Internet - The right price?
28th Feb 1999 Daanesh @usa.net
Hello Everyone, This is more of interest to those accessing the Internet from India, but I would like to hear everyone's opinion on this. A lot of VSNL bashing goes on almost every list where Indians are. Now that the Internet Access business has been opened to all, I would like to know the answer to a simple Question. What would you say is good quality service, and how much are you willing to pay for it? (in India) Could all those on the List please put some inputs on this. Thank you Daanesh
1st March 1999 sears @vsnl.com
I for one am quite satisfied with the VSNL Service - the biggest benefit is the accessibility from almost anywhere in India - I have got an A/c with VSNL, B'bay but use it from Indore where I am stationed almost six months of the year besides travelling to other places. Just for the record - VSNL has introduced new rates - I just got an E mail which is quite good. Regards
1st March 1999 Manjeet Bhatia @megsinet.net
I guess Rs.5000 per year for unlimited access. ;) Manjeet
2nd March 1999 Daanesh @usa.net
Hello Manjeet, You did not say what you thought was good service. Are you aware you pay DOT ~Rs.18/- an hour every time you access the Internet, Is this amount you mention inclusive of these charges? D. PS. Are you a resident of India?
2nd March 1999 Daanesh @usa.net
Well glad to see that at least one person is satisfied with VSNL. Would you share what is the QoS at Indore and your expreiences all over the country. Do you connect on one try or do you have to keep redialing? How are the connect speeds. Is the help desk good. Etc. etc. D.
2nd March 1999 Manjeet Bhatia @megsinet.net
This is not too far ............................ > You did not say what you thought was good service. By good service I mean 1. There should be only 1-2 ocassions a month when I get a busy tone while trying to dial in. After that also I should be able to get in in 3-4 trials. 2. Decent speed. 3. Network should always be up. > Are you aware you pay DOT ~Rs.18/- an hour every time you access the Internet, > Is this amount you mention inclusive of these charges? There should be one local call charges for one call of unlimited length while dialing in. > PS. Are you a resident of India? Unfortunatley not. :(
3rd March 1999 sears @vsnl.com
I get connected on the first try most of the times - the speed is 33.6 or the worst is 28.8 - I have experience of connecting in B'bay and was quite satisified - I have managed to connect on first try during my recent visit to b'bay. If there is one thing I wud like is not being charged for the local calls - that would be a welcome change required especially because the service being given is by the same department (DOT/ VSNL). I have also connected at Delhi though my experience at Bangalore was not very satisfactory but that weas almost 2 years back - they might have improved since then. I have used the Help desk in Indore and B'bay but very rarely and have been fortunate of getting immediate and helpful response.
3rd March 1999 Sumeet Shroff @bom3.vsnl.net.in
> You did not say what you thought was good service. > > By good service I mean > > 1. There should be only 1-2 ocassions a month when I get a busy tone while trying > to dial in. After that also I should be able to get in in 3-4 trials. > > 2. Decent speed. > > 3. Network should always be up. > the most important 4. online or phone help which most of us need. i have called up vsnl a couple of times,and they have connected me from one department to another and too another and then 'i am sorry, our department can not help u with this. please try another'. etc.
5th March 1999 Sumeet Shroff @bom3.vsnl.net.in
> I guess Rs.5000 per year for unlimited access. ;) > > Manjeet that is a lot of wishful thinking. do u know that two people can use the same account "simutaneosly" in vsnl. the server does not detect that there is another user loggin the same account. *IF* i have unlimited access then i 'might' pass my account to all friends and relative who can login at all times with no additional cost. sumeet
7th March 1999 Manjeet Bhatia @megsinet.net
Hi Someone wrote that s/he would pass password to all s/he knew if there were an option for unlimited access. I guess this answers the question that why this thing in not available in India. :) No offense meant !!! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))
9th March 1999 Vani Murarka @manaskriti.com
Whatever the price, VSNL should have a system whereby more than one simultaneous login using the same username/password should not be possible for individual accounts. And have an additional option for a packet of several accounts for an organisation. Shouldn't be too tough to implement technically. Do the other ISPs in India have this system? Vani _____________________________________________________________ Vani Murarka
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9th March 1999 D. Haldar @pobox.com
About a fortnight back I arranged to have connections from two locations simultaneously using the same user name and password. We were connected to the Internet at the same time from two different locations. I wonder if it was a fluke or aberration. D. Haldar
10th March 1999 Rajat Agarwalla @vsnl.com
Yes, It is very much possible to logon simultaneously from different locations using the same username. About a month or so back, there wasn't any restriction on the number of logins per username at any give time. Now, VSNL has managed to restrict the number of simultaneous logins to 2 on some servers and to 4 on others. Though, quite a few of them still have the "unlimited simultaneous login" factor applicable. One more point to note is that this multiple login, as far as what I have experienced, is valid only for TCPIP access. What I mean to say is that one can still have unlimited logins under the shell account ... Rajat
10th March 1999 Tejinder Singh Rawal @nagpur.dot.net.in
Neither fluke nor aberration. It is your account, and you may, if you want, use it from 100 locations simultaneously. Needless to say, the meter will run 100 times faster. Tejinder -------------------------------------------------------------- Tejinder Singh Rawal T.S.Rawal & Co., Chartered Accountants,Nagpur,India Voice:(+91 712) 525423/527376/548941/548850 Fax:(+91 712)539122 mailto:rawal@BhaaratEkKhoj.com OR mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Indian Taxation Site http://www.BhaaratEkKhoj.com/tax