centurylink dsl-anyone have an opinion?

centurylink dsl-anyone have an opinion?

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computerstupid

Morocco, IN

#1 May 14, 2010
i have wild blue satellite...and got a great offer to switch to centurylink dsl.anyone have an opinion regarding their service? i sure would like to save some money.

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#2 May 14, 2010
I have used centurylink (formerly centurytel) for many years and have always had good service with them. I now have my phone, DSL and Dish Network in a package deal with them.

“I wanna funk yo junk.”

Since: Apr 08

L.A.

#3 May 14, 2010
Never had any major problems till they switched over to Centurylink, now I lag out all the time and I get average speeds of 5-6 Mbps as to where I used to average 8. If I had other high speed options I would definitely take them.

That being said, from what I hear of satellite internet this will be a great improvement in both price and speed.
lol

Montreal, MO

#4 May 14, 2010
i got broad band through them kinda high after first year
computerstupid

United States

#5 May 14, 2010
thank you all who replied.good bunch of people down here!

“I wanna funk yo junk.”

Since: Apr 08

L.A.

#6 May 15, 2010
http://www.speedtest.net/result/815325694.png

Last speed test was 5.59 Mbps download and 0.59 Mbps upload with a 60 second ping time.

This would be ok if I wasn't paying for 10 Mb download and I think its supposed to be 1.5 Mb upload. Can't complain about the ping too much although the lower the better, 60 isn't horrible.
WS Resident

Branson, MO

#7 May 15, 2010
I have dsl and a phone line with them and I have been with them for 6 years. They were great. Thought about having dish network through them.
century Link is so-so

Ozark, MO

#9 May 15, 2010
It's ok for the average person I suppose but if you do any online gaming (like World of Warcraft) or use it to watch videos on the internet, I would look elsewhere. I frequently get disconnected from WoW and when watching videos on hulu for instance, it will lag out for a few minutes which is irritating. I have the bundle with tv, dsl and phone and right now my home phone can't receive calls until a technician comes out on Monday and it's been out since last Thursday.
I'm looking at switching to mediacom as soon as my contract with Century expires next month.
WS Resident

Branson, MO

#10 May 16, 2010
My spouse plays WOW online and he has a diconnect problem mainly on the weekends.
Carpenter

Ozark, MO

#11 May 17, 2010
I've had Centurylink DSL for several years. I have never had troubles with it. It stays connected and my speeds are on par with my speed package. A lot of the connection speed depends on where you're located. As far as lagging etc, most of that has to do with the individual computer and its settings. Not the DSL.
BullOfMizzou

Ozark, MO

#12 May 24, 2010
I use the Centurylink DSL too. It goes down a few times a month and I have to play the 1 2 3 game to get it back up and running. I have the fastest speed and it costs me $40 a month.

I'm not too impressed with the speed most of the time. Right now I'm getting 10526 kbps Download and 757 kbps Upload....I use the bransonspeedtest.com site for my tests.

I get lags with videos at many websites, and delays for other websites. Looks like just a fact of cyber life for this area.

“I wanna funk yo junk.”

Since: Apr 08

L.A.

#13 May 24, 2010
I like trying dif tests and dif locations, on the one Bull posted I have 5.5 Mbps DL and 596 Kbps up which is quite shit when I am paying for 10 MB DL and I forget the upload speed but I think it was supposed to be 1.5 Mbps.

My ping times around Mo are usually in the 60-80 range but any other state it jumps up into 100+ which if you play games online can make a huge difference.
The other thing is from the few tests I have done I can't even measure the packet loss which is pretty messed up.

Again if I had any other choice for broadband I would take it.
centurylink in seattle

Goldendale, WA

#14 Jun 4, 2010
I had sprint in 2000, pretty good, then became embarq, not good in some areas, better in others, but overall not bad, then centurylink now, I want embarq back, dsl out once a month or so and I'm working remote 4 days a week, yesterday had to run to the local library to finish my day. I'm looking at comcast, checking who is down less, the package deal, etc.
uncertain

Reeds Spring, MO

#15 Jun 4, 2010
I first had centurytel dsl and all was well, since the switch to centurylink the service is slow. I could watch a HULU movie zip... now I buffer for 5 or more minutes and it plays less than three. Talked with centurylink and they say it is my computer... duh it is the same one... then they say I am too far from switch box but I haven't moved. I would like advice of other options for dsl service. I am out of town very rural.

“I wanna funk yo junk.”

Since: Apr 08

L.A.

#16 Jun 4, 2010
uncertain wrote:
I first had centurytel dsl and all was well, since the switch to centurylink the service is slow. I could watch a HULU movie zip... now I buffer for 5 or more minutes and it plays less than three. Talked with centurylink and they say it is my computer... duh it is the same one... then they say I am too far from switch box but I haven't moved. I would like advice of other options for dsl service. I am out of town very rural.
You have no other choice in Willow as far as I know, my service has been shit since they switched over. I talked to them yesterday about why I am getting crap speeds and they said I am paying for up to 10 MB. I know this, but before the switch I was averaging 7-8 Mbps and now I may as well be on dial-up with the way this internet is acting.

The second another option becomes available I am switching.
little johnny

United States

#17 Jun 5, 2010
I have Hughes net, it's a bit pricey but only goes out in close storms. I've been with out t v for several months now because I can't understand their billing. Check your sat. t v bill break downs, it's totally confuseing and different each month.
rantinraven

Ozark, MO

#18 Jun 24, 2010
JustAnotherFcuktard wrote:
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You have no other choice in Willow as far as I know, my service has been shit since they switched over. I talked to them yesterday about why I am getting crap speeds and they said I am paying for up to 10 MB. I know this, but before the switch I was averaging 7-8 Mbps and now I may as well be on dial-up with the way this internet is acting.
The second another option becomes available I am switching.
I don't blame you. We had Centurytel for 5 years before they became Centurylink. Now the service is crap and I paid twice as much. I literally only have the DSL in town and it is $90.00 a month (used to be 29.99). I have talked to others with lower bills so at this point idk what the hell the problem is. We moved out into the country and the internet goes down here 7-8 times a day. I work online so I notice.... I have called them 8 times about a telephone box that a tractor ran over,(maybe the cause of speed and disconnect issues?) and they have never even come down the road to look.(This is their grey boxes on the side of the road.) If there was another option... any option, I would jump on it immediately.
timewarp

Casselberry, FL

#19 Sep 1, 2010
Centurylink, Yeah a century, thats how long it takes to DL anything.

I get 1.37 MBPS IF I'm lucky. I'm tied in for a YEAR, great. Sometimes I use a dial-up connection as it's FASTER than century link.

Antiquated DSLAMS that were installed in 1997, and the way oversell compared with the limited amount of bandwidth the purchase. My cousin who lives down the street has Cable, the SLOWEST connection he gets is around 5MBPS. He pays almost exactly the same (bundle w phone cable) as I do(bundle w phone an dish network)

If you feel nostalgic for the 90's(early 90's) get Centurylink.
BoSsBeaner

Harrisonville, MO

#20 Oct 3, 2010
Centurylink's DSL is not worth the money. You may think they have a fair price for the speed, but when you compare a 10meg speed from them (that runs at about 1.5 to 2megs) or a 5meg speed that runs at .5megs to 1.5 megs you are clearly getting over charged. Many people are having problems with this company and it is all due they have bandwidth issues. Most peeps routers say they are getting more than they are actually paying for, but it gets bottlenecked on the way out. Most of their lines are over populated and they need to start pushing fiber through the ground to get their customers what they actually pay for. But this will never happen.
HOMEBOY NETWORK

Painesville, OH

#21 Mar 1, 2011
If you go to Centurylink for DSL service, you will pay for service they can not provide..... run away, run away and nerver look back

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