Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: OH Balogna

  1. #1

    OH Balogna

    and any other expressions that you can conjure up.

    Several weeks ago I got a mailer from our local phone company, AT&T. They said with pictures and good words that DSL is now available. I had some other items on the fire so I did nothing but check on-line, and yes, I qualified for DSL. Cool, I thought. So today, when the calender finally cleared, I tried to sign up for the DSL. NOW it is not available.

    So I get on the land-line to AT&T, and talked to a nice lady in customer service. She did a check and agreed that it is not available at my location. I asked her to open a trouble ticket as to why I could not get DSL after the advertisement. I told her that a lineman had told me that there was a new DGAM(digital gain amplifier multiplexer) about a mile up the road from me. She thought that the so many people had ordered that all the "ports" were filled. Anyway, she opened a ticket to find out what is going on, so need to call back in 48 hours.

    Intense disgust.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,807
    Well that sucks eh?

    Hopefully they will be smart enough to add more ports as there is obviously demand for it.

    We have ADSL here, (same thing really) and it is sweet, but we are looking at going to fiber optic, as we can pull down really really fast speeds and the price will work out a bit cheaper than the ADSL

    Hope they get you sorted.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Monroe, MI
    Posts
    470
    Stu, do you have to have two connections or is the L shop close enough to do wireless?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,807
    Line of site it is 60m away, but we looked at if a while back, and the hardware, that would have to be outside, as both buildings are freaking concrete block bunkers, was not cheap, plus, the L shop has data that we would not want "out there" on a wireless, I know, they can secure it, but I figure why take the risk?

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Posts
    5,533
    out here in the hinterlands at least I get cable modem service, but would prefer DSL truth be told, more because I don't like the carrier's business tactics than their service issues. (cable company wouldn't take Heck No for an answer when I shut down the cable and switched over to Directv a couple of years back.)
    -Ned

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Punta Gorda, Florida
    Posts
    902
    My neighbor and I did a lot of test regarding speed a couple of years ago and DSL did not even come close to cable highspeed even though DSL advertised a faster speed. I think that might have been due to the distance and number of customers that were upline from us or maybe not. I will never go back to DSL as long as cable is available even though I have been really mad at the cable company over the years. Of course if you have no option that is a different story.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Bookout View Post
    My neighbor and I did a lot of test regarding speed a couple of years ago and DSL did not even come close to cable highspeed even though DSL advertised a faster speed. I think that might have been due to the distance and number of customers that were upline from us or maybe not. I will never go back to DSL as long as cable is available even though I have been really mad at the cable company over the years. Of course if you have no option that is a different story.
    I have heard that cable is very fast. The nearest cable is about 1 mile away in a new "project". I have used Dish Network since the first year it was available, and the only complaint I have is that they couldn't get a deal with MLB to broadcast the games this past season.

    I have been considering Wild Blue satellite internet, but I have concern regarding their customer service and rain-outs.

    I should have remembered that old saying "strike while the iron is hot." Instead, I tried to plan what I was doing. That will learn me.

    I will bet a virtual cup of coffee that I will not get the answer I want to the trouble ticket when I call back to AT&T CS.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Punta Gorda, Florida
    Posts
    902
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Garlock View Post

    I should have remembered that old saying "strike while the iron is hot." Instead, I tried to plan what I was doing. That will learn me.

    I will bet a virtual cup of coffee that I will not get the answer I want to the trouble ticket when I call back to AT&T CS.
    I know that feeling well.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Monroe, MI
    Posts
    470
    Ken, do you know if you have good cellular coverage in your area? If so, consider an EV-DO broadband card from one of them. We have one from sprint and are very happy with it. The speeds are DSL-like with none of the lag we used to get with Direcway satellite and much better reliability.

  10. #10

    Thumbs up Bologna is turning into Steak.

    This morning I was going to call back to AT&T to learn the status of my trouble ticket. Just for fun I decided to see if my DSL was now available for my address.

    YES, YES, it said it is!

    Our friends at AT&T must have installed another rack of ports down the road.

    I immediately clicked through the order process, and now have a tentative install date of Tuesday, 10/23.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •