best deals for DSL/ cable connections?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    hey what have you guys found the best deals to be for internet dsl or cable? -n
     
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    Counterfit

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    Well, my parents pay about $35 per month with Cox. 3mbit/256k (I wish the upload was faster though)
     
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    blue&whiteman

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    for broadband like cable or dsl you have to choose whats offered in your area. give us a list of what cable and dsl companies have service where you live.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    sadly my only choice is the local cael cmpanie or verizon dsl(heard enough horror stories to stick to cabel)
    theres t1 ut that cost Waaaaaaaaayyyyyy to much
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    If you have SBC or one of their related phone companies, you may be able to get their DSL for $26.95 a month by signing up online.
     
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    adamjay

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    i pay $44.95 a month to "Brighthouse Networks" (formerly TimeWarner Cable) for "Roadrunner Cable Modem" it includes rental of the Modem, and the connection is a steady 2Mb/sec
     
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    FuzzyBallz

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    Currently using SBC DSL for $30/month w/ 1.5MB/256KB.

    Once the damn SBC contract ends, gonna switch over to Comcast Cable for $25 /1st 3 months, then $43 after. But the speed will be 6MB/256KB. Man, I can download all the porn 4 times faster. OMFG, my eyes, my eyes.
     
  8. macrumors Core

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    is that a deal if you have cable tv already with comcast?
     
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    cr2sh

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    In Columbus I had WideOpenWest iinternet service and cable tv...

    For $45 a month you get 72channels of cable tv and 1.5mbps. It blows the doors off roadrunner service.

    Now I have earthlink cable through time warner lines... its $29.95 a month and I get nearly 2mbps... it'll do. Good luck!

    I intend on megabytes per second, but I'm too lazy to look up the proper acronym.
     
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    PowerMacMan

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    MediaCom is a good deal. Cheap, and like Comcast... Everytime Comcast upgrades their speed, Mediacom does as well... Right now we're at 3300/256. NEVER ANY PROBLEMS, GREAT customer support!

    I could not live without Cable HSI, cable is my choice for internet
     
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    FuzzyBallz

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    Yes, that's a comcast cable customer quote.
     
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    jiggie2g

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    Sorry Guys i Got all You Beat

    Optimum Online a.k.a. OOL has the Best Price to Speed Ratio in the Country and has to be the Fastest Consumer ISP in the Country. With a Ridiculous 10Mb/1Mb per sec connection speed for $45 if ur a cable customer or $49.99 if ur not. u can check out our speeds tests on www.Broadbandreports.com / www.dslreports.com in the forums section look for OOL

    only catch is u gotta be Here in NYC or Long Island. Time warner cable is also available out here but is only 3Mb/384k but i hear they will offer 6Mb/768k by the fall.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    earthlink sucks!

    Earthlink customer service/ tech support sucks!
    20 to 30 min on hold every time you call although i have not tried 2 A.M.
    My contract is up and sbc is available in my area (Costa Mesa CA), and you guessed right, they are out! The internet is o.k. the connection is frequently lost though. I recommend finding a different ISP other than Earthlink. But I could very well be an isolated case (DOUBTFUL). :mad:
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Wow! Good deal, compared to what we have. For $35.99 a month you can get "DSL Light" from Verizon, which is 256k download, I'm not sure of the upload speed. I have a cable modem from Adelphia. I'm not sure exactly what the price is now. I have a package deal with some movie channels, digital cable, and internet for about $95.00 per month. Two years ago, cable internet from Adelphia was $42.00 a month for cable tv subscribers, and I think $55 a month if you don't have the television service. I believe the top download speed is 2mb/s, but a bill not long ago mentioned future speed increases. When I had Verizon's DSL a few years ago, I never had a problem with it. Adelphia sucks! (here, anyway) It can get really slow a lot of times, and sometimes I have no connection at all. Their customer service is a pain, as well. I'm thinking about getting rid of it all anyway. I rarely watch television, and my kids watch too much while I am at work. And, I am trying to pay off all my debt, so I could use that $95 a month. And that will go to around $115 in a couple of months when the special runs out. I'm thinking no cable tv, and the cheapest dial up I can find.
     
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    jiggie2g

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    LMAO, it's Funny you say that but I have to agree with u about the Porn stuff , i Feel the only real reason people want faster download speeds is to get Movies and Porn , Porn being the #1 reason , Internet Porn has to be the nets biggest Cash Cow. Let's face it net speed has gotten to a point where it really dosen't matter if u have a 3Mb/s or 10Mb/s download speed web pages are not going to load up fast enough for you to notice the difference.

    the only way a person can tell the difference between a 3Mb or 10Mb connection is if they were downloading huge 100MB+ files....like DVD Quality Porn movies in .avi format that are like 2-3-400MB large...lol

    on my 10Mb/1Mb cable connection with Optimum Online i have downloaded songs on the iTMS in 5-7 sec depending on size (yes i have timed this with a stop watch). so at this point and time increased DL speed isn't really a huge issue unless ur a porn addict. i say till someone comes out with a Movie store like the iTMS we really won't need the speed. only thing we need now is better uploading.
     
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    PowerMacMan

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    I never heard of anyone in the real world that actually had OOL available to them... Where do they exist?
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Anyone who has Cablevision cable can get OOL, since OOL is Cablevisions online service. As far as I know, Elizabeth, NJ has it.(My uncle has it)Also NYC.
     
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    cr2sh

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    Wow, that's almost alughable... to hold SBC up as reliable and customer oriented. That's the singlest worst compamy I've EVER dealt with and I personally I've vowed to NEVER use them again.

    SBC doesn't bill corretly, their service wasn't what was advertised, the customer service people are ignorant (one lady told be I could get cable modem service.. I was like "you mean DSL?" and she said "No its a cable modem..." and we had a discussion because she claimed that DSL service comes in through a cable modem), and then contracts and ugh... Its so bad. Do yourself a favor and never even consider it.
     

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