Free BSNL CLI dialup access from Sep 01 to Oct 31, 2008

Sep 19, 2008

Update: Nov 14, 2008

BSNL extends free CLI based dial up internet access for two months

http://www.bsnl.co.in/newsdetailed.php?news_id=432

BSNL had offerd free CLI based dialup internet access for two months w.e.f. 1st September 2008 to 31st October 2008 for PSTN customers of BSNL. This offer has been extended for another two months on BSNL landline from 01 November 2008.

BSNL offers free CLI based dial up internet access for two months

http://www.bsnl.co.in/newsdetailed.php?news_id=420 (Sep 09, 2008)

In case the news link above does not work, click here:

http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&q=free+CLI+
site%3Awww.bsnl.co.in&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

Then click on Cached.

BSNL offers free CLI based dialup internet access for two months w.e.f. 1st September 2008 to 31st October 2008 for PSTN customers of BSNL.

For details of this service click here:

http://www.bsnl.co.in/service/internet_tariff.htm

From

Tariff for Account free Internet Dial up access based on CLI

http://www.bsnl.co.in/service/internet_tariff.htm

Usage charges for Internet access through BSNL’s sancharnet: 10 paise per minute

Note:

(1) The subscribers will be charged at these usage charge over and above normal PSTN dial up charges.

(2) The Internet access is free for a period of 2 months from 1st September 2008 to 31st October 2008.

Tariff for Internet Access Local Calls

The tariff for internet access local calls [Calls made to internet access nos like 172XXX] are given below:

Peak Hours
Period (Hr) 0730-2230
Pulse (Seconds) 450

Off Peak Hours
Period (Hr) 2230-0730
Pulse (Seconds) 900 (600 seconds for E10B exchanges)

Service Tax as applicable shall be extra.


Apple iPod Touch – the poor man’s iPhone 3G?

Sep 10, 2008

Recently Mobile Magazine raised a very pertinent issue: Apple iPod Touch offers nearly all the features of Apple iPhone 3G at a fraction of the price.

How Can Apple Differentiate the iPod touch?

Michael Kwan
Sep 03, 2008

http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/337/C16086/
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Plan disparity between MTNL Mumbai and Delhi

Aug 27, 2008

Among unlimited broadband plans, Unlimited 256 Kbps and Night Unlimited 256 Kbps upto 2 Mbps plans are the most popular.

The tariffs for such plans at MTNL Mumbai are:

http://mumbai.mtnl.net.in/triband/htm/tariff.htm

DSL NU 849

256 Kbps – 2 Mbps
Monthly Free Data Download 1.25 GB
Rs 849 per month
Night Unlimited timings are 0000 hrs to 0800 hrs.

Trib Unlimited Plan-1

256 Kbps – 256Kbps
Monthly Free Data Download Unlimited
Rs. 2500/- per month

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Estimation of future global IP traffic growth

Aug 15, 2008

Visual Networking Index

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/
ns827/networking_solutions_sub_solution.html

Introduction

Cisco has developed a model for the estimation of future global IP traffic growth. The worldwide leader in networking technology for the Internet, Cisco has a unique ability to gather and interpret IP network data as a result of its broad experience with customers and global reach.

Today networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Many consumer and business IP networking trends are being driven largely by video and social networking and collaboration (i.e., Web 2.0 technologies), which combined are termed “visual networking.” The Cisco Visual Network Index is the company’s ongoing effort to forecast the growth and use of IP networking worldwide, and it is based on Cisco analysis and independent analysts’ forecasts.

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DataOne Home Plans Combo 199, Combo 299, Flexi 350

Aug 8, 2008

BSNL has introduced DataOne Home Plans Combo 199, Combo 299, Flexi 350, the tariff below is effective from 1st August, 2008.

http://www.bsnl.co.in/newsdetailed.php?news_id=396

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http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&
q=%22Flexi+350%22+site%3Awww.bsnl.co.in&btnG=Search&meta=

and click on the “Cached” link.

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Flexi 350

N.A is short for Not Applicable / Not Available

  1. Bandwidth: 256 kbps
  2. SU/MU: Single User
  3. BB Fixed Monthly Charges: Rs.350
  4. Landline Fixed Monthly Charges: As per existing plan
  5. Download/Upload Limit: 1.8 GB
  6. Free Calls: As per existing plan
  7. Call charges per MCU: As per existing plan
  8. BB usage charges per MB
    beyond free download/upload limit:
    Rs 0.80
  9. Night Unlimited: NA
  10. Maximum Usage Charges for BB incl. of FMC: Rs 1500
  11. Security Deposit: One month rental

Combo 299

N.A is short for Not Applicable / Not Available

  1. Bandwidth: 256 kbps
  2. SU/MU: Single User
  3. BB Fixed Monthly Charges: Rs. 299
  4. Landline Fixed Monthly Charges: As per existing plan
  5. Download/Upload Limit: 1 GB
  6. Free Calls: Nil
  7. Call charges per MCU: Rs 1.00
  8. BB usage charges per MB
    beyond free download/upload limit:
    Rs 0.90
  9. Night Unlimited: NA
  10. Maximum Usage Charges for BB incl. of FMC: NA
  11. Security Deposit: One month rental

Combo 199

N.A is short for Not Applicable / Not Available

  1. Bandwidth: 256 kbps
  2. SU/MU: Single User
  3. BB Fixed Monthly Charges: Rs.199
  4. Landline Fixed Monthly Charges: As per existing plan
  5. Download/Upload Limit: 250 MB
  6. Free Calls: Nil
  7. Call charges per MCU: Rs 1.20
  8. BB usage charges per MB
    beyond free download/upload limit:
    Rs 0.90
  9. Night Unlimited: NA
  10. Maximum Usage Charges for BB incl. of FMC: NA
  11. Security Deposit: One month rental

Use Thunderbird Portable to mirror Gmail on pendrive

Jul 23, 2008

The two interfaces

An email server stores, receives and sends email on our behalf. Most of us manage our email accounts in one of two ways. Either via a web interface or via an email client. The advantage of accessing our email via a web interface as in Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail etc is that there is only one copy of our mail folders (so no problems with copies being out of sync) and mostly we preview everything before downloading.

Low bandwidth access

Because this form of access is so bandwidth friendly, webmail services such as Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail etc are able to offer us such accounts for free. Of course, these DO cost money to operate but the expense is defrayed by the fact that these sites gain traction and hence can benefit by offering account holders related products and services. At the very least, the high level of engagement generates a commensurate number of ad impressions.

High bandwidth access

The advantage of accessing our email account via an email client (POP/IMAP access) is that we can read and reply to our mail offline. This can help those who have time-based Internet access plans or those who have their own computer but no Internet access. Because an email client must synchronize mails offline, the process tends to be heavy on the bandwidth requirements and fundamentally inefficient because even unwanted mails and attachments get synchronized.
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Wireless Internet Basics

Jul 11, 2008

Wireless Internet refers to Internet access options where the “last mile” connectivity is wireless in nature. The advantages of having a wireless last mile are mobility and greater ease of deployment. The disadvantages are lower security and performance.

Fixed Wireless Internet works via a dish antenna receiving signals from an elevated line of sight tower within 50 km. Or via Satellite. Mobile Wireless Internet works via Bluetooth, WiFi, Mesh networks, WiMAX, GPRS, 1xRTT, EDGE, EV-DO and HSDPA.

A very approximate way of describing the mobile options would be to say that access via Bluetooth is like a television remote, which works only within a room. Access via WiFi is like a cordless phone, which works only within a building. Access via mesh networks or WiMAX is like a mobile phone without roaming, which works only within a city. While access via EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO or HSDPA is like a mobile phone with roaming, which works across the country or at least wherever the cellular signal exists.

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