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Old 12-03-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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Internet Service Providers: Which is better?

Has anyone tried both DSL at&t yahoo, as well as Comcast for ISP?

I currently have Comcast, and am going to try DSL - at&t's $14.99 pkg. and work my way up the rate offers if it's not fast enough..if it is, then I'll drop comcast.
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If your comcast is via cable, it is 10x faster than DSL. This is not really noticeable until you try to download a large data file. Cable is better to use, but DSL is more dependable; when you landline is up, so is your DSL.
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If your comcast is via cable, it is 10x faster than DSL. This is not really noticeable until you try to download a large data file. Cable is better to use, but DSL is more dependable; when you landline is up, so is your DSL.
Hi moosetags,

Yes, I have a cable modem for Comcast..and it is fast, my son tested it and it's only about 2 1/2 units( I don't know: kps??)..that's supposed to be rated to 6 (?)..from what I've been reading, the DSL can be comparable if I get the better pkgs. which will still be cheaper than the $59.99 I'm paying for currently..the rate for Comcast is supposed to go up 6%..so I'm trying out other high speed internet options..I don't really download big files, so that's why I'm looking
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Boy, your cable internet is expensive. We have Mediacom. It had been $24.95/mo, and they just reduced it to $9.95/mo. DSL here is $24.95/mo.

For a big price difference, I would opt for the DSL also.

We travel a lot in our Airstream and I recently got an Alltel Air Card for use on the road. It works anywhere you can get a cell signal, and has pretty decent speed. It's a little pricey @ $60.00, but we find it worth it as much as we are on the road.
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Boy, your cable internet is expensive. We have Mediacom. It had been $24.95/mo, and they just reduced it to $9.95/mo. DSL here is $24.95/mo.

For a big price difference, I would opt for the DSL also.

We travel a lot in our Airstream and I recently got an Alltel Air Card for use on the road. It works anywhere you can get a cell signal, and has pretty decent speed. It's a little pricey @ $60.00, but we find it worth it as much as we are on the road.
Hi,

My son also just ordered me a laptop for traveling..he'll get a wi-fi, as well as a newer model of cellphone that I can use to connect w/the internet..the current cell phone is an analog one from Nokia, not a bluetooth or GSM, (I think)..all this high tech stuff, but I'm slowly getting there
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I have SBC Yahoo DSL with a WiFi set up at home. My laptop has modem card and I also carry a LinkSys plug in WiFi card for use at work (it requires a special security sign in).

Most (?) KOA and parks with full hookups are getting to have WiFi available. We stayed at a place in GOld River, OR and were literally 100 ft from the beach and had excellent WiFi connection.

I have been considering getting one of the AirCards from Sprint/Verizon/Cingular. Anyone else used one? How do they compare to home service?

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Hang in there on the high tech stuff, because it's the wave of the future whether we like it or not. I have managed to learn a little bit each day, and have gotten to the point where I know as much as the average six tear old.

I finally decided several years ago that I could either get with and use the latest technology, or I could opt to go ahead and get myself a room at the nursing home now.

Good luck in your quest to become a technoweenie.
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Hang in there on the high tech stuff, because it's the wave of the future whether we like it or not. I have managed to learn a little bit each day, and have gotten to the point where I know as much as the average six tear old.

I finally decided several years ago that I could either get with and use the latest technology, or I could opt to go ahead and get myself a room at the nursing home now.

Good luck in your quest to become a technoweenie.
Yes, guess I've got to keep w/the youngins'..else my name would be dina (saur) to my techie son!..thnx..paula
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I have SBC Yahoo DSL with a WiFi set up at home. My laptop has modem card and I also carry a LinkSys plug in WiFi card for use at work (it requires a special security sign in).

Most (?) KOA and parks with full hookups are getting to have WiFi available. We stayed at a place in GOld River, OR and were literally 100 ft from the beach and had excellent WiFi connection.

I have been considering getting one of the AirCards from Sprint/Verizon/Cingular. Anyone else used one? How do they compare to home service?

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Hi Jer,

What rate pkg are you using?..I think sbc is now at&t yahoo.
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Hi Jer,

What rate pkg are you using?..I think sbc is now at&t yahoo.
Yes, AT&T, SBC and Yahoo are parts of a communications giant. Thanks to some high end home construction a 1/2 a mile from here SBC finally run a DSL capable line through here this fall. Now I need to get a better computer to handle the higher speeds before I sign up.
14.99 for a 1 year starter package. We've been using ATT dial up for years with little complaint. I would guess the interface is the same.
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I have had my DSL for a couple of years and have the fastest version SBC has. My connection on my PC shows 11 mps. I can watch streaming video and music videos just like they were on TV.

Interestingly enough, my daughter has a Mac and I have 2 PCs. All use the same WiFi connection without any slow down.

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I have had the cable for a couple of years. The big problem is that the more people on the line, the slower it goes.....and hangs up. The problem with the DSL is the futher from the distribution point, the slower it goes. So I tried the Verizon Air Card. Full broadband in major markets. For me, that's most of Florida. I have had the T-mobile aircard for a year now - but it is not broadband. So I am dropping the home cable and the T-mobile account. Switching to Verizon aircard and laptop. Cost is $49 mo. unlimited use. Will probable switch to Verizon for cellphone service also. Tom
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