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By XtR-X ยท 31 replies
Jun 4, 2003
  1. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Its me and you olefarte

    I cant stand people that blabber on about how horrible DSL is, and how grand cable is. Sure cable is nice. Its like Xtr-X said how you have to dial up n' all.. I dont have to dial up at all. Im pretty sure from memory it was SGNX that posted a link with some prices. They wanted $400/month for a 512kbs DSL line. I have (ADSL) 512kbs line and only pay $35/month. No dial up,etc. Everyone around me has cable, so Im sure it gets quite slow, not to mention in my area its like $50/month.

    DSL is great :p
  2. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 863

    It depends where you live. That's the bottom line. Over at my place there's lots of line interference.
  3. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Where I live cable and DSL are the same price, $50 a month. And there is no dial up really, as soon as I click IE, it takes about five seconds to connect and I leave it on all day. No password to put in, it knows me, cookies. I'm usually up at six in them morning and don't go to bed till midnight or later. So it stays connected all day. In my town, cable goes offline a lot, but DSL doesn't seem to be affected with that problem.
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Cable/DSL, it doesn't matter which, it depends on what it is capped at. Locally we have DSL available in some areas, they get 128kbps max, there is also cable @ 256kbps max, that is what I now have, and in areas where the cable has been upgrades for digital cable, they have 512kbps. The next city over has 768kbps DSL and 512kbps cable. What I'm saying is, you can't argue that one is universally faster than the other because the caps will be different everywhere and that will determine which is faster in your area.
  5. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Exactly Storm. Not to mention, people on Battle Net (WC3) are telling me how DSL sucks...I can get a 1MB line (dsl) or a line thats 128kb down (both being DSL). So to say 'DSL sucks' in general is stupid, cuz it could be really,really fast DSL, which ofcourse would cost you more ;)
  6. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 863

  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I have cable, never used DSL. In Glasgow, chances are if you can get cable you can get DSL. So it would be nice to give it a try. However, its tried to by TV channels and telephone, so getting these things from seperate providers again could be pricey.
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