internet service provider details

@ravisivan (14055)
India
June 5, 2011 6:55am CST
Good morning Mylottians ! In Chennai I use airtel broadband internet - the scheme is Swift 1099 -- I am given 1 mbps speed upto 20 gb download and thereafter the speed will come down to 256 kbps. All this for payment of Rs.1099 plus taxes. I think it is ok. Here in USA I find they do give 6mbps/4mbps speed and collect amount equivalent to $100 (Rs.4500/). That way I think internet is cheaper in India than USA. Now let me come to the point. Who is the ISP(PEOPLE FROM INDIA, USA, CANADA, PHILIPINES, BRITAIN ...ETC.)and roughly how much charge do they take? Is your scheme unlimited or restricted like it is in India?(I am interested in rough figures only and not exact rates.)
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7 responses
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
5 Jun 11
I am using a broadband service from one of the popular telco (telecommunication company) here and I need to pay RM68 per month. I am not happy with the service because I still think that it is not worth to have only 1mbps and 3GB space to download. I will finish it just for streaming in not more than 3 days. It is not enough to me. I'd have tried with the different plan/package with the higher price but still the same. Even if the different company also did not give the best. For me it is expensive and it is more than what they could offer to us with that poor service~ In other country the speed is more than that and much more cheaper~
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
6 Jun 11
You are Malaysia. there services are not good. However in singapore I think ISPs are good. let us see.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
6 Jun 11
Yes I am form Malaysia. The service provided by varies companies are still behind what i could expect except for one service provide by one company but it is required high cost per month and it is not going to be my choice as I only have one laptop at home and I am not sharing line with others so it did not meet my needs as one package provides lines for 5 computers. It is such a waste. That is why I said their services are not reliable at all~ Waiting for more and better service that meet my needs.
@shibham (17022)
• India
5 Jun 11
hi friend.. My service provider also airtel, First time i had 290 unlimited plan with my post paid connection and now its 98 unlimited for one month up to 2gb unlimited. I am not sure about the exact speed of my service but so slow..... still using it. Have a nice day.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
5 Jun 11
Are u using cell phone internet connection or telephone broadband connection. 299 seems to be quite cheaper. have a nice day
@shibham (17022)
• India
5 Jun 11
Its a cell phone connection. The 290 plan is not available now.
@darkmoon (701)
• India
6 Jun 11
Hi revisivan, I am using bsnl brodband for RS 750,its speed is 512 kbps.Some time i think it will down to 10 or 20 kbps.But in USA most probabily it must be constant.Cost if fine but the service is better. have a nice mylotting
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
6 Jun 11
Here 90% of the time speed is good. But we three or more of us use independent laptops under the same connection it will come down to 300kbps or so. it is ok have a good day.
@amitgune (877)
• India
6 Jun 11
Hi, I am using Tikona Broadband in Mumbai. It has worked wonders partly because the Tikona tower is just opposite my house. My plan is unlimited 512 KBPS connection for Rs. 599/ - . I feel its quite reseanable.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
6 Jun 11
amit - u r lucky boy. good service and only Rs.600 or so. enjoy. have a good day.
• United States
5 Jun 11
I do pay quite a bit for the internet here, but I have no choice. Our building only allows the broadband service. Sadly it is $79 per month but I can't complain as they will not allow us to use a different one. I do have really fast speed though and I guess you can say it is worth it when we do not have much of a choice.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
5 Jun 11
yes. that is a good point. if u do not have choice whatever is available is the best. have a good day.
@kanchan10 (3535)
• Kolkata, India
5 Jun 11
i am a bsnl subscriber which costs rs 500 a month for me with 2.5gb download space.speed is 2.1 mbps which i think is absolutely ok for me.the main problem with bsnl is gets down now and then but as money is a issue with me i stay with it. india has miles to go in the case of broadband
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
6 Jun 11
Somehow BSNL did not suit us. u are happy . excellent. have a good day.
@twistzao (72)
• Portugal
6 Jun 11
80€ = 40mb Unlimited everything + Cable TV + Premium channels .
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
6 Jun 11
In portugal - ok. this seems to be not costly. havea good day.