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  1. #1
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    Default Internet option help?

    I have been on dial up at home for forever, but I cannot take it any more. I got mifi, which worked great, but we are exceeding the 5GB of our plan, and I think that I will have to terminate within the allowed 30 days.

    So if I get Comcast (which is a company that I have heard awful things about) are there things that I need to be aware of before signing up?

    Can I easily attach a wireless router to the cable?

    Help?



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    Quote Originally Posted by IFG View Post
    I have been on dial up at home for forever, but I cannot take it any more. I got mifi, which worked great, but we are exceeding the 5GB of our plan, and I think that I will have to terminate within the allowed 30 days.

    So if I get Comcast (which is a company that I have heard awful things about) are there things that I need to be aware of before signing up?

    Can I easily attach a wireless router to the cable?

    Help?
    Go to dslreports.com and read up.

    They all have good and bad points, but its a great place to see what kind of problems people in your area have or do not have. And some will be better sooner then others.



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    Hate Comcast. Hate. Them. It put the biggest smile on my face when I got to call them and tell the snotty account rep "you're fired."
    Should you decide to go with them anyway, do NOT bundle everything with them - my mom did this. Last Saturday they were without computer and phone both after a "weather event" (which is Comcast's favorite excuse for the frequent outages).

    I have Clear (formerly Clearwire). It's broadband, and both our home and wireless-on-the-go setups have performed flawlessly since we got them 2 months ago. It's plug & go - could not be easier. They're not in every market yet, but it can't hurt to check.
    Last edited by Mara; Aug. 5, 2010 at 04:04 PM.



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    Comcast is the only option we have, unfortunately. One tip: when moving or making any change to your service, call them. Do not use their online chat service. We went through a nightmare move in June with them, and all the problems (well most, anyway), could have been avoided if I'd picked up the phone instead of the chat.



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    Thanks. Verizon has been great to work with, but the cost will probably kill us.

    Comcast is the only cable option, and we cannot get DSL where we live.

    Ugh...this is why I have lived on dial-up for so long.



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