Need Broadband connection in Mumbai

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Hi,I wanted to go for a broadband connection. I stay at Andheri, Mumbai. I would really love to have an unlimited plan, and I am ready to pay around 1000 pm. Even 128 kbps will do since net will be used for gaming and heavy downloading.Can anyone help me with this?
 
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Check if airtel is available in your area. They have 256 kbps unlimited plan.Otherwise go for MTNL package that gives unlimited downloads from 12 to 8.
 
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check out if exatt is available in your area.
 
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Exatt, since u r in andheri... if u get the connection directly from them without any "cablewalla" then u can expect 256k for 800 bucks
 
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Do u hav contact no of Exattnet? How is the service and CC etc?
 
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go to exatt.net and get their details. CC is ok.
 


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exatt services r too good... there arent any downtimes if u get a direct connection from them. if ur getting the connection from the cablewallah, then the downtime depends on the service of the cablewallah....
 
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If Airtel isn't available you might want to consider Tata Indicom which has a 128 kbps unlimited for 1000. Be sure to read the posts in the relevant forum though since a number of people have had problems with their service. My personal experience with them: horrible installation wait with much delay and confusion. Since then service has been tolerable but only barely. I will probably be sticking with them for a while until something clearly better comes along.
 
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There's an MTNL Branch office near my house, about 15-20 min walking, does this mean, that MTNL d/l speeds will be better for me?
 
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I live 4 KM away from exchange, getting full 256 kbps. So distance should not matter. Proabably it affects only above a certain level of bandwidth.
 
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It has nothing to do with distance as the crow flies or by road. It is cable length which matters.
 
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Doesnt length of cable somewhat depend on distance between the 2 places?
 
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http://www.nettonet.com/support/quickref.n2n

According to Data on that page. Connections of 256 kpbs should be fine up to 4 -5 KM of cable length.

Unless you are going for connections that measure speeds in mbps, it should not have any practical impact.
 
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Originally posted by [email protected] 6 2006, 03:37 PM
Doesnt length of cable somewhat depend on distance between the 2 places?
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To an extent yes, but then again...cables are not laid as a straight line between point A and B... it depends on various other factors... :)
 
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I checked out a few isps.. here's what they have to say:Airtel : Great schemes with good service (my first choice).. They said they have reached only till Lokhandwala (Thats like 10 min from my place !)Exattnet : This was second first choice.. (really cheap prices!). They will be coming to my area in a coupl of months. (They are negotiating a deal with 7 star.. my cable operator.. the cable-net provider from whom I want freedom)Reliance: Didnt care much abt this one.. they said they will take some time, as they havent even reached NEAR my area.Pacenet: after exattnet, this one was prefered.. When I asked them whter they provide services in 4 bunglows, they said 'Haanji... bilkul', I was so happy.. finally I get freedom from the crappy scheme of 7 star. Then he asked 'aapke building ka naam kyaa hai?' When I told him the name, he says 'Sorry sir, hum udhar provide nahin karte' . Im like, what sh*t man.. why not in my building.. these 7 star guys are like big gundaas here.Looks like I'll have to go for MTNL.. But all of us know.. MTNL hai, toh sahi (nahin) hai!
 

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