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One dialup tcp/ip phone number in Bombay:
440 4444

VSNL's Revolutionary Initiative to the ease the connectivity problem

The people with the prefixes given in the table below have to dial only one phone no. 4404444 and they will be connected directly to VSNL without having delays caused by inter-exchange congestion.

Exchange Area in Mumbai Access three digit prefixes
Vile Parle 613,614,615,617,618,610,611,619
Andheri 624,625,620,621,623,628,670,671
Versova 631,632,633,634,635,636,637,638,639
Goregaon 871,872,873,874,875,876
Kandivali 810,811,812,801,802,861,862,863,
Bandra 651
Sakinaka 850,851,852
Powai 577,578,579,570
Thane 533,534,536,537,538,540,541,542,543,544
Mulund 590,591,564,565,567,568,569
Fountain 261,262,218,265,266,267,269,270
City 200,203,206,207,208,209
Gamdevi 380,382,385,387,388,389
Mandvi 340,341,342,343,344,345,346,347
Cuff Parade 215,216,217,218
Malabar Hill 367,368,369,371,375,378
Byculla 300,301,307,308
Mazgaon 372,373,374,376,377,379
Ghatkopar 500,511,514,515,516
Marol 837,838,839
Mazgaon 372,373,374,376,377,379
Cooperage 281,282,284,285,286,288
Malad 830,831,832
Chembur 522,523,524
Mankhurd 550,552
Wadala 411,412,413,418
Shivaji Park 444,446,430,437,438
Worli 491,491,493,495,431,432
Borivali 891,892,893,894,895
Turbhe 761,763,767,768,780

Ever since VSNL launched the dialup Internet services in August 15, 1995, there has been a problem connecting to VSNL modems. The problem has many elements, which are problematic. For example the actual noise on a phone line pair, the load on the inter-exchange phone calls, especially during the peak traffic hours. These are enumeration of some of the problems, which exists.

Now VSNL have taken an initiative, which will at least ease the problem of inter-exchange congestion. This is a start of an approach to solve the connectivity problem.

Actually this is totally new plan implemented by VSNL. VSNL has now decided to take a multiple 2 Mbps pipe from major exchanges around Mumbai and terminate them directly on our Remote Access Server. This will avoid all the congestion due to choking of MTNL trunk exchange and are also expected to improve the performance, as these are digital lines. Each 2 MBPS pipe has 30 dial-up lines.

This has resulted in single hunting number around the Mumbai (However lets keep our finger crossed on this)

Hence now if customer dials 4404444 from any exchange prefixes given in the table above, he will directly land on to VSNL network bypassing all the MTNL congestion.

A direct Internet Access has been provided from the following Exchanges to ease the congestion on MTNL Network and to improve the accessibility. With this addition we are adding 600 more lines for the users of MUMBAI.

The connectivity from the remaining Exchanges in Mumbai is under installation and testing.

We welcome your feedback on the performance of this new mode of connectivity. Please send your feedback to the us or Helpdesk at helpdesk@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in so that we can further improve the performance.

In future we look forward to all the Metros in India having this facility.

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