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Verizon DSL versus Adelphia cable internet - sm

Posted By: Kimberly on 2006-10-19
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I am thinking about switching from Adelphia to Verizon DSL internet service.  It seems that lately my service is off line more than online.  However, I have heard the DSL is a tad slower, which is one of my concerns.  Any happy or unhappy Verizon DSL users willing to share their experiences?

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Currently have AT&T/SBC phone service (landline),  Verizon Wireless cell phone, and Insight broadband internet cable and TV.  Monthly costs:

AT&T:  $50/month unlimited calling

Verizon:  $40/month with 400 minutes (and never even get close to calling that much)

Insight:  $45 internet cable and $45 cable TV

Total:  $180 per month

Thinking of switch to AT&T for bundle of phone, internet, and TV for total of $100/month.  Can't break Verizon contract, or would switch cell phone service too.  So, would save $40 a month by getting the AT&T bundle. 

My question is:  Is DSL "elite speed" REALLY as fast as cable?  And does DSL have fewer episodes of service being down?  With cable, I've had entire weeks where the service was down, and I couldn't work; thus, didn't have a paycheck!  DSL tells me they "never" go down because I'd be on my server, as opposed to sharing a server with cable internet.  Speed is everything to me, as it is to all of my MT colleagues, but it's also important to have service that won't go down for long periods of time.  Any experience with these that you'd like to share?

dsl vs. cable internet
Hmmm....this is a dilemma. Thank you for your note. Do you think DSL, then, is more cost-efficient than cable? Do you have the "bundle" that includes landline phone,
DirectTV, and internet? Are all DSL providers relatively the same cost and service? Mine would be with AT&T.
dsl vs. cable internet
Thanks for your post. :) Do you think the DSL package is a better value than cable?
dsl vs. cable internet
Okay. When your DSL goes out, does your phone go out, as well? How long does DSL stay down? I know I'm asking a million questions, but want to make the right decision. Getting a divorce and moving out on my own, which is stressful enough. Want to make sure my work goes smoothly at my new place.
dsl vs. cable internet
Wow!  You guys are awesome with your descriptions of pros-and-cons of DSL vs. cable.  Think I'll stick with what I have for now (cable internet and TV; AT&T phone service).  Glad I asked you for your expert opinions before signing up for anything.  I'm such an easy mark for sales people. 
I put my USB cable for my internet into the hub
I put my USB cable for my internet into the hub and it seems to be running just as fast.  I have a 7 plug hub and tried them all and it didn't seem to make a difference.  I'll just have to plug it right into the PC for now.  Thanks for the reply though!
I am thinking about it, I have TV and Internet cable. nm
Do you have cable TV/internet in your area?
We bundle our cable TV, internet, and telephone and save quite a bit by having all three together. You might check into that.
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My high speed internet is through our local t.v. cable company. nm.
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I have a KVM switch and using cable for my high-speed internet so what i needed ... SM

to connect my second computer to the internet was simply the ethernet cord along with the KVM switch box.  I actually work with a router, but it was simple to set up and works like a charm. 

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Comcast cable has ULD that goes through their cable sm
and there are no limitations. I asked them. They said that you could use the phone 24/7 and it would make no difference. The cable modem has a telephone connection and backup battery in there, all in one unit. If you lose your power, the backup battery kicks in for 12 hours I think they said. I personally was reluctant but it is clearer than Verizon regular phone service. Clear as a bell! It is $39.95 a month. If you have any cable service, you might want to check and see if they have this. This is VOiP protocol but I just have never seen anything that was as clear as theirs.

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Question versus gross lines versus 65-character lines....

I have always charged or been paid by 65 or 60 character lines or per letter or space typed, but have never been paid or charged per gross line.

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Do not go with Verizon either, they did that to me without
telling me.  I signed up for unlimited long distance and went about my business for a whole month dialing in and working, etc. and then I received a bill in the mail for $2500.  Their take on it was that I could not use their unlimited $39.95 plan a month for what I was doing because it was considered business and not home use.  They switched me to the per minute plan without notice and sent me the bill.  I fought with them over the bill and they reduced it to $800 that I was responsible for.  Anyhow, if anybody has any idea what to do I would like to know.  Also, how about all the hospitals we dial into just get 1-800 numbers.  Just seems like the logical thing to make their MTs happy. 
Verizon DSL
I have used Verizon for a couple months now - not a problem so far.
I had Verizon - sm
If you read the information pamphlet they send you after you sign up, you will see that it clearly states if they feel you are using more than the "average" consumer, they will change your plan to the talk 30 (I think it was) plan. Some people were even billed for what they considered over their limits. I'm not sure if Verizon puts a cap on their minutes. It might be different in other areas. Be very careful though. I would definitely make sure they know what you are using it for up front.
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currently trying verizon
i am currently trying verizon on my laptop in an effort to find service i can travel with and i really am not impressed.  it is faster than dial up, but unless you have a really strong signal it's not as fast as dsl.  i have my verizon cell phone sitting next to me with full signal and my laptop is showing no bars - verizon customer support says this is always a possibility and it will run at dial up speeds when no bars are available.  my concern is not uploading reports or losing reports while i'm typing.  sorry for not using caps i'm just being lazy.  have a great day.
I just switched from Cingular Wireless to Verizon and I love it. It is working great and FAST! I go camping a lot plus vacations and needed a way to work on my laptop.
I have Verizon
I have used Verizon unlimited long distance for 2 years until just recently after switching to voip. I was never questioned about my usage. Unless anything has changed, you should be okay.
Yes, I have Verizon, and my
total bill last month, including regular phone, unlimited LD and caller ID was $66.  
verizon ULD

Verizon is our only available carrier for local and I have a choice of either Verizon or AT&T for my long distance, both of which offer unlimited long distance packages.  Start with Verizon since that is your carrier and call them up to ask about an unlimited long distance service. It is none of their business what you use it for, personal or not.  Who knows, things may not work out at the new job and you have to find something else.  Our bill local and long distance through Verizon runs roughly $65 to $70 a month.  Also, you would have to Google 'unlimited long distance plans' but there is a site that will ask for your local phone number and it will show you what should be available where you are at.  I hope this helps and hope the new job goes well.

I have been doing this now for three years using Verizon. I have yet to be charged anything other than the flat rate for long distance.  I have not seen anything anywhere about a cap of minutes.  I don't know where you are at but there are probably differences in locales re: the way one is billed, etc. I don't know, as I do not work for Verizon.  For that matter, in my dealings with them, chances are there are people that do the job that don't know for sure.
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Is this the same with Verizon. I have no idea. nm
Would you consider Vonage or Verizon the best bet?

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