I’m interested in changing internet providers. Currently I’m using Comcast cable priced at $46 per month, which includes a discount because we have Comcast for cable tv (normally $61). I’m looking at maybe your AT&T Yahoo DSL Pro for $24.99. What would it entail to get hooked up?
- Jasmine, April 2, 2007 (name changed for privacy)
Hi Jasmine, Comcast at your discounted $46 per month does seem a bit high compared to other high speed internet services like AT&T Yahoo Pro DSL. I used Comcast in the past in Connecticut, and loved the 3 Mbps offered by Comcast cable at the time. Now Comcast cable high speed internet offers connection speeds up to 12 Mbps in some areas, which is pretty tough to beat. So remember that while you are comparing prices of different high speed internet services, you will always pay a higher monthly rate for more speed.
How much speed do you need? AT&T Yahoo DSL Pro is just great for most internet users at 3.0 Mbps. A savings to you of $46 – $25 or roughly $21 per month. This month you’ll get two months free a $50 value and no contract is required. The only down side to the current AT&T Yahoo DSL high speed internet deal is the required DSL modem purchase. Two options are available priced at $49.99 for basic and $79.99 for the AT&T Yahoo DSL wireless modem, a one time charge. In essence, your getting 2 free months ($46 x 2 = $92 saved vs Comcast Cable) but paying for the new AT&T Yahoo DSL modem which lowers your up front savings by $50 or $80. That monthly $21 savings still makes the overall high speed internet deal worth while for you.
Getting hooked up to AT&T Yahoo DSL internet is no more difficult then setting up a dial up internet service connection. For some that’s tough to do, but if you have ever set up a new printer, web cam or dial up internet connection in the past, I’d suggest that you give the self installation kit a try. Take a look at a recent AT&T Yahoo DSL self installation I did recently by following the link.
After thoughts: If you’re struggling to decide between the $49.99 basic or the $79.99 wireless AT&T Yahoo DSL modem, read our article titled Wireless Home Network Setup Expand Your Home Office Into Your Living Room.
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