I know I’m starting to sound like an old _________fill in the blank…but seriously

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. 

I’m irritated!!!

Until next time….

8 thoughts on “I know I’m starting to sound like an old _________fill in the blank…but seriously

  1. Nothing makes me crazier than the internet going out. It stinks not to have choices. 

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  2. @tracy – Are you talking about the Swede? He was cute!!!

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  3. We have the same problem here…out in the boonies, no cable available, at the mercy of the damn phone company. It does get frustrating! I wouldn’t dare try satallite internet,as the tv goes out every time it rains…

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  4. I feel I should point out that central Iowa/Internet is an oxymoron. By the way, I was really nice of Tracy in the comment above to say I’m good looking and gentlemanly. 

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  5. oh and now that I am on your site and not mine I can tell you that he was very good looking and gentlemenly!

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  6. internet all seems to be monopolies these days, no options. I would like to know what people in places with options pay and get for their money.

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