[aclug-L] Re: Sprint Broadband Direct
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Well, I think I better stick with DSL or Cable. I
don't think the Sprint Broadband Direct will get
popular soon, the installation seems pretty
troublesome. I think after couple years the price will
drop a lot.
--- Ryan Claycamp <claycamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> At 03:33 PM 5/30/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> >Well, being a former installer of sprintbbd, here's
> what i can tell you:
> >- faster download than cable/dsl on avg
> >- upload is around 21kbps
> >- reliable service, quality installers
> >- cable runs much cleaner than Cox/RR
> >now for the bad stuff:
> >- if you're not in the "perfect" location, you
> can't get it
> >- due to the tower not being tall enough, coverage
> is somewhat sparse
> >- trees, landscape, and buildings play a HUGE roll
> in whether or not you
> >can get signal
> >- very few installs use a DSS-type mount... most
> common range from 5-6'
> >wall mounts all the way to 20' masts on the roof
> >- if you don't get good signal at 30', you're
> >honestly, check it out... sign up for an
> install... they will come out
> >and perform a site survey and let you know what all
> the install will
> >require before they do anything to your house...
> if they do not get good
> >enough signal, it will be a "TU" (technically
> unsuccessful)... if you
> >don't like the mount / install they will need to
> do, just tell them, the
> >ticket will be closed, and nothing will be done to
> your house (and no
> >charge for rolling to the site).
> >anyway, i thought the group might want to hear some
> info on sprintbbd
> >directly from someone who had 1st-hand
> experience... hope it helps!
> >Jesse Kaufman
> Maybe can give it a try. I went back through Google
> and all the complaints
> seemed to be out of the Phoenix area. Do you know
> why Business prices are
> so much higher than Residential? Can a business get
> a residential account?
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