On 3/30/2016 5:24 PM, poldy wrote:
Post by poldy
I just checked my address for the first time in a long time. It never
showed availability for years but now they say 50 Mbps for FTTNx2 for
$76 a month.
When I had Sonic it was DSL only, and very slow. Then they stopped
offering new service in my neighborhood. Now it's back with the FTTNx2.
Same as you got, $76/month plus taxes and fees. And the thing that
really ups the taxes and fees is the landline,
The way they justify charging so much is that they are assigning a value
to the landline service that is way too high. How many people are paying
$30+ to AT&T or Comcast anymore? Either they have no landline at all, or
they have something like Ooma, or one of the other low-cost (or free)
There are still some nice things about Sonic. They include VPN, which
now I pay extra for each year. They include a second phone number as a
FAX line and handle outgoing FAX as well. Their international rates are
But they need to get that 50Mb/s service down to $40 or $50 per month
and drop the requirement for voice service since it causes such high
taxes and fees to be assessed. With Google Voice the only cost is paying
for E911 service through a third party ($15 per year).
I _really_ like Google Voice as a "landline." With their call-screening
feature, the junk home phone calls are gone. With my prior service, even
though they did junk call filtering, and you could add numbers to the
blacklist, a lot of calls got through because the junk callers spoof the
Caller ID and keep changing the numbers they use. Also, it could take a
ring or two before their filtering system terminated the call so I'd get
a lot of calls with one or two rings.