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bitshifter



Joined: 04 Dec 2007
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Location: Massachusetts, USA
bitshifter
So, what is your bitrate and monthly bill like?
I have dial-up, max 5.0kbps for $10.00 a month.
Today i got my IP to let me try high speed for 30 days, totally free.
They say it is 7 times faster, but i am still at 5.0kbps like before.
I guess these 50+ year old phone lines may be the cause?
So, what is a good bitrate and price for a dial-up service?

Ramble:
IP service should be distributed like public water service.
Everyone gets same pressure and pays by gallons used.

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Post 20 Aug 2011, 02:02
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Adam Kachwalla



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How far are you from the phone exchange? It also could be that the shielding of those 50-year-old lines is deteriorating and so you are experiencing a lot of electrical interference, which means that a lot of retransmit operations are required. This can slow your speeds down.

But... 5kbps in the USA? I thought you American lot get minimum of Mbps (or in the case of dialup I would think at least 56.6kbps for roughly the same price)
Post 20 Aug 2011, 02:30
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sleepsleep
enjoying 3GB quota, for USD 12 here.
speed is 128kbps (16 kbyte) from 7pm to 7am
then 1024kbps (128 kbyte) from 7am to 7pm

quite cheap i think, it is 3G service.

5kbps??? ascii porn?
Post 20 Aug 2011, 02:52
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LocoDelAssembly
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Joined: 06 May 2005
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LocoDelAssembly
2.5 mbps down (300+ KB/s), 512 kbps (64 KB/s) up at aprox. US$ 30 a month.

bitshifter, if you have dial-up, then I don't understand how your ISP is supposed to provide any speed up, maybe by expecting you to be a believer with no proof??? They should be giving you a new modem to start using (A)DSL service, because plain dial-up (V.90/V.92) can barely provide a little bit more than your current speed (I'm assuming you actually meant 5 KBps, i.e. kilo BYTE, not kilo BIT).
Post 20 Aug 2011, 03:25
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Enko



Joined: 03 Apr 2007
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Enko
1 mbps (down speed 110 kb). u$d 40.

Loco, wich is your ISP? mine is Speedy/Telefonica.

Actually, I should go again to talk to them, so I can get a new promo.
For what I pay, I should have at least 3 mb.


bitshifter... seriously... dial-up in 2011? Its like you come from the 90s.
I thought dial up was extinguished.
Post 20 Aug 2011, 03:52
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LocoDelAssembly
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Loco, wich is your ISP? mine is Speedy/Telefonica.
Same, but this company like its bigger ADSL competitor (and actually the only one since the rest can't even lease the cooper pair nor provide their own), charges costumers proportionally to the distance to Buenos Aires city.

And I'm probably being robbed a bit, since with Speedy, they typically advertise their speed accordingly to what you can perceive in you browser but yet my 3 mbps plan gets me only 2.5 mbps of data transfer because they synchronize my line to 3008 kbps instead of 3572 or so kbps (with my previous 512 kbps plan I had the line at 608kbps giving me sightly more than 64KB/s of download as measured by browsers). However, since my line is probably at the edge of not working (especially when someone is using the phone), I'd rather not protest to ensure stability.
Post 20 Aug 2011, 05:15
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typedef



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typedef
so, there's something with ISPs. I have AT&T and I get 60KBPS, I used to get 2mbs and it just changed over 1 year. AT&T does open robbery on people.

bitshifter if you are to change your ISP, get COMCAST.
Post 20 Aug 2011, 05:35
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Enko



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Enko
I think I will cancel my phone line and ask for a new one. So I get a fresh promo. (i dont use the phone)

or perhaps Fibertel with cable tv, the price is similar; The big diference, telefonica change your ip every time you login, and once a day if you stay logged forever.
Fibertel only changes the IP once a week.


I remember once I had Velocom, it was DSL service by satelite like DirectTv. They installed the antena on the roof, and the upload and donwload speed was the same. (dsl, not adsl). The price was pain in the ass.
Post 20 Aug 2011, 12:44
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vid
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vid
10 Mbit down / 1Mbit up, unlimited bandwidth, 16 EUR / month, DSL in Bratislava (capital of Slovakia)
Post 20 Aug 2011, 13:56
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mindcooler



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mindcooler
100/100, ~USD55
Post 20 Aug 2011, 14:32
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Enko



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Enko
mindcooler wrote:
100/100, ~USD55

Holly shit... 100 Mbit 55 u$d?
I pay 40 for 1Mb.
Post 20 Aug 2011, 15:10
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Mac2004



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Mac2004
10Mbit in / 1Mbit out: approximately 33 euros per month.

regards
mac2004
Post 21 Aug 2011, 08:30
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Madis731



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Madis731
I'm living in an area where broadband isn't supported. Mobile 3.5G here is starting from 6.4€/month and 3Mb down/1Mb up.
For 25€ you can rip holes through 3.5G:
https://www.emt.ee/en/internet-telefonis/hinnad-paketid
21.6/5.7Mb for unlimited bandwidth.

Broadband is a different story. Where telephone lines allow it, 12/1Mb is supported for 20€, while upto 100/20Mb is available over fibre for 24€/month.

When LTE comes with promised 100Mb speeds, I can count on efficient bandwidth for about 90Mb.

I think the situation is even better in Sweden where GbE fiber will arrive home for a similar cost.
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