I signed up with AT&T for $25.00 and now they raised it to 28.24. Now they have an offer for high speed, a new lower price, guaranteed for 1 year, for 14.95 per month for 1 year. Up to 3 Mbps. Double the speed for only $5. Does anyone know if 6Mbps is fast enough?
By Irmgard from Port Isabel, TX
Internet speed is never "fast enough". What matters is will it do the job for you. And, can you afford it. I would love to have high speed but my only option is satellite and I can't afford the splurge for high speed. I must tolerate dial up.
It's all relative. Downloading speed is probably your key to the answer. As for my general day-to-day usage, my 750kb works for me and keeps my bill low. It may take 2 minutes instead of 10 seconds to download a particular file, but I'm happy.
Speeds vary according to how many people are in your area with their service, they will tell you it doesn't but it does. Also the speed you think you have does not measure (by experts) the same most of the time, it isn't as fast as you've been told. I used 3Mbps for two years, this year to save money I went to 1Mbps. I have not noticed any difference.
I know I left a comment that's been linked here, but I'm commenting again anyway. Yes, AT&T is raising their rates every time we turn our backs. It's dirty of them, but I'm stuck for now. I just applied for a job with a company that will not hire me if I have digital phone, so TWC is out. Still considering trying someone else's "winback" program, maybe Cincinnati Bell now that I know about their 10-digit-dialing for calls to Cinci from subscribers wherever.
Suntydt, keep plugging away with your dial-up for now. DSL and other high-speed internet connections are bound to come to your area and within your budget, someday.
Well, it depends on what you do with your computer. Are you a gamer? Do you download/upload a lot? Watch videos or movies? I have cable internet and my tray icon tells me I am at 11Mbps. AT&T might have a good rate for one year but what does it increase to after that year is up? You might be paying less now that you would then but then again, you would be saving a little money. If 3Mbps was too slow for you, increasing it by double sounds like a good thing.
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I am in need of cheap, good, fast, high speed internet. What do you all use? Thank you. My dial-up is very slow.
I use Time Warner, but I had to have them hook the system up. (07/14/2010)
If you have cell phones for primary access, you can have a data-only line installed for internet and choose the plan you can afford. Plans vary around the country so shop around. (07/14/2010)
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My daughter's been trying to "win us back" to Time-Warner. They have Canada included in their regular long-distance phone plan, and their cable internet is 2.0 baude rate. We could get TWC for about $20 less than we're now paying, I'm told. The only thing stopping us from switching today is that their commission structure doesn't reward my daughter properly for a single sale. When they change that, we're going to TWC. (07/14/2010)
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For heaven's sake, don't get Charter! A nightmare! (07/15/2010)
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