Internet Service - Repairs

jason stone jasonstone at
Wed Jan 21 19:38:07 PST 2015

Agreed.  FWIW, I've not had one Windows machine the entire time I've been a
subscriber to Sonic (over 10 years).  Its never been a problem and nor
should it.

Other than the sluggishness of DSL speeds, I love them as a provider.
Their data retention policies are what other companies should be modeling
and their local tech support is impressive.  I really wish Sonic would
hurry up with their fiber installations in the city of San Francisco


On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 7:21 PM, Alex Kleider <akleider at> wrote:

> 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 $30/mo (nearly
>> double) not to mention the ability to read e-mails using mutt/pine/elm
>> over ssh to their server.
> I don't think Sonic would ever expect you to do anything with M$ Windows.
> In fact, if you are one of their customers, they'll provide you with a user
> account on one of their (I assume) Linux servers.  I played with it a bit
> early in the time when I was beginning with Linux.
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