2015-02-19 00:58:56 UTC
able to live with the marginal service that EarthLink has been providing us
but our need for speed and reliability is increasing while EarthLink's
service has seemingly been declining. It is getting too frustrating.
I've read good things about Sonic for years both here on ba.internet and
other places. I'm not too concerned about the service we will get from them.
I am concerned about how to transition our service. I'm primarily concerned
that almost all our on-line accounts are based on our EarthLink email
account. And all our contacts (friends, family, clients, businesses) only
have our EarthLink email addresses. I don't know if it will be practical for
us to contact all of them before the switch over to let them know our new
email address. We plan to subscribe to an EarthLink email only account for
several months ($8/month for 3 email addresses) after we switch so that we
pick up any email from contacts that we missed informing.
This is why we've been reluctant to switch providers. It will be a lot of
How do I time the start of the DSL service from Sonic, time the termination
of DSL service from EarthLink and time the start of the temporary email only
account from EarthLink?
Any tips from those who've switched ISPs?