moderated Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?


HH. Smith Jr.
 

Hi,

 

You can get away with CAT5e, which can carry up to 1G, the minimum for most home networks. CAT6 and CAT6  and 6a can carry 10G. if you can get CAT6 at the price of CAT5e, then go for it, but if not, my suggestion is to go with the cheaper CAT5e nothing less than that.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

 

Yeah, that is only to the modem.

And I have a router and it can only do 300.

The nice thing is that it is a buried line to the house, so it shouldn't suffer from wind or animals.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 12:01 PM

Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

 

 

When your Internet service is upgraded to 500 mbps, be sure to check your Internet speed.  You must use CAT 6 Ethernet cables to achieve these speeds.  If you are using older CAT 5 cables or an old network adapter, you may not see an appreciable increase in your download speed.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 8/9/2022 12:53 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:



Mine is about 225 a month for TV, landline, and Internet.

Tomorrow I have a new company coming to set up our service with fiber optics, it'll be 500 both down and up speed.

Most of that cost is TV.

And that is basic channels, no HBO like stuff.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:49 AM

Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

 

 

No she can't.  I went through all this last month  when I was forced to switch from Verizon copper wire land line service, which they are shutting off forever to my apartment building on August 17, to Spectrum VOIP phone service.  I inquired about Verizon's Voice Connect service as an alternative, which uses wireless hot spots to provide land line service, but was told that it is no longer available because it only worked with their old 3G wireless network and does not work with their upgraded 5G network. The only Verizon option for Internet and land line phone service that is now available is FIOS, but only if the landlord or property manager allows them to wire the building for it, which my landlord was unwilling to do because he has had a long-standing, and lucrative sweetheart arrangement with Spectrum that he is not about to give up. So now I have a Spectrum triple play bundle of basic cable TV, Internet, and VOIP phone service, for which my total monthly bill is about $200, which seems to go up every few months.  Yikes!!!   

 

Gerald

 

 

On 8/9/2022 12:18 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:



Annabelle,

You can still contact Verizon or another major phone company and get a hotspot for your Internet.

It may be like 30 or so a month.

They will give you a modem of sorts that connects to wireless Internet, like a cell phone does.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:07 AM

Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

 

I don't have any cell phones, just a landline.

On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

 

 

As an aside, and particularly in this age of 4G LTE and 5G speeds, many people do not realize that their cell plans may include a very significant monthly amount of high-speed mobile hotspot data.  My plan from T-Mobile gives the household 20 GB per line of high-speed mobile hotspot data, and unlimited high-speed on the phones themselves.  Even if we exhaust that, data is just slower but remains unlimited for the hotspot.

I have no other internet service than through the phones.  Our computers connect to the internet through the hotspots, as do several IoT devices as well.  It's a viable option for many and one you may already have, but not realize it.  If you're trying to conserve cash, check what your mobile phone's data plan gives you, then if you have a decent amount of data, or unlimited, try connecting your devices via the hotspot to see how well it works (or doesn't) in your location.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


K0LNY
 

There's not really anything you can do to improve the pipe line to the
computer, if you are wireless to the modem, you can try different WIFI
channels, sometimes interference can slow down WIFI.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Annabelle Susan Morison" <foristnights@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?


I wonder if they offer tips and tricks to speed up performance.
On 08/09/2022 5:06 PM Mike Pietruk <pietruk@...> wrote:


Annabelle (and all)

There are plenty of sites on the internet where you can test the download
speed of your pc.

I just Googled; and here is one offered by Comcast:

https://speedtest.xfinity.com/



Try this (and others) to see how your pc is doing.




K0LNY
 


I don't know, perhaps.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

Are you saying that Trump took away the tax exemption of letting 411 calls be free? Perhaps he believes in the love of power, rather than the power of love!
On 08/09/2022 2:51 PM Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


I once contacted the FCC about this because my provider/ISP started charging for 411 calls, and the lawyer said he didn't know of anything that requires they pay for it.
Maybe tRump took that away when he was removing regulations.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

I get my bills in print and Braille, and they certainly don't lie to me about not having to pay rental fees. If there were rental fees, it would say so on the bill. The modem I hav is an Arris Touchstone 822G, the next model up from the one I originally rented for seven years, the 722G. What I don't understand, however, is when they say that fees for 911 are $1.25. I thought 911 was free! Included in the $56.69 I currently pay is a city licensing fee, a universal connectivity charge, a regulatory recovery fee, and a 911 fee. My current bill for July is $57.73. I have called Directory Assistance a couple times, which should be free for me, as I have the tax exemption form from Comcast, but I guess sometimes they sneakily charge me for a call, which I think is a bunch of baloney! I mean, most of the online phone directories haven't been updated in a while.
On 08/09/2022 2:25 PM Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


My provider stopped supporting modems we purchase.
They used to post a list of supported modems, and I used to buy my own, and one time they came in for a fix, they swapped out the modems for a newer one, and later I remembered that I bought mine, and I called them and made them bring mine back, and they did give me one like the one I bought, but they don't drop the charge any more for the modem rental.
It's crap like that and the fact that this company dropped eMail, and they are dropping TV boxes and making everyone use something like a Firestick, and that is why I switched.
So my point is, if I were you, I would not invest in another modem, you may get the shaft like I did, and suck it up and pay the rent and just consider it the cost of service.
BTW, you might have someone read your bill, they may be charging you anyway, that is what happened to me, and it wasn't until they ran off with my modem that I discovered they were charging me rent for the modem I bought.
Most people don't buy them, so they are likely to assume that you owe them the rent for the modem.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

When I purchased my own modem, my Comcast phone service, which by the way is VOIP, went down. With the modem I rented from them, the service was $70.10, versus with the modem I purchased in 2019, where it's now gone down to $56.69. The service itself is $44.95, for unlimited long-distance to the US and Canada. Internet would be another $60, and cable TV would be another $60. That's $165.69, which is a little more than I pay in rent. Now, imagine adding $13.99 a month for rental fees, which I'm sure go up and up with each month. When I had all three services, it was $210 a month, with the rental fees included, which were originally $9.99 when I started in 2012, and now have gone up to approximately $13.99 which is what I paid in 2019 before purchasing my own modem. They've probably gone up a few dollars since then. So, say they're $20 a month for the modem, and another $16 for the cable box (It was $9.99 when I started). That's $212.69 a month! I wonder, how much would it cost if I were to purchase my own cable box? I mean, how much would it cost to buy one? What would be the best cable box for sight challenged individuals like us?
On 08/09/2022 9:39 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



No, it's not ridiculous.  In order to have VOIP land line phone service, you must also have Internet service.  So in essence, you were paying for both services with Comcast.  I pay $75 a month for my Spectrum Internet service which includes the modem, plus another $15 a month for their VOIP phone service, plus $15 a month for unlimited talk on my Link 2 flip phone with Consumer Cellular. 


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:09 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I actually have my own modem, as the one from Comcast was making my phone service $70.10! Most of that price was modem rental fees! Isn't that ridiculous?
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM james hooper <rockiesfan296@...> wrote:

 
Wow I so miss comcast I love their talking set top box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

This is because I've been a customer with Comcast and have had this email address since 2002. I once had all three services (Internet, TV, and Phone), but had to downgrade to just their phone service while still retaining my email address, as all three were costing me more than I pay in rent each month!
On 08/09/2022 6:43 AM Mike Pietruk <pietruk@...> wrote:

 
Annabelle

curious!  You mention that the complex is CenturyLink; but your email 
address is from a competing company, Comcast.
And, oh yes, CenturyLink offers some low cost plan which probably 
explains your situation which the complex is using.








Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I wonder if they offer tips and tricks to speed up performance.

On 08/09/2022 5:06 PM Mike Pietruk <pietruk@...> wrote:


Annabelle (and all)

There are plenty of sites on the internet where you can test the download
speed of your pc.

I just Googled; and here is one offered by Comcast:

https://speedtest.xfinity.com/



Try this (and others) to see how your pc is doing.




Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Are you saying that Trump took away the tax exemption of letting 411 calls be free? Perhaps he believes in the love of power, rather than the power of love!

On 08/09/2022 2:51 PM Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


I once contacted the FCC about this because my provider/ISP started charging for 411 calls, and the lawyer said he didn't know of anything that requires they pay for it.
Maybe tRump took that away when he was removing regulations.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

I get my bills in print and Braille, and they certainly don't lie to me about not having to pay rental fees. If there were rental fees, it would say so on the bill. The modem I hav is an Arris Touchstone 822G, the next model up from the one I originally rented for seven years, the 722G. What I don't understand, however, is when they say that fees for 911 are $1.25. I thought 911 was free! Included in the $56.69 I currently pay is a city licensing fee, a universal connectivity charge, a regulatory recovery fee, and a 911 fee. My current bill for July is $57.73. I have called Directory Assistance a couple times, which should be free for me, as I have the tax exemption form from Comcast, but I guess sometimes they sneakily charge me for a call, which I think is a bunch of baloney! I mean, most of the online phone directories haven't been updated in a while.
On 08/09/2022 2:25 PM Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


My provider stopped supporting modems we purchase.
They used to post a list of supported modems, and I used to buy my own, and one time they came in for a fix, they swapped out the modems for a newer one, and later I remembered that I bought mine, and I called them and made them bring mine back, and they did give me one like the one I bought, but they don't drop the charge any more for the modem rental.
It's crap like that and the fact that this company dropped eMail, and they are dropping TV boxes and making everyone use something like a Firestick, and that is why I switched.
So my point is, if I were you, I would not invest in another modem, you may get the shaft like I did, and suck it up and pay the rent and just consider it the cost of service.
BTW, you might have someone read your bill, they may be charging you anyway, that is what happened to me, and it wasn't until they ran off with my modem that I discovered they were charging me rent for the modem I bought.
Most people don't buy them, so they are likely to assume that you owe them the rent for the modem.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

When I purchased my own modem, my Comcast phone service, which by the way is VOIP, went down. With the modem I rented from them, the service was $70.10, versus with the modem I purchased in 2019, where it's now gone down to $56.69. The service itself is $44.95, for unlimited long-distance to the US and Canada. Internet would be another $60, and cable TV would be another $60. That's $165.69, which is a little more than I pay in rent. Now, imagine adding $13.99 a month for rental fees, which I'm sure go up and up with each month. When I had all three services, it was $210 a month, with the rental fees included, which were originally $9.99 when I started in 2012, and now have gone up to approximately $13.99 which is what I paid in 2019 before purchasing my own modem. They've probably gone up a few dollars since then. So, say they're $20 a month for the modem, and another $16 for the cable box (It was $9.99 when I started). That's $212.69 a month! I wonder, how much would it cost if I were to purchase my own cable box? I mean, how much would it cost to buy one? What would be the best cable box for sight challenged individuals like us?
On 08/09/2022 9:39 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



No, it's not ridiculous.  In order to have VOIP land line phone service, you must also have Internet service.  So in essence, you were paying for both services with Comcast.  I pay $75 a month for my Spectrum Internet service which includes the modem, plus another $15 a month for their VOIP phone service, plus $15 a month for unlimited talk on my Link 2 flip phone with Consumer Cellular. 


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:09 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I actually have my own modem, as the one from Comcast was making my phone service $70.10! Most of that price was modem rental fees! Isn't that ridiculous?
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM james hooper <rockiesfan296@...> wrote:

 
Wow I so miss comcast I love their talking set top box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

This is because I've been a customer with Comcast and have had this email address since 2002. I once had all three services (Internet, TV, and Phone), but had to downgrade to just their phone service while still retaining my email address, as all three were costing me more than I pay in rent each month!
On 08/09/2022 6:43 AM Mike Pietruk <pietruk@...> wrote:

 
Annabelle

curious!  You mention that the complex is CenturyLink; but your email 
address is from a competing company, Comcast.
And, oh yes, CenturyLink offers some low cost plan which probably 
explains your situation which the complex is using.








Mike Pietruk
 

Annabelle (and all)

There are plenty of sites on the internet where you can test the download
speed of your pc.

I just Googled; and here is one offered by Comcast:

https://speedtest.xfinity.com/



Try this (and others) to see how your pc is doing.


K0LNY
 


I once contacted the FCC about this because my provider/ISP started charging for 411 calls, and the lawyer said he didn't know of anything that requires they pay for it.
Maybe tRump took that away when he was removing regulations.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

I get my bills in print and Braille, and they certainly don't lie to me about not having to pay rental fees. If there were rental fees, it would say so on the bill. The modem I hav is an Arris Touchstone 822G, the next model up from the one I originally rented for seven years, the 722G. What I don't understand, however, is when they say that fees for 911 are $1.25. I thought 911 was free! Included in the $56.69 I currently pay is a city licensing fee, a universal connectivity charge, a regulatory recovery fee, and a 911 fee. My current bill for July is $57.73. I have called Directory Assistance a couple times, which should be free for me, as I have the tax exemption form from Comcast, but I guess sometimes they sneakily charge me for a call, which I think is a bunch of baloney! I mean, most of the online phone directories haven't been updated in a while.
On 08/09/2022 2:25 PM Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


My provider stopped supporting modems we purchase.
They used to post a list of supported modems, and I used to buy my own, and one time they came in for a fix, they swapped out the modems for a newer one, and later I remembered that I bought mine, and I called them and made them bring mine back, and they did give me one like the one I bought, but they don't drop the charge any more for the modem rental.
It's crap like that and the fact that this company dropped eMail, and they are dropping TV boxes and making everyone use something like a Firestick, and that is why I switched.
So my point is, if I were you, I would not invest in another modem, you may get the shaft like I did, and suck it up and pay the rent and just consider it the cost of service.
BTW, you might have someone read your bill, they may be charging you anyway, that is what happened to me, and it wasn't until they ran off with my modem that I discovered they were charging me rent for the modem I bought.
Most people don't buy them, so they are likely to assume that you owe them the rent for the modem.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

When I purchased my own modem, my Comcast phone service, which by the way is VOIP, went down. With the modem I rented from them, the service was $70.10, versus with the modem I purchased in 2019, where it's now gone down to $56.69. The service itself is $44.95, for unlimited long-distance to the US and Canada. Internet would be another $60, and cable TV would be another $60. That's $165.69, which is a little more than I pay in rent. Now, imagine adding $13.99 a month for rental fees, which I'm sure go up and up with each month. When I had all three services, it was $210 a month, with the rental fees included, which were originally $9.99 when I started in 2012, and now have gone up to approximately $13.99 which is what I paid in 2019 before purchasing my own modem. They've probably gone up a few dollars since then. So, say they're $20 a month for the modem, and another $16 for the cable box (It was $9.99 when I started). That's $212.69 a month! I wonder, how much would it cost if I were to purchase my own cable box? I mean, how much would it cost to buy one? What would be the best cable box for sight challenged individuals like us?
On 08/09/2022 9:39 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



No, it's not ridiculous.  In order to have VOIP land line phone service, you must also have Internet service.  So in essence, you were paying for both services with Comcast.  I pay $75 a month for my Spectrum Internet service which includes the modem, plus another $15 a month for their VOIP phone service, plus $15 a month for unlimited talk on my Link 2 flip phone with Consumer Cellular. 


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:09 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I actually have my own modem, as the one from Comcast was making my phone service $70.10! Most of that price was modem rental fees! Isn't that ridiculous?
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM james hooper <rockiesfan296@...> wrote:

 
Wow I so miss comcast I love their talking set top box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

This is because I've been a customer with Comcast and have had this email address since 2002. I once had all three services (Internet, TV, and Phone), but had to downgrade to just their phone service while still retaining my email address, as all three were costing me more than I pay in rent each month!
On 08/09/2022 6:43 AM Mike Pietruk <pietruk@...> wrote:

 
Annabelle

curious!  You mention that the complex is CenturyLink; but your email 
address is from a competing company, Comcast.
And, oh yes, CenturyLink offers some low cost plan which probably 
explains your situation which the complex is using.







Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I get my bills in print and Braille, and they certainly don't lie to me about not having to pay rental fees. If there were rental fees, it would say so on the bill. The modem I hav is an Arris Touchstone 822G, the next model up from the one I originally rented for seven years, the 722G. What I don't understand, however, is when they say that fees for 911 are $1.25. I thought 911 was free! Included in the $56.69 I currently pay is a city licensing fee, a universal connectivity charge, a regulatory recovery fee, and a 911 fee. My current bill for July is $57.73. I have called Directory Assistance a couple times, which should be free for me, as I have the tax exemption form from Comcast, but I guess sometimes they sneakily charge me for a call, which I think is a bunch of baloney! I mean, most of the online phone directories haven't been updated in a while.

On 08/09/2022 2:25 PM Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


My provider stopped supporting modems we purchase.
They used to post a list of supported modems, and I used to buy my own, and one time they came in for a fix, they swapped out the modems for a newer one, and later I remembered that I bought mine, and I called them and made them bring mine back, and they did give me one like the one I bought, but they don't drop the charge any more for the modem rental.
It's crap like that and the fact that this company dropped eMail, and they are dropping TV boxes and making everyone use something like a Firestick, and that is why I switched.
So my point is, if I were you, I would not invest in another modem, you may get the shaft like I did, and suck it up and pay the rent and just consider it the cost of service.
BTW, you might have someone read your bill, they may be charging you anyway, that is what happened to me, and it wasn't until they ran off with my modem that I discovered they were charging me rent for the modem I bought.
Most people don't buy them, so they are likely to assume that you owe them the rent for the modem.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

When I purchased my own modem, my Comcast phone service, which by the way is VOIP, went down. With the modem I rented from them, the service was $70.10, versus with the modem I purchased in 2019, where it's now gone down to $56.69. The service itself is $44.95, for unlimited long-distance to the US and Canada. Internet would be another $60, and cable TV would be another $60. That's $165.69, which is a little more than I pay in rent. Now, imagine adding $13.99 a month for rental fees, which I'm sure go up and up with each month. When I had all three services, it was $210 a month, with the rental fees included, which were originally $9.99 when I started in 2012, and now have gone up to approximately $13.99 which is what I paid in 2019 before purchasing my own modem. They've probably gone up a few dollars since then. So, say they're $20 a month for the modem, and another $16 for the cable box (It was $9.99 when I started). That's $212.69 a month! I wonder, how much would it cost if I were to purchase my own cable box? I mean, how much would it cost to buy one? What would be the best cable box for sight challenged individuals like us?
On 08/09/2022 9:39 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



No, it's not ridiculous.  In order to have VOIP land line phone service, you must also have Internet service.  So in essence, you were paying for both services with Comcast.  I pay $75 a month for my Spectrum Internet service which includes the modem, plus another $15 a month for their VOIP phone service, plus $15 a month for unlimited talk on my Link 2 flip phone with Consumer Cellular. 


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:09 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I actually have my own modem, as the one from Comcast was making my phone service $70.10! Most of that price was modem rental fees! Isn't that ridiculous?
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM james hooper <rockiesfan296@...> wrote:

 
Wow I so miss comcast I love their talking set top box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

This is because I've been a customer with Comcast and have had this email address since 2002. I once had all three services (Internet, TV, and Phone), but had to downgrade to just their phone service while still retaining my email address, as all three were costing me more than I pay in rent each month!
On 08/09/2022 6:43 AM Mike Pietruk <pietruk@...> wrote:

 
Annabelle

curious!  You mention that the complex is CenturyLink; but your email 
address is from a competing company, Comcast.
And, oh yes, CenturyLink offers some low cost plan which probably 
explains your situation which the complex is using.






     


K0LNY
 


My provider stopped supporting modems we purchase.
They used to post a list of supported modems, and I used to buy my own, and one time they came in for a fix, they swapped out the modems for a newer one, and later I remembered that I bought mine, and I called them and made them bring mine back, and they did give me one like the one I bought, but they don't drop the charge any more for the modem rental.
It's crap like that and the fact that this company dropped eMail, and they are dropping TV boxes and making everyone use something like a Firestick, and that is why I switched.
So my point is, if I were you, I would not invest in another modem, you may get the shaft like I did, and suck it up and pay the rent and just consider it the cost of service.
BTW, you might have someone read your bill, they may be charging you anyway, that is what happened to me, and it wasn't until they ran off with my modem that I discovered they were charging me rent for the modem I bought.
Most people don't buy them, so they are likely to assume that you owe them the rent for the modem.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

When I purchased my own modem, my Comcast phone service, which by the way is VOIP, went down. With the modem I rented from them, the service was $70.10, versus with the modem I purchased in 2019, where it's now gone down to $56.69. The service itself is $44.95, for unlimited long-distance to the US and Canada. Internet would be another $60, and cable TV would be another $60. That's $165.69, which is a little more than I pay in rent. Now, imagine adding $13.99 a month for rental fees, which I'm sure go up and up with each month. When I had all three services, it was $210 a month, with the rental fees included, which were originally $9.99 when I started in 2012, and now have gone up to approximately $13.99 which is what I paid in 2019 before purchasing my own modem. They've probably gone up a few dollars since then. So, say they're $20 a month for the modem, and another $16 for the cable box (It was $9.99 when I started). That's $212.69 a month! I wonder, how much would it cost if I were to purchase my own cable box? I mean, how much would it cost to buy one? What would be the best cable box for sight challenged individuals like us?
On 08/09/2022 9:39 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



No, it's not ridiculous.  In order to have VOIP land line phone service, you must also have Internet service.  So in essence, you were paying for both services with Comcast.  I pay $75 a month for my Spectrum Internet service which includes the modem, plus another $15 a month for their VOIP phone service, plus $15 a month for unlimited talk on my Link 2 flip phone with Consumer Cellular. 


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:09 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I actually have my own modem, as the one from Comcast was making my phone service $70.10! Most of that price was modem rental fees! Isn't that ridiculous?
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM james hooper <rockiesfan296@...> wrote:

 
Wow I so miss comcast I love their talking set top box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

This is because I've been a customer with Comcast and have had this email address since 2002. I once had all three services (Internet, TV, and Phone), but had to downgrade to just their phone service while still retaining my email address, as all three were costing me more than I pay in rent each month!
On 08/09/2022 6:43 AM Mike Pietruk <pietruk@...> wrote:

 
Annabelle

curious!  You mention that the complex is CenturyLink; but your email 
address is from a competing company, Comcast.
And, oh yes, CenturyLink offers some low cost plan which probably 
explains your situation which the complex is using.









meow meow
 

I could not use disk defragment on my window 7
because when I click on it and than it saying remove setting
I couldn't get out of it
any idea?
thanks Rosie
 

Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

Disk defragmentation has been done automatically under Windows since Windows 7, I believe, it may have been 8.  Cleanup, however, is not.

You are not ever going to get faster CD rip speed because the limiting factors are either the CD-R itself (they do have rated write speeds), the optical drive, or a combination of the two.  While you might get some change by using a "faster" CD-R, the ultimate limit of the optical drive is not going to change unless you were to get a different optical drive, and I don't know of any ultra-speed optical drives.  As a class the optical drive is a rapidly dying breed (much to my personal chagrin).

And when it comes to download speeds you have to think of the process like water flowing through pipes.  The smallest pipe in the sequence of flow is going to be your limiter, and very often that smallest pipe is at a place over which you have zero control.  My partner frequently complains about a given website being slow, and my response is always, "How are the other ones you're looking at behaving?"  You can have lightning speed for a great many things, but one sluggish site because something is going on either at their end, or somewhere in the data pipeline that currently exists between them and you.  The difference between data pipelines and real pipelines is that the potential for the pipeline to change over hours or days for a data pipeline is the norm.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I'm not sure what kind of ethernet cable I have. How does one who's sight challenged tell the difference between Cat5 and Cat6 ethernet cables?

On 08/09/2022 10:01 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



When your Internet service is upgraded to 500 mbps, be sure to check your Internet speed.  You must use CAT 6 Ethernet cables to achieve these speeds.  If you are using older CAT 5 cables or an old network adapter, you may not see an appreciable increase in your download speed.


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:53 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Mine is about 225 a month for TV, landline, and Internet.
Tomorrow I have a new company coming to set up our service with fiber optics, it'll be 500 both down and up speed.
Most of that cost is TV.
And that is basic channels, no HBO like stuff.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?


No she can't.  I went through all this last month  when I was forced to switch from Verizon copper wire land line service, which they are shutting off forever to my apartment building on August 17, to Spectrum VOIP phone service.  I inquired about Verizon's Voice Connect service as an alternative, which uses wireless hot spots to provide land line service, but was told that it is no longer available because it only worked with their old 3G wireless network and does not work with their upgraded 5G network. The only Verizon option for Internet and land line phone service that is now available is FIOS, but only if the landlord or property manager allows them to wire the building for it, which my landlord was unwilling to do because he has had a long-standing, and lucrative sweetheart arrangement with Spectrum that he is not about to give up. So now I have a Spectrum triple play bundle of basic cable TV, Internet, and VOIP phone service, for which my total monthly bill is about $200, which seems to go up every few months.  Yikes!!!   


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:18 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Annabelle,
You can still contact Verizon or another major phone company and get a hotspot for your Internet.
It may be like 30 or so a month.
They will give you a modem of sorts that connects to wireless Internet, like a cell phone does.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

I don't have any cell phones, just a landline.
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:


As an aside, and particularly in this age of 4G LTE and 5G speeds, many people do not realize that their cell plans may include a very significant monthly amount of high-speed mobile hotspot data.  My plan from T-Mobile gives the household 20 GB per line of high-speed mobile hotspot data, and unlimited high-speed on the phones themselves.  Even if we exhaust that, data is just slower but remains unlimited for the hotspot.

I have no other internet service than through the phones.  Our computers connect to the internet through the hotspots, as do several IoT devices as well.  It's a viable option for many and one you may already have, but not realize it.  If you're trying to conserve cash, check what your mobile phone's data plan gives you, then if you have a decent amount of data, or unlimited, try connecting your devices via the hotspot to see how well it works (or doesn't) in your location.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

When I purchased my own modem, my Comcast phone service, which by the way is VOIP, went down. With the modem I rented from them, the service was $70.10, versus with the modem I purchased in 2019, where it's now gone down to $56.69. The service itself is $44.95, for unlimited long-distance to the US and Canada. Internet would be another $60, and cable TV would be another $60. That's $165.69, which is a little more than I pay in rent. Now, imagine adding $13.99 a month for rental fees, which I'm sure go up and up with each month. When I had all three services, it was $210 a month, with the rental fees included, which were originally $9.99 when I started in 2012, and now have gone up to approximately $13.99 which is what I paid in 2019 before purchasing my own modem. They've probably gone up a few dollars since then. So, say they're $20 a month for the modem, and another $16 for the cable box (It was $9.99 when I started). That's $212.69 a month! I wonder, how much would it cost if I were to purchase my own cable box? I mean, how much would it cost to buy one? What would be the best cable box for sight challenged individuals like us?

On 08/09/2022 9:39 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



No, it's not ridiculous.  In order to have VOIP land line phone service, you must also have Internet service.  So in essence, you were paying for both services with Comcast.  I pay $75 a month for my Spectrum Internet service which includes the modem, plus another $15 a month for their VOIP phone service, plus $15 a month for unlimited talk on my Link 2 flip phone with Consumer Cellular. 


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:09 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I actually have my own modem, as the one from Comcast was making my phone service $70.10! Most of that price was modem rental fees! Isn't that ridiculous?
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM james hooper <rockiesfan296@...> wrote:

 
Wow I so miss comcast I love their talking set top box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

This is because I've been a customer with Comcast and have had this email address since 2002. I once had all three services (Internet, TV, and Phone), but had to downgrade to just their phone service while still retaining my email address, as all three were costing me more than I pay in rent each month!
On 08/09/2022 6:43 AM Mike Pietruk <pietruk@...> wrote:

 
Annabelle

curious!  You mention that the complex is CenturyLink; but your email 
address is from a competing company, Comcast.
And, oh yes, CenturyLink offers some low cost plan which probably 
explains your situation which the complex is using.










   


K0LNY
 


Yeah, that is only to the modem.
And I have a router and it can only do 300.
The nice thing is that it is a buried line to the house, so it shouldn't suffer from wind or animals.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?


When your Internet service is upgraded to 500 mbps, be sure to check your Internet speed.  You must use CAT 6 Ethernet cables to achieve these speeds.  If you are using older CAT 5 cables or an old network adapter, you may not see an appreciable increase in your download speed.


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:53 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

Mine is about 225 a month for TV, landline, and Internet.
Tomorrow I have a new company coming to set up our service with fiber optics, it'll be 500 both down and up speed.
Most of that cost is TV.
And that is basic channels, no HBO like stuff.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?


No she can't.  I went through all this last month  when I was forced to switch from Verizon copper wire land line service, which they are shutting off forever to my apartment building on August 17, to Spectrum VOIP phone service.  I inquired about Verizon's Voice Connect service as an alternative, which uses wireless hot spots to provide land line service, but was told that it is no longer available because it only worked with their old 3G wireless network and does not work with their upgraded 5G network. The only Verizon option for Internet and land line phone service that is now available is FIOS, but only if the landlord or property manager allows them to wire the building for it, which my landlord was unwilling to do because he has had a long-standing, and lucrative sweetheart arrangement with Spectrum that he is not about to give up. So now I have a Spectrum triple play bundle of basic cable TV, Internet, and VOIP phone service, for which my total monthly bill is about $200, which seems to go up every few months.  Yikes!!!   


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:18 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

Annabelle,
You can still contact Verizon or another major phone company and get a hotspot for your Internet.
It may be like 30 or so a month.
They will give you a modem of sorts that connects to wireless Internet, like a cell phone does.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

I don't have any cell phones, just a landline.
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:


As an aside, and particularly in this age of 4G LTE and 5G speeds, many people do not realize that their cell plans may include a very significant monthly amount of high-speed mobile hotspot data.  My plan from T-Mobile gives the household 20 GB per line of high-speed mobile hotspot data, and unlimited high-speed on the phones themselves.  Even if we exhaust that, data is just slower but remains unlimited for the hotspot.

I have no other internet service than through the phones.  Our computers connect to the internet through the hotspots, as do several IoT devices as well.  It's a viable option for many and one you may already have, but not realize it.  If you're trying to conserve cash, check what your mobile phone's data plan gives you, then if you have a decent amount of data, or unlimited, try connecting your devices via the hotspot to see how well it works (or doesn't) in your location.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Gerald Levy
 


When your Internet service is upgraded to 500 mbps, be sure to check your Internet speed.  You must use CAT 6 Ethernet cables to achieve these speeds.  If you are using older CAT 5 cables or an old network adapter, you may not see an appreciable increase in your download speed.


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:53 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:


Mine is about 225 a month for TV, landline, and Internet.
Tomorrow I have a new company coming to set up our service with fiber optics, it'll be 500 both down and up speed.
Most of that cost is TV.
And that is basic channels, no HBO like stuff.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?


No she can't.  I went through all this last month  when I was forced to switch from Verizon copper wire land line service, which they are shutting off forever to my apartment building on August 17, to Spectrum VOIP phone service.  I inquired about Verizon's Voice Connect service as an alternative, which uses wireless hot spots to provide land line service, but was told that it is no longer available because it only worked with their old 3G wireless network and does not work with their upgraded 5G network. The only Verizon option for Internet and land line phone service that is now available is FIOS, but only if the landlord or property manager allows them to wire the building for it, which my landlord was unwilling to do because he has had a long-standing, and lucrative sweetheart arrangement with Spectrum that he is not about to give up. So now I have a Spectrum triple play bundle of basic cable TV, Internet, and VOIP phone service, for which my total monthly bill is about $200, which seems to go up every few months.  Yikes!!!   


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:18 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

Annabelle,
You can still contact Verizon or another major phone company and get a hotspot for your Internet.
It may be like 30 or so a month.
They will give you a modem of sorts that connects to wireless Internet, like a cell phone does.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

I don't have any cell phones, just a landline.
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:


As an aside, and particularly in this age of 4G LTE and 5G speeds, many people do not realize that their cell plans may include a very significant monthly amount of high-speed mobile hotspot data.  My plan from T-Mobile gives the household 20 GB per line of high-speed mobile hotspot data, and unlimited high-speed on the phones themselves.  Even if we exhaust that, data is just slower but remains unlimited for the hotspot.

I have no other internet service than through the phones.  Our computers connect to the internet through the hotspots, as do several IoT devices as well.  It's a viable option for many and one you may already have, but not realize it.  If you're trying to conserve cash, check what your mobile phone's data plan gives you, then if you have a decent amount of data, or unlimited, try connecting your devices via the hotspot to see how well it works (or doesn't) in your location.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


K0LNY
 


Mine is about 225 a month for TV, landline, and Internet.
Tomorrow I have a new company coming to set up our service with fiber optics, it'll be 500 both down and up speed.
Most of that cost is TV.
And that is basic channels, no HBO like stuff.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?


No she can't.  I went through all this last month  when I was forced to switch from Verizon copper wire land line service, which they are shutting off forever to my apartment building on August 17, to Spectrum VOIP phone service.  I inquired about Verizon's Voice Connect service as an alternative, which uses wireless hot spots to provide land line service, but was told that it is no longer available because it only worked with their old 3G wireless network and does not work with their upgraded 5G network. The only Verizon option for Internet and land line phone service that is now available is FIOS, but only if the landlord or property manager allows them to wire the building for it, which my landlord was unwilling to do because he has had a long-standing, and lucrative sweetheart arrangement with Spectrum that he is not about to give up. So now I have a Spectrum triple play bundle of basic cable TV, Internet, and VOIP phone service, for which my total monthly bill is about $200, which seems to go up every few months.  Yikes!!!   


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:18 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

Annabelle,
You can still contact Verizon or another major phone company and get a hotspot for your Internet.
It may be like 30 or so a month.
They will give you a modem of sorts that connects to wireless Internet, like a cell phone does.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

I don't have any cell phones, just a landline.
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:


As an aside, and particularly in this age of 4G LTE and 5G speeds, many people do not realize that their cell plans may include a very significant monthly amount of high-speed mobile hotspot data.  My plan from T-Mobile gives the household 20 GB per line of high-speed mobile hotspot data, and unlimited high-speed on the phones themselves.  Even if we exhaust that, data is just slower but remains unlimited for the hotspot.

I have no other internet service than through the phones.  Our computers connect to the internet through the hotspots, as do several IoT devices as well.  It's a viable option for many and one you may already have, but not realize it.  If you're trying to conserve cash, check what your mobile phone's data plan gives you, then if you have a decent amount of data, or unlimited, try connecting your devices via the hotspot to see how well it works (or doesn't) in your location.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Gerald Levy
 


No she can't.  I went through all this last month  when I was forced to switch from Verizon copper wire land line service, which they are shutting off forever to my apartment building on August 17, to Spectrum VOIP phone service.  I inquired about Verizon's Voice Connect service as an alternative, which uses wireless hot spots to provide land line service, but was told that it is no longer available because it only worked with their old 3G wireless network and does not work with their upgraded 5G network. The only Verizon option for Internet and land line phone service that is now available is FIOS, but only if the landlord or property manager allows them to wire the building for it, which my landlord was unwilling to do because he has had a long-standing, and lucrative sweetheart arrangement with Spectrum that he is not about to give up. So now I have a Spectrum triple play bundle of basic cable TV, Internet, and VOIP phone service, for which my total monthly bill is about $200, which seems to go up every few months.  Yikes!!!   


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:18 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:


Annabelle,
You can still contact Verizon or another major phone company and get a hotspot for your Internet.
It may be like 30 or so a month.
They will give you a modem of sorts that connects to wireless Internet, like a cell phone does.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

I don't have any cell phones, just a landline.
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:


As an aside, and particularly in this age of 4G LTE and 5G speeds, many people do not realize that their cell plans may include a very significant monthly amount of high-speed mobile hotspot data.  My plan from T-Mobile gives the household 20 GB per line of high-speed mobile hotspot data, and unlimited high-speed on the phones themselves.  Even if we exhaust that, data is just slower but remains unlimited for the hotspot.

I have no other internet service than through the phones.  Our computers connect to the internet through the hotspots, as do several IoT devices as well.  It's a viable option for many and one you may already have, but not realize it.  If you're trying to conserve cash, check what your mobile phone's data plan gives you, then if you have a decent amount of data, or unlimited, try connecting your devices via the hotspot to see how well it works (or doesn't) in your location.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Gerald Levy
 


No, it's not ridiculous.  In order to have VOIP land line phone service, you must also have Internet service.  So in essence, you were paying for both services with Comcast.  I pay $75 a month for my Spectrum Internet service which includes the modem, plus another $15 a month for their VOIP phone service, plus $15 a month for unlimited talk on my Link 2 flip phone with Consumer Cellular. 


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 12:09 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

I actually have my own modem, as the one from Comcast was making my phone service $70.10! Most of that price was modem rental fees! Isn't that ridiculous?
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM james hooper <rockiesfan296@...> wrote:

 
Wow I so miss comcast I love their talking set top box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

This is because I've been a customer with Comcast and have had this email address since 2002. I once had all three services (Internet, TV, and Phone), but had to downgrade to just their phone service while still retaining my email address, as all three were costing me more than I pay in rent each month!
On 08/09/2022 6:43 AM Mike Pietruk <pietruk@...> wrote:

 
Annabelle

curious!  You mention that the complex is CenturyLink; but your email 
address is from a competing company, Comcast.
And, oh yes, CenturyLink offers some low cost plan which probably 
explains your situation which the complex is using.


















K0LNY
 


Annabelle,
You can still contact Verizon or another major phone company and get a hotspot for your Internet.
It may be like 30 or so a month.
They will give you a modem of sorts that connects to wireless Internet, like a cell phone does.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

I don't have any cell phones, just a landline.
On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:


As an aside, and particularly in this age of 4G LTE and 5G speeds, many people do not realize that their cell plans may include a very significant monthly amount of high-speed mobile hotspot data.  My plan from T-Mobile gives the household 20 GB per line of high-speed mobile hotspot data, and unlimited high-speed on the phones themselves.  Even if we exhaust that, data is just slower but remains unlimited for the hotspot.

I have no other internet service than through the phones.  Our computers connect to the internet through the hotspots, as do several IoT devices as well.  It's a viable option for many and one you may already have, but not realize it.  If you're trying to conserve cash, check what your mobile phone's data plan gives you, then if you have a decent amount of data, or unlimited, try connecting your devices via the hotspot to see how well it works (or doesn't) in your location.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I actually have my own modem, as the one from Comcast was making my phone service $70.10! Most of that price was modem rental fees! Isn't that ridiculous?

On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM james hooper <rockiesfan296@...> wrote:


Wow I so miss comcast I love their talking set top box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

This is because I've been a customer with Comcast and have had this email address since 2002. I once had all three services (Internet, TV, and Phone), but had to downgrade to just their phone service while still retaining my email address, as all three were costing me more than I pay in rent each month!
On 08/09/2022 6:43 AM Mike Pietruk <pietruk@...> wrote:


Annabelle

curious! You mention that the complex is CenturyLink; but your email
address is from a competing company, Comcast.
And, oh yes, CenturyLink offers some low cost plan which probably
explains your situation which the complex is using.












Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I don't have any cell phones, just a landline.

On 08/09/2022 8:56 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:


As an aside, and particularly in this age of 4G LTE and 5G speeds, many people do not realize that their cell plans may include a very significant monthly amount of high-speed mobile hotspot data.  My plan from T-Mobile gives the household 20 GB per line of high-speed mobile hotspot data, and unlimited high-speed on the phones themselves.  Even if we exhaust that, data is just slower but remains unlimited for the hotspot.

I have no other internet service than through the phones.  Our computers connect to the internet through the hotspots, as do several IoT devices as well.  It's a viable option for many and one you may already have, but not realize it.  If you're trying to conserve cash, check what your mobile phone's data plan gives you, then if you have a decent amount of data, or unlimited, try connecting your devices via the hotspot to see how well it works (or doesn't) in your location.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall