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


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Hey Everybody!
When I download something to a hard drive, it says the download speed is something like 141KBPS, and the file is 51MB, which my computer claims takes 16 minutes to download. Is there a way to increase speed so it downloads faster? Also, when I rip a CD, my DVR219LBK DVD Rom drive seems to say that it rips a CD at 2X, when it's capable of a burn speed of 40X. Now I'm confused! 😕


Gerald Levy
 


Annabelle,


Are you talking about downloading files from a web site such as BARD to your computer's hard drive?  If this is the case, then your download speed will be dictated by the type of Internet service you have.  If it is taking about 15 minutes to download a 51 mb file from a web site to your hard drive, you probably have a slow Internet connection,most likely DSL from your local telecom provider.  I suggest visiting one of the Internet speed test sites, such as speedtest.net or fast.com, to measure your actual Internet download speed.  Both sites are completely accessible with JAWS, and you will be able to get a better idea of your real world download speed.  If your download speed measures less than 10 mbps, you probably have a slow Internet connection, and the only way to improve it significantly would be to sign up for high speed Internet service from your local cable TV or telecom provider, if available.  High speed Internet service usually starts at about 100 mbps these days, which means that large files will download in a matter of seconds, rather than taking 15 minutes or longer.  A number of other factors can affect Internet download speed, but it is important to know your actual download speed first before determining which steps to take  to increase it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 5:17 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Everybody!
When I download something to a hard drive, it says the download speed is something like 141KBPS, and the file is 51MB, which my computer claims takes 16 minutes to download. Is there a way to increase speed so it downloads faster? Also, when I rip a CD, my DVR219LBK DVD Rom drive seems to say that it rips a CD at 2X, when it's capable of a burn speed of 40X. Now I'm confused! 😕


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Hey Gerald!
I get my Internet connection from an ethernet jack on my wall, whose service is actually supplied by a router in the main headquarters of the apartment complex in which I live. In the main office, I'm sure the download speed is a lot faster, since the modem to which the router is connected is located there. Should I ask my property manager what's goin' on with that? Sometimes, when I copy or move something from one hard drive, for example, an SSD to an HDD, the speed usually results in a 5, 10, sometimes 20-minute duration. I wonder, are there high capacity solid state drives out there? If so, what's the highest capacity that can be stored and how much would it cost to purchase one?

On 08/09/2022 4:52 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Annabelle,


Are you talking about downloading files from a web site such as BARD to your computer's hard drive?  If this is the case, then your download speed will be dictated by the type of Internet service you have.  If it is taking about 15 minutes to download a 51 mb file from a web site to your hard drive, you probably have a slow Internet connection,most likely DSL from your local telecom provider.  I suggest visiting one of the Internet speed test sites, such as speedtest.net or fast.com, to measure your actual Internet download speed.  Both sites are completely accessible with JAWS, and you will be able to get a better idea of your real world download speed.  If your download speed measures less than 10 mbps, you probably have a slow Internet connection, and the only way to improve it significantly would be to sign up for high speed Internet service from your local cable TV or telecom provider, if available.  High speed Internet service usually starts at about 100 mbps these days, which means that large files will download in a matter of seconds, rather than taking 15 minutes or longer.  A number of other factors can affect Internet download speed, but it is important to know your actual download speed first before determining which steps to take  to increase it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 5:17 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Everybody!
When I download something to a hard drive, it says the download speed is something like 141KBPS, and the file is 51MB, which my computer claims takes 16 minutes to download. Is there a way to increase speed so it downloads faster? Also, when I rip a CD, my DVR219LBK DVD Rom drive seems to say that it rips a CD at 2X, when it's capable of a burn speed of 40X. Now I'm confused! 😕


Gerald Levy
 


If it takes up to 20 minutes to transfer a file from an external hard drive to your computer's SSD, or vice versa, the limiting factor may be the age of your computer, which may have a slow processor. As far as your Internet service is concerned, find out from your property manager which Internet service provider they use and whether it is high speed. Again, I suggest that you visit either speedtest.net or fast.com to get an idea of your actual Internet download speed before you speak to your property manager.  If you are locked into the Internet service provided by the building management, there is probably little you can do to improve it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 8:25 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Gerald!
I get my Internet connection from an ethernet jack on my wall, whose service is actually supplied by a router in the main headquarters of the apartment complex in which I live. In the main office, I'm sure the download speed is a lot faster, since the modem to which the router is connected is located there. Should I ask my property manager what's goin' on with that? Sometimes, when I copy or move something from one hard drive, for example, an SSD to an HDD, the speed usually results in a 5, 10, sometimes 20-minute duration. I wonder, are there high capacity solid state drives out there? If so, what's the highest capacity that can be stored and how much would it cost to purchase one?
On 08/09/2022 4:52 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Annabelle,


Are you talking about downloading files from a web site such as BARD to your computer's hard drive?  If this is the case, then your download speed will be dictated by the type of Internet service you have.  If it is taking about 15 minutes to download a 51 mb file from a web site to your hard drive, you probably have a slow Internet connection,most likely DSL from your local telecom provider.  I suggest visiting one of the Internet speed test sites, such as speedtest.net or fast.com, to measure your actual Internet download speed.  Both sites are completely accessible with JAWS, and you will be able to get a better idea of your real world download speed.  If your download speed measures less than 10 mbps, you probably have a slow Internet connection, and the only way to improve it significantly would be to sign up for high speed Internet service from your local cable TV or telecom provider, if available.  High speed Internet service usually starts at about 100 mbps these days, which means that large files will download in a matter of seconds, rather than taking 15 minutes or longer.  A number of other factors can affect Internet download speed, but it is important to know your actual download speed first before determining which steps to take  to increase it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 5:17 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Everybody!
When I download something to a hard drive, it says the download speed is something like 141KBPS, and the file is 51MB, which my computer claims takes 16 minutes to download. Is there a way to increase speed so it downloads faster? Also, when I rip a CD, my DVR219LBK DVD Rom drive seems to say that it rips a CD at 2X, when it's capable of a burn speed of 40X. Now I'm confused! 😕


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

The service my apartment complex uses is provided by Centurylink.

On 08/09/2022 5:54 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



If it takes up to 20 minutes to transfer a file from an external hard drive to your computer's SSD, or vice versa, the limiting factor may be the age of your computer, which may have a slow processor. As far as your Internet service is concerned, find out from your property manager which Internet service provider they use and whether it is high speed. Again, I suggest that you visit either speedtest.net or fast.com to get an idea of your actual Internet download speed before you speak to your property manager.  If you are locked into the Internet service provided by the building management, there is probably little you can do to improve it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 8:25 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Gerald!
I get my Internet connection from an ethernet jack on my wall, whose service is actually supplied by a router in the main headquarters of the apartment complex in which I live. In the main office, I'm sure the download speed is a lot faster, since the modem to which the router is connected is located there. Should I ask my property manager what's goin' on with that? Sometimes, when I copy or move something from one hard drive, for example, an SSD to an HDD, the speed usually results in a 5, 10, sometimes 20-minute duration. I wonder, are there high capacity solid state drives out there? If so, what's the highest capacity that can be stored and how much would it cost to purchase one?
On 08/09/2022 4:52 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Annabelle,


Are you talking about downloading files from a web site such as BARD to your computer's hard drive?  If this is the case, then your download speed will be dictated by the type of Internet service you have.  If it is taking about 15 minutes to download a 51 mb file from a web site to your hard drive, you probably have a slow Internet connection,most likely DSL from your local telecom provider.  I suggest visiting one of the Internet speed test sites, such as speedtest.net or fast.com, to measure your actual Internet download speed.  Both sites are completely accessible with JAWS, and you will be able to get a better idea of your real world download speed.  If your download speed measures less than 10 mbps, you probably have a slow Internet connection, and the only way to improve it significantly would be to sign up for high speed Internet service from your local cable TV or telecom provider, if available.  High speed Internet service usually starts at about 100 mbps these days, which means that large files will download in a matter of seconds, rather than taking 15 minutes or longer.  A number of other factors can affect Internet download speed, but it is important to know your actual download speed first before determining which steps to take  to increase it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 5:17 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Everybody!
When I download something to a hard drive, it says the download speed is something like 141KBPS, and the file is 51MB, which my computer claims takes 16 minutes to download. Is there a way to increase speed so it downloads faster? Also, when I rip a CD, my DVR219LBK DVD Rom drive seems to say that it rips a CD at 2X, when it's capable of a burn speed of 40X. Now I'm confused! 😕


Glenn / Lenny
 


Yeah, if it is a free service in the apartment, the building may be saving money by going with a slower service.
That doesn't mean you can't get another faster service.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?


If it takes up to 20 minutes to transfer a file from an external hard drive to your computer's SSD, or vice versa, the limiting factor may be the age of your computer, which may have a slow processor. As far as your Internet service is concerned, find out from your property manager which Internet service provider they use and whether it is high speed. Again, I suggest that you visit either speedtest.net or fast.com to get an idea of your actual Internet download speed before you speak to your property manager.  If you are locked into the Internet service provided by the building management, there is probably little you can do to improve it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 8:25 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Gerald!
I get my Internet connection from an ethernet jack on my wall, whose service is actually supplied by a router in the main headquarters of the apartment complex in which I live. In the main office, I'm sure the download speed is a lot faster, since the modem to which the router is connected is located there. Should I ask my property manager what's goin' on with that? Sometimes, when I copy or move something from one hard drive, for example, an SSD to an HDD, the speed usually results in a 5, 10, sometimes 20-minute duration. I wonder, are there high capacity solid state drives out there? If so, what's the highest capacity that can be stored and how much would it cost to purchase one?
On 08/09/2022 4:52 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Annabelle,


Are you talking about downloading files from a web site such as BARD to your computer's hard drive?  If this is the case, then your download speed will be dictated by the type of Internet service you have.  If it is taking about 15 minutes to download a 51 mb file from a web site to your hard drive, you probably have a slow Internet connection,most likely DSL from your local telecom provider.  I suggest visiting one of the Internet speed test sites, such as speedtest.net or fast.com, to measure your actual Internet download speed.  Both sites are completely accessible with JAWS, and you will be able to get a better idea of your real world download speed.  If your download speed measures less than 10 mbps, you probably have a slow Internet connection, and the only way to improve it significantly would be to sign up for high speed Internet service from your local cable TV or telecom provider, if available.  High speed Internet service usually starts at about 100 mbps these days, which means that large files will download in a matter of seconds, rather than taking 15 minutes or longer.  A number of other factors can affect Internet download speed, but it is important to know your actual download speed first before determining which steps to take  to increase it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 5:17 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Everybody!
When I download something to a hard drive, it says the download speed is something like 141KBPS, and the file is 51MB, which my computer claims takes 16 minutes to download. Is there a way to increase speed so it downloads faster? Also, when I rip a CD, my DVR219LBK DVD Rom drive seems to say that it rips a CD at 2X, when it's capable of a burn speed of 40X. Now I'm confused! 😕


Mike Pietruk
 

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.


Pat Byrne
 

Annabelle,
Do you run disk cleanup and disk defragmenter?  These programs might get rid of things on your hard drive that are compromising your speed.
Worth a try.
Pat ByrneAt 04:17 AM 8/9/2022, you wrote:

Hey Everybody!
When I download something to a hard drive, it says the download speed is something like 141KBPS, and the file is 51MB, which my computer claims takes 16 minutes to download. Is there a way to increase speed so it downloads faster? Also, when I rip a CD, my DVR219LBK DVD Rom drive seems to say that it rips a CD at 2X, when it's capable of a burn speed of 40X. Now I'm confused! 😕


 

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 once had all three services with Comcast, which I wish I still had, but I had to downgrade to just their phone service, as the price of all three is more than I pay in rent for my apartment!

On 08/09/2022 6:17 AM Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


Yeah, if it is a free service in the apartment, the building may be saving money by going with a slower service.
That doesn't mean you can't get another faster service.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?


If it takes up to 20 minutes to transfer a file from an external hard drive to your computer's SSD, or vice versa, the limiting factor may be the age of your computer, which may have a slow processor. As far as your Internet service is concerned, find out from your property manager which Internet service provider they use and whether it is high speed. Again, I suggest that you visit either speedtest.net or fast.com to get an idea of your actual Internet download speed before you speak to your property manager.  If you are locked into the Internet service provided by the building management, there is probably little you can do to improve it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 8:25 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Gerald!
I get my Internet connection from an ethernet jack on my wall, whose service is actually supplied by a router in the main headquarters of the apartment complex in which I live. In the main office, I'm sure the download speed is a lot faster, since the modem to which the router is connected is located there. Should I ask my property manager what's goin' on with that? Sometimes, when I copy or move something from one hard drive, for example, an SSD to an HDD, the speed usually results in a 5, 10, sometimes 20-minute duration. I wonder, are there high capacity solid state drives out there? If so, what's the highest capacity that can be stored and how much would it cost to purchase one?
On 08/09/2022 4:52 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Annabelle,


Are you talking about downloading files from a web site such as BARD to your computer's hard drive?  If this is the case, then your download speed will be dictated by the type of Internet service you have.  If it is taking about 15 minutes to download a 51 mb file from a web site to your hard drive, you probably have a slow Internet connection,most likely DSL from your local telecom provider.  I suggest visiting one of the Internet speed test sites, such as speedtest.net or fast.com, to measure your actual Internet download speed.  Both sites are completely accessible with JAWS, and you will be able to get a better idea of your real world download speed.  If your download speed measures less than 10 mbps, you probably have a slow Internet connection, and the only way to improve it significantly would be to sign up for high speed Internet service from your local cable TV or telecom provider, if available.  High speed Internet service usually starts at about 100 mbps these days, which means that large files will download in a matter of seconds, rather than taking 15 minutes or longer.  A number of other factors can affect Internet download speed, but it is important to know your actual download speed first before determining which steps to take  to increase it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 5:17 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Everybody!
When I download something to a hard drive, it says the download speed is something like 141KBPS, and the file is 51MB, which my computer claims takes 16 minutes to download. Is there a way to increase speed so it downloads faster? Also, when I rip a CD, my DVR219LBK DVD Rom drive seems to say that it rips a CD at 2X, when it's capable of a burn speed of 40X. Now I'm confused! 😕


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

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.





Glenn / Lenny
 


I don't know what just high speed Internet costs where you are, but here, you can get just Internet for about 60 dollars a month.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?

I once had all three services with Comcast, which I wish I still had, but I had to downgrade to just their phone service, as the price of all three is more than I pay in rent for my apartment!
On 08/09/2022 6:17 AM Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


Yeah, if it is a free service in the apartment, the building may be saving money by going with a slower service.
That doesn't mean you can't get another faster service.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: Increase Download and CD Rip Speed: Is it Possible?


If it takes up to 20 minutes to transfer a file from an external hard drive to your computer's SSD, or vice versa, the limiting factor may be the age of your computer, which may have a slow processor. As far as your Internet service is concerned, find out from your property manager which Internet service provider they use and whether it is high speed. Again, I suggest that you visit either speedtest.net or fast.com to get an idea of your actual Internet download speed before you speak to your property manager.  If you are locked into the Internet service provided by the building management, there is probably little you can do to improve it.


Gerald


 

On 8/9/2022 8:25 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Gerald!
I get my Internet connection from an ethernet jack on my wall, whose service is actually supplied by a router in the main headquarters of the apartment complex in which I live. In the main office, I'm sure the download speed is a lot faster, since the modem to which the router is connected is located there. Should I ask my property manager what's goin' on with that? Sometimes, when I copy or move something from one hard drive, for example, an SSD to an HDD, the speed usually results in a 5, 10, sometimes 20-minute duration. I wonder, are there high capacity solid state drives out there? If so, what's the highest capacity that can be stored and how much would it cost to purchase one?
On 08/09/2022 4:52 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Annabelle,


Are you talking about downloading files from a web site such as BARD to your computer's hard drive?  If this is the case, then your download speed will be dictated by the type of Internet service you have.  If it is taking about 15 minutes to download a 51 mb file from a web site to your hard drive, you probably have a slow Internet connection,most likely DSL from your local telecom provider.  I suggest visiting one of the Internet speed test sites, such as speedtest.net or fast.com, to measure your actual Internet download speed.  Both sites are completely accessible with JAWS, and you will be able to get a better idea of your real world download speed.  If your download speed measures less than 10 mbps, you probably have a slow Internet connection, and the only way to improve it significantly would be to sign up for high speed Internet service from your local cable TV or telecom provider, if available.  High speed Internet service usually starts at about 100 mbps these days, which means that large files will download in a matter of seconds, rather than taking 15 minutes or longer.  A number of other factors can affect Internet download speed, but it is important to know your actual download speed first before determining which steps to take  to increase it.


Gerald



On 8/9/2022 5:17 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hey Everybody!
When I download something to a hard drive, it says the download speed is something like 141KBPS, and the file is 51MB, which my computer claims takes 16 minutes to download. Is there a way to increase speed so it downloads faster? Also, when I rip a CD, my DVR219LBK DVD Rom drive seems to say that it rips a CD at 2X, when it's capable of a burn speed of 40X. Now I'm confused! 😕


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Yes I do run both those programs.

On 08/09/2022 6:53 AM Pat Byrne <k9jau@...> wrote:


Annabelle,
Do you run disk cleanup and disk defragmenter?  These programs might get rid of things on your hard drive that are compromising your speed.
Worth a try.
Pat ByrneAt 04:17 AM 8/9/2022, you wrote:
Hey Everybody!
When I download something to a hard drive, it says the download speed is something like 141KBPS, and the file is 51MB, which my computer claims takes 16 minutes to download. Is there a way to increase speed so it downloads faster? Also, when I rip a CD, my DVR219LBK DVD Rom drive seems to say that it rips a CD at 2X, when it's capable of a burn speed of 40X. Now I'm confused! 😕


 

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


james hooper
 

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


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.












Glenn / Lenny
 


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.


















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

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