Review of Tata Indicom Wimax in Mahim, Mumbai

Preliminary review:

I migrated from Tata Indicom Wired broadband service to Tata Indicom Wimax in Mahim area of Mumbai (Plan Power On and On 6-384 prepaid to [plan yet to be finalized])

Cost of installation – NIL

The transfer was a smooth process and apart from external installation of the antenna, it wasnt much time consuming thing.

Please note that Wimax doesnt mean free of all cables. The only cable that goes is the one that comes from Tata to your building. Instead, a receiver is installed on your terrace and it goes into a device which Tata provides you. Then a wire from that device comes out which goes into your computer (a wifi router can be installed so that the wire coming out of the device connects to the router)

Speed:
There is hardly any noticeable difference in the speed between the wired broadband service and the Wimax.

Update: Using Belkin wireless router N150. Installation was very easy. Just had to connect the cable to the router and thats it……

Update – 13th November, 2009:
The connection is performing flawlessly and I haven’t faced any issues (except for some minor disconnection on 2 occasions which was sorted out on the call itself). The rains did not affect the performance at all.

The call center remains easily accessible and the representatives seem to have upto-date knowledge.

I will definitely recommend Tata Indicom Wimax connection for people in Mahim, Mumbai.

Review: Tata Indicom Broadband

After lots of research (airtel, mtnl, tata, photon, etc.), I finally selected Tata Indicom Broadband service in Mumbai (no specific reason for selection although Tata has lots of negative reviews).

Its just been a few hours that I am using it and here is the review (which will be updated from time to time).

After I send an inquiry to Tata Indicom for a broadband connection and after fixing up an appointment with their representative, this is how the process was:

Day1:

I filled up the requisite forms for the new connection and the representative was quite helpful. I chose the Power On and On 6-384 i.e. I will get speed of 384kbps with unlimited downloads for six months.

Cost: Rs.8340 all inclusive (no installation charges, etc.)

With the Fair Usage Policy (FUP) doing rounds of every forum and being a major cause of concern for the heavy downloaders, to be on safer side, I added to the application form and the terms and conditions form that I have selected the plan only on the representation that FUP does not apply to this plan and that there will be no restrictions / limit on the downloads.

Day 2:

I get a call from Tata for fixing a time for the cabling work (no modem or router required). The installation time is fixed for the next day at 10.30 a.m.

Day 3:

The representative arrives on time, finishes off his work in 30 minutes and my connection is already working!.

After installation, I checked the speed at speedtest.net and got result of 0.43 mbps for downloads and 0.38 mbps for uploads. Downloading from torrents was also speedy.

Day 5:

The connection goes kaput. I cant login to broadband dialer, ping the gateway, nothing can be done though the LAN cable is showing some activity.

Reaching the customer care was easy – 020- 60607070. Complaint was lodged, complaint no. was given and solution within 24 hours was assured.

Day 6:

No call from customer care or engineers of tata. I again call up customer care and they assure solution asap and that engineers are looking into the complaint.

No solution – broadband still not working.

The representative and the engineer who came for installation have suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth. Their mobiles are “switched off

Day 7:

Finally the engineer gets the problem solved and net is working again. Seems to have been some problem at Tata’s end.

The connection is at its best again and no issues since Day 7…..

Somehow broadbandforum.in is inaccessible with my connection.. Negative reviews of Tata may be the cause….

Its been a month now that I have been using Tata Indicom Broadband. I have downloaded over 75GB and am satisfied with the service and speed.

The only grievance that remains is the disconnection. The service gets disconnected at any point of time and you have to login again to resume. This is painful considering that you queue things for download before leaving for office and after coming back you realize that your connection dropped soon after you left.

Rating: 8.5/10

Review: Tata Indicom Broadband

After lots of research (airtel, mtnl, tata, photon, etc.), I finally selected Tata Indicom Broadband service in Mumbai (no specific reason for selection although Tata has lots of negative reviews).

Its just been a few hours that I am using it and here is the review (which will be updated from time to time).

After I send an inquiry to Tata Indicom for a broadband connection and after fixing up an appointment with their representative, this is how the process was:

Day1:

I filled up the requisite forms for the new connection and the representative was quite helpful. I chose the Power On and On 6-384 i.e. I will get speed of 384kbps with unlimited downloads for six months.

Cost: Rs.8340 all inclusive (no installation charges, etc.)

With the Fair Usage Policy (FUP) doing rounds of every forum and being a major cause of concern for the heavy downloaders, to be on safer side, I added to the application form and the terms and conditions form that I have selected the plan only on the representation that FUP does not apply to this plan and that there will be no restrictions / limit on the downloads.

Day 2:

I get a call from Tata for fixing a time for the cabling work (no modem or router required). The installation time is fixed for the next day at 10.30 a.m.

Day 3:

The representative arrives on time, finishes off his work in 30 minutes and my connection is already working!.

After installation, I checked the speed at speedtest.net and got result of 0.43 mbps for downloads and 0.38 mbps for uploads. Downloading from torrents was also speedy.

Day 5:

The connection goes kaput. I cant login to broadband dialer, ping the gateway, nothing can be done though the LAN cable is showing some activity.

Reaching the customer care was easy – 020- 60607070. Complaint was lodged, complaint no. was given and solution within 24 hours was assured.

Day 6:

No call from customer care or engineers of tata. I again call up customer care and they assure solution asap and that engineers are looking into the complaint.

No solution – broadband still not working.

The representative and the engineer who came for installation have suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth. Their mobiles are “switched off

Day 7:

Finally the engineer gets the problem solved and net is working again. Seems to have been some problem at Tata’s end.

The connection is at its best again and no issues since Day 7…..

Somehow broadbandforum.in is inaccessible with my connection.. Negative reviews of Tata may be the cause….

Its been a month now that I have been using Tata Indicom Broadband. I have downloaded over 75GB and am satisfied with the service and speed.

The only grievance that remains is the disconnection. The service gets disconnected at any point of time and you have to login again to resume. This is painful considering that you queue things for download before leaving for office and after coming back you realize that your connection dropped soon after you left.

Rating: 8.5/10

Devils Workshop – must visit before buying a new mobile

If you are considering buying a new mobile, check out the Devils Workshop.

In a simple and well laid out manner, it provides with links to mobile websites which will help you buy the right mobile at right price and from the right place.

The content is reproduced as it is. All the credits go to the author of the post at Devils Workshop.
———————————————————————————————–

Buying a New Mobile? Check Out These Sites!

For how many times you want to buy a mobile (or for that matter any other gadget) but you are in a dilemma. Don’t worry since we live in WEB 2.0 era, so you can utilize the web by following these simple steps:


STEP 1- Check the prices of mobile through these sites considering your budget.
http://www.fonearena.com/mobile_phone_pricelist.html
http://www.india-cellular.com/Handset-Prices.htm
http://www.indiagsm.com/phone_prices.php
http://mobilephone-price.blogspot.com/


STEP 2- Read detailed specs of your shortlisted mobiles & distinguish them on this basis.

http://www.indiagsm.com/
http://www.compareindia.com/products.php?sectionid=23
http://www.fonearena.com/brands.php
http://www.gsmarena.com/

STEP 3- If you are still on crossroads, see expert reviews of the mobiles.
http://www.mobile-review.com *
http://www.mobileburn.com/
http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/
http://www.phonearena.com/ *
http://www.gsmarena.com/reviews.php3 *
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/reviews/phones/
http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-phones/
http://www.tech2.com/india/mobile/
http://www.techtree.com/techtree/jsp/list.jsp?list=prodcat_review_cathome&prodcat_id=451
http://www.phonegg.com/

(*-Recommended)

Devils Workshop – must visit before buying a new mobile

If you are considering buying a new mobile, check out the Devils Workshop.

In a simple and well laid out manner, it provides with links to mobile websites which will help you buy the right mobile at right price and from the right place.

The content is reproduced as it is. All the credits go to the author of the post at Devils Workshop.
———————————————————————————————–

Buying a New Mobile? Check Out These Sites!

For how many times you want to buy a mobile (or for that matter any other gadget) but you are in a dilemma. Don’t worry since we live in WEB 2.0 era, so you can utilize the web by following these simple steps:


STEP 1- Check the prices of mobile through these sites considering your budget.
http://www.fonearena.com/mobile_phone_pricelist.html
http://www.india-cellular.com/Handset-Prices.htm
http://www.indiagsm.com/phone_prices.php
http://mobilephone-price.blogspot.com/


STEP 2- Read detailed specs of your shortlisted mobiles & distinguish them on this basis.

http://www.indiagsm.com/
http://www.compareindia.com/products.php?sectionid=23
http://www.fonearena.com/brands.php
http://www.gsmarena.com/

STEP 3- If you are still on crossroads, see expert reviews of the mobiles.
http://www.mobile-review.com *
http://www.mobileburn.com/
http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/
http://www.phonearena.com/ *
http://www.gsmarena.com/reviews.php3 *
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/reviews/phones/
http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-phones/
http://www.tech2.com/india/mobile/
http://www.techtree.com/techtree/jsp/list.jsp?list=prodcat_review_cathome&prodcat_id=451
http://www.phonegg.com/

(*-Recommended)