I pay $77.34 a month for a telephone and high speed internet…actually 1.5mb internet because that is the fastest I can get out here in the country in Central Iowa. My internet provider/phone company does offer me call waiting, caller ID and something else I’ve never used for this $77.34 fee…I cancelled long distance on the phone several years ago so I didn’t have to pay the ridiculous jibberish fee for the privilage of dialing long distance. I feel kind of bad complaining because I seem to complain a lot…but my high speed internet is not. I have no other options other than a satellite company for internet. I called Windstream which used to be Iowa Telecom which used to be United Telephone with maybe a company in between there…anyway…I asked them about dropping my landline service because I can just use our cellphones…but they told me that I have to have a phone line in order to get internet … but they can give me a phone line with unlimited in calls – outcalls 10 cents a minute with no special features for $47.33. For the last two days, I haven’t had internet…well, I shouldn’t say no internet…I could load the first half of most pages and I could eventually get email to download after about an hour…so that to me is NO INTERNET. I could have written a letter, put it in an addressed envelope, driven it to it’s destination and be back home before my email would load!!!! There was something wrong with something in a box up the road on some corner…and I’m back to the grand old 1.5 mb speed now.
Until next time….