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#1 Apr 20th, 2009, 10:50
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Hi,

Just wondering what is the best internet company to sign up with in Goa? Do any have those USB mobile things?

Thanks.
#2 Apr 20th, 2009, 12:07
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Are you there for long haul ? If yes, go for a Board Band connection.....

If not all mobile phone companies have Data Cards (USB Dongles)...
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#3 Apr 21st, 2009, 22:12
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Thumbs down

I applied for BSNL broadband in February. They told me I'll get it in.............November. Airtel do not cover Goa. In a word, internet is cr@p here. Various companies supply the USB but coverage is not 100%. they need to check your address.

GoanGoan......here & there
#4 Apr 22nd, 2009, 14:56
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Broadband

We have just got back from Goa and can confirm the internet connection seems painfully slow compared to the speeds we get in the uk. It is possibly down to the computer but more likely down to the connection speed. The computer used worked with a USB dongle as the house didn't have a phoneline.

It may be that the hard wiring of the phoneline will enable faster access and download speeds.

Also please bear in mind the packages available, they invariably will not be unlimited usage as we know it. My suggestion would be not to tie yourself into a long term contract as hopefully things will improve... in the meantime try Indian Broadband Forum.
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Any updates on this? I am travelling to South Goa (Patnam/Palolem) in December 2009 & want to maintain a web site & blog while I'm there. USB Dongles preferred if available.

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Nico M
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#6 Sep 25th, 2009, 20:19
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Broadband On USB Modem.

after much speculations a prominent telecom company tata has finally launched Broadband over USB modem(Wireless) known as Tata Indicom Photon Plus. Its basically An EVDO connection which works on CDMA 2X technology giving a very good speed. right now i tried using it in Calangute and panaji area and it was working nice still have to try it in south goa and all. But Official announcement may be done on 30th of sep for Major parts of Goa and all the beaches.

This connection is much easy to get costs only 3500 rupees for getting the modem and monthly charges according to your postpaid plan you opt for based on your DATA usages. I am using the same and CLients like Skype,secondlife etc are running fine. I hope it marks the start of a hasslefree internet in a beach Heaven like Goa.
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Smile Good Goa Broadband!

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Originally Posted by x_raul_x View Post after much speculations a prominent telecom company tata has finally launched Broadband over USB modem(Wireless) known as Tata Indicom Photon Plus. Its basically An EVDO connection which works on CDMA 2X technology giving a very good speed. right now i tried using it in Calangute and panaji area and it was working nice still have to try it in south goa and all. But Official announcement may be done on 30th of sep for Major parts of Goa and all the beaches.

This connection is much easy to get costs only 3500 rupees for getting the modem and monthly charges according to your postpaid plan you opt for based on your DATA usages. I am using the same and CLients like Skype,secondlife etc are running fine. I hope it marks the start of a hasslefree internet in a beach Heaven like Goa.
Thanks for the info very much and please post again when you have ranged further to the South.

I looked at Tata-Indicom prices/availabilities a couple of months ago and it seems you have to have an address in India, is this so? I had hoped to just buy a HUAWEI USB stick/modem and slot in a pre-paid SIM card just as I do with my unlocked second phone when I come to Goa. Top up the same way.

What do you think?

Regards,
Nico M
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Originally Posted by 1965-1970 View Post Thanks for the info very much and please post again when you have ranged further to the South.

I looked at Tata-Indicom prices/availabilities a couple of months ago and it seems you have to have an address in India, is this so? I had hoped to just buy a HUAWEI USB stick/modem and slot in a pre-paid SIM card just as I do with my unlocked second phone when I come to Goa. Top up the same way.

What do you think?

Regards,
Nico M

If you are staying in goa then rent agreement papers will do good for the connection. I will be definately updating about south.But i think that it is also working there as from 24th they have carried out a soft launch of the technology for checking out bugs if any in the system all through GOA.Buying a HUAWEi USB Stick won't help as the whole system works on the ESN Number system i.e there isn't any R-UIM SIM involved even if there is a slot for the same. Non-RUIM based programmed device is provided to customers. Official announcement is still waited. I got my Connection from outside the state and here its on roaming.they havent started selling it as of now .And there is no roaming charges involved.If you need any other information you can give me a post.

( I got the connection from outside of GOA and i pay the bills online so no hassles)

Papers wont be a problem as two dats back i took a mobile connection and surprisingly, a local address proof wasnt needed they just needed an id and i just gave told them where i was living thats it.
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Thanks again x_raul_x and let me know if you learn more
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Originally Posted by 1965-1970 View Post Thanks again x_raul_x and let me know if you learn more
Its officially launched all over goa. I saw the banners in calngute bus stands
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You won't get Photon everywhere. They come and test the signal before installing.

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Originally Posted by x_raul_x View Post Its officially launched all over goa. I saw the banners in calngute bus stands
Thanks for this - much appreciated.

Which service provider are we talking about?

Not this one I take it:

Tata Photon

Which is not in Goa at all according to their web site.

Thanks, I think I may just bring an unlocked mobile phone, buy a local SIM and use the phone data service to connect to my Laptop.

Can you recommend a SIM that will allow phone calls in India and also a reasonably priced internet data service?

Regards,
Nico M
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I have just arrived in Canacona, Goa. I have my own Huawei USB modem. So I wanted to get the internet connected by purchasing a sim card only. There is one shop in Canacona selling Tata and Reliance but both require you to spend 3000RS on the modem because they are CDMA. They also require a local residents ID. I decided to go with Vodafone because it only cost 250Rs to set up with my own modem and 2GB free for the first month. Recharge is 95Rs for 2GB valid for 1 month. The very helpful guy in the shop gives his ID to open the account so all you need is a photocopy of passport and visa, and a passport photo. So I was very pleased, it was so easy.
Speed is another issue. I am staying at Palolem Beach and did a speed test and got 0.04mb/s. I am going to see if I can get an !DEA (idea) connection as well to compare them. It says their modem is 3g but no information as to if 3g is actually available in Goa. I will post again if it is better.
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I'm moving to Goa next month too. I work as freelance web designer and graphics designer, so Internet is very important for me.

I was at Palolem a month ago, and my Airtel 3G was working fine. I saw people using Reliance and it was very good at speed. Local people said Photon Plus is nice as well.

I have been a user of BSNL Wimax back at my home at Banaras (Varanasi). May be I will be able to use it in Goa too, if I get proper signal. Or may be I would need to apply for a new connection of BSNL Wimax in Goa.

Some parts of Goa has Hathway broadband is also available, which is a good service provider in many parts of India. I'll see where I stay in Goa, and then decide what connection would be good for me.
#15 Apr 11th, 2012, 19:49
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Internet Goa

We found the USB dongle from Tata the Photon plus has been very reliable, speeds slow compared to UK but livable with. Hope this helps.

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