Airtel Broadband Fair Usage Policy has new data transfer limits

Looks like Airtel is realizing the foolishness of their Fair Usage Policy. The company has not removed the policy in its entirety but they have for now increased the data transfer limits on the broadband plans.

New limits as per their website are:

1 mbps till 100GB, 512 kbps beyond 100GB

512 kbps till 100GB, 256 kbps beyond 100GB

384 kbps till 75GB, 256 kbps beyond 75GB

256 kbps till 50GB, 128 kbps beyond 50GB

Are we happy? Nope. The limits remain unacceptable to us. Providing 100GB data transfer limits to both 512kbps and 1mbps users? What are they thinking?

32 thoughts on “Airtel Broadband Fair Usage Policy has new data transfer limits

  1. Ram Mohan

    Ha ha, people power rules…still, nope nope nope

    Let them reduce the limit if they want, but then they should bill us for 1/2 the speed for the period where the speed is half….

    if you provide me 1/2 service you should get 1/2 payment

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    1. Gowrishankar

      This seems like a viable option. If it is the bandwidth they are worrid about, then they can charge 50% for the period of time wen the speed is halved!

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  2. vijendra

    I think AirTel and other Telecoms Comp. should to understand Internet is not about surfing and downloading but it relates to development of Social, Economic Growth behaviour of any Country and even more than you can go.

    Japan and Any other countries and their Telecoms Comp. are in believing to above subject and not stopping their effort in respect to better communication for their country and for next generation i.e. it would their grand children’s may be.

    Telecommunication companies have no rights to determined download and upload traffic will be and they don’t have ability to determined. i think next-generation needs unlimited download traffic and upload speed should be increased.

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    1. shamin

      The thing that should be done is the goverment should step in. and some regulations must be put in place. regulations like you have to provide your coustomers not less then… or some other rules which the telecom companies have to follow if they want to do buisness in india. in my view for a country to grow the people should be upto date. there for internet should be everyones right. and i mean decent service!!! not this crap!

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  3. Forget the name

    This is utter crap!

    India is still lagging behind in the world because of damn slow internet speeds.
    On top of that, such stupid operators like Airtel & TATA impose restrictions..

    THIS IS INSANE!

    Such crappy broadband with limits should be given free of cost to the people. People who pay their bills on time should enjoy unlimited internet access…

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  4. Kart

    I got switched over to 256 from 384 on the 5th with a limit of 25 gb , but now this has changed i am still not upgraded to 384 . where did u guys get the info about the new limits above ? and wen ?

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  5. Abhishek Nandakumar

    30 x 24 x 60 x 60 seconds = 2592000 seconds in a month.

    If the speed is 384kbps -> 48kBps, I should be able to download 124416000 Kilobytes in a month, which is approximately 119GB.

    If Airtel increases the download limit to 119GB (which seems fair to me) on my 384kbps connection, I’ll stop complaining.

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    1. whydouwannaknow

      Are you planning to upload/download all day long, every day of the week??? Dont you go to work, eat, poop, bathe, brush yr teeth and occasionally screw yr wife? Please factor in that in your conclusion.

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  6. amar

    This is clear that want to put control on usage, they just pick policies from abroad(only few countries , which also not tale good care of consumer) and place them here, If they want to implement they should follow some other standard too, like we can get 20Mb+ unlimited line for Rs1200 to 1500 in Sweden. why not provide this much speed .

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  7. Raj

    Why is 512Kpbs subscription allowed 100Gb cap? Same as 1 Mbps. There is no incentive to pay more for greater BW. It should be proportionately double!

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  8. Arjun Sharma

    Airtel This is Really Shamefull..Your Service is degrading day by day and the measures you are taking day by day,you are saying to your customers “We are incapable of providing u service upto our own previous set standards,So please pull us back down and HELP US REACH ‘THE END’ OF OUR COMPANY..We ARE NO MORE THAT AIRTEL WHICH YOU KNEW A FEW YEARS BACK!!”
    It is the height of stupidity that you spend crores of rupees for getting Sharukh,Saif Ali Khan,Kareena nd others for ADVERTISEMENTS AND NOT SPENDING EVEN A SINGLE PENNY 2 IMPROVE INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES AND HAPPYly DEGRADING THE SERVICES FURTHERMORE while your PLAN RATES/PRICES ARE SKY HIGH!!
    iT IS REALLY SHAMEFUL!!

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  9. Hopeless policies rule again.

    Tata Indicom has placed limits on their various broadband traffic with 45 GB on 256kbps, 70 GB on 384kbps and 80 GB on 512kbps. Utterly pathetic and hopeless way of saying UNLIMITED broadband when you have traffic limitations and above all that they call it the FAIR USAGE POLICY. Lets say TRAI has new UNFAIR USAGE POLICIES for budding net surfers and frequent downloaders.

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  10. Hopeless policies rule again.

    Tata Indicom has placed limits on their various broadband traffic with 45 GB on 256kbps, 70 GB on 384kbps and 80 GB on 512kbps. Utterly pathetic and hopeless way of saying UNLIMITED broadband when you have traffic limitations and above all that they call it the FAIR USAGE POLICY. Lets say TRAI has new UNFAIR USAGE POLICIES for budding net surfers and frequent downloaders.

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  11. Nishant

    hi i was just wondering if the transfer limit of 100gb counts for both upload+download or is it just for downloads ???

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    1. admin Post author

      any data transfer is counted.

      in fact from what i know, airtel counts in 10KB units.

      so even if you use 1KB in a session, it is counted as 10KB…

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  12. Nakul Mehra

    Its just ridiculous, one basically cannot get a truly ‘unlimited’ and/or ‘unmetered’ broadband connection in this country. The only solution is to have 2 512 kbps connections and that 2 from 2 different providers so if goes down you have another one… ultimately, you’ll have 2 machines to do all the data transfer one needs.

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  13. Karan

    Airtel is the most useless company when it comes to fair usage policies….
    On contacting the Customer Care, they generally ac as if there is nothign cslled the FUP. Right to information ?? oh sorry , we only have the right to fill Sunil Mittal’s pocket. With NO respect to him, all i can say is appeal to you guys to disconnect Airtel and use anything. Encourage MTNL/BSNL. Atleast they don’t cheat the customer !!

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  14. jackoByte

    Most fair use policies on unlimited plans state that thruput may be reduced to ensure everyone has access. In this case even if there was spare capacity you would be limited which hardly seems in the spirit of fair use.
    Further the airtel operator told me that they had worked this out in conjunction with all the other ISPs, which should be illegal even in India no? whether it was just a lying sop to customers I dont know, but surely oligopolies are not allowed though I wouldnt be surprised given the generall anarchic (free) quality of Indian civilization.
    BTW I just came back from the USA where for the price of airtels 1mbit connection you get 6 although upload is .75mbit.

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  15. abcd

    Airtel started to cheat its customer's. Very worst in customer service. Airtel bothers only about profit and not about its customers. I dont know who is the stupid idiotic who came up with this option.

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  16. Navmeet

    is there any service provider instead of BSNL who hasn't imposed these limits.. if yes.. then please publish and let people know..

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  17. Himadri Singh

    They dont even keep up those limit, just do keep on checking the usage. Mine is 50 GB limit and they reduce the speed even on 40-45GB usage and they don’t believe that they are wrong..

    Hail Airtel.!!

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