[PLUG] GNU/Linux on the move
chetanku at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 01:47:26 PDT 2008
On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Gaurav Pant <gauravggs at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My suggestion for the original quest... Idea/Airtel gives a constant 12 to
> > 15 KBps speed. I have used it for almost 1-1/2 years.
> > Charges are approx 12 to 15 Rs/day and you can turn off the service anytime
> > with just an sms.
> > Unlimited download limit.
> > 1 less device to carry.
I am getting inclined towards this option with a new EDGE enabled
phone. My previous experience (last summer) with Nokia 6600 and Airtel
GPRS was fine. Given that I have Idea and Airtel cell connections, I
will switch as required.
There are options from Tata Indicom and Reliance. Reading feedback on
the net tells me of people having bad experiences with both.
> And apart from that if the person wants to be online continuously, you
> phone will not be busy.
I have two cellphone connections ;-) Juggling is the word.
> And finally the speeds/quality of connection varies from city to city
> and the time of the day you are tying to access the net. So it will
> be better if you specify where you are currently located.
Based in Pune. Will be in Chandigarh/Punjab/Delhi/HP for about 7 weeks
Tata Indicom / Reliance data card/USB modem seem less dependable for
this level of variety.
> As correctly said by Arun YMMV. :)
At (on-road) speeds of your choice ;-)
> BTW I am using a Reliance Data Card (USB) (in Pune) and get speeds
> from 3KBPS to 16KBPS.
Any cirbs about Reliance?
> Regards Dexter.
In any case, s**t does happen (in ALL modes) and more so with present
state of internet connectivity in India.
Thanks to all.
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