We have had DSL with our phone company for the last 9 years and I’ve been very happy with it but it is just getting too expensive for me to have to keep paying for. The phone services weren’t that bad but when they charge you $10 for making a couple 411 calls then it’s bad.
I was paying about $75 a month for phone and DSL and I am paying $117 a month for our cable. The cable company has a bundle special which is $115 for all 3 services, although we’re not canceling all of our cable services so that price is just a bit higher. Our new cable bill will be $150 a month which is about $40 less than I pay now for the cable and phone bill together.
The Bright House technician came to the house today and installed the phone and the internet. Before he left everything was working but then Darrin went to make a phone call and the phone was buzzing. No good! I tried plugging the cable modem into the router and I didn’t have any wi-fi NO GOOD!
I went to walk the dog and there was a man standing on our lawn with a clipboard and he freaked me out at first until I realized he was from Bright House. He was a supervisor checking up on the work the technician did and he said it wasn’t good. He had the tech come back out and fix some things that weren’t right and got everything back to normal.
It took forever to get the wi-fi working, he refused to help me with it because he was afraid I would blame him if something went wrong with my router lol. Ok I don’t blame him I guess but I mean, what good is getting cable internet if I can only go online with my desktop?
He had to put a new cable in from the pole to the house and that is what made the wi-fi work. Although, I was having issues with my Chromebook losing connection at least 4 times tonight after that. I had really high security settings so I had to bring it down a notch and then it was ok. Another couple of issues and it’s fine (I hope I didn’t jinx it).
It’s supposed to be really fast. Our DSL was only 4mbps but our cable internet is now 7mbps so that’s a bit faster than before. It’s something I guess.
I don’t know if the upload speed is good though. You tell me! I don’t really upload too many things, I just tweet and blog that’s all lol. The grade is C- and it says it’s slower than 59% of the rest of the united states which sucks hard but like I said, I was on 4mbps and it’s faster than before so bite me. I’m very happy with what we have, I’m especially happy about our jump in speed.