[sf-lug] Recommendations for home Internet

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 19:46:52 PST 2012

Thanks to everyone who replied to this thread.  What can I expect to pay
for Data only with Sonic.net?  For data + voice?  Thanks again.

Also, I am concerned about the fact that the customer must rent a modem
from Sonic.net, and cannot buy it outright.  Seems like a waste over the
life of the modem, and a hidden cost.  Any thoughts?

On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 7:42 PM, Romel Jacinto <penguin at techbandit.com>wrote:

> I've been using Sonic.net for 3.5 years and have been quite happy with
> them. However there are a few things you should be aware of.
> 1. Sonic is focused on their Fusion service, voice + broadband.
> Legacy DSL (DSL on AT&T phone lines) is only available if your location
> doesn't qualify for Fusion.
> Reference:
> https://forums.sonic.net/**viewtopic.php?f=5&t=932#p5500<https://forums.sonic.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=932#p5500>
> 2. Modem rental is mandatory. There is no option to purchase a modem.
> Long thread here:
> https://forums.sonic.net/**viewtopic.php?f=10&t=838<https://forums.sonic.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=838>
> 3. Fusion voice - Call Forward No Answer is not available. Regular call
> forwarding is available.
> This feature allows the phone to ring at home and if not answered within a
> number of rings, will forward to another line. It's great for "follow-me
> calling".
> Reference:
> https://wiki.sonic.net/wiki/**Call_Forwarding<https://wiki.sonic.net/wiki/Call_Forwarding>
> 4. Ported numbers to Sonic remain listed or unlisted as they were prior to
> porting.
> In other words if you're porting a number over make sure it's listed or
> unlisted BEFORE you port.
> New numbers are unlisted.
> Reference:
> https://forums.sonic.net/**viewtopic.php?f=14&t=46&p=**5813#p288<https://forums.sonic.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=46&p=5813#p288>
> That said I'm happily using their Legacy DSL and am hoping that their
> features with Fusion will continue to evolve and at some point will switch
> over.
> --
> Romel
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