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RE: [TCLUG:6489] Qwest bids for USWest Really RE: DSL

Sorry I'm such a looser. I just don't happen to live in one of the areas
that have been "Blessed" by USWest. Yes, I'm sure we'd all love to have
768k service for free, but I've waited over 2 years since USWest told me
they would be delivering. I can't even get Media1 cable. My neighbor is
spending almost $150/mo for ISDN service from "wonderful", "friendly"
USWest because she couldn't get it either. Why the hell would USWest want
to give me DSL for $40/mo when they could give me a bundle of ISDN's for
the same speed at $300+? On top of it all, if every employee at MRNet is
*half* as intelligent and friendly as the woman I just talked to, I'll
gladly pay extra.

Mr. Divine, I know you're cool and everything, but PLEASE try to read the
previous posts so you know what you're talking about before you try to
ruin my day.

(unfortunately, very undivine) 

On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, d. divine wrote:

> Wow what a deal. I don't have to spend the $300 dollar installation fee. I
> only have spend $300 for CPE equipment that costs $0 from uswest. Then I
> only have to spend $259 a month for the same services I get from uswest for
> $65 (dedicated IP and 512 upstream service). Best of all the service still
> goes though the uswest CO switches(check the faqs at covad since onvoys dsl
> faqs are completley lacking in facts).
> So I get the complexity of having a new line installed and a little
> reduction in service for only an additional $2400 a year (or I could
> substantially downgrade my service to a home service for only an additional
> $360 a year over what I'd pay uswest)
> Sign me up. By the way, any more jobs available at onvoy.
> HOT-DAMN! I qualified for the 384k service! She said the reason was that
> they use the USWest line to verify that the CO is capable of doing the
> switch work, but they actually string their own line from the CO to the
> house. It does NOT piggy-back your voice line like US West DSL.
> If you're interested, HURRY. They have a promo going to waive the $299
> install fee if you call before 5pm TODAY. They begin installing in my area
> July 1 (southern Minneapolis), but it'll still be 30-40 days after that
> until I get hooked-up. Oh, least there is actually light at the
> end of the tunnel!
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			Neal Tovsen