September 4, 2007Well, my Comcast package of Cable TV, hpone, and cable internet for $99 a month is about to expire. Next month, it goes up to the regular price which will be about $160 a month for all three. I'm thinking about switching to DSL, since it's much cheaper, but do I want to sacrifise the speed? Anyone know if there is a huge difference between cable and DSL?
September 4, 2007DSL max,s out at 1.5 for residential Comcasts maxes at 12 Megs (untweaked)....you,ll think you,re on a dialup with DSL now.
September 4, 2007I just switched to Comcast (same $99 deal). Much faster than DSL. I switched because I was paying $45 for DSL, plus at least $60 for my phone. Now I get cable TV and all the rest for less. Even if it goes to $160, I don't think you'll be happy going back to DSL. Like Trip says, it feels like dial-up again. My DSL was ridiculously slow, because of my distance from the hub.
Are you looking into something from DirectTV or Dish Network?
September 4, 2007Im A dsl tech in California,comcast is good but costs alot more than dsl we offer 6 meg out here more than 1.5 trip,might be different where you live,it mostly depends on your application ,just surfing and dowmnloading dsl will work good..
September 4, 2007call for the all in one package,satellite ,cell,and phone dsl service,,good luck
September 4, 2007I Think SBC(now AT&T) does dish network with their packages. I haven't done a lot of research yet. That's probably who I would go with for a package deal if I do decide to switch.
September 5, 2007DSL (Dial-up SO SLow)
September 5, 2007I've got DSL at home, cable at work. There certainly is a difference but not worth the extra fundage for me.
September 5, 2007That's kinda of what I'm thinking!
September 5, 2007Call them and tell them you will switch if they dont cut you a deal. They definately have some wiggle room.
September 5, 2007I just switched from AT&T Yahoo DSL to Comcast Cable. I used to spend the time between downloads reading my service manuals. Now it's so fast that I don't have time to read and I have become an idiot..........
I think you should try to negotiate with them...losin' customers is not a good thing in these financial times.
Tell them if they keep you happy, they are one step closer to putting their competition out of business, then they can really put the screws to you.