I am working on a document that I would try to deliver to senior representatives in airtel.
The basic idea is to present an alternative to fair usage policy that suits us and might interest them as well.
It has become pretty clear that the smallish broadband user base is not a major concern for them and they are not affected by this small group of so called power users who have been protesting against the Fair Usage Policy.
The basic idea is adopted from Hayai Broadband. Pay per GB plans. Not Pay per MB but Pay per GB and at reasonable prices.
From what I have read and heard, airtel should not be making loss if they sell bandwidth at a rate higher than 10 bucks per GB. So here are some of the speculative proposed plans that I would like to send them:
100GB for 1500 bucks
200GB for 2800 bucks
300GB for 3600 bucks
500GB for 5000 bucks
The basic idea is that we would like airtel to offer us alternative plans similar to these that are not based on speed but on data transfer.
These plans would feature no specific speed limits. We would however like to have a minimum expected quality of service (supposedly 1-2mbps minimum at any given time). It would also be very nice if these plans can be sold with an expandable validity… for example… the 500GB pack would add 3 months to your validity. A 100GB plan would add one month. And so on. We would be able to buy a new package whenever we need it. Think of it as prepaid broadband.
The question is… how many of you think that it is a logical alternative to what we have today. Packages based on speeds and restricted on data transfer. That seems to be working out for no one around here.
We have been trying to get all the tweets related to problems and annoyances with Airtel services hashtaged with #airtelsucks on Twitter.
The idea is to have an easy way to identify the problems faced by Airtel customers. We are primarily focused on their broadband customers though.
Anyways… Our campaign would continue till the time Airtel realizes that their impatient branded plans are not suitable for a lot of customers who are looking for TRULY UNLIMITED BROADBAND PLANS WITH NO FUP CRAP.
We plan to continue with this protest till the time we get what we want!
And we are pretty sure that we are not being unreasonable here.