Thread: SBC Yahoo DSL or Verizon DSL
August 2nd, 2004, 09:54 PM #1
SBC Yahoo DSL or Verizon DSL
Ok i cant decide between these two there both practically the same price,
Sbc is 26.99 for a yr then 29.99 and Verizon is 29.99 but a full month free, SBc Yahoo come with Yahoo Premium Serivces(that wut i think) but Verizon come with MLB.com live games service which is a big plus(im a big cubs fan, go cubs). Can u guys tell me which dsl service i should take and if you have had a dsl service with this company please tell me ur experience.
Thank to anyone that responds.
August 2nd, 2004, 10:07 PM #2
I've had Ameritech->SBC->Yahoo->Ameritech-SBC-Yahoo since summer 2000. Except for some rocky times that first summer, I've really been well pleased with Ameritech/SBC service. Very little down time, consistent speeds, consistent connection, very steady... have come to EXPECT aDSL service always on just like phone service.
Don't have any opinion re Verizon (never used them).
Check out http://www.dslreports.com/forum/ilec,am to see what users' complaints/issues are like. There will also be a Verizon site at www.dslreports.com."The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; It's just that they know so much that isn't so." -- Ronald Reagan
August 3rd, 2004, 04:48 PM #3
Has anyone had or currently using Verizon DSl id like more feedback if possible
August 3rd, 2004, 05:03 PM #4
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I am also a big SBC Yahoo DSL fan. I like the fact that you get the upgraded inbox, and access to the music and everything else that Yahoo has to offer. If you're a music fan and like radio stations, the SBC Launchast Radio is a very nice feature.
Haven't used Verizon, but I am sure someone will chime in for you.
August 3rd, 2004, 05:06 PM #5
We've had Verizon for 2 or 3 years now. I can say just about verbatim what jmichna saya about Ameritech/SBC including the trouble the first week (We weren't getting the speeds we were paying for. Someone forgot to throw a switch on their end). Constant speeds and connection and very little downtime. I don't think we've been down but once or twice the longest time being about 8 hours or so. The constant connection is nice, too. If they do go down you can call them and they'll take the days dollar amount and subtract it from your bill.
August 3rd, 2004, 05:06 PM #6
well, i personally never had experiance with verzion DSL
but when i was in NYC my best friend got it.
he said it was pretty damn good, no real complains agaisnt it
heres what he said"if cable is an option with his family then they should get cable. cable is better than dsl."
but all-in-all its good
August 3rd, 2004, 05:06 PM #7
I've set-up some verizon DSL customers here in Tampa (and have some friends who have it as well), all with no complaints. But keep in mind, they were coming off of dial-up!
I probably would've considered DSL route (use RoadRunner), but a basic phone line in your house is @ $50 here, so instead I jacked-up my cell minutes and use VoIP (Dialpad) when my minutes get low.
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August 4th, 2004, 06:22 PM #8
If your're a big baseball fan go with Verizon. They will all use the local phone companies phonelines, so it doesn't make any difference. I have SBC/Yahoo DSL. I used the included software to set things up, then I removed all of it except for the dialup manager. Sometimes the DSL freezes. for some reason, when I just log on with dial up, it'll reset my DSL.RayH42450@gmail.com
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August 5th, 2004, 12:13 AM #9
Ya im probably going to get Verizon cause im a huge cubs fan and i have to watch my Chicago Cubs.
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