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Posted: 8/27/2005 7:10:18 PM EDT
I'm considering trying to order it because this dial-up is sooooooooo slow.

How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does?
How much do you pay for it per month?
Can you get it without cable TV?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:12:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:15:27 PM EDT
Got it. Love it. No problems whatsoever.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:15:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I'm considering trying to order it because this dial-up is sooooooooo slow.

How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does?-okay, and not really, let's say once in a really long while it'll cut out
How much do you pay for it per month?-parents pay the bill
Can you get it without cable TV?-I think so, you should check with your local provider.

Thanks.

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:16:42 PM EDT
The difference is day and night.

You will sell your left testicle after you experience it.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:16:55 PM EDT
I have RoadRunner. I've had to reset the modem three times in two years, I think. I pay about $120/month for all (400+) channels plus Internet. I think the lowest-priced plan is ~35/month and includes basic cable, about 35 channels.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:17:24 PM EDT
I pay around 49bucks, I won't go back to anything else. It rarely goes off, I can't place a date on when it was off, that's how long ago, Ive had it for 6 or 7 years.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:17:34 PM EDT
Those huge BOTD threads will load really really fast
and thats a good thing.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:18:10 PM EDT
Cable is the shizzn, mobizin! Faster than DSL by far. If broadband da fly, you mus buy!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:18:22 PM EDT
I would die wihtout it...

Or wind up paying three grand a month for a pipe to feed my interweb addiction.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:18:56 PM EDT
Got it. No TV. Almost 8 MBps. w00t!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:20:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:20:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I'm considering trying to order it because this dial-up is sooooooooo slow.

How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does?
How much do you pay for it per month?
Can you get it without cable TV?

Thanks.



1. Mine occaisonally cuts out during very high usage times, 99% of the time it is for about 30 seconds max while the modem resets though.
2. IIRC I pay $29.95 a month for 3Mbps down/256k up (I think it is a little more w/o cable tv though)
3. I have it with a cable tv package, but you can get it without
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:21:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 7:21:40 PM EDT by AZ-Dave]
About 50 bucks a month here, yes you can get it without TV, it will be much faster than dial-up no matter what, but speed can vary system to system--depends on how much of an upgrade they did to offer it.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:24:24 PM EDT
$45 a month, averages around 2.5 down.

Not worth it IMO. It was fine at $30 a month.

Going to switch over to DSL when I get the time to run the phone line.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:24:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 7:25:01 PM EDT by distributor_of_pain]
Price is almost irrelivent.

Once you get cablebroadband, you will never go back regardless of the price.
If I had to go back to dial-up tomorrow, I would never be on the internet again.

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:24:54 PM EDT
I have my phone, TV and ISP through COX Cable and it's about $140/month.

I still remember the day I switched from DialUp to cable. I got home from work and installed the drivers for the Cable Modem, set up my account and E-Mail Client then started surfing...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


Then I looked up at the clock and it was almost 05:00am. It was awesum.

My ISP Connection seldom if ever goes down and I can not imagine living with dial up ever again.

If you can afford it, it is the best thing since sliced bread.

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:25:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I'm considering trying to order it because this dial-up is sooooooooo slow.

How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does?
How much do you pay for it per month?
Can you get it without cable TV?

Thanks.



I have had Cox cable interweb in two different states. It does bog or go down a lot. Their tech support always wants to send out a repairperson, rather than admit there is an infrastructure problem. It sucks ass!

I have DSL at home and work now. Very consistent, very reliable.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:27:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 7:27:45 PM EDT by distributor_of_pain]

Originally Posted By sysop:
I have my phone, TV and ISP through COX Cable and it's about $140/month.

I still remember the day I switched from DialUp to cable. I got home from work and installed the drivers for the Cable Modem, set up my account and E-Mail Client then started surfing...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


Then I looked up at the clock and it was almost 05:00am. It was awesum.

My ISP Connection seldom if ever goes down and I can not imagine living with dial up ever again.

If you can afford it, it is the best thing since sliced bread.




So true.

You will NEVER bitch when you have to pay the bill. You will pay it, and say thank you internet bill. Come back and see me next month.

You will also do a lot more on the internet. Since you don't have to wait all friggin day, it's like the door to the internet just opens up to you.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:27:31 PM EDT
Reading your guys prices I am realizing that my cable co is jacking me bigtime. I pay $65.00 a month and that is just for internet service
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:27:57 PM EDT
I have cable internot from cableamerica. Pay $53/month for 5.2 Mbps Download with 768 Kbps Upload. I think you should go for it. Porn faster man!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:28:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By spm681:
Reading your guys prices I am realizing that my cable co is jacking me bigtime. I pay $65.00 a month and that is just for internet service



...and he still pays it. That's how good it is.

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:30:28 PM EDT
$35 per month?!?!? That's "do-able".

Now I gotta figure out who/how to go about it. We just bought a house, and cable was already run to the living room and one bedroom. I hooked the TVs up just to see if I'd get reception that way, and discovered we've got something like 26 cables running. I figured it was either overpaid by the previous owners, or (as suggested by someone on here) that the cable company left it on for a bit in hopes we'd want to keep it going. Wer moved in June 30, and it's still on.
There are constant commercials for Charter Cable TV, so I thought they were the provider. I went to their site to check on internet prices, and it directs you to put in your complete address first. When I'd put it in and clicked "Go", it said sorry, we don't provide service to that area.
I'll have to do some research to find out how else this could be here.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:32:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:

Originally Posted By spm681:
Reading your guys prices I am realizing that my cable co is jacking me bigtime. I pay $65.00 a month and that is just for internet service



...and he still pays it. That's how good it is.




yup
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:36:33 PM EDT
How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does?

Works great. Very rarely have problem. I use DSL at work that may be slightly more troublesome, but still not bad. Once you go broadband you won't go back. If you have the option to go high speed, take it.

How much do you pay for it per month?
Price depends on the package. Usually they have special offers that run anywhere from 3 - 12 months at a discounted rate. With Comcast when it expires all I do is call up and tell them I'm thinking of switching to DSL and they give me the special they have for the next period.

Can you get it without cable TV?

Yes but you pay more for the package, but here is what you. When you get the cable internet they can't not give you the cable channels. The signal all comes over the same single wire. So all you do is hook up a splitter to the TV and then you have cable. It might be basic but its still there. I know this works with Comcast so I assume it works with everyone else.


Couple other things to check.
Check the upload and download speeds between cable and dsl in your area. Online gaming requires a nice high upload, the higher the better.
Cable will try and sell you multiple IP accounts. Don't go for it, all you need is a router.

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:39:00 PM EDT
Oh yeah,
The rental we moved from was in Pacific, which is apparently "cityfied" enough to justify SBC-Yahoo DSL. We moved 14 miles west, and no DSL available. As some of you mentioned, going from DSL back to dial-up has definately sucked the life out of my internet visits. There are some sites and threads I don't even visit anymore because they take too long to load.
I'm going to keep those cable names you guys put so I can check their coverage areas. Maybe one of them is my provider. I can't imagine a cable company running Charter commercials though.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:44:39 PM EDT
I have Earthlink cable through Time Warner. At about $40 per month I consider it a great bargain. I don't have cable TV either, but as mentioned above, most providers can't sut off Basic cable TV with the internet service so I get free 25 channel cable. I think it's gone down briefly once in the last two years. Don't be fooled by their high priced "Wireless" or "Multiple" PC deals as you can buy a$25 router and hook up as many PCs as you like, even wireless. I would sell non-vital organs to support it if I had to (not really but close).
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:47:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
Oh yeah,
The rental we moved from was in Pacific, which is apparently "cityfied" enough to justify SBC-Yahoo DSL. We moved 14 miles west, and no DSL available. As some of you mentioned, going from DSL back to dial-up has definately sucked the life out of my internet visits. There are some sites and threads I don't even visit anymore because they take too long to load.
I'm going to keep those cable names you guys put so I can check their coverage areas. Maybe one of them is my provider. I can't imagine a cable company running Charter commercials though.



DSL service is dependent on distance from the exchange.

We're too far out here at work, but Verizon sold us the package anyway. We do well to get 350 down/150 up.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:30:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 8:33:09 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I'm considering trying to order it because this dial-up is sooooooooo slow.

How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does?
How much do you pay for it per month?
Can you get it without cable TV?

Thanks.



If your TV CAble cuts out so will your internet.

Base it off of that, thats why I am still on DSL. Sure Cable was faster, but 1500k is plenty for me anyway. My cable sucks in my area while my phone line can stay up no matter what. My cable woudl g down a few times a week for a minute or two, thats a no go for my standards.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:09:35 PM EDT
I have Charter Cable (hate the company but it's a monopoly in my town). I pay $106 a month for cable internet and TV. The internet runs about $45, that's with a modem lease of $6 month. I get 3Mbs down and 256Kbs or better up. Mine rarely cuts out, and usually only requires restarting the modem. Though 2-3 in the past it has been down for several hours. Very rare though. Had it for about 5 years or so.

Despite hating the cable company with a passion, and hating the fact that they rape me with their prices, they are the only game in town and I don't have a choice. With that said, I wouldn't swtich to dial up at all. DSL isn't available in my area, and I wouldn't use it if it was anyway, probably.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:11:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 9:14:22 PM EDT by KlubMarcus]
I had TimeWarner's "Roadrunner" service. It was fast, but unreliable with plenty of random outages. You can order it w/o signing up for TV cable and it will not affect your reception at all. I use DSL now. It's not supposed to be as fast as cable by my ISP is so reliable it seems faster in actual usage because I'm not interrupted! Cost is $30/mo plus taxes.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:12:49 PM EDT
I have it and love it!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:23:28 PM EDT
I have cable, and love it. It's SO much faster then dial up, you'll never go back.

My cable has only gone out a few times in the past 2 years, and usually goes back up within a few minutes.

I don't know the cost for internet alone, $103.00 a month for both cable TV and internet.

You should go for it!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:32:37 PM EDT
It's like the BRD, once you have it, you'll never go back....
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:35:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
I have cable, and love it. It's SO much faster then dial up, you'll never go back.

My cable has only gone out a few times in the past 2 years, and usually goes back up within a few minutes.

I don't know the cost for internet alone, $103.00 a month for both cable TV and internet.

You should go for it!



+1
I pay $119.00 plus my telephone is included in that
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:41:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I'm considering trying to order it because this dial-up is sooooooooo slow.

How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does?
How much do you pay for it per month?
Can you get it without cable TV?

Thanks.



1. Rarely. Much more reliable than dial-up.
2. Dunno...mom pays that
3. Absolutely

Btw, you'll love the ability to actually be online and not disable your phone line at the same time.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:42:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I'm considering trying to order it because this dial-up is sooooooooo slow.

How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does?
How much do you pay for it per month?
Can you get it without cable TV?

Thanks.



If your TV CAble cuts out so will your internet.

Base it off of that, thats why I am still on DSL. Sure Cable was faster, but 1500k is plenty for me anyway. My cable sucks in my area while my phone line can stay up no matter what. My cable woudl g down a few times a week for a minute or two, thats a no go for my standards.



Umm, no. This is not an accurate statement.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:01:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sysop:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I'm considering trying to order it because this dial-up is sooooooooo slow.

How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does?
How much do you pay for it per month?
Can you get it without cable TV?

Thanks.



If your TV CAble cuts out so will your internet.

Base it off of that, thats why I am still on DSL. Sure Cable was faster, but 1500k is plenty for me anyway. My cable sucks in my area while my phone line can stay up no matter what. My cable woudl g down a few times a week for a minute or two, thats a no go for my standards.



Umm, no. This is not an accurate statement.

+1 My cable TV goes out religously, but my broadband is down very rarely!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:07:47 PM EDT
I've got Comcast here. Like $60 a month for really fast internet and like 22 cable tv channels. It was cheaper to get the package as opposed to the internet by itself...

So I've got cable television and have no TV

I've been using WiFi for several years in the truck stops... I could not go back to dial up. Never.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:30:39 AM EDT
All good information here guys 'n gals, and I appreciate it. I may be cruising through the internet instead of crawling very soon.

Thanks for the help.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:03:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Defcon:

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I'm considering trying to order it because this dial-up is sooooooooo slow.

How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does? Once in a great while it will
How much do you pay for it per month? $35.00
Can you get it without cable TV? That's exactly how I have it.

Thanks. no problem.




+1

Added our price.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:06:26 PM EDT
I've had cable internet since it was first available in my neck of the woods about 4.5 yrs ago. In that time, I've had exactly 4 days without service due to a nasty storm system that passed through the area. However, the cable company did pro rate my bill for that month to compensate for the 4 day outage. I pay about $40 a month and it rocks! I could never go back to dial-up.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:11:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 2:11:58 PM EDT by bulldog1967]
I had cable.

traded up to Fiber Optic Internet (Verizon Fios) a month ago.

I now get 15Mb/sec.



Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:11:51 PM EDT
Been on cable based broadband for about 5.5 years. It's great. Maybe every couple months, there's an outage for some reason, but usually it's pretty short.

Cost around here for cable data service is $45 a month. It's been the same since I've had it. I hoped with DSL dropping their prices a bit, the cable providers would try to be competitive. No luck so far. I don't mind so much, but saving a few bucks would be nice. With my cable TV, my monthly bill is about $95. I'd go nuts without it, so I put up with it.

I'd never go back to dialup. It's hard to go back to something so slow. The difference is NIGHT and DAY. You'll love broadband.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 3:42:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
$35 per month?!?!? That's "do-able".

Now I gotta figure out who/how to go about it. We just bought a house, and cable was already run to the living room and one bedroom. I hooked the TVs up just to see if I'd get reception that way, and discovered we've got something like 26 cables running. I figured it was either overpaid by the previous owners, or (as suggested by someone on here) that the cable company left it on for a bit in hopes we'd want to keep it going. Wer moved in June 30, and it's still on.
There are constant commercials for Charter Cable TV, so I thought they were the provider. I went to their site to check on internet prices, and it directs you to put in your complete address first. When I'd put it in and clicked "Go", it said sorry, we don't provide service to that area.
I'll have to do some research to find out how else this could be here.


Do you have Comcast in your area? That's who provides ours.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 3:49:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I'm considering trying to order it because this dial-up is sooooooooo slow.

How good does it work, meaning does it cut out like cable TV does? It works great and yes mine cuts out everytime there's a storm. Not completely out, just "stalls" which only causes a problem if you're trying to do something "live." Keeps dropping the connection. For regular web surfing, it's never had a problem.
How much do you pay for it per month? Intro rate for now. 19.99/month. 50 something thereafter.
Can you get it without cable TV? I have mine without cable TV. Though they keep trying to get you to buy that too.

Thanks.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:48:07 PM EDT
I moved into an area where I could get a cable modem. Once you have it, you will never, ever give it up. Imagine never worrying how big the file is?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 7:12:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I had cable.

traded up to Fiber Optic Internet (Verizon Fios) a month ago.

I now get 15Mb/sec.

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=40455






For how much?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:01:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LotBoy:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I had cable.

traded up to Fiber Optic Internet (Verizon Fios) a month ago.

I now get 15Mb/sec.

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=40455






For how much?



About $45/mo.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:12:55 PM EDT
I have comcast at home and my family and I love it

It costs somewhere around $55/mos for Internet and basic cable TV.

The speed is excellent. Just took this speed test a minute ago:



The reliability has been great so far. It's nice that everyone in the house can be surfing on a different PC and we never feel any kind of slowdown.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:29:05 PM EDT
Yes, and I love it. We have had NO problems with viruses, lots less spam than with our dialup ISP, lightning fast service. It costs us about $55 a month but is well worth it.

Using Cox cable internet service.
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