Is Airtel upgrading its broadband?

That seems to be the rumour across college. It seems owing to the rising competition provided by the 2 MBPS connections of MTNL , Airtel seems to have started the long and tedious task of upgrading its network to be able to provide such high speeds. People have already started seeing a difference in their speeds as much as by 30 kbps already. But still anxious users are awaiting an official announcement by Airtel about the new higher speeds and upto what speed is airtel willing to upgrade its broadband. Most users complain that while Airtel might offer better customer service than MTNL, its broadband plans still leave a lot to be desired.

Google Apps to be paid

Google Apps , the revolutionary service which offered utilities like Gmail, Gtalk, Docs and Spreadsheets , Google Calendar, Google Pagecreator services for free for your domain is set to go paid. Google will be offering a free and paid version to cater to different clients. Google aims to target the small businesses and its low net-worth customers. Lets see how this gamble pays off.

Meanwhile Microsoft is all set to offer a similar subscription based service for small businesses in partnership with the telecom major BT.

Tata Indicom Users

Tata Indicom was my first mobile service provider , i switched services as the CDMA was getting too expensive. But these days the company is gaining popularity once again. tata indicom users can talk about the services, features, tariff plans etc. on this particular forum link. Tata Indicom also offers broadband services and the immensely popular Walky service (which uses the WLL technology and offers mobile phone features at landline rates). The forum is also a good place for prospective Tata Indicom subscribers who would like some neutral feedback before actually taking the plunge and paying your first installment to Tata.
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Wait : That SMS is not subsidized

Sending SMS The SMS revolution in India brought with it a lot of mobile phone tariff plans. The favorite among students and grownups alike is the discount top up. It allows pre-paid customers to send their SMSes at rates as low as Rs.0 to about 20p. But the mobile phone carriers saw the loophole. Lakhs of rupees of revenue was now being lost due to the fact that habitual SMS senders were now enjoying lower rates especially during the holiday season.

To counter this drop in revenue, mobile phone operators devised a plan. They earmarked the days of the year when the SMS traffic is maximum, namely

Republic Day , Independence Day , Diwali , Holi , New Year

And they changed their policies, so that SMSes sent on these days would be charged as per the normal non-subsidized tariffs. Till now its OK, but the fact is that many customers were not told about this and in this way the great Indian Mobile phone robbery was pulled off.

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