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#21 wolfy

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:22 AM

If you're considering cable internet, you have to determine whether there are many cable subscribers in your area.  Pag marami, you are better off with DSL.  The allocated Cable Internet bandwidth is shared among subscribers.  The more subscribers, the slower your internet connection. When I got mine installed, Destiny made the assurance that I will get double the speed of dial up.  I am getting much more than that because there are only a few subscribers in our area.

If DSL, the consideration is the distance of your place from their Station (I do not know the technical term).  The nearer your place, the faster your internet connection.  Unless you are given a dedicated line. I hope this helps.

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With DSL the distance of your location to the central only place a role if you are near the maximum distance allowed ... beside the fact that it also relies on the quality of the cable between your location and the central. Closer by doesn't automatically means you'll get a higher speed as most DSL connections are capped of at a certain speed. So whlie the theoretical maximum goes down the farther you'll get from the central, it doesn't mean you will not get the speed from your subscription.

DSL is also shared, but generally you won't notice it as much compared to cable, cause its not the line from your house to the central that is shared but the line from central to your ISP. What they will do is they will overbook a certain connection from the central to the ISP router. The overbook ratio depends on your subscription but can be anything from 2 to 40 (or even higher). Lets say the line from central to ISP has a bandwidth of 50 Mb and a overbook ratio of 10, that means they can sell 500 subscription of 1 Mb/s attached to that one central. As most users won't be surfing at the same time you'll not notice it.

The sharing among cable users in your area is easier to notice because youíre sharing among a smaller group of users. Thatís why, if you got a few heavy users in your area youíre better of with DSL.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 03:44 AM

hey joveyb,

im paying 888 a month

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 03:48 AM

i'm on the smart wifi 256 kpbs per month.
it's ok. except when it rains.

i still have 8 months before i could terminate the plan though. after which i plan to just get DSL.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:50 AM

DSL :cool:

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:24 AM

reading your notes here...... makes me feel pity for myself..... :( :( :(

i'm using a smart wifi connection now and boy smart really stinks!!! :thumbsdownsmiley: :thumbsdownsmiley: all along i'm only getting 54-57 kbps...... and the worse is, right now i have no connection!!!! oh!!! great!!! and plus smart cust-cars sucks..... i've been constantly calling them for almost 2weeks and wala pa din nangyayayri.... parating may palusot...... they say that i need to wait for the higher tech support to contact me..... yeah right!!! :grr: :grr: :grr:

anyways, maybe i'll just gonna disconnect my smart wifi and go with the cable connection....... :cool: :cool:

oh!! by the way... anyone knows the website for my destiny cable??? :unsure: or contact no. maybe... :cool:

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:00 PM

reading your notes here...... makes me feel pity for myself..... :( :( :(

i'm using a smart wifi connection now and boy smart really stinks!!!  :thumbsdownsmiley:  :thumbsdownsmiley: all along i'm only getting 54-57 kbps...... and the worse is, right now i have no connection!!!! oh!!! great!!! and plus smart cust-cars sucks..... i've been constantly calling them for almost 2weeks and wala pa din nangyayayri.... parating may palusot...... they say that i need to wait for the higher tech support to contact me..... yeah right!!! :grr: :grr: :grr:

anyways, maybe i'll just gonna disconnect my smart wifi and go with the cable connection....... :cool: :cool:

oh!! by the way... anyone knows the website for my destiny cable??? :unsure: or contact no. maybe... :cool:

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its http://www.mydestiny.net.

hth.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:14 PM

thanks bro!!! :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:51 AM

reading your notes here...... makes me feel pity for myself..... :( :( :(

i'm using a smart wifi connection now and boy smart really stinks!!!  :thumbsdownsmiley:  :thumbsdownsmiley: all along i'm only getting 54-57 kbps...... and the worse is, right now i have no connection!!!! oh!!! great!!! and plus smart cust-cars sucks..... i've been constantly calling them for almost 2weeks and wala pa din nangyayayri.... parating may palusot...... they say that i need to wait for the higher tech support to contact me..... yeah right!!! :grr: :grr: :grr:

anyways, maybe i'll just gonna disconnect my smart wifi and go with the cable connection....... :cool: :cool:

oh!! by the way... anyone knows the website for my destiny cable??? :unsure: or contact no. maybe... :cool:

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Bro,

I experienced the same problem with SMART WIFE. I shouted at them. Mine was
down for almost a month. They fixed it finally but it is only 56kbp per sec.

Smart Wife sucks

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:00 AM

Bro,

I experienced the same problem with SMART WIFE.  I shouted at them.  Mine was
down for almost a month.  They fixed it finally but it is only 56kbp per sec.

Smart Wife sucks

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i'm already planning to tranfer to cable connection and disconnect my service with smart..... :)

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:15 AM

I have quite a good experience with destiny cable if it's available in your area. Ang problema lang sa kanila e mejo limited yung coverage area nila. Otherwise I haven't experienced the complaints many people have about PLDT or Smart.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 12:27 PM

available kaya sya sa Las Pinas.... ??? :blink:

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 01:50 PM

available kaya sya sa Las Pinas.... ??? :blink:

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depende daw sa area bro. sa amin sa BFRV, may area na supported may area na hinde. yung area na supported is yung mga nasa gitna. yung bandang abel nosce street going to moonwalk vill, hindi pa daw.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 01:53 PM

depende daw sa area bro. sa amin sa BFRV, may area na supported may area na hinde. yung area na supported is yung mga nasa gitna. yung bandang abel nosce street going to moonwalk vill, hindi pa daw.

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wahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! :boo: sa verdant kaya.... :unsure: :blink:

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:55 PM

anybody uses the pldt weroam?

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 12:31 AM

Broadband is better than DSL.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 02:49 AM

Broadband is better than DSL.


i think you're confused in comparing the two terms you just mentioned... DSL is actually a type of "broadband connection"... so that we won't be OT... both DSL & cable are considered broadband simply because they reach speeds higher than what a dial-up service offers... regardless what service you choose... consider the following... feedback from other users... speed of connection vs. value for money... reliability (i.e. always-up connection)... availability in your area... customer support... tie-in period for the service... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 02:16 PM

anyone here know other isp provider(cable) ???? :blink: :blink:

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:30 AM

anyone here know other isp provider(cable) ???? :blink: :blink:

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i think skycable has a dsl service as well. you might want to get in touch with them for rates, plans, etc.

is anyone using sky's cable dsl service? how is it?

how about bayantel's dsl service?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:00 AM

i think skycable has a dsl service as well. you might want to get in touch with them for rates, plans, etc.

is anyone using sky's cable dsl service? how is it?

how about bayantel's dsl service?

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i've already check the aky cable broadband but i'm not really interested with them..... kasi may limit and yung 1600k na plan up to 384 lang..... so parang ndi ako in favor :(

about the bayantel naman... heard na okey daw yung service and yung cust care nila..... but bad for me hindi daw available sa area namin yung service nila..... haaaayyyyyy..... :(

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:55 PM

wahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! :boo: sa verdant kaya.... :unsure: :blink:

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not sure. check mo na lang sa kanila bro.




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