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jackishere

join:2013-01-19

[OOL] Wanting to change internet

Right now i have verizon high speed for 35$ a month with 5mbs download speed. i was wondering if OOL is better since it says 15mbs download for 30$ if i install myself for the first year then 50$ after. ive seen many bad reviews on OOL so idk what to do



jaa
Premium
join:2000-06-13
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Vonage
·Optimum Online

Welcome to DSLR!

The latest FCC report shows OOL delivering over 100% of advertised speeds.

Here is what I am getting now, with 3 other users on my network.


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jackishere

join:2013-01-19
reply to jaa

Re: [OOL] Wanting to change internet

well this is what im getting atm with just one pc streaming live tv

how much do you pay might i ask?


jackishere

join:2013-01-19
reply to jackishere

this is what i have atm



how much do you pay might i ask?


SHoTTa35

@optonline.net
reply to jackishere



There's my current speed test even though right now i'm having a some "issues" - can't figure out if it's OOL or my PC being funky.

The one thing with OOL is that their prices hasn't changed in 10yrs (excepting 19 days ago when it raised $5). Still a good deal though IMO compared to FiOS.

That's not to say I wouldn't get FiOS if it were available to me, I wish!


jackishere

join:2013-01-19
reply to jackishere

wow sorry for those extra posts said it had error in posting to i didnt know if they posted


dm145

join:2009-12-12
Clifton, NJ

ool 15/2 is currently 44.95 per month when bundled with either video or voice
add 5 bucks starting next month so 49.95 dollars

without any other optimum service it is currently is 49.95
starting next month 54.95


Bob4
Account deleted

join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
reply to jackishere

There are very few bad reviews. There's no contract, so you can try it and cancel any time if you don't like it. Cancel within 30 days and you get your money back.



jaa
Premium
join:2000-06-13
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Vonage
·Optimum Online
reply to jackishere

said by jackishere:

how much do you pay might i ask?

I have been an OOL customer for 13 years.

I am currently paying $82 per month:
$37.05 for Optimum Value and a cable card
$14.95 for OV
$29.95 for OOL
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NOTHING justifies terrorism. We don't negotiate with terrorists. Those that support terrorists are terrorists.


aztr0

join:2007-10-28
Brooklyn, NY
reply to jackishere

It says 15mb, but with a DOCSIS 3 modem its really 21mb down, at least for me when I had my OOL with no Boost. With Boost I'm doing pretty good.



Rojo

join:2009-04-14
New York, NY
kudos:1

said by aztr0:

With Boost I'm doing pretty good.

Surely you mean Boost Plus?


john150

join:2000-12-29
Valley Cottage, NY
reply to jackishere

Could someone run down the current tiers available from OOL?



DarkScythe

join:2007-09-10
Brooklyn, NY

As I understand it, currently they have 3 tiers:
Standard - 15/2
Boost Plus - 50/8
Ultra - 101/15


Bob4
Account deleted

join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
reply to aztr0

said by aztr0:

It says 15mb, but with a DOCSIS 3 modem its really 21mb down,

CV lowered the speed to 18.75 Mbps.

root

join:2002-12-11

said by Bob4:

said by aztr0:

It says 15mb, but with a DOCSIS 3 modem its really 21mb down,

CV lowered the speed to 18.75 Mbps.

Officially it's still 15Mb download.

PX Eliezer7
Premium
join:2008-08-09
Hutt River
kudos:13
Reviews:
·callwithus
·voip.ms
reply to jaa

said by jaa:

I have been an OOL customer for 13 years.

I am currently paying $82 per month:
$37.05 for Optimum Value and a cable card
$14.95 for OV
$29.95 for OOL

That seems a very good deal, even cheaper than Triple Value for new customers.

How were you able to swing that?


jaa
Premium
join:2000-06-13
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Vonage
·Optimum Online

I just got my bill - $86.59. There is tax on the TV.

I just called them when my last promotion was up and said my bill was too high.

Notice it is Optimum Value and regular OOL. We only get 500 channels we never watch, instead of 1000. And our internet speeds are 18/2 on the 15/2 plan.

We have no cable boxes - just one cable card that we use for our 3 TVs and recording.

Not much competition where I live - no Verizon. But at&t is pushing uverse - sold my dad, who is switching from OOL.
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NOTHING justifies terrorism. We don't negotiate with terrorists. Those that support terrorists are terrorists.



mab631
Premium
join:2003-08-22
Mastic Beach, NY

said by jaa:

I just got my bill - $86.59. There is tax on the TV.

I just called them when my last promotion was up and said my bill was too high.

Notice it is Optimum Value and regular OOL. We only get 500 channels we never watch, instead of 1000. And our internet speeds are 18/2 on the 15/2 plan.

We have no cable boxes - just one cable card that we use for our 3 TVs and recording.

Not much competition where I live - no Verizon. But at&t is pushing uverse - sold my dad, who is switching from OOL.

Can i ask what your using to have just one cablecard for 3 tvs and recording ?


jaa
Premium
join:2000-06-13
kudos:2

Three media-center PCs, an xbox, and hd-homerun3 tuner.



aztr0

join:2007-10-28
Brooklyn, NY
reply to root

Yes officially 15. Reality, I got 21 and this was since a few years ago when I got the D3 modem until December 2012. We can all argue about what number it is officially or what numbers you each get individually, but from my personal experience, I got 21 down w/o Boost "Plus".


dm145

join:2009-12-12
Clifton, NJ

in most areas they cut basic back from 21 to 18
my guess is to try and sell boost plus while still providing above advertised speeds



kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ

It'd be better if the regular tier was bumped up to Boost Classic speeds of 30/5.


dm145

join:2009-12-12
Clifton, NJ
Reviews:
·Optimum Online

said by kickass69:

It'd be better if the regular tier was bumped up to Boost Classic speeds of 30/5.

but then the incentive to pay for boost plus wold be gone, for most


RARPSL

join:1999-12-08
Suffern, NY
reply to kickass69

said by kickass69:

It'd be better if the regular tier was bumped up to Boost Classic speeds of 30/5.

This would require the use of D3 modems (since it pushing the limits of a D2 Single Channel Modem). Right now, Standard Tier can be supported by D2 modems (although I think that all new customers are supplied with D3 modems and anyone with a SB4100 can get a free swap to a SB5200 or a D3 modem since the SB4100 does not fully support the full Standard Tier speeds [it can not do over 10Mbs]).

frdrizzt

join:2008-05-03
Ronkonkoma, NY
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Optimum Online

I don't think they'll do a swap, but they will loan you a new modem at no cost for as long as you keep service. You would get to keep the modem you bought and get whatever they loan you as a 2nd modem in the house - basically, you can keep your paperweight D1 modem.



RARPSL

join:1999-12-08
Suffern, NY

said by frdrizzt:

I don't think they'll do a swap, but they will loan you a new modem at no cost for as long as you keep service. You would get to keep the modem you bought and get whatever they loan you as a 2nd modem in the house - basically, you can keep your paperweight D1 modem.

When I said "swap" I was assuming that the SB4100 was a CV supplied modem that was never replaced when they bumped Standard Tier to 15/2 (you had to ask when that occurred since the modem replacement was not automatic).


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
reply to dm145

This is the way I envision it.

Regular Tier - Current: 15/2 Proposed: 30/5
Boost Plus - Current: 50/8 Proposed: 70/10



DownTheShore
Honoring The Captain
Premium
join:2003-12-02
Beautiful NJ
kudos:14
reply to jackishere

Speeds are a crapshoot.

When they're good, they're very good. When they're bad, they're horrid.


andrewc2

join:2011-06-05
Matamoras, PA
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
reply to kickass69

said by kickass69:

This is the way I envision it.

Regular Tier - Current: 15/2 Proposed: 30/5
Boost Plus - Current: 50/8 Proposed: 70/10

I like your vision! If only CV agreed...