Finally our search for uninterrupted broadband @ Pellucid Networks, ended with us getting Reliance WiMax.

Oh yea…we do have WiMax technology being implemented in our city now. The installation was a breeze, we paid 500 rupees towards the instillation charges, the next day, couple of guys came to our office and installed the antenna.

This is what it looks like

The ethernet connection from the antenna goes on to the modem. Thats about it.

We have been using this for the last couple of days and i must say that the connection is pretty good, no drops so far and consistent speeds. In short behaves like it should.

Service Download Speeds * Monthly Rental (Rs.) Bundled Usage Additional Usage / MB

Plan 1100

150 Kbps

1100

Unlimited

Not Applicable

Plan 1500

300 Kbps

1500

Unlimited

Not Applicable

Plan 2700

600 Kbps

2700

Unlimited

Not Applicable

Plan 4500

1 Mbps

4500

Unlimited

Not Applicable

We have opted in for a 1 Mbps Business connection. That is 4500 Rupees a month.  As of now, i am a very happy customer! yayy

Ok. Tata indicom sucks and Airtel is not available, so i am looking for other options, someone says look at BSNL so i did.

and this is what i find.

The site could do with a redesign. Finding information here is sooooo difficult. Anyone listening?

Ok, finally after 7 mins, located what i am looking for.

their minimum for an unlimited Biz plan is 9000 INR/month??!?

bahhhhh! are they stuck in the stone age of internet??

No…i am not kidding, i swear this is how it is on the website!

Tariff

Business

UL 9000 Plus

Business

UL 9000

Business

UL 15000 Plus

Business

UL 15000

Bandwidth*

1 Mbps

1 Mbps

2 Mbps

2 Mbps

SU/MU

MU

MU

MU

MU

Monthly Charges (Rs)

9000

9000

15000

15000

Modem Charges PM (Rs)

As applicable

As applicable

As

applicable

As applicable

Annual Charges   (Rs)

90000

90000

150000

150000

Download/ Upload Limit

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Free E-mail IDs/Space

2 / 5 MB

2 / 5 MB

2 / 5 MB

2 / 5 MB

Voice Rental (Rs/month)

Zero

As per opted plan

Zero

As per opted plan

MCU Charges/Pulse (Rs)

0.80

0.80

Minimum Hire Period

One Month

One Month

One Month

One Month

Security Deposit

One Month Charges

One Month Charges

One Month Charges

One Month Charges

Why is Tata’s broadband service so bad?

Recently got a Tata indicom commercial broadband for my new office @ Pellucid Networks in Chennai, I have always thought that Tata had a reputation for reliability, this brand perception of Tata has taken a beating in my eyes with my experience with the connection.

The connection drops like crazy and when i try reaching their customer care, which by itself is a herculean task, their executive has the gall to say “Sir, in this area, it is like this only”

I am writing this, in one of those shifting time spots that i do get Internet.

Unfortunately Airtel is not available in our area (Thiruvanmayur), so i am going to check out Reliance’s WiMAX technology. hope i wont have too much probs with that. And its Ta-Ta to Tata for me now.

PS – The connection dropped 6 times when posting this.