View Full Version : Any DSL modem deals?
07-25-2000, 09:27 PM
Looking for a good DSL deal out here on Long Island, NY. Also, do the modems vary alot in quality across brand names? Thnx.
07-26-2000, 08:15 AM
Check out the Optimum Cable deal, if you have optimum cable and are a good customer you can get it for $29 dollars a month, and there's a ton of rebates (i.e. Ethernet card, cable modem) it all comes out to baout $150....well worth it!!!
07-27-2000, 07:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by quest577:
Check out the Optimum Cable deal, if you have optimum cable and are a good customer you can get it for $29 dollars a month, and there's a ton of rebates (i.e. Ethernet card, cable modem) it all comes out to baout $150....well worth it!!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yeah, Optimum Online is pretty good - I have had it for about 14 months and while at the beginning they had some problems with service droppage, right now it flys. I am averaging about 250-400K/s on downloads, and get some great ping times on games like Counter-strike and the such..
Plus the best thing is that you really don't have to sign up for a huge contract like DSL. You can go month to month and you can even rent a modem.. all total if you have Cablevision would be 39.99 if you need to rent a modem.. less than DSL..
try cable for a month.. if it isn't good, go to DSL, but you may like it..
07-27-2000, 08:10 AM
Same suggestion get Optimum Online cable.
I have it and love it. I have not really tested out the packet loss for games but so far so good.
sometimes disconnected but not often. I wanted DSL but my area not offered.
~Reality is an illusion~
On the west coast, it seems that every telco that offers dsl also gives the modem and installation away free with a one year contract. Check into it.. my modem was free.
07-27-2000, 08:53 AM
Check www.telocity.com. (http://www.telocity.com.) No annual contract, free activation, free modem and static ip address. You only have to pay for the shipping of the modem which is $25.
The modem itself is a no frills piece of equipment. It a pretty big rectangular box compared to other DSL modems.
I've been using them for the past two months and I have no serious problems with them. Customer service is tolerable but you do have to wait a bit to talk to a rep. There were 2 outages in the past 45 days for the Queens, NY area. Outages were due to router problems and lasted for maybe a day each time.
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