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Since: Oct 12

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#96718 Mar 14, 2014
RACE wrote:
question for all you folk without land lines....
I kept mine for my alarm company. They just came out and installed a satellite thingy, that does not require the phone line.
So my question is, has anybody just kept the inet service from their phone provider (att), and how much did it run you.
Or does anybody have an inet only service with someone without it being bundled with other things (tv, phone). If so, who and how much?
Just trying to see if I can save any coin. I dont have a tv provider and att is phone/inet, but I want to drop the phone.
We have Comcast, the Anti-Christ....lol....anyway we have landline with unlimited long distance, internet and cable with their Hi-Def pkg, and every movie channel, except TMC....$169 plus tax....i think it's a sh*tload...and i negotiated it down from over $200, but i don't know what others pay.....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96719 Mar 14, 2014
Started with Comcast. Bundled the phone, internet and cable. After a few years battling with rates, eventually cancelled the phone. When they raised my rates to make up for it, I cancelled the cable. Got Direct TV. When some caller in Malaysia refused to help when my internet went out, I cancelled Comcast for good. Went with ATT

People I know who still have Comcast are complaining about rising rates.

Make your own decisions, but if I could make them for you, do NOT get Comcast

Since: Oct 12

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#96720 Mar 15, 2014
More important with Comcast, is the monopoly they are being allowed to build...Last year they bought NBC-Universal...Now they are getting ready to buy Time-Warner, which would leave them the only cable choice, in 46 of the 48 largest metropolitan markets....Frighteningly close, to allowing them to minipulate much of the message, along with it's delivery.....Unless other American's speak up about this building monopoly, all of our choices will be diminished.....
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#96721 Mar 15, 2014
Stina2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Whay are they waiting till August?
I'm getting stuff every 6 months.
They say it's fine now so we're monitoring progress and making sure it stays fine.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#96722 Mar 15, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
We are flexible. Let's just settle on a date, then we'll figure out where to meet.
Someone keep me in the loop, lol.
I live about 4 hours from SB.
If it's a weekend, I'm game.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#96723 Mar 15, 2014
Sunday the 23 is the only weekend day they have.
cheluzal wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone keep me in the loop, lol.
I live about 4 hours from SB.
If it's a weekend, I'm game.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#96724 Mar 15, 2014
I just want inet, no phone, no tv.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#96725 Mar 15, 2014

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#96726 Mar 15, 2014

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96728 Mar 15, 2014
teachable moment wrote:
Teddy Roosevelt is spinning in his grave.
As is John Kennedy. Hey, maybe if we put them together, we'll have some new zombie zumba dance! Could catch on

Who said this:

“These last few years we’ve seen an unacceptable abuse of power having a president whose priority is expanding his own power."

"No law can give Congress a backbone if it refuses to stand up as a coequal branch the Constitution made it"

“I taught the Constitution for 10 years, I believe in the Constitution."

You've got three guesses and the first two don't count!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96729 Mar 15, 2014
RACE wrote:
I just want inet, no phone, no tv.
$51 dollars, try to keep up

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96730 Mar 15, 2014
Family drama rant, forgive me

Sister tells me our uncle is in from Vegas and staying at our mom's. I figure, he's there for moral support (he's the one who set up our mother and her now deceased husband. They had worked together and were friends) Now, we don't much like our uncle because he divorced his wife -lovely woman- after nearly or over 30 years of marriage and ran off with some floozy. So my sister picks me up and we head over there. Haven't seen my uncle in a long time and despite everything, at least welcomed the chance to see him again. Come to find out he's there not for moral support, but because his floozy beat him and kicked him out (she spent the night in jail- mind you, these people are around 70) He drove all the way from Vegas to Illinois.

He wasn't the vibrant and funny uncle I remember, but a sad and broken old man. How does it come that a 30-something is giving life advice to a 70-something? The tipping point in life comes when you no longer learn from your elders... but they learn from you

Fortunately, I'm too stupid to teach anyone anything, so yay

Sorry for the rant, carry on
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#96731 Mar 15, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
The tipping point in life comes when you no longer learn from your elders... but they learn from you
Sadly, at his age and with his choices, I doubt he will learn anything from you at this point.
You reap what you sow...sometimes it takes awhile for the harvest to grow.

Since: Oct 12

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#96732 Mar 15, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
Family drama rant, forgive me
Sister tells me our uncle is in from Vegas and staying at our mom's. I figure, he's there for moral support (he's the one who set up our mother and her now deceased husband. They had worked together and were friends) Now, we don't much like our uncle because he divorced his wife -lovely woman- after nearly or over 30 years of marriage and ran off with some floozy. So my sister picks me up and we head over there. Haven't seen my uncle in a long time and despite everything, at least welcomed the chance to see him again. Come to find out he's there not for moral support, but because his floozy beat him and kicked him out (she spent the night in jail- mind you, these people are around 70) He drove all the way from Vegas to Illinois.
He wasn't the vibrant and funny uncle I remember, but a sad and broken old man. How does it come that a 30-something is giving life advice to a 70-something? The tipping point in life comes when you no longer learn from your elders... but they learn from you
Fortunately, I'm too stupid to teach anyone anything, so yay
Sorry for the rant, carry on
Try to remember, that we all start out as totally vulnerable. little babies.....and proceed through life, only to return to that weak and vulnerable state.....Sadly, even the funny uncle.........

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#96733 Mar 15, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
Family drama rant, forgive me
Sister tells me our uncle is in from Vegas and staying at our mom's. I figure, he's there for moral support (he's the one who set up our mother and her now deceased husband. They had worked together and were friends) Now, we don't much like our uncle because he divorced his wife -lovely woman- after nearly or over 30 years of marriage and ran off with some floozy. So my sister picks me up and we head over there. Haven't seen my uncle in a long time and despite everything, at least welcomed the chance to see him again. Come to find out he's there not for moral support, but because his floozy beat him and kicked him out (she spent the night in jail- mind you, these people are around 70) He drove all the way from Vegas to Illinois.
He wasn't the vibrant and funny uncle I remember, but a sad and broken old man. How does it come that a 30-something is giving life advice to a 70-something? The tipping point in life comes when you no longer learn from your elders... but they learn from you
Fortunately, I'm too stupid to teach anyone anything, so yay
Sorry for the rant, carry on
Kudos to your mom for being a safe haven at a time when she has been emotionally beleaguered with the separation/divorce and death.

Old fools make the same mistakes as young fools and feel more stupid because they should have known better.

Don't lend him money.

Since: Aug 08

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#96735 Mar 15, 2014
teachable moment wrote:
<quoted text>I know our Republican-Americans are too busy worrying about socialism (a government monopoly) to worry about corporate monopolies. That's the deflection of politics. If they do figure it out or even complain, they'll be easily placated with stories of the "free market" and how any kid in America could grow up to be the CEO of a corporation....

Teddy Roosevelt is spinning in his grave.
Moron ... They are all in the pockets of corporations, dems and repubs. You are just too much of an ignorant hack to realize it. I bet you have jackasses on your underwear.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#96736 Mar 15, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
Come to find out he's there not for moral support, but because his floozy beat him and kicked him out
edogxxx wrote:
How does it come that a 30-something is giving life advice to a 70-something?
edogxxx wrote:
Fortunately, I'm too stupid to teach anyone anything,
Don't sell yourself short. Surely you gave him some chair-ducking pointers.
Sinful1

Anonymous Proxy

#96737 Mar 15, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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Moron ... They are all in the pockets of corporations, dems and repubs. You are just too much of an ignorant hack to realize it. I bet you have jackasses on your underwear.
Now was that nice?
Your fourth grade reply was......Childish at best.

Since: Aug 08

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#96738 Mar 15, 2014
Sinful1 wrote:
<quoted text>Now was that nice?
Your fourth grade reply was......Childish at best.
What ever. Guy is a complete doosh.
forks_make_us_fa t

Chicago, IL

#96739 Mar 16, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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What ever. Guy is a complete doosh.
Funny thing is you look like the real jagoff, kid.

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