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Cleaned up my room

July 15th, 2009 at 07:11 am

Well, last night was a momentous night where I transitioned back to DSL! Yes, I am an internet junkie, and I must have my broadband!

My cable was doing just fine though, so why the switch? Well, basically I finally got dry loop DSL (which is a fancy term for DSL without them trying to sock it to me by requiring a land line bundle that adds nearly $20 more per month). Now, the DSL still ended up costing more than cable, but for basically $8 extra a month, I'm getting double the speed without having to share it with the neighbors.

Yeah, I know. Paying more seems counter-intuitive, but I really do think this is the best value deal for me. Even if it costs more. This is an especially big deal since I don't have cable TV, and rely on Hulu and Netflix.

And in my defense, there are speeds that are much faster than what I just got, but of course, they also cost more.

The amusing thing about this is that the cable jack is located on one side of the room, but the phone jack is located on the other side. So, I actually spent the entire night moving and rearranging the entire room so that my desk would be located next to the phone jack. And if I am doing that, I might as well clean, dust, and vacuum while I'm at it. So, that's what I did all day yesterday, but it sure is nice to have a clean room!

6 Responses to “Cleaned up my room”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Who provides your 'dry loop' DSL?

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

  3. baselle Says:

    Let us know how it works out - we don't have a land line at my farmette, so currently no Internet.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks BA! Yes, let us know how it is working for you in a few weeks.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Actually, I already tested it out last night, and it was working beautifully! Yeah, I wasn't about to move the entire room until I was sure the DSL was actually going to work. Big Grin Now, I just have to get my router working again. Apparently, it doesn't get along well with the new DSL.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I have dryloop DSL through AT&T too. Big Grin 19.95/mo for the lowest speed. (I called a few months after I got it to go to the next level - and found out that they no longer offered the 19.95 level, nor the 24.95 level - which is what I wanted to go to. I however, was grandfathered in to this price.)

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