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TexDude

@verizon.net

Verizon FIOS vs Earthlink

Unfortunately, lost my job and now need to cut expenses. Currently signed up on FIOS 15/5 plan and they are charging me $55 month. I stream maybe 4 movies a month via Roku and don't do much anything else besides general internet browsing. Wanted to know if anyone could advise me about Earthlink High Speed 7/1 service? They are currently running a special for $30 month x 6 months.



More Fiber
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join:2005-09-26
West Chester, PA
kudos:29

said by TexDude :

Wanted to know if anyone could advise me about Earthlink High Speed 7/1 service? They are currently running a special for $30 month x 6 months.

Perhaps you should be asking in »Earthlink DSL
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There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't.


Texdude

@verizon.net

Thanks, didn't know if cross posting was allowed or if I should post in Earthlink first but to clarify I thought maybe someone here had downgraded from FIOS to Earthlink and could tell me about their experience.



sashwa
Premium,Mod
join:2001-01-29
Alcatraz
kudos:17
reply to TexDude

Let's get this moved over to our Earthlink DSL forum for some help with this.



whfsdude
Premium
join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
reply to TexDude

Are you talking about cable because as far as I know Earthlink does not offer a 7/1 tier.



DrStrange
Technically feasible
Premium
join:2001-07-23
West Hartford, CT
kudos:1

That's the 'DSL and Home Phone' service.

»www.earthlink.net/access/voice.faces



Texdude

@verizon.net
reply to TexDude

Click for full size
Earthlink Services
It is cable service provided probably via Roadrunner.
Here is a snapshot of the services in my area.


DrStrange
Technically feasible
Premium
join:2001-07-23
West Hartford, CT
kudos:1

True. 7/1 is cable. The DSL/home phone bundle is supposed to be 8/1.


pimpinparker

join:2005-06-14
North Baltimore, OH
reply to Texdude

My area says that the middle option is also 7/1 but it's actually 10/1 now so I assume that it's probably the same for your area too. It's been 10/1 for quite awhile now.



DaveRickmers

join:2011-07-19
Canyon Country, CA
reply to TexDude

I have the Earthlink Cable 10/1 deal and a Roku. I will be dropping Time Warner cable Broadcast Basic after the Superbowl (in case they actually disconnect anything, which they probably won't). No OTA here. None.

I have a twisted pair telephone on measured service that I may drop completely, it goes out every time it rains. No fiber within 15 miles.



TexDude

@verizon.net

@DaveRickmers and @pimpinparker, guess you guys are ok with your service? I haven't switched over yet and most of my activity is just basic browsing with about one movie/week streaming. I'm hopeful this would be a temporary situation where I can save some money for 6 months then switch back to FIOS when I get a job.


TOMMAX

join:2011-05-28
Los Angeles, CA
reply to TexDude

Hello TexDude,
7/1 its so stable and good for everything video streaming .......
i had it for almost a year. good choice .



DaveRickmers

join:2011-07-19
Canyon Country, CA
reply to TexDude

It's great so far. I have Time Warner TV (same infrastructure) and it's very reliable. Roadrunner pushes ads at you, Earthlink doesn't.