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My Internet Sucks

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by macdonjo3, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So I been using a trial for a mobile internet service for the past 2 months. It comes from a cell phone tower. I live out in the country so internet and cell phone service is hard to come by. And so today, our trial ended. I went from 6 MBPS download to under 0.2 MBPS download. I have a very hard time opening a web page while on msn and Skype at the same time. So when our trial ended, we thought alright, lets buy some internet, seems all good. The largest plan they had, went as follows: 10 GB per month for $60. If you go over, its $5/GB. If you don't know, this is huge. Some people on here use over 1000 GB per month. They would be looking at $5000/month for internet!! However, I use 50GB as a family so thats 40GB over so $60 + 40 GB*$5 = $260/month. Which is around $3,000 per year, just to do basic tasks on the computer. Insane.
    So I am back on my unlimited, cheap 0.2 MBPS download internet. It goes down whenever it feels like and such.

    What do you guys think about these prices? Should we be paying this company $3,000 per month, or just stay with the crappy cheap internet?
     
  2. stopnstare

    stopnstare Junior Member

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    I feel your pain. I was using a service like that for about 2 months. In the end I found a new job and moved. Problem solved.
     
  3. mudbutt

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    not much you can do...see if your area is covered by sprints 4g network. Get an evo and use that as a tether.
     
  4. consciousnesscreates

    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    I have BT UK its great an I have fibreoptic
     
  5. macdonjo3

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    No, Sprint is not in my country.
     
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    You can´t use a VPS? :)
     
  7. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    50% of my usage is from xbox live.
     
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    Damn, that is brutal. Company called Viasat is supposedly going to launch a new satellite that will provide web for cheap to non-urban areas. Might look into it. Don't think it has happened yet, but can't be too far down the line.

    Those prices really suck.
     
  9. xboxps3wow

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    wow! that sucks! My phone gets 2-3mpbs down and .33 up!
    Its a little hard for me to believe that there could be no internet as I have 5 open Wifis in my house (gotta love your neighbors :D)
     
  10. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No neighbors. Even if there were, no one would pay these rates.
     
  11. SkeemCream

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    time for a upgrade my dude
     
  12. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I can never understand what noobs say when they comment on the forum.

    You saying I should pay for the $250/mo?
     
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    I don't know about you guys, but i have a great internet connection: 100 mbps download/53 mbps upload. All that for about 8$.