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thinking of getting Verizon DSL. Have questions.

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  1. angelique01

    angelique01 Thread Starter

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    Im sick of using Dialup. I have some questions if anyone can answer them.


    What are the benifits of getting DSL?
    How good is Verizon DSL?
    I don't own the fastest processor or computer, is it still worth it to get? I have all the necessary system requirements to run it.
    Verizon DSL comes with MSN Premium? Do I have to use this internet access or can I choose to use one of my choice that still supports DSL?
     
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    Dial up sucks, you will love dsl if you get it, a good site that will answer your questions here .

    You will never go back to dialup once you try dsl :) Just my opinion :)
     
  3. bearone2

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    dsl can be as slow as dialup on a bad day.

    get cable if its available.
     
  4. Stephen47

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    I have Verizon DSL and have never had any problems. Don't bother wth MSN
     
  5. angelique01

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    I was thinking of getting it, but I will be moving soon to where they do not have Adelphia cable connections. So I just thought it would be pointless. But I have heard that it is faster. I think I'll stick with DSL and see how that works out.
     
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    which internet access should I use with it. since it is $35 a month. I would prefer something not over $10 - $15 a month. have any suggestions?
     
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    $10-15 are dialup prices.

    with dsl, you pay for dsl from the isp + phone service and will probably see 35-50$/mon and have a good possibility of real slow connections.

    i pay $40 for roadrunner cable and think it's a better choice than dsl, if available.
     
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    but cable is not available as far as know, where I'm moving to. so im left with no other option than dsl :(. I don't think with verizon there was a phone service charge, it just said $35 a month. Unless they forgot to add that (n) . If that is the case with the internet access, I'll just stick with the msn, I'm not picky, as long as I'm a little faster than dialup.

    The cable company in the area I am moving is Service Electric. I don't even think they offer anything like that. Is there a way I can find out?
     
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    verizon may have it all packaged together.

    see if the cable outfit has a website and what they have for coverage area. :cool:
     
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    I do DSL installations for Verizon and my girlfriend has DSL.I use her PC as much as my own ( I use cable modem due to distance restrictions) and for surfing, downloading, and streaming video I see virtually no difference. Neither her connection, or mine have been down for any length of time in the last year, and both are left on all the time. The only difference I see is cost. DSL is cheaper ( if you have a phone line already anyway). But cable and Telco are both bundling various services into a package that makes it all come out about even.

    My take on it.....either one is fine. ( but Broadband of some kind is essential)
     
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