I have been harping about bad Internet connectivity for far too long now on this blog – and even a recently conducted survey shows that we are going from bad to worse when it comes to Internet speeds in India!
But a revelation has truly surprised me and has left me completely envious of Hyderabadis! I can say, if you live off internet – Move to Hyderabad!
A company in Hyderabad – Beam Tele – is offering super high speeds, that too on fibre optic for rates that are simply unbelievable!
Beam Tele Internet Plans
Unlimited Data Plans
Charges in INR
Check the rates – for 10mbps unlimited internet it is Rs. 1000/- for 15mbps it is Rs. 1500/- and for 20mbps it is Rs. 2500/-.
When I came to know about Beam Tele – I was quite sure to find issues somewhere (either with their FUP or actual Speeds), without which, such low rates are just not possible. When I checked their FUP (Fair Usage Policy), I was even more surprised. It was one of the most consumer friendly FUP I had come across!
Beam Tele Fair Usage Policy
|Package Name||Speed||FUP Limit||Speed Post FUP|
|B-Max 400||512 Kbps||20GB||256 Kbps|
|B-MAX 600||1 Mbps||20GB||786 Kbps|
|B-MAX 850||2 Mbps||20GB||1 Mbps|
|B-MAX 1000||10 Mbps||30GB||2 Mbps|
|B-MAX 1500||15 Mbps||40GB||4 Mbps|
|B-MAX 2500||20 Mbps||60GB||6 Mbps|
Just to give you an example a 20mbps line has 60GB Fair usage Limit and even after that user will still get 6 mbps…that is a sheer wow !!
Beam Tele Actual Internet Speed
After all this one would think that there is no way users will get even half the speed promised – but here is what a 3 year user of Beam Tele has to say:
I came to know about Beam Tele thanks to this Facebook discussion, which happened on our previous article on trak.in between our regular readers – Sharath Kaza & Amit Bhide – Sharath mentioned that he gets 20 mbps on fiber and that too at envious rate of Rs. 2500/-. On checking the website and his own usage of services, I was quite pleasantly surprised that the claims were true !
Why not other cities ?
The question is – If Hyderabad can have it, why not other cities. Here in Pune, we feel lucky even if we get 1mbps properly and that too at rates which are probably thrice as much as beam tele!
Question to Beam Tele – When are you launching in other cities of India, especially Pune! :)