Asianet broadband: Special offers and deals - get a free WiFi modem
Are you planning to take Asianet broadband connection? Read this article to learn the special offer to get a free wireless modem from Asianet, when you subscribe to their broadband plan.
I have been using BSNL WiMax for last 6-7 months and have been terribly disappointed with the unreliable internet. I wanted to switch to wired broadband from BSNL, but for some or other reason, I couldn't get that either. Finally, based on suggestions from some of the neighbors, I decided to switch to Asianet broadband services. Providers like Airtel do not offer wired internet services in my area. Even though I have some bad experience with Airtel, I was impressed with the wide range of high speed plans they offer.
Tip: Before you sign up for internet connection, call the provider and ask for any deals that are not published. Most providers will have special deals when you switch from another provider, even it is not listed in the plans. Read further to learn about one of such special deals from Asianet.
NOTE: I'm fed up with Asianet broadband after a few months of use. Read my recent review of Asianet broadband in Kerala.
Asianet broadband plans and pricing
Asianet offers internet services in most part of Kerala. They have a good number of plans and the prices are on par with BSNL and Airtel. In fact, they have "unlimited internet" plans, starting with Rs 435 per month. Many of the Asianet internet packages are cheaper than BSNL plans.
For example, the Speed790 plan from Asianet gives 1 MBPS speed up to 8Gb and then goes down to 512 Kbps. However, the similar plan from BSNL (BB Home Combo ULD 800) gives 1 MBPS speed only up to 6Gb before it goes down to 512 Kbps. Almost every plan from BSNL broadband is more expensive than Asianet internet plans.
You can find all internet plans from Asianet here - http://asianetdataline.com/package.aspx.
Special offers for Asianet internet
While discussing with Asianet representative, I found out they have a special offer for people switching from other providers. This offer is usually not published and not listed in their website. To avail this offer, you need to specifically ask or demand.
Here is the deal. If you are currently using another broadband service from another provider like BSNL, then show your recent internet bill to the Asianet representative. If you are switching from another provider, you will get the Asianet WiFi modem for lease at an initial payment of Rs 600. Without this offer, the cost for leasing the WiFi modem is Rs 1800 (including taxes). So, you can save Rs 1,000 up front while taking the internet connection. You have to pay an additional Rs 1,000 as deposit when taking the connection, which will be adjusted in your first month bill.
You can read my signing up experience and review of Asianet broadband in Kerala.
Hi Tony. I am absolutely delighted to find some one else with similar problems as mine. I too now have a BSNL Wi Max connection to which I had migrated from Asianet which I had used for many years. At that time my internet requirement was mostly checking emails and an occassional browsing on my computer. For that I was using the basic plan from Asianet. All that changed when I bought my Ipad and found the versatility of this device was wasted on asianet. Firstly Asianet needed a browser based login and that page needs to be kept open for maintaining the connection. In an Ipad once you open another tab on the browser I found that the previous page goes to sleep...this is how the it conserves battery charge. This means that I then have to keep my computer on all the time (and login to asianet) whenever i use ipad. At least this was my experience ..if you have found a work around for this please let me know. I therefore moved to BSNL wimax unlimited which had given a decent speed of ALMOST 1mbps although they advertise it only as 512 kbps. Since wimax is always on and does not require a browser login I now have instant net access on all my wifi devices. But Now I hear that Asianet is coming up with much higher speeds from next month onwards ie in the range of 10 mbps. I would like to move back to Asianet but only if they can solve this problem with their connection.