Sunday, September 05, 2004

Internet Connectivity, GPRS, Airtel, Chennai

Here's my latest query !

Hi,

I've been considering the various internet connectivity options available and it _appears_ that the GPRS package available from Airtel at Rs.600/-pm (per month) is a nice deal.

It offers at Rs.600/-pm unlimited data transfer, no cap on no. of hours (always on), data rate of 30kbps or 30KBps (max).

The primary usage will be in Chennai.

I don't yet have Satyam's shared access in my locality (expected any time soon) which sells at Rs.600pm, unlimited traffic, always on, shared access.

BSNL is supposed to come with a big band towards the end of the year, around Dec, but I'll keep my fingers crossed and use other alternatives till then.

Anyone has any feedback on the pros/cons/... of any of these services ?

FWIW, I heard that the defense department has recently pulled up DOT for allowing private mobile operators providing internet connectivity without proper security safeguards, but that's not my worry right now.

Cheers,
Sudhir.P

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