[SATLUG] Shopping Question
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 22:03:07 CST 2009
Andrew Pickens wrote:
> Please excuse a non-Linux question, but this is the only source of
> expert info that I have available.
> My daughter-in-law, in central Nevada (Round Mountain), asked the
> following. Since my wife is a phone company retiree, we get a special
> rate, and I have no answer.
> "We received a mail advertisement yesterday from the DSL provider for
> this area. Do you think 39.95 a month for 12 months, and a 5.95 lease
> fee, with 99.00 install is reasonable? The rate goes up 10 dollars after
> the first year to their basic fee of 49.95. Right now we are paying
> 22.95 for AT&T dialup. We rarely have issues with it, but it is so slow,
> and you can forget about receiving pictures.
> "The lease fee is for the satellite and equipment that they have to
> install. It is much like the Direct TV equipment that we have now. We
> did not buy the satellite dish or the receiver, so we have to lease it.
> Although with Direct TV, they waive the fee because we have been with
> them for so long."
You don't say what the speed it, but that seems kinda pricey. OTOH, I suspect
that being in the middle of Nevada is more expensive for these types of things.
The question thy have to ask is is the increased speed worth the $30/month
difference to them. It would be to me, but everyone is different.
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