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Old 07-27-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Got a card in the mail today from openrange.net. Anybody using them yet?
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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I heard about them on the internet. This company is one of many new broadband WIRELESS services that is springing up around the country to provide broadband for rural areas. Courtesy of a $267M US Taxpayer loan.

Never the less, I would like to see how much they charge, but they are not at my address yet.

An alternative to Charter is welcome. For some reason I can't get Verizon or AT&T where I live in Simpsonville...

http://www.openrange.net/index.html

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Old 07-28-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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I did some research on dslreports and the few posts there about OpenRange were not positive.

OpenRange is designed for areas that don't have access to normal cable broadband or even dsl, since it is a wireless ISP (WISP) using WIMAX. OpenRange claims to have a 3MB download to 1MB upload, but reports have it much lower than that. I believe most Charter customers have the 7MB download (although they do offer a 1MB service).

First month is FREE, so you could try them out if you have no other choices or are looking for a very low cost service.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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I plugged in 124 Main Street Greenville to get pricing. The basic is $38.95/mo (internet only) with a few dollars discount if you pay quarterly or yearly. Internet and phone is around $79, about the same as I'm paying AT&T. If they eventually come to my area it's not worth switching since I have pretty good service with AT&T, but good for areas where there is no choice other than Charter or no choice at all.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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anyone know what areas they service in SC? apparently not easley :/

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OpenRange is designed for areas that don't have access to normal cable broadband or even dsl, since it is a wireless ISP (WISP) using WIMAX. OpenRange claims to have a 3MB download to 1MB upload, but reports have it much lower than that. I believe most Charter customers have the 7MB download (although they do offer a 1MB service).
looked all over the website, no mention of upload and download speeds, u r probably right, sounds sloooooww....

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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It's in today's paper. Greenville, Mauldin, Gantt, Sans Souci and Berea.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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It's in today's paper. Greenville, Mauldin, Gantt, Sans Souci and Berea.
Not that I'm interested in OpenRange, but it's funny how Mauldin always gets more choices than Simpsonville. Mauldin has AT&T, S'ville does not...
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:05 PM
 
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There is a level of service at about $60 which also includes phone. I need faster service than I have now so I will probably pass but hopefully someone that has it will see this.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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Got a card in the mail today from openrange.net. Anybody using them yet?
I have had Open Range for three days.
Highest upload speed: .22
Highest download speed: 1.76
Rained here last night, no service.
Phone will work for less than 2 min. and then shuts off. I have strong signal.
Price: $59.45

Vidalia, Ga.
Not impressed.

mdawkins
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I have had Open Range for three days.
Highest upload speed: .22
Highest download speed: 1.76
Rained here last night, no service.
Phone will work for less than 2 min. and then shuts off. I have strong signal.
Price: $59.45

Vidalia, Ga.
Not impressed.

mdawkins
Thanks Mike! Do you get your signal over a satellite dish like DirecTv?
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