Cancelled Direct TV, Phone and DSL

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by hexonxonx, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    On Sunday, I had high speed cable installed.

    Today, I called to have my Direct TV, DSL and home phone service disconnected.

    I finally got tired of the slow 1.5MB DSL. I was so tired of the slow downloads and having to leave the computer on for days to download a few TV show seasons from iTunes. Last night, I purchased two seasons of the Sopranos and it took about 5 hours to download both seasons on my high speed cable. MUCH BETTER! I can download a movie in 17 minutes instead of 3 hours!

    As for my Direct TV, I haven't turned on my TV in at least two months because I was so busy watching 24 and Lost and other TV shows.

    Home phone? I haven't used that since my iPhone arrived last summer!

    I now have a TV in every room that does nothing!

    Am I crazy or what? iTunes and everything Apple are now rulling my life :)
  2. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2007
    Denton, TX
    I don't own a TV, never have. My mother was a couch potato and it really turned me off of owning a TV.

    I have a iPhone and a wireless broadband card for my laptop, I don't really need any other gadgets.

    I've thought about setting up a nice theater at home, but I'd rarely use it.
  3. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I wish I could get decent cable where I am, and I might go that route too. Unfortunately Cox cable (or Suddenlink as they call it here) is my only choice, and I have heard nothing but bad about them I have 3Mb DSL and don't really have a problem with it. esp. since it is only $35/mo instead of the $65/mo that Suddenlink wants. Still, if Time Warner were available here I might just go for it. I get tired of DirecTV going south on rainy days.
  4. hexonxonx thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    Well the thing that upset me the most about my DSL was that when I had an apartment, I had the 6MB DSL through Qwest. I then moved across town and got a house and the fastest DSL through Qwest here is 1.5MB. All I did was move 11 miles away. That was 2.5 years ago and they still don't have the 6MB DSL here yet. I did some speed tests on my cable and if is accurate, I get anywhere from 15MB up to 30MB early morning hours. Blazingly fast!
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Man I would kill for 1.5 mbps DSL. We have 128 kbps WISP. :(

    Still, enjoy your cable. :)
  6. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    3 hours? I have bellsouth DSL 1.5 service, and get a 1.10gb movie in about 15 min.
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Very true. My parents have 1.5 DSL and download a movie in about 15 minutes. But I can do it on my FIOS in under 10. :D
  8. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    Those are not real numbers. What you are seeing is powerburst.
  9. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    FWIW, the distance between your location and the teleco's office plays a huge factor in how fast your DSL connection can be.

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