Talk of the latest thing, BSNL’s 3G USB Modems come with deb package for Linux installation and it was just a one-click install and I was on 3G network.
We have all seen other providers of usb modems stumble, frown and sweat to even say that they could support it for Linux.
Looks like BSNL is really aware of the rapidly growing Linux users and has taken steps to ensure they aren’t missed out.
They also had a section on their user manual for Ubuntu; with a small error 🙂
You no longer need to run in circles around your Network Manager for setting up the BSNL’s Internet.. Welcome the Dock 🙂
And finally the Reliability that counts!
While most of us know that interacting with BSNL’s Customer Service Center / Accounts is almost like interacting a with a redtaped Govt department, but how many of us have acknowledged the technological heights that BSNL has achieved?
Skipping any marketing terms here, for most end users – BSNL’s Broadband Internet service availability has been awesome ( yes, they take lot of time to give a new connection / shift a connection ) , but once you’re wired in… there is hardly a downtime due to technology.
They are also very reliable ( 2Mbps means atleast 1.9Mbps ), unlike other providers who fail to comply with 80% of promised bandwidth.
BSNL and Teracom, both deserve a Standing ovation from the Linux users 🙂
P.S: I happened to buy this card from probably the most well-mannered and customer pleasing employee of BSNL service desks at Customer Service Center – Lakdi-ka-Pool. I do not know the name, but will definitely update this blog the next time I visit the bsnl-csc.
Update: A.K Sinha, SDE-Mobile, Nagpur deserves a super claps here. My Data Card was not working after coming to Nagpur since 3 days. He solved it within 30 minutes. Super Awesome!