Broadband service provider Airtel has recently upgraded the speed of selected customer’s. Though there is no official word from Airtel regrading this move but it is evident from the experience of various customers in New Delhi.
I (and Rahul, Co-Author) am a users of Airtel Broadband, currently using 256kbps unlimited plan in New Delhi. When Rahul first discussed the increase in speed, i first thought that it might have been due to some server maintenance but later on i noticed the increased speed on my connection too. I tried to confirm this by googling but found nothing, then i decided the call their Customer Care (Dial 121 from your airtel landline – New Delhi). The representative confirmed that the boradband speed of FEW selected customers has been DOUBLED at NO EXTRA Cost !
That means, i was earlier surfing internet with 256kbps speed and downloading data at 30KBps but now with the speed being doubled, i will from now on be able to surf internet at 512kbps and download data at 60KBps. When i asked for an official confirmation regarding this matter, he replied by saying there is none yet. Upon asking, whether its for limited time, i was happy to know that they have doubled the speeds for life time (or at-least till the time you have it).
This move by Airtel is certainly very very good considering the prices they had for 512kbps. As i said above, that there is no official confirmation but i believe this has something to do with recent price slash by MTNL.
- Since i reside in New Delhi, i can only comment of speed increase in my state only. Airtel must be having a seperate policy for each and every state, its not necessary that every broadband connection in India will get doubled speeds. So, please call customer care and check for yourself.
- You can test your downloading and uploading speed using Aritel’s speed checker.
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