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#1 Cookiemonster

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 06:05 PM

do you think you are paying too much for your internet and not getting the proper speed, i had it once when i was on adsl but now have moved to proper broadband now witch is 4mb witch is really fast. like that uk online its too good to be that speed at its price but ill keep with who im with. :(

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:06 AM

I have NTL 3mb connection - i think i pay 39.99 a month for it - from wots around at the moment i see it as reasonable.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:10 AM

right now, my parents are paying 20 bucks per month for 28.8 dial up. They could be paying 20 bucks more, and getting roughly 100X more speed than what we are getting now. We are getting ripped off.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 03:13 AM

Holy S*** - 20 bucks a month for 28.8 ?? OMG!! Dude you're being massively ripped off. Here in Thailand we pay approx. 700 Baht ( 17.5USD ) for a 1 meg ADSL link. Do something about it real quick. Break you modem, rip off your phone line or something similar - do some extensive damage to the connecting mechanism that your folks are forced to switch over to the better alternative :( Tell them, you had a talk with your modem and told it about the kind of speeds other modems handle, and yours got extremely shocked and died of shame.. - that'd be the perfect excuse :(

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 12:20 PM

I pay about 80 US bucks for a 2.5meg broadband connection. The quality is good, but I wish the price could be cheaper. It's expensive here in Singapore because the cables are owned by a duopoly. But wireless broadband is going to be offered here real quick and I expect prices to drop drastically. That's the merit of competition.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 12:49 PM

wow jcguy - that really is expensive!
sweden is the best country to live in i think - its 1 huge lan! gr8 connections speeds and prices over there!

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:28 PM

I have my adsl 128kbps (realy 168) for something about 19$

there was funny situation when I was able to choose betwean this and dial-up (56) so the answer was easy...

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:51 PM

In Singapore...the maximium internet connection speed is only a 25MB per second cable connection by Starhub and that 25MB is only a fraction of what the ISPs here can provide. In fact, there are only three...SingNet, Starhub and Pacific Internet that is providing residental internet service. The plan itself costs S$112.50 if I am not wrong and and the access time is unlimited.

I pay for a SingNet 256KBps but I don't know if there is a possibility that it has been upgraded to 512KBps and I pay $56.90 for it monthly. Compared to what other countries are getting, I think internet plans are one of the most expensive in Singapore.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 03:19 PM

well my perants pay £50.00 a month for a 4mb from Telewest Broadband. It does not use adsl, also i dont know what it does use lol , think it uses its own 1.

Ok admin im sorry, ill try to get my posts right next time :(

and why does it say i have 10mb used and i havent used anythink yet lol.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 04:18 PM

re: $20 for 28.8 connection


Looks like many older people (my parent's age or older....sorry Mom!) tend to get an internet provider and stick with it, no matter what!

A friend of mine told me about a 67 year old woman who keeps going back to AOL for dial up at the high price of $24 per month. The woman has many choices of a more reasonable dial up isp, but she is used to AOL.

Change is hard for many older computer users, but it doesn't mean they shouldn't try.

I know a woman in the boonies of Virginia who has one choice, dial up. She says she lives in an area where everything is long distance and DSL is only a treat she gets on vacation when the hotel has wireless. She currently pays $9.95 for her close to 43.3 dial up and is content. She did miss wireless once she got home from vacation.

I've heard rates in other countries can be higher than the US, but from the posts here, it looks like some of their rates beat the ones I've heard about locally.

If you have cable or satellite tv, then the price of tacking on a faster internet connection is less. If watching tv isn't something you're interested in, then spend the dollars on the net!

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 06:39 PM

i thought of coming back and adding this in:

While I'm using a 1Meg ADSL link here in Thailand and I was feeling lucky - I was amazed to hear recently, that my home country India, is one of the FIRST ever to offer ADSL2 - which offers download speeds upto at least 25MB/s - and right now, only U.S. and India are the ONLY two countires in the whole wide world offering these standards. The rest are busy implementing it yet - most will get it done sometime later this year. Now, I've been out of my home for almost past 5 years, and I'm extremely impressed to hear about such fantastic developments in the communications front... In fact, even when I was back home, I'd worked in the Network Design section of a company named Reliance Telecom, India which was setting up a 3 Terrabyte Fibre Optic backbone all over the country, which was to (possibly) link every home/office all over the country through high-grade copper core wires joining up with the main FDDI backbone through certain ports known as the MAN or Metropolitain Access Nodes. I'm overjoyed to hear that all of it has worked out for the better and this post is simply to share the delight with you guys ...

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 06:24 PM

My parents pay around $40 a month for cable with download speeds of up to 512 kilobytes per second and upload speeds of 64 kilobytes per second. It's pretty fast, but I would have liked higher bandwidth limits. The upload limit is currently at 10 GB, although they don't really seem to do anything about it if you do go over.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 11:45 AM

I have currently got a 3mb broadband connection and i pay £24.99 a month for it. I'd say that it is value for money.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 02:11 PM

My parents pay around $40 a month for cable with download speeds of up to 512 kilobytes per second and upload speeds of 64 kilobytes per second. It's pretty fast, but I would have liked higher bandwidth limits. The upload limit is currently at 10 GB, although they don't really seem to do anything about it if you do go over.

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$40 for 512kb upload? Wow, my parents only pay 15 euro for twice that amount, and I don't find it very fast.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 02:27 PM

My parents pay 50 euro a month (60,66USD) for a 4mb down 1mb up cable connection. It's good quallity. Never down, speed is good. No download limit. Only my router sucks. :lol:

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 04:04 PM

I used to be on Sify "Broadband" I used to pay 10USD a month for a miserable 48kbps "Unlimited" connection. The speeds were pathetic. Their 'unlimited" meant not more than 200MB/day. If you dared to cross that 1 day would be deducted from your validity. It was better than 1GB limit for SIX months at 128 Kbps.

A few months back the government made a law stating that they had to provide speed of "256Kbps" upwards to call it boradband so now it's "Lightning Fast Internet through Cable". BSNL thats a government owned company give 256Kbps ADSL at 10USD per month. But their are limits. You can get upto 1 Mbps for the home segment at.........60USD if im not wrong.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 04:08 PM

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i thought of coming back and adding this in:

While I'm using a 1Meg ADSL link here in Thailand and I was feeling lucky - I was amazed to hear recently, that my home country India, is one of the FIRST ever to offer ADSL2 - which offers download speeds upto at least 25MB/s - and right now, only U.S. and India are the ONLY two countires in the whole wide world offering these standards. The rest are busy implementing it yet - most will get it done sometime later this year. Now, I've been out of my home for almost past 5 years, and I'm extremely impressed to hear about such fantastic developments in the communications front... In fact, even when I was back home, I'd worked in the Network Design section of a company named Reliance Telecom, India which was setting up a 3 Terrabyte Fibre Optic backbone all over the country, which was to (possibly) link every home/office all over the country through high-grade copper core wires joining up with the main FDDI backbone through certain ports known as the MAN or [/b]Metropolitain Access Nodes[/b]. I'm overjoyed to hear that all of it has worked out for the better and this post is simply to share the delight with you guys ...


25Mbps....man thats costly....Im not too sure about the provider though.. I never heard this one...

Allright....im ignorant.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 04:21 PM

No matter how much I pay, I always get the feeling that the price is too high. In my opinion bandwidth should be free! Free as Linux for example. Like air or water, internet connection should be something that simply is there. As soon as I get free unlimited SDSL bandwidth the price is just right. :lol:

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 12:54 AM

Holy S*** - 20 bucks a month for 28.8 ?? OMG!! Dude you're being massively ripped off. Here in Thailand we pay approx. 700 Baht ( 17.5USD ) for a 1 meg ADSL link. Do something about it real quick. Break you modem, rip off your phone line or something similar - do some extensive damage to the connecting mechanism that your folks are forced to switch over to the better alternative :lol: Tell them, you had  a talk with your modem and told it about the kind of speeds other modems handle, and yours got extremely shocked and died of shame.. - that'd be the perfect excuse :D

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LMAO. That'll show them. :lol:

I just switched to DSL a few months ago. Getting 3Mbps at $29.99 per month. Can't wait till fiber optic comes around my area. Only $5 more if I get the lower end plan.

ADSL2? Is that like the new Internet2 that I've been hearing about? I heard you can download the whole matrix DVD movie in around 30 seconds. Holy cow. :lol:

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 11:02 AM

Six months or so ago the broadband connection prices here in finland dropped quite dramatically. Partially because of the increase in competition but probably also because of a government warning to the operators who kepts way too big profit margins compared to other european countries.

My own connection... well I have 1Mb/512kb ADSL with no transmission limits (we don't have them here) and I use it quite heavily, ie. download stuff from p2p networks. It costs me 30EUR/month which I think is reasonable.



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