Need help regarding new broadband connection

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Hi dimers,I recently moved to a location in gurgaon with family but after checking the broadband availability there..Neither airtel nor jio giving broadband service there.I searched for local provider..Sky broadband is asking for  1500 rs router fees+1500 rs security and their plan is 500+tax for 10 mbps and 1000+tax for ..50mbps.They seems to be costly.Can someone please tell me why they are charging so high . Even Airtel provides 100 mbps in 799 rs only..please suggest some alternative if possible..

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Is it unlimited plan? Will it be ADSL router that they will sell you? Can’t you buy router on your own?

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Charging high because of no competition. Even Airtel and Jio charged high rates when no competitor was available in specific areas

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sardasa wrote:

Is it unlimited plan? Will it be ADSL router that they will sell you? Can’t you buy router on your own?

I already have my own router,,will see if there is an option to us my own router which can save 1500 rs

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aam_aadmi wrote:

Charging high because of no competition. Even Airtel and Jio charged high rates when no competitor was available in specific areas

One more think,,i just checked out that bsnl exchange is 300 metre away from me..So is it possible to get broadband connection from them..I mean if there is bsnl exchange close to me states that they provide broadband there…

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sardasa wrote:

Is it unlimited plan? Will it be ADSL router that they will sell you? Can’t you buy router on your own?

Yes ,plan is unlimited but i don’t know which router they will provide..

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hacker96 wrote:

Yes ,plan is unlimited but i don’t know which router they will provide..

Check with them if they got long duration plans available which might be cheaper.

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Dimers,I have an update on this.. Visited bsnl office today,they are ready to install broadband at my location..They are demanding 2500 router charges+750 installation charges(3250+gst) at the time of application…And further,i have to pay one month advance rental as security in first month bill…Are these charges ok?

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Plan i have opted for is 599+gst for 60mbps till 3300gb and 2 mbps after data exhaust..

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aam_aadmi wrote:

Charging high because of no competition. Even Airtel and Jio charged high rates when no competitor was available in specific areas

Bro,please suggest if it is ok to go with bsnl at the price i have mentioned.initial cost is nearly 4000

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sardasa wrote:

Check with them if they got long duration plans available which might be cheaper.

Please check my comment for bsnl broadband and suggest should i go for it?

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Don’t go with bsnl. Staff hi nehi hey bsnl key pass.

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hacker96 wrote:

Yes bsnl bjarat fiber

Bro u wont get that much speed max u might get 50mbps and yes installation price is that much only u will get refund when u return the modem to them when u dont want and staffs are not there like before service is good

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hacker96 wrote:

Please check my comment for bsnl broadband and suggest should i go for it?

No

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If RailWire Is Available Then Go With RailWire… Presently I’m Using RailWire Broadband 50 MBPS Pack… Charge 530 (1000 GB / Month)
And The Best Part Is Unused Balance Will Added To Next Month’s Pack…

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hacker96 wrote:

Dimers,I have an update on this.. Visited bsnl office today,they are ready to install broadband at my location..They are demanding 2500 router charges+750 installation charges(3250+gst) at the time of application…And further,i have to pay one month advance rental as security in first month bill…Are these charges ok?

That is way cheaper than what they quoted me. Get on it asap. They asked almost 6k from me.

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Haven’t used bharat fiber but it is supposed to be pretty good. charges seems ok.

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What is your average data requirements? How good is Jio mobile at that location? For normal user, taking a Jio SIM and using it with TPLink MR600 can work out cheaper. Initial cost of router will be high though.

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@panchabhut
Mobile data should never be compared with broadband. Do not suggest to use mobile data who is wanting to use broadband please.

@hacker96
BSNL fiber experience:
https://telecomtalk.info/community/bsnl-broadba...

I have been using Fiber for the past 3 years (currently on Jio Fiber). I believe BSNL fiber will be good too.

Also maybe BSNL cc/staff is not that good, but still it will be better than the local fiber lines, at least there’s a process for raising complaints and all.

Only thing coming to mind is.. your security deposit might not be easy to take out in future if needed.

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@Seinfeld
I am having Airtel VDSL Broadband at home with Jio SIM through MR600 as backup. My wife and daughter are both working/schooling from home for the last 8 months. Based on the experience, I can confirm that JIO SIM with 2CA always have given better speeds than Airtel VDSL, both downloads and uploads. Airtel VDSL gives around 5-6 Mbps UL and 40-50 Mbps DL. JIO SIM provides 18-20 Mbps UL and 75-80 Mbps DL with CA on Band 3+40.
JIO worked without a problem even after super cyclone while Airtel was down for almost a week.

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Seinfeld wrote:

@panchabhut
Mobile data should never be compared with broadband. Do not suggest to use mobile data who is wanting to use broadband please.

@hacker96
BSNL fiber experience:
https://telecomtalk.info/community/bsnl-broadba...

I have been using Fiber for the past 3 years (currently on Jio Fiber). I believe BSNL fiber will be good too.

Also maybe BSNL cc/staff is not that good, but still it will be better than the local fiber lines, at least there’s a process for raising complaints and all.

Only thing coming to mind is.. your security deposit might not be easy to take out in future if needed.

Bro actually i need it for work from home..so mobile data is not an option

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panchabhut wrote:

@Seinfeld
I am having Airtel VDSL Broadband at home with Jio SIM through MR600 as backup. My wife and daughter are both working/schooling from home for the last 8 months. Based on the experience, I can confirm that JIO SIM with 2CA always have given better speeds than Airtel VDSL, both downloads and uploads. Airtel VDSL gives around 5-6 Mbps UL and 40-50 Mbps DL. JIO SIM provides 18-20 Mbps UL and 75-80 Mbps DL with CA on Band 3+40.
JIO worked without a problem even after super cyclone while Airtel was down for almost a week.

Yes I know, I have used jio on jiofi, airtel 4g on airtel Wi-Fi device .. but once you start using broadband, you’ll get way better stability even if you need just 10Mbps. Not bothered about speed.

Now if there’s no options, then only use wireless options.

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Seinfeld wrote:

Yes I know, I have used jio on jiofi, airtel 4g on airtel Wi-Fi device .. but once you start using broadband, you’ll get way better stability even if you need just 10Mbps. Not bothered about speed.

Now if there’s no options, then only use wireless options.

I earlier used CDMA EVDO and it used to have stability that can compare with Broadband. Unfortunately Mukesh bhai killed CDMA in India through kid brother.
However, ordinary jiofi is no comparison with Jio with 2CA both speedwise and stability wise. Same for Airtel 4G with mifi. Stability of Jio with CA is comparable with VDSL broadband. And I know that as I have both at my home.

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hacker96 wrote:

Bro actually i need it for work from home..so mobile data is not an option

As I indicated, my wife and daughter are using Jio SIM with CA for both work from home (CITRIX server) and for school from home (google classroom & zoom). My wife uses for about 10 hrs a day and daughter uses for about 6 hrs a day. I also have Airtel unlimited VDSL broadband, but that is less preferred for WFH and mainly used for firestick.

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panchabhut wrote:

I earlier used CDMA EVDO and it used to have stability that can compare with Broadband. Unfortunately Mukesh bhai killed CDMA in India through kid brother.
However, ordinary jiofi is no comparison with Jio with 2CA both speedwise and stability wise. Same for Airtel 4G with mifi. Stability of Jio with CA is comparable with VDSL broadband. And I know that as I have both at my home.

Bro did you use Fiber broadband for sometime? Cannot imagine us comparing Jio mobiledata with Fiber 🤔

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Seinfeld wrote:

Bro did you use Fiber broadband for sometime? Cannot imagine us comparing Jio mobiledata with Fiber 🤔

Yes,used airtel broadband before,, services were good…but only option now is bsnl fibre..wil be installed within 3 days…. waiting for it.

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