New Verizon DSL rate

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Verizon is now offering their DSL service for $15 a month. Currently I'm
using Earthlink DSL (over a Verizon line natch). I'm obviously thinking
of making the switch.

So, how's the service? Is it reliable. Is customer service decent? Is
there Usenet? Can I easily go as lean as possible (i.e., without
installing lots of bloated software)?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Dave



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Daave wrote:
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The service will be as reliable as any DSL service.

You are paying an entry-level price (14.95 + taxes) for an entry-level
grade of service (768K/128K), you are also committing for a year.

You can use the software to get yourself started (create
account,username and password) then even add a router for multiple
computers.

The idea is to entice dialup users with an attractive price. You can
always upgrade to a faster plan (for more $$). This is not an
introductory price that will rise in a few months.

John
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Re: New Verizon DSL rate


On Thu, 29 Sep 2005 21:23:49 GMT, "Daave"

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Compare the offers carefully. Verizon's entry level package is only
for 384K downstream; there was a time when that was considered speedy,
but it's not much now. Odds are, you're getting a higher speed with
your Earthlink service, so if speed's important to you, compare.

Verizon DSL has Usenet and you should be able to go as lean and mean
as you want. There was a time when you had to install their starter CD
to register your account, although that may have changed.

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Corrention Verizon's is 768 Down not 384.
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===> Verizon's base service is 768 Down not 384. (128 up).  But do note that
there are a number of passalong fees added on that amount to about another
$4/month.  The are charges to Verizon, not to the user, but Verizon (like
most other providers) breaks them out and charges a separate cost to the
user, so they can advertise a lower price for the base service.
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BobJ



there was a time when that was considered speedy,
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Daave wrote:

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I just hooked up to it yesterday and I'm really happy with it. I did get an
ethernet card and installed it. Seems things are suppose to be faster. I
checked with this web site:  http://bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/ 680.8
kilobits per second that's much faster than my dial up and it should get
faster when the modem burns in.  I use Linux so setup was fairly easy and I
didn't have to install any software. I'm just wondering if I answered the
questions right during the setup. But everything is working fine so I guess
I did.

Rich
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"you can lead them to LINUX
but you can't make them THINK"

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