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Old 05-11-2005, 09:48 PM   #1
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Hello, just wanted to share something with you. Brighthouse cable has just added Roadrunner Lite to its lineup for internet services. I switched to it today and it is only 24.99 a month as opposed to 44.95 a month for regular Roadrunner. So far it works pretty good. I have noticed a reduction in speed as far as page loading, but for the most part it's fine. I also dropped the Stars-Encore pack and between the both my bill went fron 127.00 down to 85.00 thats a big difference.
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Old 05-11-2005, 10:19 PM   #2
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Gee........I sure wish Cablevision would reduce my Optimum Online charges! The only thing they know is to go up, up, and up with their charges.

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Old 05-12-2005, 01:47 PM   #3
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After using this new service for only a day, I have switched back to the Earthlink broadband service from Brighthouse. I dont like waiting for pages to load, and there was a big difference in video. Sorry to get anyones hopes up.

P.S. They gave me Earthlink Brodband for $29.95 @mo
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After using this new service for only a day, I have switched back to the Earthlink broadband service from Brighthouse. I dont like waiting for pages to load, and there was a big difference in video. Sorry to get anyones hopes up.

P.S. They gave me Earthlink Brodband for $29.95 @mo
What more can you tell me about Earthlink Broadband? I'm on a 6 month trial with Comcast Internet and it's costing me a total of $20 bucks for 6 months (not $20 PER month; it's just $20 for the ENTIRE 6 months). Anyway, my trial runs out in about a month and there is no way I'm gonna pay $42.95 a month to keep it (although I have to admit I really like it). If it were $20 per month I'd keep it. At $30 a month I'd still consider it. But for $43 there is NO WAY. So back to my original question ..... What is Earthlink Broadband? Does it come thru a phone line, and how do I get connected? Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:02 AM   #5
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My Earthlink connection is through a cable modem. I have Brighthouse Cable wich I believe is also Time Warner. I dont know if that is a stand alone price that I have or bundled with my HD service. They also claim it is faster than DSL and it's pretty fast.
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My Earthlink connection is through a cable modem. I have Brighthouse Cable wich I believe is also Time Warner. I dont know if that is a stand alone price that I have or bundled with my HD service. They also claim it is faster than DSL and it's pretty fast.
I'm really confused. Does that mean you can pick your Internet provider through cable the same way you have different options like AT&T or Sprint for phone service? I too have a cable modem and the installer used something called "Ethernet". Is that like Earthlink? Whatever it is, I like it because it's even faster than what I have at work. I just don't want to pay $43 bucks a month, but your service for $30 might be an option for me. Thanks!
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If youre worried about prices just go with DSL, Ive had it for like 4 years no problems whatsoever.. and its just $30 a mo.
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If youre worried about prices just go with DSL, Ive had it for like 4 years no problems whatsoever.. and its just $30 a mo.
Does that use the phone line? And who would provide service? I got stuck with Sprint for a phone company because Verizon doesn't have service in my area. Is that a problem, or can I use another service? I've had HDTV for over a year now, but I've only had a computer for 5 months.
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Old 05-14-2005, 07:08 AM   #9
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In my area anyway, Sprint offers DSL wich comes through the phone line. The cheapest plan they have is $39.95 a month and only if you get their total solutions plan wich ends up costing around $75.00 before taxes. You should be able to go to Earthlink.com and find the link where you can enter your zip to check availability of service in your area. Also another option is Sattelite, you can get DSL that way too.
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If you are trying to keep the price down on your broadband, have you ever thought of switching to an IP phone instead and dropping you local telco company. This is what I did and instead of paying $70 after taxes for unlimitied local and long distance, I am now paying around $75 per month for my 4MB cable modem and unlimited local and long distance with AT&T. Not bad, now my cable modem only is costing me a extra $5 per month. I have had the service for about 9 months and it is great. Nobody has been able to tell that I am on a IP phone instead of a land based phone line. The only thing I did extra was to add a UPS to my cable modem and phone adapter so that if we loose power the phone does not go out.
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Im not looking for an argument or a debate but IP phone service is still relatively new and is total garbage right now. My gf has this and she sometimes loses phone calls , especially when Dling files. Sometimes the phone doesnt even ring. When her year is up she's switching back to SBC. Maybe it depends on how many users there are in the area, I dont know. Some would be better off just having a cellphone.

I feel bad for you guys in Local tel Sprint controlled areas.. they are just as bad as cable with their prices. If youre in an SBC or Verizon area, you can get satTV , DSL and unlimited local and LD for like $110-120 mo. after taxes and everything.
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Just curious on who she is using for her provider? I have not had any of these issues, but then again I have changed my config from the way that it should be installed. Also you must have a very reliable broadband provider. My current provider has never gone down and the speeds do not decrease much.
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In my area anyway, Sprint offers DSL wich comes through the phone line. The cheapest plan they have is $39.95 a month and only if you get their total solutions plan wich ends up costing around $75.00 before taxes. You should be able to go to Earthlink.com and find the link where you can enter your zip to check availability of service in your area. Also another option is Sattelite, you can get DSL that way too.
Thanks. I checked it out and it said not available in my area, but I might pursue the IP phone option that JAG72 mentioned. I'd love to get rid of Sprint if it's not too complicated.

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I feel bad for you guys in Local tel Sprint controlled areas.. they are just as bad as cable with their prices. If youre in an SBC or Verizon area, you can get satTV , DSL and unlimited local and LD for like $110-120 mo. after taxes and everything.
Thanks for your sympathy; I wish I still had a choice. When I moved 2 years ago, my phone bill for the same level of service just about doubled overnight. I previously had Verizon and they were reasonable. And not that I could do anything about it, but I did not even know that Sprint had a monopoly in my current area until after I had moved in and tried to arrange service thru Verizon. That really sucked and still pi$$e$ me off every month.
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Catmandoo, You can also check out if covad does DSL in your area, and you can switch your phone service to IDT.. and switch to satellite. Thats another cost reducing possibility.

Covad $40 a mo.
IDT unlimited is $40 I think or just switch to the cheapest plan for service
Satellite HD ... $60? Still waiting for my first HD bill from DirectTV
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