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MAA1218
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Is this for real?

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I live in a very rural area and knew I would probably never get high speed unless I got satellite internet. Well Saturday I started researching satellite internet because I've about had it with dial-up! I've waited 11 years for something, ANYTHING faster then dial-up! I went on Verizon just to make sure it still said "not available"  but was SHOCKED when it said Great news, I could get high speed! So I did the online chat with a rep and she assured me that yes I could get it now, in the past month they added it. I didn't believe it. So I called Verizon and they told me the same thing. I ordered IMMEDIATELY! They are sending me the self-install kit and the service date is next Monday June 29. I am SO AFFRAID of getting my hopes crushed. Has anyone ever been told they could but then they change their minds? Or do you all think I really will get DSL?
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Silverblade547
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Yep..I have haha...was in about the same situation as you, didn't have the option to get it for a long time, then was told we could! So we ordered, they sent the package and everything, then literally before we could hook it up, we got a letter saying OOPS! We made a mistake, please send alll that stuff back... But we did end up getting it eventually, it just took a few extra months...
flody1
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Well did you get the DSL , I'm in the same boat. What speed. THANKs
MAA12181
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Well for some reason it wouldn't let me log in so I had to make a new name. But yes I finally did get it this past Saturday morning (July 4th) and I LOVE it!! SO much better the dial-up!! I hope you get it!!
eric12401
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Unfortunately I'm in the same situation as you were.. on dial-up, then seeing that Verizon DSL was "available." Lo and behold, we get our equipment, wait a week and a half for our SRD, only to have them tell us we're too far from their Central Office to get it. So we're still here on dial-up, waiting for the day we can get DSL if ever.
Russell
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Can you not get any sort of Cable connection?
eric12401
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Nothing. If you go 3/4 mile down the road south, they have Roadrunner. If you go 3/4 mile down the road north, they have Verizon FiOS, which makes no sense to me. Time Warner has already said it would cost $17,000 just to rewire the lines here.
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I am not a normal poster in the wireline side. But just wanted to say to those of you having issue out of range of dsl cable and the such. Its a little bit more but looking to the Verizon Wireless Air card. Much better than Dial up any day.

 

Gl to you

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today!
engineer_pete
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Your onlyl problem now is your provider is Verizon with their renouned customer disservice. May you have absolutely no trouble with the system.
titansbaseball
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i was in the same boat.....i had slow hughes net which was redicoulous and then we were told we could get verizon....well we got verizon self install only to learn it wouldnt connect...we called a service provider technician who came out and fix my problem....it works great....i really wanted verizon for ps3 online gaming...well that works great also with a wired connection and my wirless router is working great....i hope all of everybodys wishes and problems will result in good procedure!!!!
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