Speakeasy Broadband giving away 1000 iPods to new custome...

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  1. gerlitzappel
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    I'd change ISP's for a free iPod, but I'm not willing to pay almost twice as much as I do now for 1/10 of the speed I currently have.
     
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    You get 10x better than 1.5/256 dsl w/ a bunch of static ips for $30? hook me up
     
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    No thank you, i don't want a iPod that much. I would like to get away from Earthlink were I'm paying $60 per month for the same service. My reason for looking at Verizon is lower cost for the same service on broadband. It would also help on my local and long distance plan. With Speakeasy as with any other free deal you end up more than paying them for the iPod.
     
  5. gerlitzappel
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    The cheapest option from them in my area (Marietta, GA 25 miles NW of Atlanta) is 144 Kbps ASDL for $89/month. I currently pay $51/month for 1.5Mbps DSL.
     
  6. eric_n_dfw
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    So you're paying $51 and they want $59 - both for 1.5Mbps DSL.

    59 - 51 = 8
    59 / 2 = 29.5

    8 does not equal 29.5, last time I checked.

    BTW: What's your upload speed?

    [edit]PS: I've been with Speakeasy for a little over a year now. They pretty much rock - a little pricy, but not bad compared with others in the US[/edit]
     
  7. gerlitzappel
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    $89 is almost twice as much as $51 though (keyword being almost)

    I believe my upload speed is 128k, which is okay since I don't host any game sites or send many large files.
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry. Your original comment sounded like Speakeasy is twice as expensive as what you already had.

    I take it that Speakeasy isn't available where you live?

    BTW, they just upgraded me from 128K up to 387 for no charge in November. It was quite a noticable speed bump for when I work from home over VPN.

    (I'm still whining about the death of SprintION... damn you Sprint!)
     
  9. gerlitzappel
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    According to their website, Speakeasy is available where I live. This is what I can get from them for $89.95 a month:

    This specialized service is available to locations 15,000 feet or further from a CO. The cost is a bit higher than other DSL technologies, but Speakeasy is the only provider to offer this solution to residential customers and we have the best IDSL prices in the industry! IDSL is based on ISDN technology and is capped at a 144k speed.

    If I felt like paying more than that, I could go for their 384 Kbps T1 line for a mere $399.00 per month.

    I curently have ADSL through earthlink with a download speed of 1472 Kbps and an upload speed of 256 Kbps. And I pay $51 a month.

    Hope this clears things up.
     

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