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Old 07-17-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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Hi, there. In the past I lived in a city where Verizon provided high speed internet service for $34/month and didn't require a land line or cable tv. Any such provider in SA? Also, are there many public areas with free wi-fi? Just trying to be thrifty... Thanks
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Internet America is broadband. No land line or cable required. I have it and it is great. They put a small antenna on your house. My total bill is $41.23/month including taxes.
Call 1-800-BE-A-GEEK. You can also check out their website at Internet America - Internet America: 1.800.BE.A.GEEK
If you go with them, dm me, if you tell them I referred you then I get $15 off my bill. But I have to give you my user id.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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Internet America is broadband. No land line or cable required. I have it and it is great. They put a small antenna on your house. My total bill is $41.23/month including taxes.
Call 1-800-BE-A-GEEK. You can also check out their website at Internet America - Internet America: 1.800.BE.A.GEEK
If you go with them, dm me, if you tell them I referred you then I get $15 off my bill. But I have to give you my user id.
Thanks. I'll check them out once I find a place to live and let you know.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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AT&T recently began offering DSL without a land line in San Antonio. My sister and brother-in-law dropped their AT&T land line and just kept the DSL. I believe it costs about $20-$25 a month for the lowest speed they offer. Some people refer to stand alone DSL as "Naked DSL".
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:37 PM
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Some people refer to stand alone DSL as "Naked DSL".
It's also called dry-loop DSL.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Internet America is broadband. No land line or cable required. I have it and it is great. They put a small antenna on your house. My total bill is $41.23/month including taxes.
Call 1-800-BE-A-GEEK. You can also check out their website at Internet America - Internet America: 1.800.BE.A.GEEK
If you go with them, dm me, if you tell them I referred you then I get $15 off my bill. But I have to give you my user id.
Any idea what your speeds are like?
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: san antonio (barf)
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good info!!!!
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Any idea what your speeds are like?

It is close to my T1 line at work, not quite as fast but damn close. This is from the FAQ page on their website:


What up speeds can I expect?
A. You can expect any where from 254 kbps plus or minus 15%. Speeds vary depending on such circumstances as geography, atmospheric conditions or volume of traffic on the system.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I wasn't aware that was posible. I currently have a landline and the unlimited long distange package which just the unlimited long distance costs me like $30 a month. Then if you take into consideration the calling features, thats another $23.
If ATT offers this in my area, I may just get the DSL from them and then rely on the cell phone for regular calling.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:24 PM
 
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Sprint offers an "air card" for remote access anywhere. It used to be about $60 a month, but I think competitors are driving the prices down. Not as fast as highspeed modem by RR or optic fiber through AT&T, but it's cheaper and you can take it anywhere. I have a friend who flies for an airline and takes it with him everywhere......even out on his fishing boat 150 miles out in the gulf.....and still gets access.

I've seen Verizon advertising something similar....and who's the other company...with the fountain of youth! AT&T? Competition is good even though I'm still peeved at AT&T for pulling out of SA. They've just come full circle from where they were 20 years ago.
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