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holdum333

Share Your Down Load Speed!

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ISP: Frontier Communications (FIOS)

Location: Kirkland, WA

Just upgraded last month. Called my ISP, doubled my speed and got my bill dropped by 30%.

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A good reminder to call your ISP from time-to-time.

-S

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Wow! I'm impressed with your Ping and upload! I've never seen my upload more than 5Mbps. I call my ISP a lot. Not just for me, but for the seniors in my village. I'm not impressed with Sudden Link, but it's the best I can get. You must be on fiber to get those speeds. Sudden link is promising to bring fiber this way, but it won't be any time soon.

Good for you! How much is your bill??

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How on earth did you double your speed for less $? I have Comcast and I have 60 MBPS with 12.97 upload but its an extra $30 to go to 90 Mbps for me.

I have never seen upload that fast unless it was a mistake....

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10 hours ago, Rich-M said:

How on earth did you double your speed for less $?

Follow these steps. Granted, your mileage may vary...

1 - Call your ISP at least annually. Tell them: My bill is way too high. I'm going to move to XYZ competitor. They have new customer specials and I'm going to save a ton.

2 - Customer service will usually transfer you to another department in order to retain you.

3 - Repeat #1 to new Rep.

4 - Rep will usually say something like "Oh, well how about we lower your bill and give you new customer pricing?"

That's the standard story for most service providers....

10 hours ago, Rich-M said:

I have never seen upload that fast unless it was a mistake

Hi @Rich-M -- Nope, not a mistake. :) I'm running on Frontier FIOS (Fiber). Formerly Verizon FIOS. Frontier bought out the services from Verizon a few years back. So I have Fiber going to my house. Unlike Cable, it's not a shared connection. I get the full 100mpbs Up/Down.

On 7/9/2016 at 6:59 PM, holdum333 said:

Good for you! How much is your bill?

Um... well, my TV, Phone and Internet are all bundled into a single bill. I think I pay like $172 for all 3. So, if you were to separate my Internet, I think it's around..... $75 a month?

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OK Now I see why you have those speeds ! You have fiber. I retired from ATT and know a little about fiber optics. However I retired nearly 23 years ago. It will be awhile before fiber gets to me. I'm really not that into any thing that needs that speed, but it must be nice and would spoil you! I wouldn't know how to act with 5ms Ping! I gripe to Sudden Link, but they don't listen. I think I pay some where around 40$. Golden Oaks pays my TV and ATT takes care of my phone. I think I could get better speed, but I don't stream or do things like that. A simple man with a simple plan. LOL;)

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Aye - living a few miles away from Microsoft does have its benefits for sure. I honestly don't need all this speed either however with a bunch of kids all using devices to stream Netflix.... it's nice to have when I need to get something done at the office or the blog!

-S

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Well that speed is really amazing and I'm afraid that sort of bullying doesn't work with Comcast business. I pay $59.99 for my 60/13 MBPS and I can pay more for higher

but really I just don't feel the urge!

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speedtest.jpgSo I'm not breaking any records however, not bad I guess.... This is my download speed from fast.com. I don't use speedtest.net anymore cause I really don't care about upload speed. The only time I upload something is.... um... yeah exactly. ;)

BTW - I'm located in Cali, San Fran.

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Cindy Comcast Biz doesn't work like residence, Their Schtick is that that guaranty it will always be 60 without ups and downs residence has

and I tried playing the leaving bit with them last year and they don't care.

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