| Review by spearce0188 |
member for 259 days, 4 visits, last login: 240 days ago
updated 240 days ago
- $300 per month
- (36 month contract)
- about 30 days
- "My T1 is relaible, with no caps, 3x3 Mbps, it's excellent for my small business that I run out my home"
- "If your thinking of getting a T1, I would highly recommend Windstream Communications.."
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Value for money:
(ratings well above consensus)
Before I choose Windstream Communications for my T1 ISP, I also had considered cable from the local cable company Mediacom Communications, while they are cheaper, I didn't want to deal with the bandwidth caps and unreliable and slows that cable can have.. I choose a Windstream T1 with speed of 1.544 Mbps download & 1.544 Mbps upload with dedicated voice over a second T1 line.. The Voice Circuit has unlimited incoming calling and unlimited local calling plus it also comes with 1000 outbound long-distance minutes. The total price per month is $ 300 not including tax which run me $ 47.14 so the total cost is roughly $ 350 per month... The installation took 30 days from order placement to the cut-over date which in my opinion is pretty good.. I was given a Cisco IAD 2431 which works great.. Customer support has been great anytime I have needed them which is very seldom..
UPDATE: I am no longer going with this company.. My cable provider has offered me 5 mbps download 1 mbps upload with unlimited local and longdistance with over 40 calling features plus a SLA ( Service Level Agreement) of 99.99 % uptime with a repair time of 4 hours on a business account for 89.95 a month for 3 years...Plus no caps either
I guess you get what you pay for. I suppose $300/mo. is what it costs to get a stable 1.5mbps connection out of Windstream.
Re: I guess you get what you pay for. so true :
Just wait Give it a couple months, and you can be posting in the tech support/help forums wondering why you are getting .25 connection most of the time now.
Re: Just wait Ah, but this isn't this a true T1, not DSL. It may be true that when you pay $300/mo. you actually can get a stable connection, however I do believe it is unfair to have this categorized as a DSL review IMHO.
Re: Just wait Yes it's a TRUE T1, connection is stable no down time, yes it's expensive, the line is provided by AT&T and the ISP is Windstream, my monthly rate is calculated by the local loop length aka from my premises back to the CO, followed by maintenance charge to maintain the line plus tax, I have a bonded T1 1.5x2 which gives me 3x3 plus a second line that my voice channel is on, it was either this or Mediacom which from my past experience can't do anything correctly, plus now they have caps and huge overages, also had DSL from AT&T which for some reason, they don't offer in my area anymore but the kicker is neither is u verse, so that's not an option, their is dial-up but that's so slow, then there is satellite which is also slow and has really low caps,