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Google, BSNL Dataone, Kingsly

For some reason, Google throws up my post on my BSNL Dataone experience in the very first page when you search for BSNL Dataone. What this has meant is that many people looking for answers to questions, information on BSNL Dataone or just to register their frustration at BSNL’s Dataone practices end up on my blog, using the comments to ask questions or share their experiences and opinions. I think it is time I did something responsible and pointed readers to some real information.

Kingsly, uber-geek, techno-wizard, and above all a man with infinite patience, has compiled a list of FAQs on BSNL Datone, as well as an exhaustive study of the BSNL Dataone metering system, which throws up more than a few surprises! read more

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BSNL Dataone – The Saga Discontinued

Finally, the Dataone story at our office came to an end.

It all began when BSNL announced their plans of broadband at low prices. Like everyone else, we too submitted an application and waited. Suddenly, one day a Junior Engineer and two others came and inspected our setup and pronounced that we could use our existing router. Then, the JE installed something off a secret CD (he wouldn’t give us a copy, and wouldn’t let us make a copy) and then departed saying that it would be configured in a couple of days and after that we could start using it. read more

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BSNL Dataone

If you thought the BSNL Dataone offers sounded too good to be true, you are probably right! Just like everyone else, I too was excited at the plans and convinced my boss that we should shift from our existing Airtel 512 broadband line to a BSNL Dataone connection. As the published tariff was exactly half of what we were paying, it also seemed a wise decision from a budget point of view.

So, we filled out the form and submitted it at our local exchange, and were told that “someone would come to our premises and do the installation.” read more

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