchanges or even street DP boxes, they are going for overhead cabling from there to individual homes.
 
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manojrk

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Yes. I didn't believe him until he showed the pics of poles with overhead fibre cables around my neighborhood. Anyway I will hold on to almost dedicated DSL as long as possible than moving on to shared PON. 75 Mbps is more than enough for a backup line :)
 
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maniac123

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Which area in Chennai ? I don't see such activity from Airtel in my area and my location senior sales manager was hell bent on assuring that there won't be any upgradation of existing infrastructure or launching of FTTH for next 5 years at my location, but this is Airtel anything can happen overnight.
 
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manojrk

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I bonded Cherrinet and Airtel NICs coz why not. I might finish my 1000 GB bonus data much sooner than expected :D


@maniac123 Anna Nagar, Kilpauk and surrounding areas mate. Only Airtel and BSNL used to provide ADSL internet access until couple of years ago. Now we have ACT, Cherrinet, Hathway, You Broadband and TIC Fiber offering >100 Mbps unlimited internet at 999 odd. Customers are churning faster than Airtel had expected so they are forced to go for fibre and that too before Jio starts offering broadband/iptv services. Good times ahead for us :giggle:
 
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I bonded Cherrinet and Airtel NICs coz why not. I might finish my 1000 GB bonus data much sooner than expected :D


@maniac123 Anna Nagar, Kilpauk and surrounding areas mate. Only Airtel and BSNL used to provide ADSL internet access until couple of years ago. Now we have ACT, Cherrinet, Hathway, You Broadband and TIC Fiber offering >100 Mbps unlimited internet at 999 odd. Customers are churning faster than Airtel had expected so they are forced to go for fibre and that too before Jio starts offering broadband/iptv services. Good times ahead for us :giggle:
What equipment are you using for bonding?
 

anonuser7

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You can use a load balancing router or inetfusion+ but then you will have two IP addresses and many websites and services won't work. You can use the VPN speedify which bonds 2 connections and gives a single IP address but speed can be lower than a single connection because it is a VPN , you have to test if for yourself, if you can get good speeds then this is the best method.

If you want to use 2 connections for public torrent sites then load balancing router is the best solution as inetfustion+ can be buggy sometimes.
 
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manojrk

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I created a bonding adapter with two of my NICs as slaves using 802.3ad lacp on my Cent OS VM. I followed this guide.

On Windows bonding is available only in Server OS. In normal 10/8/7 you have to assign same interface metric, reboot and you're good to go. Not as effective as bonding but works for most of the time. It's also application specific like anonuser7 had mentioned. Some apps like qBittorent, even Firefox uses two or more NICs with same metric but others may just use one.