Thursday, January 15, 2009

I Don't Hate Verizon Anymore

Guess where I am? Come on guess. Okay, I'll tell you. I am sitting on my couch in my living room. Yes, Mama has Wireless!!!

Well, I have complained many times before about the lack of anything except dial-up Internet from my house. I have tried Satellite... too many trees, cable...not where I live, DSL... not anytime in the future. A couple months ago I visited a Verizon store to find out about their wireless. The sales person checked out my address on their computer and informed me that there was no Verizon signal at my house. She said it was strange, like I lived in a "no Verizon bubble". She told me to try someones Verizon cell phone, and if that worked, then wireless should work. So when my dad came with his fancy phone to visit, I had him try and connect to the Internet in every room and it worked. So I took my chances and went back to the Verizon store and purchased the plan for a 30 trial.

I still can't believe how well it works! Instead of taking 50 minutes to download a song, it takes from 0-6 minutes. Unbelievable. It's not even that much more money than dial-up and I can take it anywhere! Woo hoo!

I can't wait to tell Fairpoint Communications where they can stick there dial-up.

8 comments:

WillThink4Wine said...

OMG! You were still on dial up? Seriously? I haven't been on dial up since 1988 or something! Sheesh. Welcome to the 80's! hahaha!

Suzy said...

0-6 minutes to download a song? on itunes it takes about 8 seconds so you're not out of the woods yet!

Team Serrins Springfield said...

We have friends who used to never get a Verizon signal IN THEIR APARTMENT. They could get a signal in the car, on the elevator, on the porch. But not in their apartment. When we would see that commercial with the guy in the work-suit she would shout at the TV: "Come to my house!!!" Now they are on AT&T.

MereCat said...

Bless your heart. You do live in the sticks. No, seriously, Veriszon rocks. I have verizon phone and have for years. I tested it out absolutely everywhere as a flight attendant, and the commercial is simply true. You can use it ANYWHERE.

Glad you're out of the technical weeds. It's a good feeling isn't it? Now go download some Adam Ant "Stand and Deliver" and dance recklessly in your living room! Why? "Cause you can!

alison said...

I wish i had a laptop. Sigh. I'm glad you found a wireless provider.

Kate The Great said...

YEAH YOU!!! I am so happy for you...

Shelly Overlook said...

Welcome to the 1990's at least. It's a step in the right direction and I am SO happy for you!

Stephanie said...

A super improvement for sure!!