[sf-lug] Recommendations for home Internet
bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Sun Dec 2 19:59:26 PST 2012
On 12/02/2012 07:46 PM, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> 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?
Maybe it is a special modem but I am using a second hand ADSL Netgear
modem/router/firewall which I found in one or another Goodwill store.
Of course I am using not Sonic.net but DSLExteme.com.
The Computer Central shop on Howard had modem/router combos
a few weeks back at about $40.
> 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.
>> 2. Modem rental is mandatory. There is no option to purchase a modem.
>> Long thread here:
>> 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
>> 4. Ported numbers to Sonic remain listed or unlisted as they were prior to
>> In other words if you're porting a number over make sure it's listed or
>> unlisted BEFORE you port.
>> New numbers are unlisted.
>> 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
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