Date registered: Nov 2003
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Location: Level 42
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With the New Year, I'm reevaluating our telecom subscriptions and planning on upgrading them.
Internet: current - cable / proprosed - Fiberoptic
TV: current - cable / proposed - satellite
Cellphone: current - Nextel / proposed - T-Mobile or Verizon (most likely T-Mobile)
TV: Our Cable provider has been getting stingier and stingier. Last straw was when they yanked ESPN/ESPN2 (meaning I can't watch key Champions League fixtures) off their basic subscription. Instead of upgrading the package, I'm considering satellite for the same monthly subscription fee with satellite offering more channels all in digital.
Internet: One reason I stuck with Cable TV despite its dwindling channel lineup was their excellent internet, but now it pales in comparison to Verizon's new fiberoptic internet. Again, for the same subscription fee, I can get 20Mbps/5mbps (cable was averaging 5.5Mbps/2Mbps) connection speed. I was sceptical until I saw one that was connected; it was fast.
Cellphone: Part my laziness to switch companies since 2005. Nextel is overpriced, feature poor, plus it merged with Sprint, company we'd try everything to avoid. Also we hardly use walkie-talkie feature that made Nextel so unique.
so I'd thank you advance and appreciate any opinions on issues presented below:
1: Cable vs Satellite
2: Fiberoptic system - anyone here already connected to one?
3: Cellphone service provider - TMobile or Verizon? Tmobile phones can be used overseas much easily while Verizon may have more areas of coverage within the US. Also, for the comparable plans TMobile tends to be cheaper.