BSNL bonanza or …

by sudharsh

BSNL has claimed that they will upgrade all the 256k connections to 2mbps..Juicy…

One thing puzzling me though is the fact that I have a 900UL connection. Anyone with some other plan with a 2 Mbps connection has to be mental…..For example, 500 bucks per month entitles you for a free 1024 mb usage…2 Mbps with 1024megs is nothing. If you are applying for a BSNL connection, stay clear out of this plan. Its puny…For example,

256 kbps = 32 kBps (B -> Bytes, b -> bits, this is what everyone advertise)…

So..Lets suppose you download a big file for an hour..In an hour there are 60 minutes and hence 60 * 60 = 3600 sec…So if you were to download something for an hour you would have downloaded 3600*32 = 115200 kBs or 115.2 MBs….This is for 1 hour with a 256 kbps..So around some 9 hours you are done….Yeah but of course you still have those night unlimited slots….

Now 2mbps = 4 * 256 kbps => 4 * 32kBps = 128kBps! (Boys thats fast)…That means you will use your 1024 megs quota in just 2 1/2 hours…(excluding the free night usage)…

With an 900 UL plan there aint any limitations and this is what scares me..2 Mbps with an unlimited connection for 900 bucks is a godsend, really economical…But I have a sneaky feeling that the current 900 UL plan would be left out, forcing the heavy users to switch to other plans…GOtta save money if that happens..

UPDATE:

Bsnl, sneaky chums have cleanly excluded UL plans outta this… here http://chennai.bsnl.co.in/News/BBSTariff010107.htm

The troubling thought is that, all are capped…and they are low…another thing is to note the “upto” word in the table except the Home 3300 plan. I think I will play safe and go with the present 900 UL….I download around 10 gigs per month btw…none of those plans seems attractive…

Another year, another disappointment….

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