Joanie Posted February 13, 2021 CID Report Share Posted February 13, 2021 I'm trying to keep track of my speeds on a terrible DSL Pace Modem with Wifi, I've been putting up with for years. I got in early as soon as it was available in my rural area so it's the slowest of the slow...but it was better than dial up. The fee has only been 43 dollars . AT&T is the internet service provider. I know for a fact as soon as I make any upgrade they are going to raise my rates and I will not be able to go back. I won't miss the service, but I'll darn sure miss the monthly price. I'm looking for something that won't dig too deep into my pension every month. It's either pay it or live like the Amish around here. I'm certain they feel that entertainment is overrated. My husband is seventy years old...I'm nearly that but I try to keep up with technology. It gets hard with no kids in the house so I do a lot of reading and instructionals on YouTube if I can sit through the buffering. Streaming anything live is out of the question. My BIL gave my husband an Amazon Firestick for Christmas. What a mistake that was! We don't have high speed internet, the DSL has a poor Wifi, his computer is a Win. 7 and he uses a flip phone. LOL! I had to call support just to get him signed up for an Amazon membership because I couldn't "TAP" the message on his flip phone. We were both alarmed to see the bill for DISH TV. It had gone from 52 dollars to 87 dollars! He told me to cancel the service...thinking the firestick was going to make up for it. How wrong he was. In order to correct the problem, I need an internet provider system that can stream, I've already ordered him a Chromebook that he doesn't have to do much maintenance on and relies on apps. I gave him my old smart phone to play with but he doesn't have a clue. I see Starlink has opened for business to be put on a waiting list but I can't wait that long...and, it's still 99 dollars a month and a wad-full of cash for the kit. It doesn't even say a technician would be installing it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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