[sf-lug] Recommendations for home Internet

Bobbie Sellers 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.

     Bobbie Sellers

> 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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