Internet Service - Repairs

Alex Kleider akleider at
Wed Jan 21 19:21:32 PST 2015

On 2015-01-21 18:53, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-01-21 at 16:37 -0800, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
>> I am sticking with DSLextreme for my own reasons mostly financial,
>> but
>> also because
>> when I have a problem they help despite my deviant use of Linux.
> They always asked me to reboot into Windows, which I dutifully then
> pretended to do, since I do not dual boot. Such pretense saves a lot of
> hassle when you have to call India. As for financial reasons, I suppose
> the least one could pay with DSLExtreme is with their option (not
> requirement) to piggy-back on an AT&T line (for which the least anyone
> can pay is $3/mo for "measured-rate lifeline" service) at 768Kbps
> download/384Kbps upload for $12.95/mo with a full-year contract for a
> total of $16/mo. The closest thing Sonic has is an unadvertised 6Mbps
> download/768Kbps upload plan with no contract for $19.95/mo plus
> $6.50/mo equipment rental for a total of just shy of $30/mo (nearly
> double) not to mention the ability to read e-mails using mutt/pine/elm
> over ssh to their server.

I don't think Sonic would ever expect you to do anything with M$ 
In fact, if you are one of their customers, they'll provide you with a 
account on one of their (I assume) Linux servers.  I played with it a 
early in the time when I was beginning with Linux.

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