Anyone using DSL Extreme or Time Warner? Both of these are $15/month
for internet plus $10/month for optional phone. Or is it worth looking
at one of the satellite services?
I've been sending Verizon hate emails everyday for a month because of
continuous poor service. Lately I have been "demanding" refunds hoping
that will get their attention and get the problem fixed. Now they are
pushing FIOS at $45/month ($85 after all the fees & taxes), but I'm not
willing to spend the time switching over and then have to deal with more
A quick update. I first started looking for an alternative in July
2014. I stayed with Verizon DSL (copper line) until Dec 2014 and then
switched to Time Warner. I stayed with Verizon that long because they
were sending service techs out every couple of weeks, jiggling the
connections and keeping it going. Also were putting black plastic
garbage bags over pole connections to keep the weather out. Eventually
the story was that they would not repair the connections specifically or
replace wiring with bad insulation because of directives from the
executive suite to sell FIOS. When I found out about that, I gave up on
I check out all the providers and settled on Time Warner. Cost is
$15/month for 1-2Mbps internet guaranteed, another $5 for modem, and $10
for a phone line. Total monthly cost is under $40, including all taxes,
Adding a 2nd phone line would have been $30, so instead I added a 3rd
cell phone to my AT&T family plan for $10/month and kept the number.
So my bill for internet and 1 phone (was $120) and a 2nd phone (was $40)
is now $40/month total with better speed and connection.
Also, even though promised speed was 1-2 Mbps, on a newer computer on
off-peek hours, it's typically 10-20Mpbs.
Last week, a neighbor told me he still has Verizon DSL and phone, their
internet is dead slow, and now their phone service is completely dead
and Verizon they won't restore it using copper lines.