Stewart B. Lone on 19 Aug 2005 04:52:27 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Re: ISPs (again)

William H. Magill wrote:
On 18 Aug, 2005, at 23:08, Tom Diehl intoned:

Stewart B. Lone <> wrote:

I have had dsl from Verizon for about 3 weeks now. I signed on with
their advertised package of the first 3 months-$19.95/Mo., and
subsequently $29.95/Mo.. The speed is 3 Mb / 768 Kb. I checked it
through, and the speed is indeed as

Yes but. you cannot run servers, you only get a dyanmic ip and you have to use pppoe. If that is good enough for you then good luck. Unfortunately for a lot of people it is not. This seems to be a classic case of you get what you pay for.

Yup ... that's why DCAnet's version is a much better deal.

Read the fine print:

... the Verizon deal is 19.95 per month for 3 months; 29.95 for  months
4-12; "At the end of the one-year commitment period, your rate  will
increase to the then current month-to-month rate. To maintain  your
discounted monthly rate, you must agree to an additional one- year
commitment or have a qualifying local and long distance plan."

And those numbers are all be for FUSF and all of the other taxes and

Plus, "if service is cancelled between months 2 and 12, a $99 early
termination fee applies."

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Yes, I agree, but its a good fit for me. I used to have a second
dedicated phone line with a long distance plan and international plan.
Used to regularly run me $60.00-$70.00 a month, sometimes more. (Lots of
relatives in the UK.) Plus my dialup 56k ISP--Another $14.00 a month. I
dumped that whole shebang, and put the dsl on top of my mothers number.
Ill be saving a good deal of money, and since Im retired every penny
counts.(Its not that bad, but I`m really the stereotypical Scotsman) I
have Skype setup, and it works great locally and overseas(amazingly
well). Incoming calls I answer as always on the house number.
As for running a server, well, Im not in business. I believe that If I
wanted to run a server with low traffic, Verizon doesnt bother you. I
hear of some using dynamic DNS with auto IP lease renewal, but dont know
of anyone personally having implemented that arrangement. Also my
mothers line has its own long distance plan, so I see no impediment
renewing for the subsequent year.  Works for me.

Stewart B Lone

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