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Reliance Netconnect plus, so far so good…

Posted in KDE, KDE 4, KDE 4.3, KDE 4.3 beta 2, KDE4, Kubuntu, Linux, Relience NetConnect plus, Technology by notoveryet on July 2, 2009

I shifted to the new flat in May and unfortunately there is no cable internet service available in the building….
I asked Tata Indicom, Airtel, Hathway, Sify and some unknown local providers, but no luck at all.

I had to take some connection urgently since I am willing to dive into KDE sources (yeah, time has come :D)
and have to start the study for the first semester (M.S. in software systems)…

So, there were three options –
– Airtel USB internet (EDGE based, 150Kbps max)
Rs. 600 per month (unlimited usage)
– Reliance Netconnect plus (EvDO based, 3.1Mbps max)
Rs. 499 per month (Night only, 10 GB)
– Tata Indicom Photon (EvDO based, 3.1Mbps max)
Rs. 499 per month (Night only, 10 GB)

First option was rejected right away, such bad speed when the world is moving to 4G….
Now I had Reliance and Tata Indicom,
My last connection was Tata Indicom, so I know about their service,
they don’t listen to the customers,
I complained around 20 times for speed issue but no result.
And Reliance, no need to talk about them,
everybody knows…they are passionate about cheating their customers….
and the are very innovative in that too….new schemes…new ways to screw you….

but as I told no other choices…so I planned to take Tata Indicom USB….
I called their customer care to have a demo session….
like always, the custome care guy promised me that the demo person will come next day…
same repeated three times….
so, I myself planned to visit their store….
In the store, I seen the device,
but could not verify the speed…since their was no flash player installed…(to check sppedtest.net)…
and they were not allowed to install anything on their computers…(I feel, he was ashamed of the speed demonstration..)..

Meanwhile, I called Reliance custome care, and got the same old response…
“the demo guy will come today/tomorrow/within this week….”

But I still was thinking that Tata Indicom would be better…(being a Tata employee)…
so, visited another store of Tata Ind…and you know what, they withdrew the “Night plan” which I was looking for….WTF…
I thought, Reliance will also follow them…(that’s what they do….always similar plans…)…
so I decided to take Tata Indicom with (Rs. 1250, Use 24×31, 10 GB)…
and visited the store again…

This time first I checked the Reliance store out…
“Night plan” was there…and I asked for demo…and was satisfied with the speed…
It was 2.6 Mbps download, 100 kbps upload speed….

I bought the modem right away…..didn’t even bother to take a look on Tata Indicom…which was just aside this store….
They told, I’ll be online from Monday….
but It was not activated…(due to some document problem)…
I sent another copy of document and then yesterday (wednesday), they said it has been activated….

As soon as, i reached my apartment, I tried it out in windows…
and finally, yes, it was working… 😀

now, I had to try it on Linux…(The modem was being recognized anyways)..
with the help of some posts by some desi geeks…
I was online on my kubuntu again…

and speedtest told me that I was surfing at 2.24 Mbps…..not bad…. 😉

I updated my intallation to KDE 4.3 beta 2 and started checking out KDE trunk…
soon I will be runing KDE trunk on my lappy…. 😀

I will let you know, how I get KDE trunk running…

see ya….

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