Switching from BSNL Broadband to Airtel Broadband

jason29

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Hello friends i am using BSNL right now and i planning to switch to Airtel. My current BSNL plan is 1445rs and Airtel told me that my area is feasible with a plan of 2Mbps for 15GB for 999rs. And they said i can upgrade my plan to 1499rs plan (which i saw in the forum) afterwards.

One more thing is that, they say they can give me my old landline number back if i take the connection..Is it possible?

Kindly help me in taking a proper decision..
 

Sushubh

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i am guessing only airtel can tell if your old number is not in use hence available for allocation to you?
 

jason29

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Okay i will check with Airtel about it. And about the service change, do you think it is wise to change now as BSNL has introduced some plan changes from Oct 1, 2015
 


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i guess you can wait for a month. i am not expecting them to launch 2mbps unlimited plans. the only plans that are likely to change are the ones which offer less than 2mbps speeds. they would become 2mbps with same or low FUP limits (in case of 512kbps unlimited plans).
also. if bsnl does go 2mbps unlimited (not happening!), airtel would probably need to respond as bsnl is a major player and the move would take away a large chunk of their own customers.
 

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Call up your old number, if it says it doesn't exist, then you can tell airtel to provide the same to you. That's what I did.
 

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Kabira speaking (from hera pheri), disconnect your connection otherwise gabbar would come to your place.
 

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@jason29

Call and cut it immediately if it rings?

Of course airtel being airtel will not agree immediately. Tell them you won't take up a new connection otherwise, and then see the magic!
 

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okay guys i will check it, sad my parents don't want to close the BSNL connection. They say it is useful for submitting address verification :(
 

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