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Poll: What is your monthly cost for Internet connection (in US dollars)?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "What is your monthly cost for Internet connection (in US dollars)?".

This poll was originally submitted by Lubain Masum

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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
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Free Apr 6, 2009

I answered "less than $10", but I actually use a free high-speed public WiFi connection that is available here. However, I also maintain a dial-up service for $15 a month because it enables me to keep my base e-mail address, remain connected when I change location where no free WiFi is available, and for infrequent occasions when for one reason or another the free WiFi is not working.

Not bad, I guess, compared to other places.


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Anne Carnot  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 00:23
Member (2009)
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39$ Apr 6, 2009

39$, but it's a package deal that includes internet access, telephone and television...


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Marcelo Silveyra
United States
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$46 Apr 6, 2009

And I'm thinking of setting up an auxiliary DSL line just in case (I think that would run me about $26 a month total, but I haven't really checked)...

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Miroslav Jeftic  Identity Verified
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Speed? Apr 6, 2009

Nobody is mentioning the speed/bandwidth? I'm currently paying 32$ for 192/2048 dsl connection.

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Andrea Riffo  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 20:23
English to Spanish
$40-$50 Apr 6, 2009

Depending on the exchange rate

The whole package deal (internet+cable+phone line) adds up to approx. $120/month.

Greetings
Andrea


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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 21:23
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Package Apr 6, 2009

Miroslav Jeftic wrote:
Nobody is mentioning the speed/bandwidth?


My cable access to the Internet is bundled in a package that includes premium digital cable TV plus one VOIP phone. The part corresponding to the 3 MBPS access to the Internet costs US$ 35/month.

I also pay USD 23/month for hosting my web site, which includes four relatively large capacity POP3 e-mail accounts. (I could have up to 20 accounts.)

Finally, I spend USD 5/month (using the yearly rate) for a no-limit IMAP e-mail service. Messages there get automatically deleted after one year. If I wanted them kept forever it would cost me USD 15/month.


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Noni Gilbert
Spain
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Packages Apr 6, 2009

Yes, my deal (~48$) includes wifi for four connections at a time, all national calls to "normal" numbers, and 1000 mins of international calls to a select (but appropriate) number of foreign climes. Bandwith is fast enough for our needs... Very difficult to compare, although there are websites which do this for you.

How many people, I wonder, actually only pay for what they were looking for. I'm happy with my deal, largely because of myself and colleagues being able to chat with friends and family abroad (and I know we could do this on Skype, but my secretary certainly can't master the technology), but so often I find that I am offered deals which offer "components" that I really don't need. This is particularly true for everything connected with telephony and IT. Marketing, huh?!


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M Helena Ayala
United States
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$38.24 for 15 MBPS Apr 6, 2009

and I need to pay the bill today. Thanks for reminding me!

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Marta Brambilla  Identity Verified
Switzerland
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free Apr 6, 2009

Actually, my contract includes a mobile phone, the phone at home and an ADSL connection, but having all at the same provider, I have the ADSL for free ....

that's it !!!

Ciao
Marta


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Sebastian Witte  Identity Verified
Germany
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German to English
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I'm with Arcor Apr 6, 2009

My deal: US$ 39 for a DSL flat rate (6000/640 kbps), home phone (sadly, with no flat rate included but as I get 100 minutes as part of my cellular subscription that's alright with me), ISDN (3 lines). I think the value is just average, yet I'm gonna keep it (I'm gonna have to for quite some time for contractual reasons...).

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Noni Gilbert
Spain
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That's not free! Apr 6, 2009

Mbrambilla wrote:

Actually, my contract includes a mobile phone, the phone at home and an ADSL connection, but having all at the same provider, I have the ADSL for free ....

that's it !!!

Ciao
Marta


I always expostulate when people offer me "free extras" in a deal (oh I'll throw in this for free). Of course you're paying for it. They've calculated the cost in with the cost of the other items! I would only begin to look at it as free if I had already been paying the monthly rate and they then added on a new service at no extra charge. And even then I'd presume that their costs had gone down or that their rivals were offering a better deal! Suspicious ungrateful hag that I am.... (This is also why I always get so infuriated when banks try to give me crockery - reduce my mortgage rate for goodness sake!)


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JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
Puerto Rico
Local time: 19:23
Member (2005)
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Almost $80 (special circumstances) Apr 6, 2009

I have to pay for two separate services. I pay $15 for dialup at home, and $62.84 for a wireless card service (AT&T) elsewhere.

Where I live, there is no wireless reception of any sort (no cell phone, either), and there is no cable service. Satellite service here in the windy, rainy "mountains" of Puerto Rico goes out too often to be bearable, and DSL service is not available on our phone line.


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Paulo Celestino Guimaraes  Identity Verified
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Package: Internet cost in Brazil, Sao Paulo Apr 6, 2009

José Henrique Lamensdorf wrote: My cable access to the Internet is bundled in a package that includes premium digital cable TV plus one VOIP phone. The part corresponding to the 3 MBPS access to the Internet costs US$ 35/month.

Apparently we don't live in same planet/ country-state..I also live in Brazil and also in São Paulo, and guess what, I pay 60 US$ or exactly 135,04 Reais for this part corresponding also in my case to 3 MBPS acess....so it would be great if you inform where I can find a 3 MBPS acess for US$ 35/month here in São Paulo!!!!


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Daniel Marcu
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~10$ Apr 6, 2009

Romania - Bucharest
12.5$ at current exchange rate (just for the internet part)
50 Mb/s within my network (6.25 MB/s but i reached 9MB/s on torrents)
10 Mb/s on the Internet (1.25 MB/s)


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