[oclug] yet another ISP thread
jamonation at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 15:50:47 EDT 2006
Kevin Everets wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 10:46:28AM -0400, Oren Mazor wrote:
>> Is anybody here using naked DSL? I tried both magma and bell but I
>> keep being thrown into hold purgatory and there is nothing about it on
>> either company's website.
> I'm kind of surprised that Bell didn't give you naked DSL nearly
> immediately... I've found that the quickest route to Dry DSL has been
> to ask the Sympatico group for it (switching afterwards is much
> easier, rather than going directly to a third-party ISP). What
> hold-up were you getting from Bell?
Bell and Sympatico seem somewhat at odds with each other. One will sell
you something that the other can't provide and vice versa. I was sold
5mbit service by Sympatico while the Bell tech that I spoke with (who
was out on call) told me that they whole area was only capable of 3mbit.
Knowing full well that I'd be getting less than I was promised I waited
a few weeks then called Sympatico and complained that I wasn't getting
5mbit service. I've been paying 31.01 with modem rental and after taxes
for the last year and a half or so now.
The kicker...? They came and upgraded the neighbourhood to 5mbits about
a month after I called and complained -- my bill hasn't changed though
:) They are large enough to be easily taken advantage of given enough of
a lack of scruples.
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