Categories
Stuff

Still Can’t Hear you…

Well after the alleged fix, my verizon Internet access is still abysmal.

As you can see these are blazing numbers, for DSL…
Two minutes later, things are better, still sucky, but better, but they continue fluctuate…
So we come back a half hour later, and things seem about the same as before, sucky…
And here is an example of how things are over time, there is no scientific sampling here, just whenever I felt like it…
As you can see I am averaging about 600kbs, or about 20% of the speed I’m paying for…
Well it almost seems that COX is listening to my phone calls or reading my mind, because in the mail today is a promo for $5 off for the first year. Talk about perfect timing, well almost, I think I get 2 or 3 of those a month, and now I am sure I’ll get several a week to get me on cable, but I am a Satellite guy, and unless they give it away I’m not switching… So I give them a call and my modem is en route via UPS, and a technician will be here Monday to fix the cable they cut removing their phone service a couple years ago…
p.s.
I love that it took me nearly 20 minutes to upload the images here, Monday cannot come fast enough….
Categories
Stuff

Internet Access for only $300.00 per month…

Man what a racket, $300.00 a month for internet access, or at least that’s what you’d pay if you stayed at some of the nicer hotels around, and relied on their Internet access.
Even though I don’t travel all that much anymore, I make a couple of trips a month and stay in hotels of various star count, and it seems that the higher the star count, or the better the neighborhood, the more you pay for various amenities, like Internet access.

I have stayed at several hotels in the Philadelphia area over the past couple of months, and I never really noticed the charges that hotels put on their Internet service. I usually just fire up the v740 broadband modem, and bypass all the silly sign on crap that hotels require even when the access is free.

This last trip I was messing around with the iPod Touch and wanted to go WiFi when I got to the login screen for the wireless, and noticed that the access charge was $9.95 per day, and I really have never done the math before, but that comes to $300 per month, and I was kind of shocked. T1’s don’t even cost that much anymore. I guess the real pisser is that when you stay at the hotel down by the stadium, that same Internet access is free.

Whats my point, none really, but I guess $300 a month for Internet is nothing, when you’re looking at paying over $1000 per month to park