Just wanted to clarify the "extra fees and taxes" not included in the the $39.99 price. For SF, I am seeing an extra $11.23 in taxes + fees, which seems kinda high to me. Are the fees really this high for everyone? The 20Mbps speed is really tempting, especially since I am experiencing poor service from ATT dsl right now. I believe my total cost for internet (3.0 mbps) and phone, is around $40 after taxes and fees.
Near the bottom, you can see Sonic is the highest rated ISP in California, a title they've managed to hold on to for quite a while. They were also chosen by google to install and support fiber at Stanford.
I'd like a bit of advice here, guys. I will be cancelling a $72.xx plan with Comcast right now at 20MB/s (I really don't like Comcast). That plan includes basic cable.
I have a WDTV Media player to hook up my USB and watch downloaded content. However, what I'd really like is a device that will allow me to view some online content (YouTube, Hulu, etc) as well as connect wirelessly with my network at home so I don't have to transfer all of my files. If it plays Blu-Ray, that would be fine, but I'm looking for a low budget alternative.
Depending on how user friendly you want it I would recommend finding a cheap desktop deal here on slick-deals and use that as a hookup. You'll have much more potential to upgrade and store than with a media-box.
If your current desktop is close enough to your TV also you can upgrade your video card and use one of the spare video-out's on it with a 20ft VGA cord and have your desktop use it as an "Extended Desktop" allowing you to view whatever you want from the internet on your tv.
Message me if you have any questions. My LCD tv is 10ft from my desktop, and I have 2 monitors and the TV hooked up to my desktop, allowing me to watch all my TV Shows and show streaming media and sporting events (i know of a few sites for those) making cable tv completely irrelevent.
Thanks so much for your answers. Do you happen to know how much I can increase my upstream or how customizable that is? Of course as you pointed out tech support could probably answer this for me as well, but I don't have access to a phone right now.
Yes, ouch, all our lines are full! 15 staff in the call center, working as fast as they can!
You can sign up online, and we would love general questions here or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hahaha I used that email address already. Waiting on a response thanks for aswering simple questions here Dane. Your company sounds amazing. My Comcast bill just went to an insanely high $60 dollar price from a previously discounted $35. I'm in a toss up between negotiating with Comcast, your company and DSLXtreme. But you are selling it so well in this deal thread.
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Hi there - Sonic.net CEO & Co-Founder Dane Jasper here. Happy to see the discussion about our service here on Slickdeals!
To address some of the questions I've seen posed:
The service is only available in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We are continuing expansion, and a few more cities will be added in the next couple months, so if you are not covered, you can register and we will let you know if/when we expand to your area. (We won't spam you otherwise, this is JUST for notice if/when we expand.)
The "Fusion" service is Broadband + Phone; the broadband is ADSL2+ at up to 20Mbps, and the phone is delivered as land line "POTS" (plain old telephone service), so normal phones and such will work. For residential customers, unlimited nationwide calling is included, plus caller ID, voicemail, call waiting, etc.
For more info on Fusion, check out this article - we just got some press this week, and it gives an objective summary of the product.
its available in the San Leandro area. Probably based on phone numbers?
Well it's *available* in Redwood Shores, just too far from the station to be fast. So I can get really slow internet from it.
I think they probably have stations spaced at key intervals down the peninsula / 101, and then how fast your speed is is determined by how close you are to one of them. There's the cutoff range where you can't get any service at all, but it becomes "not worth it" much earlier than that. You rpobably need to be no more than about 6.5k - 7k feet from the station for it to be worth it.
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