Switching From Sify To Airtel

Swap0

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Jun 5, 2005
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Hi All,I am using (or suffering from) Sicfy for last 2/3 years. Now Airtel is offering its services in our area (Thane) and I am tempted to switch.I am thinking of going for their 128 Kbps unlimited pack. Could you guys please suggest if switching from Sify to Airtel is worthwhile.I would like some advice specifically on the following points:1. How is Airtel service, especially in Thane. I would like to hear from Sify switchers since they probably know what torture I have undergone with Sify. What is the downtime frequency?2. I read in this forum about speed throttling and fluctuations in speeds. Is this applicable in Thane (or Mumbai).3. Also is double speed at night available for the 600 bucks 128 kbps unlimited pack.4. Would I be getting a USB modem or a router? Do I have a choice here? The forums seem to suggest that beetel 220x is a better router. Is this true? I plan to use Azureus and Limewire most of the times. Can I get a choice of routers? The salesperson said they would be giving a Dlink router.5. Also does the router have an Ethernet as well as USB interface?6. Finally how is the login to the net? Is it through a dumb client like in Sicfy? I will be using Linux and Windoze. Are there any issues connecting while using Linux? Connecting to Sify using Linux is a pain.Lots of queries. But I hope you guys take the time out to respond.Thanks,Best Regards,
 
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I have been using Sify for almost/more than 1 year. I have registered for Airtel too and plan to use them simultaneously. Sify for hub andairtel for net.The plan Airtel is offering me is:500 (security deposit)->waived off500 (installation charges)->waived offmonthly plan ->600 (128kbps) [1gb download limit /month]->50% for first 3 months (i.e 300 /- for first 3 months)They will be givin me the connection in 2 days.These 3 months are sufficient to judge how good the connection is. I have already informed them that my major concern is reliability, which is lacking in SIfy...
 

Swap0

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Jun 5, 2005
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I am being offered 600 Rs 128 kbps unlimited plan.No discounts though. Free local calls to 3 numbers for 1st three months. Guess I will utilise that to the max :)Installation charges are waived but 500 bucks security deposit is applicable.How come they have 2 plans for 600 bucks (128 kbps) one with 1 GB limit and other without any limit?I guess I need to check out the plan again and try to get the security deposit waived. BTW they said no desposit for telephone instrument, but 500 bucks refundable deposit is applicable.Where are you from josephprashant?Sifyfan thats a general statement. Can u be specific as to why Sify is better. Have u tried Airtel?
 

GSV13

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QUOTE(sifyfan @ May 11 2006, 10:04 AM) [snapback]50940[/snapback]
sify is better i feel. :unsure:
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It seem sifyFan is the employee of sify.
That is why he is blindly saying this again and again
 

popcorn

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i m not their employee or such.i like it bcz its cheapest for heavy use.
 


Swap0

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Request advice from senior members like Sushubh who have switched from Sify to Aritel.
 

ultra vires

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sify to airtel is a good choice but i dont understand why hav u opted for 600 bux plan with limit coz u cna get unilimited @ 699 with 128 kbps durin day and 256 @ nite :)
 

humm

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QUOTE(Swap0 @ May 11 2006, 06:18 PM) [snapback]50979[/snapback]
Request advice from senior members like Sushubh who have switched from Sify to Aritel.
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