Review by BxWificrunch
Good "Multiple hotspots is good WHEN they work"
- Location: Bronx,Bronx,NY
- Cost: $49 per month
Bad "Very slow in 10451,customer site should be more basic and straight forward."
Overall "Only if you need the most basic service is this passable but expensive for what you get."
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The speeds I am getting right now as of writing this on 02/17/13 are .25 mb/s Down and .87 mb/s Up at 11 pm on the east coast of the United States on a holiday weekend. There is no reason I should even be paying a those speeds! It should be gift or most likely a going away present since I am at my last nerve with the service.
But I digress. I've watched FIOS commercials where they START at 10mb/s and end with FIOS end in the 40's. Seriously? I would have LOVED for 1/2 of the amount they started with!
Now they do offer Optimum Online Boost Plus which comes with a lot (most of which isn't that important to the average customer) but up to 50mb/s download for about an additional $15/month. That would be relevant if they were delivering on the speeds they said I should have been able to get at least once in the last month already.
I am not the most tech savvy but I know the difference between a overtaxed cpu slowing down a page and slow broadband.
I have had Optimum for a number of years and it was satisfactory but even at it's best I don't recall ever getting the 15mb/s download.
Optimum has an opportunity to provide a service that people want and most already have but not at this level. Luckily I live in a FIOS building and have options.
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