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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Guest

    can anyone recommend a provider that will service the Northeast? Thanks, Lenny
     
  2. Robert Macy

    Robert Macy Guest

    try:
    BasicISP.net (800) 456-3118
    PO Box 511
    Mount Vernon, OH 43050

    may also be called copper.net

    very cheap! easy to reach a person for customer service on technical
    questions.

    they have high speed interface too, soyou can 'upgrade' if you want.


    They have a competitor, forgot their name.
     
  3. Northest Australia or northeast Bosnia?

    And, what the hell does this have to do with s.e.r?
     
  4. Guest

    Actually with DSL being about $15 a month, dialup isn't worth it. Even if ou get it for ten bucks you would tie up your landline.

    J
     
  5. Where do yo get DSL for 15.00 a month? Our local phone company charges
    us 46.00 a month. Lenny
     
  6. mike

    mike Guest

    That's often not the whole story.
    I pay 14.99/month for DSL. Problem is that I can't get it
    without phone service that adds up to $43/month.
    And the places that do have reasonably priced naked dsl
    don't serve my neighborhood.
     
  7. Guest

    J Where do yo get DSL for 15.00 a month? Our local phone company charges us 46.00 a month. Lenny

    Wow. I can understand it being that along with landline ervice, but by itself ? Where are you Zimbabwe or something ? Just wow.

    From what I understand for about $50 a month you can have true wireless. I mean that your modem will work almost anywhere and you need no cable or landline at all. They are gouging you if that's really the rate. (if you get that just get a Magicjack and you'll have phone with unlimited longdistance as well and can tell the ma bell to stick their service where it is sure not to get a sunburn)

    Roadrunner comes to mind, I've heard of alot of people using it and I guessit works fine. I would shop around. But really, the true wireless for about fifty bucks, you can connect as many Magicjacks as your computer(s) can handle.

    Just like the gas company bullshit, a phone company must allow other providers to use their lines, although of course they charge for that. Somewhere on the web there is a site that lists what is available for your exchange and area code. Most likely Cnet would be a good place to start. IIRC their speedtest page had a link to it.

    J
     
  8. John-Del

    John-Del Guest

    DSL should be at $20 U.S. or under, but it's only marginally better than dialup for speed. Sometimes it's so bad I get off the web and do something else for an hour, then try later. In fact, my son calls DSL "Dial-up Speed if Lucky". Once U*Verse hits my street, I can deal with Comcast for a better cable and internet rate.

    John
     
  9. Guest

    Actually I get pretty good results with DSL here. At my other house I had three PCs all running the speed test indicating about 2 MB/sec.simultaneously. I've gotten even better speeds on P2P. In fact I just checked it now with the Cnet test and it came out over 2.4. Hardly dialup.

    What really gets me is that both houses have very old phone wiring. Apparently it's not the factor it's made out to be.

    I think the DSL carrier operates like LVDS (low oltage differential signaling)so it works OK with these old wires. Probably when you get too many all squished together for too long a run it slows it down. That would be in a trunk cable.

    So you got the distance from ma bell's substation as a factor, and not to forget the number of subscribers. That is becoming an issue in some areas asthey themselves only have so much speed.

    Let's put it this way, if your state only has one area code, you might get slow DSL. (sounds like Jeff Foxworthy huh) But here it works pretty well. Ican understand it being slower in some areas, but I don't get why it wouldcost three times as much.

    And don't kid yourself about cable either, I hear when they get too many subscribers they slow down as well.

    About the P2P thing, when I get on a website and download a print or something, it gives me usually about 100K/second and change. Rarely 200K. This isobviously not my limitation. When on P2P to get those fantastic speeds youneed to be downloading from multiple sources. The client software does that and when you get like 20 sources at once it flies.

    So in the end, how much speed do you need ?

    I still say if the DSL is that expensive then just go with totally wirelessfor fifty a month. Four bucks less and you have to screw around with filters and all that. In fact with a Magicjack you can drop ma bell altogether.

    J
     
  10. .. > I still say if the DSL is that expensive then just go with totally
    wireless for fifty a month. Four bucks less and you have to screw
    around with filters and all that. In fact with a Magicjack you can
    drop ma bell altogether.
    Two years ago I was set up with a Massachusetts company that offered
    dialup for less than 4.00 a month with a one year paid in advance
    contract. I signed up twice and never had a problem. Then my wife and
    daughter in law started operating a business out of part of our house
    and couldn't deal with the speed so they added DSL to my phone line.
    Now they may be moving to larger quarters and so I would like to go
    back to where I was. i just don't remember who the outfit was. Lenny
     
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