New VSNL Account : Help rqd.
15th June 1999 Ramana Bhamidipati @netscape.net
Hi I am planning to take a new internet connection for my parents who are at hyderabad. I came to now that there are three service providers., viz., VSNL, satyam and Pioneer (this is a new one I suppose!!). Would like to know which is better. And also what type of modem they require (i do not have any idea as how current speeds are.) and better if any one gives me make and price if available. Any other info is welcome. Thanks Ramana Bhamidipati email@example.com http://homepages.go.com/~bhamidipati/ Telehub Tech. Corp. http://www.telehub.com
16th June 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey there, W.r.t. the three mentioned, I'd suggest you to opt for Pioneer if you plan to be using the cheaper option. Pioneer offers 50 hours for Rs. 1,000 approx. But it's a new SP and folks out here aren't yet sure of it's stability factor et al. If money ain't a problem I'd suggest VSNL which is at least reliable to a certain extent. Satyam online, as of what the rumor goes, has _very_ poor customer service. I have no inkling as to the speeds of the modems. HTH, C.
17th June 1999 Anil @hotmail.com
You can purchase GVC modem 33.6 at price ranging from 2400 to 2600/-. Here in Delhi VSNL connection is sometimes very erratic but they are improving upon. email@example.com
17th June 1999 Amit Mahajan @ril.com
vsnl is better with a boca modem, i hv the same
18th June 1999 jayesh @bom3.vsnl.net.in
vsnl has the v.90 system enabled in Bombay on 4404444 and 431 series of nos. im normally connecting on 48000 bps using my us robotics modem 56 k voice fax modem and am getting individual download speeds of 5.4 k on optimizing my mtu at 1500 and rwin at 10220 or 7x . following modems i have tried and tested and have found to be very good 1 gvc 56 k - decent speeds , erratic holding good download speeds often crossing 3,5 to 4.0 k cost about 4500 rs 2 lanbit - very good holding , good download speeds , often crossing 4.5 k on good connections . very good value for money about 4500 -5500 3 dlink = average speeds good holding , bad download speeds only once it crossed 4.0 k with rwin having to be set at 8x . not highly recommended 3500 onwards - 4 generic india made 56 k rockwell modems- curiously this model neither had a name nor a brand name after much searching and searching the us govt fc database i tracked it down as a small company called puretech (www.puretech.com) . this is very widely sold in india . it had the k56 flex format and excelled in every department . tremondous download speeds, excellent holding . this was the star in the widely followed k56 flex format. the best money can buy in this format then came the x2 format used by us robotics which have two categories non v90 and v90 non v90 modems will give excellent download speeds good holds . v90 well they topped in all respects 5.6 k downlaod speeds unlimted holding i was connected for 10 hrs straight . about 6500 rs onwards . to make two issues clear firstly today there are two types of us robotics being sold one the v90 enabled types which allow u to connect at 56 k connects and two the non v90 56 k modems which reuire digital lines to connect . it is easier to buy and use the v90 modems since digital lines for 56 k is outdated now .. also for all the old usr 56 k users there is a remedy . pls look up the us robotics website to find upgrades for all flash bios modems . there are free upgrades available i was able to flash a friends modem sucessfully to new format . happy surfin :) jayesh
19th June 1999 Arup Bhanja @cal.vsnl.net.in
Hi, I am using LanBit 33.6K Voice fax data modem and I am happy with its service. This model now costs about Rs. 3,500. Hope that helps. Regards, Arup Bhanja Calcutta,INDIA. Announcing "The Website Report". Gain more out of your site. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "The Website Report-IIN" in subject line and your website URL in body.