Reliance Netconnect or Reliance Broadband-Which one is made for you
Like many telecom operators in India today, Anil Dhirubai Ambani Group's Reliance Communications offers internet and television services along with its mainstay of 2G CDMA and GSM and 3G mobile phone services. Reliance internet is premised through two portals, Reliance Netconnect and Reliance Broadband. Reliance Netconnect, unlike Reliance Broadband, is a wireless internet service. One accesses the internet through a portable data card, a USB dongle, the Reliance Data Card . There is a onetime installation fee that covers the cost of the data card when you subscribe to an internet plan through Reliance Netconnect; after that, the first month i.e., one's bill comes on usage in accordance with downloading speed and downloading limit of the plan one has subscribed to. Depending on these two factors, plans are available on a gradated basis for varying usages. The case with Reliance Broadband is somewhat similar. Reliance Broadband Plans are, like Reliance Netconnect, premised on a gradated basis of usage in accordance with different downloading speeds and limits. However, unlike Reliance Netconnect, Reliance Broadband is a fixed line service; that it can be used as a wi-fi network through a wi-fi enabling router is a different matter - the fixed line connection to the modem stays nonetheless. As such, then, being a fixed line service, Reliance Broadband also comes with a monthly rental in accordance with the plan one has chosen; this rental varies from plan to plan, yes, but a certain fixed minimum amount - the charge for the modem - always remains. Otherwise, besides portability and this fixed monthly rental, both Reliance Netconnect and Reliance Broadband are similar in being essentially broadband services, i.e. offering speeds of 256 kbps and above. Of course, Reliance does offer fixed line dial up services but given the current market environment that is fast becoming obsolete.