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Verizon 768K DSL @$14.99 vs. Comcast 6M Cable @$19.99


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#1 of 11 Arthur S

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Posted September 10 2005 - 01:47 AM

Comcast will let you get 6 months of their cable service that is about 4 times faster (in my download tests). But then you have to take a break. Officially, you must not be a customer for 30 days between 6 month periods. I have read that if you wait a week they will sign you back up, but I didn't want to try that.

So, I just got the Verizon today and certainly, for $14.99 it is great compared to ordinary dial-up. Verizon gives you 30 days to cancel, otherwise, it is a 1 year contract.

Already, I can see a slight difference in how fast some pages load, but after 25 minutes of use, it is way too early to decide.

What do you think about this choice?

#2 of 11 Scott L

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Posted September 10 2005 - 05:49 AM

If all you do is web surfing DSL may suit your fancy. For $15 a month though can you really complain?

That Comcast deal you speak of, is it just a promotional thing for new customers (Try it our for 6 months for just $19.99 a month, then pay normal price thereafter)? If so it would be ghetto to just do the promotion, cancel for a month, then start up the promotion again.

If you spend tons of time on the web condsider getting something faster. I wouldn't want to spend so much time waiting if I could afford to go faster.

#3 of 11 Tekara

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Posted September 10 2005 - 09:19 AM

Verizon should also have a 30$/mo deal for 3mbit by 768k internet. . . as that is what I currently use.

Scott gives good advice as far as which to go with. If the speed difference is something that bothers you to any degree, go with the faster choice.

Adelphia in my area always runs the same promotions. . . guess that will be moreso now that comcast bought them out. Though in my area it was only good for 3 months Posted Image.
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#4 of 11 Michael_K_Sr

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Posted September 10 2005 - 12:47 PM

My mom had a 12 month promotion for SBC DSL at $19.99/month. When it expired, they started billing her $49/month. When she called SBC and said she was going to cancel and go with Comcast, they extended her promotional price for another 12 months. I myself have Comcast and while I'm satisfied with the speed, I'm not happy forking over $45/month for it.

#5 of 11 Harold Wazzu

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Posted September 14 2005 - 01:10 AM

Rob --

See this page, they have what you are looking for...

http://www22.verizon....es/default.asp


#6 of 11 Ray Chuang

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Posted September 14 2005 - 01:45 AM

Because I was a long-time EarthLink/MindSpring subscriber, I was able to get a deal where I pay the same price as my dial-up account to get 1.5 mbps aDSL in the first year and US$29.95/month afterwards. What a deal! Posted Image
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#7 of 11 Arthur S

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Posted September 14 2005 - 08:42 AM

Well, I got them to waive the $20 shipping and "activation" fee after I explained that this was never disclosed to me. They may also give me the first month for free even though I forgot to go through the net to sign up.

I also found out that they will waive the $79 early termination fee if you move to any area not served by Verizon.

After 5 days, it still bugs me a little that some things load slower than Comcast cable, but I have another 25 days to make up my mind.

#8 of 11 Harold Wazzu

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Posted September 14 2005 - 08:52 AM

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I also found out that they will waive the $79 early termination fee if you move to any area not served by Verizon.


I just signed up myself and if I move it's nice to know I don't have to keep it. Thanks


#9 of 11 Harold Wazzu

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Posted September 20 2005 - 03:38 AM

I now have my DSL setup. Pretty dang speedy compared to dialup. I did a test at: http://www.dslreports.com/stest

and got 691k down and 131k up. I'm satisfied.


#10 of 11 Ray Chuang

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Posted September 20 2005 - 05:48 PM

Harold,

I just tested my EarthLink DSL connection and got 1227 kbps download speed and 319 kbps upload speed. Posted Image
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#11 of 11 Gerald LaFrance

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Posted September 21 2005 - 07:51 AM

I just tested mine to compare with DSL:

2005-09-21 15:49:13 EST: 4586 / 321
Your download speed : 4696168 bps, or 4586 kbps.
A 573.2 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 329227 bps, or 321 kbps


I have comcast cable Posted Image
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