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

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 (Sep 09, 2008)

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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.

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Tariff for Account free Internet Dial up access based on CLI

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


(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.


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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Free software to secure Net access on Windows PCs

Jun 1, 2008

Diagnostic Software

Advanced WindowsCare Personal 2.7.2 (6.25MB)

  • License: Free
  • Editor’s Rating: 4 star editors rating
  • Average User Rating: 4 star user rating (out of 4183 votes)
  • Downloads: 6,629,844
  • Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • Limitations: No limitations
  • Date Added: May 04, 2008

Publisher’s description of Advanced WindowsCare Personal

From IObit: Slow down, freeze, crash and security threats are over. Advanced WindowsCare Personal is a comprehensive PC care utility that takes an one-click approach to help protect, repair and optimize your computer. It provides an all-in-one and super convenient solution for PC maintenance and protection. All work will be done with 1 click and 1 minute. This fantastic program is available free of charge. Compared with its nearest competitor, Advanced WindowsCare Personal provides the more essential and practical formula for Windows: Removing Spyware and Adware, Preventing Security Threats, Privacy Protection, Fixing Registry Errors, Temporary Files Cleanup, Startup Cleanup, Repairing Windows, Speeding up System and 1-click Mechanism.

Version 2.7.2 is a bug fixing release.

Also try:

CCleaner 2.07.575 (2.76MB)

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Welcome to Netsavvy Solutions

Feb 21, 2008

Welcome to Netsavvy Solutions.

This blog tries to keep track of the various Internet access options available in Pune and Mumbai (India).

Even till date, a lot of Internet users are still on dial-up and other forms of sub 256 kbps access. But things are changing now. 2008 might turn out to be the year when India upgrades to broadband access en masse.

The above page details the various access options provided by India’s No.1 Internet Service Provider – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). According to

BSNL is in the process of commissioning of a world class, multi-gigabit, multi-protocol, convergent IP infrastructure through National Internet Backbone-II so as to offer speeds upto 8Mbps.