The Internet story…

Sitting at Bangalore City Railway station, with nothing to do, I decided to check up on the available wireless networks. There were two services offered

  • Airlink
  • Tata Indicom

Although I had my Reliance Net Connect system with me, I decided to give the wireless service a shot. I also had to test the Airport on my spanking new MacBook :D!

Tata Indicom was given the first trial. Unfortunately, their base page was so perplexing that I did not spend more than 30 seconds trying to figure out how to connect.

Burn Tata Indicom BURN!!!

Airlink was my next target. Having experienced their net offer (for free) in The Forum, I was expecting a decent experience. What I got blew me away.

One of the simplest non-jazzy interfaces led me through one single screen which allowed me to choose a plan to surf, set a username and password and provide my credit card information. Just ONE SINGLE SCREEN!! And click on Ok, they present you your card for the current usage. And bam, you experience almost international connectivity.

Just to try it out, I downloaded Flock @ 250KBps! No sir, I am not kidding. It’s amazing!

On another note, DO NOT TAKE RELIANCE WI-MAX connections. You cannot rely on them one bit. But, that’s another blog rant on the making.

On yet another note, have been very happy with the MacBook that I own now. The experience shall hopefully be captured on a post soon!    

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10 thoughts on “The Internet story…

  1. @ |Balu|: You can go for Reliance if you have the patience to follow it up and also if you have the patience to set it up each time the network goes for a toss.

    A wired line doesn’t trouble you as much =D! Airlink is a wireless service provider, however, I don’t think they have an option for city wide coverage yet. =(! Sadly!!

  2. Currently I’m with Tata Indicom DSL broadband, but I was thinking of shifting to the Reliance Wimax service here. They provide a WiFi antenna and a RJ45 LAN cable from the antenna goes to the PC.

    I am eagerly awaiting your review on Reliance Wimax so that I can reconsider any shift. 🙂

  3. @ overclockedfragger: The problem with Reliance WiMax service is well the service. I cannot review the bandwidth or the speed, because I just couldn’t get the damned connection to be installed and settled till now. Wait for my next post for details =)!

  4. @ Joe: Cmon dude. What makes this job hunt worth is the experience. WARNING: Make sure they don’t lead you to any of your blogs, unless you are going to work as the creative director of a magazine or something. There might be one small oversight that can cause you enough harm.

    So, all the best dude and btw what kinda job are you on the lookout for?

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