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I managed to hookup my internet service by myself

The cable company now mails you a modem/router?, and you have to set it up yourself. I like the old days when they would send a technician to hook it up for you. They sent a little box? that plugs into your TV, but it isn’t working. They said you needed it for streaming service, but that I wasn’t paying extra for it. I don’t have a clue … I’m just happy I have WiFi now and both my phone and laptop computer will connect to it. I can work the smartphone better than I can the laptop. I never had a laptop before, and I’m having to learn.

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I’ve only used 6GB and have 1223GB remaining on my WiFi for June. I’ll probably need it when I start doing online classes at college.

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Capped internet is such a scam IMO. At least 1030 GB is a lot to go through. Its a shame that we cant have rights to internet.

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Thanks @StarCrazy.

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I have 1000mbps (1gbps) unlimited internet. It’s awesome.

I had to hookup mine too. The cable company wouldn’t send a technician into the house because of Covid.

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I got the cheapest service they had as I can’t afford much on disability. I’m just hoping it’s enough for my online classes.

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I hope so too. Can you get to a public library to use their internet if what you have isn’t enough? I’ve gone to the library to use their internet. It’s not so bad

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I’m not sure if the public library is open now with Covid19, but if so I could go there. The University library is open, but my user id isn’t setup yet because I’m starting in the Fall.

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My parents pay for my internet. I can afford my cellphone plan but that isn’t as fast and limited to 25GB/month.

Plus I would rather use a computer anyways, I hate using my phone for surfing the internet.

What speed is your Internet connection?

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I have no idea. It much faster than my cellular data.

My broadband is £24 a month with no line rental.

It’s 50mbps and unlimited

I am lucky to have cable going into my apartment, so I get fast broadband without having a telephone

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In my case I paying a total of $34 for one year under contract. It includes $14 for equipment rental. I’ll have to see what deals they have a year from now.

We have a comparison site called Uswitch here.

Every time my contract is up I see what the discounted rates are for new customers, and force them to give me the same discount or I will go elsewhere.

Works every time.

They’d rather make less money and keep you as a customer

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Thanks @Joker. That’s some good advice.

I would rather hook it up myself than have a technician, it’s literally just plugging in some cables then going online or calling and verifying the connection, the more you do things yourself the easier they seem to be.

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You can also buy your own modem/router at Walmart or online instead of renting one from the internet company, renting one adds up over time vs a one time purchase.

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Well anything 50mbps and above is fine for most things for school. Web, email, zoom, etc…

If it is only 5 or 10 mbps then web and email only, other things will struggle.

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Thanks @Headspark @lofifunk

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Mines 80 Mbps above the 67 they advertise. Im gonna threaten to leave in october and hope they cut me a deal. The vodafone bill is already 115 a month, with the unlimited calls and data plans for the mobile and galaxy watch included.

They must have seen me coming.

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