[PLUG] GNU/Linux on the move

Chetan Kumar chetanku at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 14:17:26 IST 2008

On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Gaurav Pant <gauravggs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> >  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
starting May.
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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