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gweidenh

join:2002-05-18
Houston, TX
kudos:3
reply to NotTheMama

Re: Skype's Founder To Offer Free Web Access for Homes

Once again, this forum amazes me.

They offer 500MB/month for free and you still find something to complain about.

Seriously people.

Iscream
Premium
join:2009-02-17
New York, NY
kudos:6
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to PX Eliezer70
I'm using FP service since early BETA (Aug. 2012).

I've paid for the device (mifi router) and S&H upfront and using their Free service only.

The service is [so far, 5th month] absolutely amazing - it's 4/1Mbps on average in both my locations, home and work. I barely use it - mainly experimenting with, but SIP calls work flawlessly and registrations are stable when used on a car while commuting from Lower Manhattan, through Brooklyn, Verrazano br. through SI.

The most unbelievable thing - the service (although degraded) is still fully operational while in Battery tunnel - it stays registered while voice on a call may jitter/break-in-out at times, few times - dropped, but generally - still usable; just to compare with - my AT&T mobile is at 0 bars while Sprint is barely at 1-2, calls drop in the middle. In mid of Verrazano the AT&T's phone is totally useless while FP - still operates (IP packets still moving), although voice quality degrades below acceptable, registrations - drop.

The only thing which is a bit unclear to me - why they charge "keeping account active" fee of $0.99 if during a month there was less than 5MB usage. To my understanding - it doesn't cost to not have a traffic at all, but I can be wrong. I don't think that anyone should complain about that charge - it's easy to avoid it even if one uses the network as a backup only - just turn it on once a month and download few SPAM e-mail )

To MHO - this thing (FP) is much cooler than Skype with a real disruptive potential to scare Tier-1s to death.


NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

join:2012-12-06
reply to gweidenh
The only thing I've complained about is not being able to get it (in another thread)... so why point your response at me?
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"...but ya doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"

gweidenh

join:2002-05-18
Houston, TX
kudos:3
Relax, it wasnt pointed at you. I just replied to the last post in the thread.

OZO
Premium
join:2003-01-17
kudos:2
There are two ways to post replies on this forum. Using big "Reply OP" button (to send reply to the thread in general) and small "Reply" button under each post. The latter is used to make reply to that particular post. Hope this helps to avoid confusion in the future.,,

P.S. This reply is directed to your post and therefore I used the small "Reply" button from your post.
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Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...

gweidenh

join:2002-05-18
Houston, TX
kudos:3
Thanks. I always use the reply button on the last post.

People only get upset when I say something that goes "against the grain"

PS, this forum software is terrible. Dont blame me for its shortcomings.

PX Eliezer70
Premium
join:2008-08-09
Hutt River
kudos:13
Reviews:
·callwithus
·voip.ms
said by gweidenh:

PS, this forum software is terrible.

What forums seem to have better software?

I ask because most other forums that I've seen, I can't [stand] how they work.

However, it may be a matter of what one is used to....


news4la

join:2009-01-05
Universal City, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to PX Eliezer70
I use the Bolt version for my Laptop. It is very good in Burbank.4 Blue bars and green LED. I like the speed. I used it for VoIP on CallCentric account I have. No problems. I used it in Company car while passenger.(moving on street) No drops. I believe the 500M is every month free.(Resets every month) What's not to like? Their office is in Tarzana,CA. A 10 min ride from my office. Their Warehouse is in Indiana. Where everything equipment wise comes from. They use FedEx for delivery. I am pleased with it. Thinking of getting the saucer shaped unit to try out. If Clear ran their business better they might not need this. This does run on Clear's WiMax system. They are thinking on using T-Mobile system to expand their coverage. We will see!!
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On AIR,On LINE and On the GO!


news4la

join:2009-01-05
Universal City, CA
I meant to reply to everyone not just to PX
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On AIR,On LINE and On the GO!

PX Eliezer70
Premium
join:2008-08-09
Hutt River
kudos:13
Reviews:
·callwithus
·voip.ms
reply to news4la
said by news4la:

I use the Bolt version for my Laptop. It is very good in Burbank.

gweidenh was discussing the operation of [this DSLR website] and the software used for the forums such as Voip Tech Chat.


NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

join:2012-12-06
reply to gweidenh
I'm relaxed, not upset... maybe a little confused (not by the various 'Reply' buttons, just as to why anyone else would be--but others have already explained what each one here is for... so let that be a lesson to you ...I'll let it slide--this time [but there'll be Holy Hell to pay next time! ]).
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"...but ya doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"


news4la

join:2009-01-05
Universal City, CA
reply to PX Eliezer70
Very astute of you PX!


ymhee_bcex
Premium
join:2006-04-21
Tarzana, CA
Reviews:
·voip.ms
·PHONE POWER
·AT&T U-Verse
reply to gweidenh
said by gweidenh:

Once again, this forum amazes me.

They offer 500MB/month for free and you still find something to complain about.

Seriously people.

I think it was directed at me... but it was like 10 posts ago... so I don't know if anybody still remembers
Anyway, I wasn't complaining just criticizing their business model. If I have a $100 incentive to cancel service after 11 months, I will. After all, it isn't electricity or even Internet; I can live without it. How many customers come back once cancelled? BTW, this rule applies to both free (500MB) and paying ($18 for 2GB) customers.
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Technical problems are more often than not management incompetence masquerading as technical issues