My internet speed!

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  1. KillerWhiteMan

    KillerWhiteMan Burnout Racer

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    I have DSL and I think I am going to switch to Fiber Optics as well. Fiber Optics seem to be much faster than my SBC DSL.
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    For internet at home Fiber is defently the way to go! DSL / ADSL has had its day.
     
  3. P.KID

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    guys i need your opinion. should i join o2 standard or stay with aol. o2 offer me 7mb, aol say theyll try to improve my speed to 8mb.
    AOL
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    What speed do you get at the moment with AOL?

    Also what are the download limits with each ISP?
     
  5. P.KID

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    apprently unlimited. i have been with aol since 2004 and have had unlimted usage. my speed i get rite now is 3mb but they promised me yesterday that theyll make sure that the speed goes up if i stay with them. o2 from what ive heard don do much about d/l usage. i think limit would 100gb since my unlce has got it and he uses 100gb approx d/l each month.
     
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    Im thinking of also going the fibre optics route, wanna still price the packages that we have, at the moment our only "Fibre Optics" contender is "NEOTEL" and from what i hear about this Provider its doing quite well, so im also looking to get a line from them! Anybody else heard of Neotel, is it internationally known or is it just in S.A, cause so far it was just released about a few months back, but it beat our now old service provider (TELKOM that we've had for about as long as i can remember) hands down in the 1st couple of months of its release!!!
     
  7. Dark Scyth

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    Both of those deals sound way better then what I'm paying. Though phone is added (no long distance) I pay $50 a month for local phone and DSL.
     
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    So which 1 should i go for any idea? :)
     
  9. Dark Scyth

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    I would probably go for AOL as they give free tech support (sometimes that can cost up to $50 when they aren't free). Also there is no contract, its nice to not have to pay money for breaking a contract.
     
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    cough* 12 month commitment. aka contract. They try to trick you. And o2 also giv free tech supp.

    AOL: 1 O2: 0
     
  11. Dark Scyth

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    lmao those bastards. I didn't even notice that part, what jerks.
     
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  12. Slaz

    Slaz Roast as you make toast!

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    Here's mine, I'll pull off something way faster at my grandfather's glassfiber stuff later.
     
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    I hear very good things about o2 Broadband, if it was me I would personally go with o2.

    Might be worth seeing of AOL can up your speed then decide.
     
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    I just joined o2 and now my line is active. Now look at my speed and compare it to b4! :) [​IMG]
     
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    Nice, I just joined o2 Broadband to :D

    Still doing line checks as its a new line so my speed changes daily until they can find my maximum sustainable speed. Today seems to be 10mbit day! ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    mine just started yesterday when did yours start? :P
     
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    Tuesday, had to wait for the line to be activated until then :(
     
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    It’s amazing the difference a quality ISP can make!
    Enjoy the internet ;)
     
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    Just upgraded to Sky's 20mb connection but Im still in the testing stage which takes up to 10 days. They start you off low and slowly take you up, testing the line.

    I got this:

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    Using my phone.
     

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