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  1. #1

    Looking for an ISP provider

    Hi,
    Am not sure if this is allowed here but I will post and apologize in advance if it isn't.
    I'm looking for an ISP provider in Florida near the Ocala Area that is somewhere between $10.00 to $20.00 a month.
    I am currently with ATT and while I've had no problems with them, I feel it's time for a change.*L*
    Would anyone have any recommendations on who is a good one other than AOL as I refuse to have anything more to do with them after they ripped me off.
    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
    Take Care,
    Kelly

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    You could try a national provider, like AOL or Earthlink. *shudder*
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    Looking for an ISP Provider

    Hi Mind,

    Shudders... oohhh no never again will I do AOLHell.*LOL* They ripped me off by double charging my bank account causing me to have NSF several times and when I tried to get the money back they said no can do and just offered free months for it.. so any other provider would be an improvement over them.*L* I love the layout of AOL and really easy to use.. It's a darn shame they had to drive me away.
    Take Care,
    Kelly

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    I know you're all probably going to love this one *but* I suggested my buddy use ev1 because he didn't have $20 to spend a month, and he's been happy with it. This is connecting in CA, not FL, so I can't rightly tell you if they even have coverage there. But anyhow, it is $10/mo.
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    Yeah, EV1 does serve Florida, but under their access numbers (http://www.ev1.net/english/support/d...=get&search=FL) they don't list Ocala, although there may a number within your vicinity...

    Good Luck

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    Looking for an ISP provider

    Thanks for all your helpfulness.. I've checked out Ev1.. Looks like a good company so I'll be emailing them for prices.. I just found out from ATT that I can't send emails from ATT to the webtv anymore due to one user on ATT using their email for SPAM and most emails won't accept ATT emails for a while.... Sighs.. why does one person have to mess up a great thing?*L*
    My roommate has a webtv which is why I'm wanting to change ISP's.
    Take Care,
    Kelly

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    Prices seem to be listed here: http://www.ev1.net/english/signup/presignup.asp

    Ev1 is the dialup leg of Rackshack, the owners of this forum (just FYI), which is why I said people will most likely flog me, heh.
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    NetZero Platinum is the best dial-up i ever had.....To bad I only had it for a month before I got cable

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    When I had dial-up access.. AT&T WorldNet was the fastest and most reliable and trust me I've tried most of them. The download speed on my 56k modem was always around 5.4 kb/sec.

    I've now been using AT&T Broadband for 3 years and get consistent speeds of 184 kb/sec thanks to some registry tweaks.

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    184kbps? Thats low....I get 512kbps here......In New York Long Island....I have Cable

    Thanks

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    Originally posted by Neo3Net
    184kbps? Thats low....I get 512kbps here......In New York Long Island....I have Cable
    'kbps' is short for kilobits per second and 'kb' is kilobytes per second. I'm capped at 1500 kbps and my download speeds are consistently 184 kb/sec.

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    Originally posted by Neo3Net
    NetZero Platinum is the best dial-up i ever had.....To bad I only had it for a month before I got cable
    You know I used them for a while because it was only 9.99 and I needed a dial-up backup as my cable modem was going down on a weekly basis.. I spend 3 months with them cancel now I cannot get rid of the friggin spam.. I get atleast 2 a week EVERY week.. I am emailed them "unsubscribed" in there email and even written support and told them I am going to report there ass to everyone I can and yet I STILL get it.. Infact just got one for there long distance they are trying to promote.. I never actually reported any SPAM before besides to ISP's but I think I am going to look into it as this is friggin ridiculous.. anyway.. I would have liked to suggest netzero but after this I would never give them another red cent..

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    Originally posted by Chicken
    Prices seem to be listed here: http://www.ev1.net/english/signup/presignup.asp
    ...

    Ya gotta luv that Regulatory Compliance and Reimbursement Fee that is tacked on to their pricing. It sure does sound official....
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    Originally posted by localhost


    'kbps' is short for kilobits per second and 'kb' is kilobytes per second. I'm capped at 1500 kbps and my download speeds are consistently 184 kb/sec.
    I understand. I am capped at 1500 as well but my download speeds are still consistently 400-500

    Also, I never get any email from them.

    Thanks

  15. #15
    Originally posted by Neo3Net


    I understand. I am capped at 1500 as well but my download speeds are still consistently 400-500

    Also, I never get any email from them.

    Thanks
    If you are capped at 1500 kbps, it's not technically (and legally) possible to get download speeds of 400-500 KBs. The maximum download speed is around 185 KBs. Also, in your previous post you said you had a 512 kbps connection.
    Last edited by labzone; 09-29-2002 at 05:31 PM.

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    Originally posted by localhost
    'kbps' is short for kilobits per second and 'kb' is kilobytes per second. I'm capped at 1500 kbps and my download speeds are consistently 184 kb/sec.
    Lowercase b is always bit
    Uppercae B is always byte


    1500 kbps is 1500 kilobits per second. NOT kilobytes.

    http://whatis.techtarget.com/definit...212443,00.html
    http://whatis.techtarget.com/definit...212444,00.html

    SI units (not difficult either):

    http://www.cofc.edu/~frysingj/binprefixes.html
    http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html
    http://www.sandelman.ottawa.on.ca/li.../msg00187.html

    Can anyone tell me why 3 ft/s is not the same as 3 yards?

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