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#1 HydroHarold OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 12:05 AM

So we should be moved in the new place by Christmas and I'll be giving up T-W "Roadrunner Cable" service. I'll only have the option of net service over the telephone wires or the satellite "Direct TV" that's already in the house. What's your thoughts on the best and fastest most dependable of those?

(I can't wait!!!! Direct TV has RFD-TV!!!!!!!!!):D




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Posted October 27, 2012 - 12:50 AM

Excited about RFD-TV Harold...that is truly classic!!! and only the guys here would 'get it'...very good my friend very very good!

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 06:02 AM

we have Direct tv and our net service is thru earthlink dsl. i hate dsl as i feel its like dialup.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 06:04 AM

I think pretty much any or all of the service providers have their ups and downs these days. It's funny because everytime we get a bill in the mail from any utility or service I always say "hunnie we got another bill from the Mob"......in my opinion theyr all Mob run.......lol crooks!!

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 06:26 AM

I prefer my service over landlines. My DirectTV is still affected in rain storms and I lose signal for a while.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 07:35 AM

Mob"......in my opinion theyr all Mob run.......lol crooks!!

I agree with you :thumbs:

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:52 AM

DSL for sure! We had Hughes net which was a sister company of Direct TV and it sucked. You can only download a certain amount of bit's and if you exceed the amount they throttle back your speed to almost nothing and you have to wait day's to get it back. Bad weather hits and that was always the first to go out. Our DSL is through AT&T and I like it. It is faster then Satellite and I can DL until my heart is content.

IMO the best options (from best to least) are: Cable, DSL, Satellite, dialup

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:59 AM

Sucks where I live although I do love it here. The Direct TV internet option here is provided through Hughesnet and is quite limited I hear. There is no cable on my road so that's out too. There is dialup services but the phone lines are the old ones so you can't get DSL only 56k. A local area cell service has wireless that comes from the towers. I took that but didn't drop the dial up as the wireless doesn't always have a strong enough signal at my home. 1/4 mile in either dirrection it would work fine. The wireless is comparable to the Hughesnet. I get to use the internet but I don't get to stream videos very well.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 11:33 AM

... i hate dsl as i feel its like dialup.

That's like saying a Formula 1 racer is like a car.

I have DSL and AOL free through Frontier Telephone Co. Free perks like file back up, lifetime tech service, good virus blocking, etc.

What was said about Direct TV is pretty much spot on. In my area Dish TV is giving them strong competition.