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Old 10-29-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
AlleyTrotter
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Verizon DSL


Verizon will double your speed for free!!!!!

In my case it went to 1.5meg

All it takes is a phone call to Verizon and ask for "double the speed at the same old price"

How often do you get something for nothing?

PS I live in Pennsylvania
 
Old 10-29-2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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Cool, but I've been with comcast for a few years now, and they upped their speeds to 6mbps, for free and I didn't even have to call, just reset my modem when I got the news through email.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 12:44 PM   #3
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Great

But comcast is not available here in Coal Township
Thanks for the info anyway
 
Old 10-30-2005, 07:33 PM   #4
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Is this for real? I just got Verizon 768k, and it's pretty nice. I might have to try this.

On a side note, my DSL practically set itself up in Slack 10.2. I was expecting at least a night of pain, but I booted up I was already there. Amazing.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 11:27 AM   #5
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Yes

Yes it is for real
I got a small ad with my bill which told me to ask as stated in my first post
Called Verizon and they did the upgrade for free

That's why I posted so other users would know, since Verizon is not really advertising this free upgrade

PS I don't know how widespread the offer is available, but it is OK in central and northereastern PA
 
Old 10-31-2005, 12:00 PM   #6
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I hope sooner or later in your area, Verizon will offer it's newer connection, Fiber Optic, now that is something to look forward to. In my area unfortunately, Verizon does not offer such service yet, but hopefully soon it will, and then maybe I can get a 15mbps down 2mbps up connection for the same price that I am paying now, for comcast at 6mbps, but until that time I'm staying with cable, far better than DSL , at least in my area anyways.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 10:59 AM   #7
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OK Already

I realize there are much better services out there
But for those of us stuck with Verizon
This is a wonderful thing
 
  


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