tryntalern signs up for broadband today !!!

tryntalern

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:cool::cool: can i get a yeehah !!!!!!!!!!!! :):)

all right you guys talked me into it !!! no more snailing along !!

i just finished getting signed up for broadband vs my dialup.
there was no dsl avail here and certainly no fiber ( we're not counting breakfast...)
price wasnt bad $40 month compared to $ 20...i think i can handle that:rolleyes:
so now tell me the nightmares to look forward to...just kidding I HOPE
it'll take a couple days for my hardware to get here , but then..

bye bye peoplepc and your stinky dial up...ive been liberated !!!
ok i guess some might want to know where & how..sorry did't think of that!
I went to :
www.verizon.net
clicked learn more at the not yet a customer.
they have several packages avail.
mine is Wireless Broadband...ordered a USB727 Modem for $29.99
w/typical download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4mbps
upload speeds of 500-800 kbps
hope this helps anybody//somebody//everybody..then again i may cry tomorrow.hahahaha ha
 
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i've been a verizon customer for years....here in southern california, anyway, their system doesn't even hiccup.....it's never been down, their customer service is ok, and they're responsive to changes in technology.

don't imagine you'll be crying anytime soon (y)
:)
 

LauraMJ

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I have the same thing as you, the Verizon broadband.

I had some problems in the beginning, some of the problems were on my end, some were on their end, and it took a few days to get it figured out. They were VERY nice, everyone I talked to spoke English as a first language with no accent :D (y) and when the first, lower level tech could not figure out what was wrong, he immediately bumped me to the advanced techs, who did, indeed call me back as they promised. They figured out all the problems (there were several due to my uninstalling some previous stuff from the dial-up) and I have been very satisfied with the customer service.

Oh, the first modem I bought they exchanged immediately at a local store, thinking that was the problem. Turned out that was not the problem, but they gave me a discount for my trouble anyway. (y)

As Iltos says, I've never had any downtime from their service, only when the local tower's power goes out (doesn't happen often, but sometimes the tower generator gets knocked out during a bad storm).

There is a cap on the data usage, but at 5100 Megabytes, it's not a cap that is going to effect most people. About the only thing it really effects is your ability to constantly watch streaming videos and such. I actually watched a lot of the equestrian events of the Olympics last month, hours worth, really (they are not often carried on TV) and only that month even came close to the cap.

I love the fact that you can install the hardware on any PC or laptop, take that little modem and plug it into a USB port, and get highspeed internet on any computer you want. :D You're speed will, of course, depend on the cell phone signal you receive. Sometimes you'll get faster, sometimes you'lll get slower. I have a cell tower on my property, so I get the fastest speed available. ;) 1.5 mg download and slightly lower on uploads.
 
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Hey great now you can get all the window updates you never got or hated to get because it took so long.
 
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Make use of your newly aquired speed and check out the youtube thread here in Random
 

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