If you cant exceed, then how is it a cap ? And what is
the purpose of a
cap ? To prevent accounting error ?
Its a soft cap. Its near 100% of your theoretical usage which is
impossible for a normal user to exceed. So cap higher than your
theoretical maximum usage is as good as unlimited, that was my point.
Nope. You are wrong. The american internet users are
with caps and specially since they are not communicated or even
competition, they have none. If you are not happy, you
can not do
anything about it. if you complain loudly, you are going to be the only
one on the block without a connection.
I didnt get a chance to complain.
I have friends and clients in USA who confirm this and
there is plenty
of articles on this online if you wish to check.
*I* *am* currently in the US. I've been dealing with Comcast for the
past 10 months. No chance to complain. Only once the bank mucked up my
payment. They disconnected without a notice. A single call to their CC.
Connection was on since I had promised to pay. Do you hear of such
things in India?
There are more horror stories there than here.
Ofcourse, their level of expectation is much different. But that is like
saying that American as 2 cars per person, we have 1 for 10 people
...... not a fair compare.
Indian companies have no sense of customer satisfaction. They're just to
con you. American companies too do it. But its at a different level.
yes, they are offering a plan for Rs. 200 (US$ 4 per
month) which is a
rate you will not find in USA. This is a plan that is meant for light
home users, people who are only going to use it to check their emails
Sorry, you're *wrong*. That Rs.200 is a pathetic joke and you as a
lawyer shouldn't have fallen for it. I'm still assuming you're a lawyer.
Lets do some math. My daily usage is:
1. I watch about 10 youtube videos daily. Each video is about 50MB =
2. I download updates, surf, download content daily = ~4-5GB = 4096 -
3. I do video conferencing daily = ~100MB of usage.
4. Miscellaneous = ~1GB = 1024MB
Total: Approximately 5.7GB daily.
Comcast: $49.99 ( a month )
MTNL: Rs.5400 * 30 days = ~Rs.160,000 = ~$3250 ( a month )
Wow...India is surely rich. Ok, lets compare the flat rate plans. MTNL's
2Mbps unlimited costs Rs.9999 = ~$200 a month! And you get less than 1/4
the speed that comcast offers.
My usage is reasonable. Even if you halve it, it still works out to $200
for MTNL and $50 for comcast.
you want more usage, take a better plan. Whats
stopping you ?
$200 for a 2Mbps unlimited connection? No thanks! With MTNL's level of
customer care, its shitty. I've heard horror stories about comcast too
but after witnessing their service for almost a year I've found it to be
very good. It too has its flaws though.
is put up. We are business users, and we do not go and
so we dont need 500gb downloads.
Uh...your business doesn't need it. What about others who transfer large
data files or have offsite backups? hmm..? What about a home user
wanting to work from home?
Really ? Why not instead switch to someone who is
going to give you
better facility ?
And be prepared to pay for what you are going to use.
There isn't any. Theres zero competition. Search the linuxer's archive.
I've been ranting about Airtel not wiring up my building for last 4
years. Go figure! Its a MONOPOLY!!
Reliance owns flag, which has 10K TB of bandwidth.
True, but how much of
it terminates in India ?
Airtel has put its own fiber on east coast to connect to the main pipes
Tata is a partner of one of the large fiber groups due to ownership of
vsnl. they hold the rights to build landing stations and will be sole
channel for selling that bandwidth in India for 10 years (must be coming
to an end soon, this is old story).
They own and control a large share of international bandwith in South
East Asia. It isn't a big deal for them to terminate some more in India.
Unless ofcourse theres already plenty and they dont need to! Hence my
argument of artificial scarcity.
you expect the lady to do ? Create one for you ?
I repeat. That was an anecdote. It was at a time that Delhi got
unlimited plans and Mumbai was also supposed to get. I have nothing
against MTNL. They've provided good service. ( I'm saying this despite
my connection @ Mumbai not working! ).