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    Jio Gigafiber rollout

    For both Hyderabad and Chennai. The agent would not specify the actual date when I would be upgraded. Only soon, and if not in November or December then for sure by January.
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    Reliance Jio Rollout

    Just like the telcos most of the ISPs won't be able to complete on pricing alone. I have 3 currently - Airtel, Hathway and ACT. Hathway was already the cheapest and yet they have an offer going on for 50% discount for life currently... and they are the only ones giving me no FUP. I've been...
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    Jio Gigafiber rollout

    Hathway told me fiber rollout starting from January for existing customers. But it will take some time before it comes to all. Need to see if they will unify the package or how they will do billing for both ISP and Cable TV. As of now they sell both Cable TV and ISP services separately. Also...
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    Suggestions for buying a new Router please

    Not always... I've always found Asus to be on the higher side (at least the models I've wanted). Netgear OTOH has been on par (or even lower)... and the reason I've bought them the most. Then again prices of Ubiquiti are highway robbery... over 200% markup even on entry models.
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    Reliance Jio Rollout

    Ha ha, don't know about that but my broadband bills have been steadily coming down and FUP increasing at the same time. Can't complain.
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    android tv boxes

    Get 4K, makes a huge difference. Right now with cashback and 10% discount you'll get a good deal.
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    Lifetime validity on prepaid mobile plans and deactivation

    Because TRAI let Jio play the game of time based recharges. With Jio no matter how much the value of my recharge the validity period remains the same... 84 days or thereabouts. If it's acceptable when Jio does it, it should also be acceptable when Airtel also does it.
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    Lifetime validity on prepaid mobile plans and deactivation

    And that brings me to my first point... Why call them Chortel when they are (seemingly) the last ones to throw in the towel? It's the Ambani Bros. Inc. that's robbing us blind with our own tax money.
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    Suggestions for buying a new Router please

    Get the Netgear X4S. It's the top rated router for throughput and range. Otherwise a Ethernet only router and an access point. Can't be beat for coverage.
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    Lifetime validity on prepaid mobile plans and deactivation

    I don't mean lifetime validity for data.... I mean lifetime validity (or validity for the term of Jio's license) for INCOMING CALLS. Folks don't recharge they don't get data, and they don't even get outgoing calls, that's how it should be... but incoming can remain. Even BSNL makes you...
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    Lifetime validity on prepaid mobile plans and deactivation

    I'm not a fan of Airtel and in fact use Jio, but in this case we should blame TRAI for letting Jio get away with it in the first place. Jio has put in place a system where nobody has a lifetime validity. Why allow only one company to abuse the system? Others wouldn't even be allowed to roll out...
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    induna blocked in ACT broadband ?

    Isn't blocking against net neutrality? Porn, child porn, and DRM I can understand... but why block legitimate sites.
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    Amazon India lightning deals

    Still on deal for Rs. 18,499.
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    PC Peripherals Dent on new PSU.

    If you are not getting what you paid for i.e. a brand new piece without scratches and dents then go for a refund. Do you think the seller/Amazon would take a little less cash or even torn notes (COD). Highly unlikely. And another sale is just around the corner.
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    Reliance Jio Rollout

    It will - either to Jio or the individual. Airtel said free calls, but I need to provide instrument. I do have a couple of Panasonic cordless phones lying around, but I still wasn't interested. If Jio needs to start providing the phone hardware it will add to the overheads, they are already...