How much is really enough?

vijay911

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Oct 22, 2005
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Hello,The last time I went through the BSNL website, in the FAQ section they claimed that 1GB is more than enough for a user unless he downloads a lot of music and other such large files.Well, I intend to go for a Rs.250/month connection which offers 0.4GB limit.I do not intend to download much. I am switching to broadband just because it is volume based. So, when I am just reading or typing, I don't get charged as I do in dialup connections.So, my usage would be browsing, may be voice IM like google talk, and may be the occational download of very small files. Since, many are saying that bsnl is wrong and the 1GB they offer is not enough for normal users, I ask you to tell me how much do you use at your places. Are those people who say it is not enough correct?Finally, would you recommend that I go for the Rs.550/month plan? Please remember, I have almost no use for the 0200hrs to 0800hrs free download time that comes with that pakage. I am just afraid that I would end up paying more than 550/month, if I took the 250/month plan and found out that the 0.4GB is not enough.So, those of you who are normal users ( those who do not sownload heavily), please give me some idea.Thank you.
 

udayag

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Originally posted by vijay911@Oct 24 2005, 12:53 PM
Hello,

The last time I went through the BSNL website, in the FAQ section they claimed that 1GB is more than enough for a user unless he downloads a lot of music and other such large files.

Well, I intend to go for a Rs.250/month connection which offers 0.4GB limit.

I do not intend to download much. I am switching to broadband just because it is volume based. So, when I am just reading or typing, I don't get charged as I do in dialup connections.

So, my usage would be browsing, may be voice IM like google talk, and may be the occational download of very small files.

Since, many are saying that bsnl is wrong and the 1GB they offer is not enough for normal users, I ask you to tell me how much do you use at your places. Are those people who say it is not enough correct?

Finally, would you recommend that I go for the Rs.550/month plan? Please remember, I have almost no use for the 0200hrs to 0800hrs free download time that comes with that pakage. I am just afraid that I would end up paying more than 550/month, if I took the 250/month plan and found out that the 0.4GB is not enough.

So, those of you who are normal users ( those who do not sownload heavily), please give me some idea.

Thank you.
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If u dont intend to download then 250 plan is enough u will not any prob with that plan.
 

popcorn

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udayag .... u should never quote if the same post is just above ...hosting this site requires KB's !! and ofcourse the vitamin M.
 


max

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Well, I have to yet experience true broadband. But from what I have felt, the speed is addictive. You will spend hours with Google earth, Voice IMs and Video IMs, you will love how quickly flash movies load up and you will love to listen to online radio or play a small game here and there. You will be tempted to send and receive those particularly large attachments that you couldn't on a dial-up! But by the time you realize what is happening, you will end up looking at a bill of Rs.20000+ ;)
 

Raptor

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Max is right, speed is addicitive. And also if u r a gamer u tend to play hours online if u get good ping(i get arnd 50-100 at some gaming sites). I suggest that u opt fr the 250Rs plan and if the usage exceeds 400MB change it to Rs500 plan(change of plan is free).
 

vijay911

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Oct 22, 2005
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Hello,That was a very helpful suggestion from Mr.Raptor. I will first take a Rs.250/month connection, and then switch if necessary.But, then again, I just want to know from some one who has browsing habits as I have described above, if they 'regularly' exceed the limit of 0.4GB or may be even 1.0GB.So,please reply.Thank you.
 


Positron

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Originally posted by vijay911@Oct 24 2005, 11:53 AM
my usage would be browsing, may be voice IM like google talk, and may be the occational download of very small files.
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Get HOME-500 if you plan to use 'voice'. Sad but you cant even download 'occasional' small files on 0.4 GB. You can calculate yourself.

0.4 GB / 30 = 13 MB(apprx)

Now its for you to decide what all you can do in those 13 MB per day.

Normal surfing on a site uses about 5-8 MB per hour, depending on kind of sites you visit and your browsing speed.(well, thats just my estimate, havent actually observed)
 

Raptor

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Originally posted by vijay911@Oct 24 2005, 04:26 PM
Hello,

That was a very helpful suggestion from Mr.Raptor. I will first take a Rs.250/month connection, and then switch if necessary.

But, then again, I just want to know from some one who has browsing habits as I have described above, if they 'regularly' exceed the limit of 0.4GB or may be even 1.0GB.

So,please reply.

Thank you.
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Usage depends on the kind of pages you visit. Mostly pages are of the order of a few Kbs. But flash pages can be quite large. Anyhow 400 MB should be fine. I myself am a regulr surfer and ocassionaly play games online. All of my downloads are during the free hours. I calculates my usage is still arnd 280 MB.
One of my friend uses Rs250 plan, his usage is around 250-300 MB a month. He is also a regular surfer.
 

popcorn

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i dont know much of bsnl and its plans... but one thing is sure that if you are a power user then u need an unlimited pack!!400 MB is peanuts for 1 month. I download at least 1.8 GB per day when I had 256 Connection.even if you are not power user ... applications like google earth will pull huge MBs and exhaust your packs! wise decisions are to go for unlimited packs compared to data/hours packs.
 

WiZaRd

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Download unlimited at the maximum speed possible is what i think it should be like, Sadly though these guys don't have any such plans :( And as for the answer to your q's "How much is really enough?, bsnl claims, we can do a lot with 1GB"Nothing can suffice me when it comes to downloading. yeah i can do a lot with 1 GB, when i'm dead. But for now we want unlimited :D
 

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