Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 90,493, Level: 93
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 757
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,128
    Points
    90,493
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 2

    Are there any other options...

    for internet service besides MediaCON in Johnston? We move to the new house next week and they want to charge us a service call and installation to move our service out there. Don't want dial-up, obviously, and Qwest DSL service isn't available there yet.


    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post

    Dosry, You know what? I think I'll agree with you :)

    Quote Originally Posted by bos
    You sir are a legend.

  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 313,477, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 55.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyhiphopp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    13,691
    Points
    313,477
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 182
    Given: 386

    Re: Are there any other options...

    You can't get DSL yet? Weird. When we moved into our townhome in Johnston, we couldn't get cable at all. Everyone out here has a dish and DSL. Mediacom kept promising that they could set up the cable lines in a few weeks. I think it took them a year. The only ones I know of for sure out here are Mediacrap and Quest. I guess you could look into that Hughesnet Satelite Internet that they advertise on TV. Might be pricey though, I am not sure.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 102,316, Level: 99
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 734
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,249
    Points
    102,316
    Level
    99
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 41
    Given: 42

    Re: Are there any other options...

    Netzero?


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 26,010, Level: 49
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 540
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    ornryactor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,633
    Points
    26,010
    Level
    49
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Are there any other options...

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Netzero?
    Lol, I love that name. I remember when it actually meant something: free internet. My family used NetZero for a really long time. Now it's just... a random name.


    True and Valiant

    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15

    God I hope so, even if it's not the right thing to do, KF needs to do it.
    Victory before honor.

  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 118,866, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    balken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,643
    Points
    118,866
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: Are there any other options...

    You could develop gnosiophobia and forget the DSL. Think of the money you will save.



  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 90,493, Level: 93
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 757
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,128
    Points
    90,493
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 2

    Re: Are there any other options...

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    You could develop gnosiophobia and forget the DSL. Think of the money you will save.

    I don't care to know what that means.

    Get it? See what I did there? Funny, huh?


    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post

    Dosry, You know what? I think I'll agree with you :)

    Quote Originally Posted by bos
    You sir are a legend.

  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 90,493, Level: 93
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 757
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,128
    Points
    90,493
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 2

    Re: Are there any other options...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    You can't get DSL yet? Weird. When we moved into our townhome in Johnston, we couldn't get cable at all. Everyone out here has a dish and DSL. Mediacom kept promising that they could set up the cable lines in a few weeks. I think it took them a year. The only ones I know of for sure out here are Mediacrap and Quest. I guess you could look into that Hughesnet Satelite Internet that they advertise on TV. Might be pricey though, I am not sure.

    Qwest said in our development it isn't available yet.....


    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post

    Dosry, You know what? I think I'll agree with you :)

    Quote Originally Posted by bos
    You sir are a legend.

  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 118,866, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    balken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,643
    Points
    118,866
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: Are there any other options...

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    I don't care to know what that means.

    Get it? See what I did there? Funny, huh?
    Well played, my phobic friend.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 846,070, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 48.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    53,710
    Points
    846,070
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 534
    Given: 510

    Re: Are there any other options...

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    I don't care to know what that means.

    Get it? See what I did there? Funny, huh?
    Nicely done. I see what you did there.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 90,493, Level: 93
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 757
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,128
    Points
    90,493
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 2

    Re: Are there any other options...

    I'm feeling the love today!


    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post

    Dosry, You know what? I think I'll agree with you :)

    Quote Originally Posted by bos
    You sir are a legend.

  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 80,367, Level: 88
    Level completed: 13%, Points required for next Level: 1,583
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jumbopackage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,452
    Points
    80,367
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    Re: Are there any other options...

    The only other option is a 3G card from Verizon or Sprint. It's slower than most DSL, but will be quite a bit faster than dialup.

    If I were you, I'd suck it up and just pay Mediacom. I hate doing it too, but I'm in a situation where they are the only viable option. Their internet is really great, just a bit pricey.



  12. #12
    Walk On
    Points: 9,098, Level: 28
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 252
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    151
    Points
    9,098
    Level
    28
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Are there any other options...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    I guess you could look into that Hughesnet Satelite Internet that they advertise on TV. Might be pricey though, I am not sure.
    You would only want to do this if you hate yourself.

    1.) Expensive
    2.) High-latency (no games or VOIP)
    3.) Slow
    4.) Bandwidth limits (this can cause #3)
    5.) Sometimes dialup is better than this

    I know this because I live just outside of Ames where there is no mediacom and no DSL. Tried the satelite and really wish I hadn't wasted the money, now I'm in the middle of a contract that is ridiculously expensive to get out of.

    I would like to try Sprint of Verizon EVDO adapters, but the cost is just too much on top of the satelite garbage.



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 80,367, Level: 88
    Level completed: 13%, Points required for next Level: 1,583
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jumbopackage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,452
    Points
    80,367
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    Re: Are there any other options...

    Quote Originally Posted by CompCy View Post
    You would only want to do this if you hate yourself.

    1.) Expensive
    2.) High-latency (no games or VOIP)
    3.) Slow
    4.) Bandwidth limits (this can cause #3)
    5.) Sometimes dialup is better than this

    I know this because I live just outside of Ames where there is no mediacom and no DSL. Tried the satelite and really wish I hadn't wasted the money, now I'm in the middle of a contract that is ridiculously expensive to get out of.

    I would like to try Sprint of Verizon EVDO adapters, but the cost is just too much on top of the satelite garbage.
    Judging by how it performs on my laptop through my phone, it's actually pretty zippy. For just general web browsing and internet use, it's great.

    I don't know how well VOIP or games would work, though I can assure you it would be better than satellite.



  14. #14
    Legend
    Points: 198,854, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    12,930
    Points
    198,854
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 116

    Re: Are there any other options...

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Qwest said in our development it isn't available yet.....
    That's strange. I live in Johnston (GM north) and everyone I know can get DSL but very few of us can get the fiber DSL. You must be in a new development or something?

    I have to say that Mediacom Internet is their best product but it's expensive for what you get. Maybe sign up and get their discount and then when that runs out get something else. Just make sure to use gmail or something for your email so you're not tied to their email address.



  15. #15
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 90,493, Level: 93
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 757
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,128
    Points
    90,493
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 2

    Re: Are there any other options...

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    That's strange. I live in Johnston (GM north) and everyone I know can get DSL but very few of us can get the fiber DSL. You must be in a new development or something?

    I have to say that Mediacom Internet is their best product but it's expensive for what you get. Maybe sign up and get their discount and then when that runs out get something else. Just make sure to use gmail or something for your email so you're not tied to their email address.
    We just built in Glenstone Ridge, just north of the golf dome by a mile or so. Fairly new development, not a lot of houses yet. Qwest told us DSL wasn't available at our address. I don't hate myself, so I won't go the Hughes Net route

    Guess I'm stuck with Mediacon. $30 bucks to switch my service from the old address to our new one. What crap. In this environment you'd think they'd be falling all over themselves to retain customers. All they did here was delay my switch. If they would have done the move for free (like our satellite service) I'd probably not care so much. But, I guess when you have a monopoly you don't need to worry about customer service so much....


    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post

    Dosry, You know what? I think I'll agree with you :)

    Quote Originally Posted by bos
    You sir are a legend.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM