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Are broadband companies giving new connection with minimum deposit of 6months advance rental??

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Looking for new Hathway broadband connection but the sales guy says I have to pay 6 months advance rental upfront. Have heard mostly negative reviews for hathway but was going for it considering less monthly rental v/s 1000gb @ 100mbps.
Only other option are Jio, Airtel & Bsnl.
Anyone else facing such issue?

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which city

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It depends on your local internet operator, not on ISP you are using. If you get a connection directly from ISP you may have good options. But Local guys tend to be protective, ask for advance 3-6 month payments and fool you with installation charges and providing routers at high prices. Try to avoid such mediators.

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Check online in their website? or call cc

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Yes i recently got netplus broad band 6months for Rs3535. Speed is 50mbps. And no data limit. Will get my bsnl security deposit back and will sell old modem for Rs500. So its good deal.

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are you getting any freebie with advance payment ?
router, free 1 month, echo, chromecast …

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Please update.
I too am wanting hathway broadband wifi.
The guy said nothing about six month advance.
He just said that i will have to get the router myself and he will charge Rs 600 pm for connection and installation charges some Rs..1500 .
Which router to get no idea and from where all shops closed.

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They are giving installation free and a WiFi router that’s it, no chromecast etc. Router will be returned when disconnecting connection later on.

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Go for ACT

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ACT is not available.
Anyone taken new Airtel broadband? Are they also putting 6 month boundation? Although their plans are costly.

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In Delhi-NCR for new Airtel fiber connection, if you pay 6 month advance rental then they will not charge installation charges.
But if you go for monthly rental, they will charge 1000+ installation charge.

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I took Airtel Broadband connection 2 weeks back. They required 3 month advance rental with free router and free installation. However, landline handset is to be purchased separately, from any source. Airtel directly sent payment link for online payment. No cash transaction.

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Please never purchase ACT broadband.There services are so painful.I have purchased the 6month pack and it’s being 3 days .No call for installation.

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Now airtel broadband offering 799 rs month upto 100 Mbps with free installation

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Superbdeal wrote:

Yes i recently got netplus broad band 6months for Rs3535. Speed is 50mbps. And no data limit. Will get my bsnl security deposit back and will sell old modem for Rs500. So its good deal.

3535 includes security and installation charges?

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Awake wrote:

3535 includes security and installation charges?

Yes

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Superbdeal wrote:

Yes

Which pack? 599 or 707?

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Superbdeal wrote:

Yes

I paid only 1% back in amazon pay icici so net 3500. Moreover if u go with 100GB plan u can get it  for 3000.

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Awake wrote:

Which pack? 599 or 707?

599+tax pack for 3500
499+tax pack for 3000
for 6 months

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Common-man wrote:

Please update.
I too am wanting hathway broadband wifi.
The guy said nothing about six month advance.
He just said that i will have to get the router myself and he will charge Rs 600 pm for connection and installation charges some Rs..1500 .
Which router to get no idea and from where all shops closed.

1500 Rs 🤬😳 in Bombay (or New Bombay)¿ where practically ever other locality tgey already have a line😡.
that’s sacrilegious.

back then, Hathway was sturdy and reluable there, maybe still is.
it surely has good presence in Surat and all.

plan details and pricing are better sought from company directly or other savvy users.

salespeesons only need be pressured for offers/ waivers when tgey are nearing tgeir mobthly/ quarterly “targets pressure”.


but unless too heavy use and if they are even slightly competitive, i’d still prefer MTNL☻

all said and done, at-least in our licaliry, tge aunties and uncles at the QSQC/ exchange were always approachable and frankly stated things while trying to help.

once i aaked even the linemen, that what’s the issue.. the wiring is hardly a kilometre from your office to me.. and he explained
..that no, railways do not allow us to go directly pass through and we too use the (east side to west side) bridge and thus the wiring distance was 2-3kms

even then, (prices used to be 2-3000 for FTTH) they said that if 8-10 people take a direct “fibre” connection in your complex; we can lay out fibre line.


if you are not in a large house or concrete columns or other buildings/ radio interference isn’t much then even a dual antennae router is enough else go with three antennae…
D-links or some TP-Link.
take advice from others here.
frankly even basic ones supplied by MTNL worked for our small apartment.

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Superbdeal wrote:

599+tax pack for 3500
499+tax pack for 3000
for 6 months

So basically they didn’t charge you for router and installation! (707*5) flushed
Took 1500 from me (1k+500)
Which city do u live in?

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Awake wrote:

So basically they didn’t charge you for router and installation! (707*5) flushed
Took 1500 from me (1k+500)
Which city do u live in?

Jalandhar Punjab. Local cable wala asking 500 from me. I got connection dirextly from the company.

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Superbdeal wrote:

Jalandhar Punjab. Local cable wala asking 500 from me. I got connection dirextly from the company.

Yes no charges for router or installation.

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Superbdeal wrote:

Jalandhar Punjab. Local cable wala asking 500 from me. I got connection dirextly from the company.

I find it costly too coz earliar i was using BSNL promotional plan used it for 2 year every time it expires JE renews into plan. But now speed is very low so changed it. Earliar speed was good. If bsnl provide good services better to go for promotional plan every six months  take plan in the name of other family members. It will cost 240. Using online payment it coast 190.

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