dsl vs cable

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by seperatist, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

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    there is a good deal in my area that may persuade me to switch from comcast to verizon but i want to know if it's worth it.


    verizon dsl Up to 3 Mbps/768 Kbps w/ phone $70mnth
    comcast With speeds up to a blazing 6 Megs w/phone $100mnth



    the price is much cheaper with verizon but i care about reliability and service as well as speed. i do use bittorrent a lot so i want to ensure that will work the same and i am behind a router. any advice?



    thanks and sorry is this is an old topic. i did a search but didn't find the exact info i was looking for.

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  2. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    stay with comcast, dsl can and does go out a lot, especially in the early hours of the morning...
     
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    every type, company, services have there problems. I have always gone with cable companies, because there usually cheaper.
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    First off, your prices are abnormally high for your area. I have seen both for near half the price.

    That being said, try the DSL out if you want. Most ISPs will give you a 30 day trial or something, where you can cancel with little or no penalty.

    Also, if you go to Comcast saying you want to cancel, sometimes they will give you a 3, 6 or 9 month promotional rate.

    Play hardball, you may get good results :)
     
  5. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

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    i think i will play hardball, they are offering a promo right now but i don't want to pay the $99 connect fee.