September 13, 2011

Reluctantly Unplugged

So, we cancelled our Internet and cable on Saturday in search of something cheaper. We tried to get Internet through digis yesterday, but it didn't work in our location. Do any of you who live in Utah have something fairly fast that isn't Comcast? Please help. I don't have a tutorial today because I'm typing this on my phone! Hopefully we'll be up and running soon. Thanks for understanding.

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  1. Oh dear... I'm sorry you are having trouble! We are moving from Kaysville to Hooper and there IS no cable there. The only thing available is Qwest/Century Link, and it's through a phone line (DSL). The speed isn't too bad, and I think they have a sweet deal right now that you can lock into for awhile. There's also the local company XMission (www.xmission.com) that you could try... good luck with your search and getting plugged in again!

    Jenny

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  2. Good luck, Cheri! I'll miss your posts while you're offline.

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  3. Good luck Cheri! I don't know if you have it out there or not, but AVOID WildBlue. Their service plans seem cheap, but they are filled with loopholes and whatnot. We had them for two years and it was the worst two years of my life, not to mention the worst service we have ever had.

    I'll miss you until you are back!

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  4. i know what you can keep in your second jar!!! cupcake wrappers - like here
    http://karenklarbaeksverden.blogspot.com/2011/09/maske.html

    Tone

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  5. I've heard good things about Utopia. My husband and his friend, they both work for Adobe, think it's pretty great. They know computer stuff!

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  6. We use xmission. It's a utopia company. 50 dollars a month. fo a month to month contract. Very fast.

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  7. My dad uses Clear and it is amazingly fast. He is in Utah County but I think it's also available here? We are thinking of checking into it as well (HATE Qwest)

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  8. We have the awfulness that is qwest. If you find something great--please share!

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  9. Oh man, I hope you figure out something soon! How frustrating it can be to find a good deal, and then it doesn't work at your house. I live in southern Utah, so I wouldn't be of any help, but good luck!

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  10. We've been dealing with the Comcast monster ourselves...I'd love to hear what you end up with, I'm dying to switch. Good luck!

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  11. Check with the city you live in. The city I live in offers home phone, internet and cable. And I love it! So fast, and never had any problems, and great service. Oh, and did I mention it is very cheap? Makes me happy!

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  12. We use Direct Communications and they're the cheapest we found.

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  13. Hi Cheri! We live in CA but used a Utah based internet company for years called DSL Extreme. It was $25.00 a month and it was great. We needed to pinch pennies so we got rid of our home phone and just use our cells, DSL Extreme needs a home phone line so we had to ditch it. We now have Verizon and its good but expensive, $50.00 a month just for internet. For our cable we dont have cable, we have netflix, $8.00 a month, that streams through our Roku box, $8.00 a month, Roku records shows from Hulu.com so we can watch all the shows on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, etc for only $8.00 a month. Its great and has been such a savings! Good luck!

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  14. I am just outside Digis range, so my options were just satelite. It's really slow! Just got set up with Clear and it works well. Not the fastest, download speed of 1Mbps. Bring over your computer and try it out if you want.
    Aubrey

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  15. We don't LOVE our internet but we don't have a ton of problems either and it's cheap - Century Link. They have high speed in some areas just not ours. Even still the 1.5 speed works just fine for us.

    Good luck!

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  16. We have been trying to figure out a cheaper alternative to the cable/internet delima as well. Great suggestions so far!

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  17. We have Utah Broadband. We also tried to get Digis but it for some reason it didn't work where we lived. Its like 34 dollars a month or something like that.

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  18. We are with CenturyLink (Qwest). We pay $30/month for THE fastest internet. We have never had any problems. Good luck!

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  19. We had RapidWave for a while. Great service, fast connections but a little on the pricier side. We now have Direct Communications.
    Best of luck!
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  20. My sister uses Wasatch Broadband and they are pretty cheap for the speed you get. I have Utah Broadband but Wasatch Broaband has better pricing.

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  21. A friend of ours has Clear internet and they seem to really like it.

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  22. We live in rural Minnesota and trying to get internet, especially high speed was an issue. We decided to get our internet service through Verizon -- with two cell phones, no cable or satellite TV and no land phone line, it was the cheapest option for us. AND it's mobile -- anywhere we have cell phone coverage (which is pretty much everywhere) we can have internet out our laptop -- driving down the highway, camping, etc.

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  23. We use Qwest. We tried to find something better and cheaper, but couldn't come up with something. The upside is we changed our phone from Qwest to Ooma (internet phone) and it has been awesome. We pay $4 a month for phone.

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  24. This doesn't help answer your question, but if you want to still watch TV and movies (and you have Internet) check out icefilms.NET. (Please note the ending). You can stream free movies and tv shows. The websites been having some issues lately but I think they're getting it all sorted out. We canceled our Cable and netflix and get pretty-much everything we're interested in watching there for FREE.

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  25. We just switched to Centurylink. I really couldn't tell you how prices compares, but we're getting twice the speed we were getting for less than we were paying before. I know Centurylink isn't available everywhere in Utah yet, but check it out!

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  26. We have had all sorts of problems with Veracity. Slow, bad connections, poor costumer service...FYI.

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  27. We are in So Cal, Verizon is it in our area and it is sooo expensive. I think the cost of TV/Internet has gotten out of hand. I am always threatening to cancel it, but my hubby won't agree. I hope you find a solution. My daughter in college uses free wireless at Starbucks, Panera and the public library.

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  28. I'm in Utah County and we use Direct Communications. I'm not sure if its cheaper than what you were paying but its a good connection. It was our only option other than satellite! Good Luck :)

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  29. You don't need pretty pictures or FANTASTIC tutorials to have a presence on here. Good luck sorting out your connection woes x

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  30. Internet can be so expensive! We pay $45 a month with centurylink. If you are a new customer you can get it for about $25 a month for 6 months. Then it goes up to $45. Which in my opinion is annoying, why can't they just keep it at that price? Oh well.
    Good luck on your search.

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  31. This is a little bit different type of solution than you may be looking for, but we have cable internet through Cox (in our area) and use ITP for our phone http://www.itpvoip.com/ . The phone goes through your internet connection. We have the plan that is 500 outbound minutes for $15.07 a month including taxes (which aren't much for voip phones). Inbound minutes are free, and outbound minutes can be used for local AND long distance. We don't have cell phones, so this line is it for our phone needs. So, we spend $36 a month for cable internet only and then $15 for phone. Overall, much cheaper than cell phones or even a land line and internet separately. We really like it.

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  32. Qwest has a permanent guaranteed rate for the next five years of $45/mo. You can get a better rate for the first 12 months bundling it with Dish or Direct tv (directv?).. anyway, we're at about $100/mo for both with Dish & are past the 1st year introductory rate. Still not cheap, but whaddaya do?

    Good luck!

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