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Speakeasy pricing confusion [Oct. 8th, 2009|10:10 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Speakeasy peeps,

Am I over-paying? (I'm assuming yes.)

I currently have:

DSL: Home Plus OneLink ADSL 6.0/768 Pro-Install (C) (activated 12/21/2005) PKG1822837

which is $105.95 (+ $6 fees) per month.

I called to get it reduced and the guy on the phone was super vague and generally useless. Between grunts and burping and "Oh that's interesting!" interjections as he played on his computer, I heard various tidbits which I couldn't connect:

* I'm currently running at 4.0/768 because of noise on the line.
* He could give me $10 off.
* He couldn't give me $10 off.
* There's an unlisted 4.0/768 speakeasy package. Could I move to it? He'd give me $10 off.
* But I thought you were already going to give me $10 off.
* You could move to the 3.0/768.
* No prices are listed on the website. Just the cheapest, slow one.

Apparently no love for long-time loyal customers.

I'm tempted to drop Speakeasy, but where would I go? Cable? Aren't they all dicks? I want to vote with my dollar and not give money to stupid companies blocking/intercepting/rewriting traffic and other lame practices.

Who's the most money-worthy broadband company lately?
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[User Picture]From: packetslave
2009-10-08 06:14 pm (UTC)

Speakeasy and Comcast

You actually can see Speakeasy's full pricing here.

I'd recommend looking at Comcast if they're available, but go through their Business side instead of residential (http://business.comcast.net). If you can convince them to install in a residential area (sometimes a challenge; wasn't for me since I work from home full-time), you can get up to 50 down/10 up with static IP's, no 250gb/month limit like residential, and a 4-hour service SLA for not much more than you're paying Speakeasy now.
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