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User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Aside from what you pay to access it. Would you pay extra to connect to sites?



26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

Uhm no. The way I see it, most sites make money from us, either directly or indirectly through advertising. So, I wouldn't pay more than my ISP fee. There are some exceptions to this. My AOPA membership fee gives me access to the member side of the website, which I think is really valuable. But paying for the internet in general? Naw.

User currently offlineJgore From Argentina, joined Feb 2002, 550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

At this time, i would pay for broadband only. Dial-up should be free.
jgore  Smile


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1104 times:
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No way i would pay extra for visiting other sites. I already pay 15 pounds a month to AOL.


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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

I pay for some content online outside of my 60 buck a month ISP charge.

User currently offlineToadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

I pay a 60$/mo dsl bill and a $10/mo anarchy online bill that is it, don't pay and won't pay for nothing else until world of warcraft comes out.

User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

My fraternity has TW RoadRunner and I love it. Kinda pricey though, but fast.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Toad, how fast is your dsl?

User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

I pay ~USD45 a month for my cable modem. 256Kbps upstream and 10Mbps downstream (0.256/10)  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

And that's all I'm willing to pay for the net.

Joona



1740 days idle. Beat that.
User currently offlineToadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

I'll check when I get home to see how fast it is, I know it is guaranted no to fall below a minimum rate or I get the month free. .

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

I pay $45 CDN per month for cable access, probably the only site that I would pay for is this one.

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Joona, you sure that isn't 1Mbps?

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7762 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

There isn't much that in on the net that is worth paying for. The 15 bucks a month for my ISP is plenty, and it serves me well. It is almost never busy and it is pretty damn consistent.

If I need speed I go to work. Nothing like 100mbps LAN connections. I don't think I'd be very willing to cough up the extra money for broadband at home. I just don't really see a need for it for myself. Sure porn downloads faster. But unless I telecomutted I don't see the need, YET.



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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Joona, i can't believe that. Can you tell me your isp and your area please?

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Well I can top all of you (besided Joona if he has a 100mbps connection)

I have VDSL  Big thumbs up

To qualify for the VDSL (very high-speed DSL) acronym, a modem must transmit more than 10 Mbps, either symmetrically or asymmetrically. Generally, VDSL is asymmetric, and its operating range is limited by the length of copper wire used to reach your home. The Choice TV & OnLine service utilizes fiber optic cabling into the neighborhood. This shortens the length of copper wire used to reach your home. This enables data rates up to 52 Mbps which allow us to offer approximately 181 digital video channels and a high-speed online service.



User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Iflycoach, that's amazing! I wish I lived in a area that had VSDL. I only have a 1.5 up and 1.5 down dsl connection, but it still rocks!

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 988 times:

Yea, that's about what I get on the internet line about 1.5 up and down.

Most of the bandwith is reserved for the TV channels  Sad .


User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 979 times:

I should BUMP my own posts!

User currently offlineJgore From Argentina, joined Feb 2002, 550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 977 times:

Shit!!!! (sorry for the word) i pay the damn amount of of 80 bucks for a 512 kbps down 128 kbps up cable modem access!!!!!!!
Well, as you may know , you can only pay this here, in this shitty country , ARGENTINA. :-(

jgore  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineToadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 968 times:

checked my speed it's supposed to never fall below 256 up and 7somethin down or I get the month free. Supposedly I am supposed to send a screen shot when this happens, but I don't see that happenin.
Luckily I live 2 blocks from the telephone co. substation, so the length of wire is short and brand new, since they spent 3 or 4 days running a line from the station to my house. It was supposed to be a private line, but my nosy neighbors called and complained and the Phone Co. hooked them up to my line. I don't like them very much anymore. As fate would have it, my wife babysits their two children, so I get my vengeance daily by teasing their children. They will rue the day they invaded the sanctity of my dsl line, I tell ya!


User currently offlineNJTUrnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 962 times:

I use Comcast HSI, $48 a month and truly terrible service when everybody gets home from work and use their connections at the same time.

Very quick at 2am, however. Time to consider a switch to DirecTV DSL, I've heard they're much better.


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 958 times:

My connection used to be 100% free, but now it's £5 per month, I think, but I might pay extra for NTL Broadband..

Josh
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 956 times:

No way!
£14.99 a month is enough on AOL thank you!

DC-10


User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 951 times:

Iflycoach: Joona, you sure that isn't 1Mbps?

1Mbps is SLOW. [start repeat] Like I already said, 256Kbps upstream and 10Mbps downstream. [stop repeat] That means 32kB/s upload speed and 1250kB/s download speed at maximum. My record is 900kB/s (nine hundred). And also a few days ago I downloaded 3 GB in less than two hours so go figure... With 1Mbps you get 125kB/s, with 10Mbps it is 1250kB/s..

174thfwff: Can you tell me your isp and your area please?

My ISP is Helsinki Television and my area is Northern Helsinki, Finland. I use TV cable; my modem uses the same cable as my TV. I divided the TV cable into two cables with the other going to TV and the other to modem. Using TV network is much better, because the connection will be much faster than with phone/DSL-lines. And this is faster and cheaper than the fastest DSL will ever be.

And I pay USD 45 a month for this.

Welcome to Finland, the land of technology.

Joona



1740 days idle. Beat that.
User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 939 times:

You could have just said that that was a 10.
You didn't have to get all huffy and puffy.


25 Joona : Iflycoach: Joona, you sure that isn't 1Mbps? 1Mbps is SLOW. [start repeat] Like I already said, 256Kbps upstream and 10Mbps downstream. [stop repeat]
26 Post contains images Joona : Dammit, it DID submit earlier.. Damn servers Ah well, already hit the suggest deletion button PS. Iflycoach, just wanted to make sure Joona
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