Wednesday, April 27, 2005
To upgrade or not to upgrade...
That is the question. I'm considering upgrading from dial-up to DSL or Cable Modem. I've done some vague research and discovered that I currently pay 16.99 to AT&T. If I wanted to upgrade to their DSL, I could do that for 29.99/month for the first year and then 39.99 after that. They would provide the modem for free. (Although a 19.99 shipping and handling). I checked out both my cable place and my phone company. For Qwest, they have one deal for 26.99/mo, but according to their site, it is only 4 times faster than regular dial up. A long time ago, AT&T provided me with their accellerator... which is 3.2 times faster so why bother with that plan. Their other option is 29.99/mo for 5 months then 42.99. AND I have to either buy their modem or pay a $5.00 rental fee every month. (Now after 11 months, is it mine? probably not bastards...) Comcast has a similar deal... but 19.99/mo but only for 2 months and then 39.99 after that. And the same 5.00 rental fee every month or purchase for 60 bucks. So logically I would go with AT&T. But the question really is, do I need to do this? I'm mostly fine with dial-up. The only time I get pissy about it is when I go to fancier flash sites and it takes forever. I don't know... why do I agonize over the wrong things? :)
Posted by Joanne at 6:14 PM