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Old 04-01-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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For All San Antonio RR users, this is now the battle line for this type of behavior from ISPs. You guys need to be calling them, threatening, and even canceling your accounts with them. Unfortunately, thats really the only way they'll even think of listening to the thought of curbing this. I wish you all luck - I'll enjoy my DSL until they move to that model too.
They found a cash cow and they're going to milk it for all it's worth. T/W service with me has been spotty in the past and I wouldn't hesitate to walk.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Southeast Side of San Antonio
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I don't this idea will fly to well with iTunes, Netflix and other websites. I wish I had U-Verse or Fios in my area.
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:51 AM
 
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It used to cost a small fortune to call long-distance on your phone.
Now it's talk-all-you-want for one low flat monthly fee.

Surfing the internet used to be an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Now you'll have to pay for every byte you take.

The future is what it used to be.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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scubasteve.........who is your ISP here in SA?
U-Verse. It was Comcast before the move to TX. There were lots of options over there... Clearwire, Comcast, FIOS, Qwest DSL, and probably a couple more I didn't know about.

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It used to cost a small fortune to call long-distance on your phone.
Now it's talk-all-you-want for one low flat monthly fee.

Surfing the internet used to be an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Now you'll have to pay for every byte you take.

The future is what it used to be.
No, in this case they want their future to be AOL's from around 1995. Not bringing what the consumer wanted got them all kinds of success.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:20 AM
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Location: Ohio
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I don't this idea will fly to well with iTunes, Netflix and other websites.
Absolutely right. The Express-News article today said that receiving an average HD-quality movie will use up 8GB of your bandwidth allocation. T-W's highest bandwidth plan can fit in just 12 of those. Can you imagine paying $8 in $1/GB overage charges for bandwidth on a single movie?

Fingers crossed that this "success" doesn't convince AT&T to consider a similar path for DSL customers.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Hummm...so what happens to those of us with these Price Lock Contracts that they offered a while back??? Do we get the ability to terminate our service earlier than the agreed 2 years because they are changing the terms???
This is exactly the reason I didn't accept their price lock offer...I'm actively looking for other options. I would bet money one of the reasons SA is one of their first markets is because of the lack of competition here. I wish Grande would get off their butts and build out to 78250...they have it on the other side of Bandera Rd just a couple of miles from here.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Same with GVTC... wish they moved into 78260...
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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I have Internet America. It cost to set it up with the broad band antenna on your house (very small antenna) but I pay $41/month for the lowest package. There is no limit on bandwidth (YET!!).
That may sound like a lot per month but I have no other choice out in the boonies where I live.
It may be worth looking into.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:07 AM
 
Location: SATX
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Time to goto ATT, ohh well so long TWC

Mondays and Thursdays are when i get my HD shows online since TWC's dvrs only record 2 at a time so I have to DL the rest, and can easily use 100Gb a week in data. :-(
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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By the way, Here is a link to a post from the TWC Regional Director of
Communications, Texas Region:

Long Reply - Sometimes 140 characters does not cut it.

Here is her contact info:

Email: melissa.sorola@twcable.com
Twitter: @melissaTWC_TX
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