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    no they are talking about using the internet through someones WIFI network. If you have a laptop with a WIFI transmitter then you talk to someones computer who has a WIFI network. That WIFI network manages the data to the various laptops. The computer which host the network communicates with Verizon on one account. The security they talk about is the key that gets you onto the network. If the hotspot is open access then you don't need a key. If the hotspot is managed access then you need a key or password of some sort. I know enough to be dangerous.

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    Sounds like you could have a side business going!

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    Default Welcome to life in the DR

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip00 View Post
    It's very simple - with no COMPETITION they KNOW we need them more than they need us. What do you think would happen if the VERY LIFE of the company depended on them being competitive? Adapt to survive or PERISH! They don't care because they have no fear of perishing and besides they can charge 5 TIMES WHAT they charge in the states with a TENTH or less of the operating costs. RESULT obscene profits! What type of margins do you think these guys are operating on? They should put all the owners in jail and throw away the key. What they are doing is downright vulgar!
    Yes Verizon can be a pain in the butt. I have although won every augument that I have had with them. Even one where an installer removed a call-restrictor from my house in error while we were away (Sister-in-law allowed them in). Even had them calculate a refund for a 8 month period when I got over-charged, and another time when they under-charged on a cancellation and tried to collect from me (I had all the docs and they dropped the extra for the under charge).

    And I thought I was paying too much at $73 a month for VIP and DSL Chip (384 kbps speed).

    Maybe it helps not speaking Spanish sometimes.

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    Like I said, it isn't a biz I would want to do. But for someone else it might be a possibility...for a barrio it would have potential.

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    It is a great idea but physical distance and building material would be an issue.
    There is someone I know in the RD that actually ran a phone line from their place to the neighbours.

    I have been using WIFI for a few years and the modems may say 100' but rarely does it work at that distance.
    If you set it up near a window you are set.

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    Default We Have Started Begging Them To Cut Off Service

    Well they told us they would cut the service within 24 to 48 hours. We are past that now and service is still up...so we called them to request that they cut the service. We don't want them to charge us for another month of usage. Their reply...you will have to call back tomorrow. How does that song go...."you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
    How does that song go...."you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave".
    Too funny.
    That song's about Heroin addiction, not unlike Verizon service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
    Well they told us they would cut the service within 24 to 48 hours. We are past that now and service is still up....
    A friend of mine discontinued Verizon, but was still getting "Incoming" calls for months. Another "Only in the DR syndrone". He switched to Tricom phone and Internet service.

    PS: He had two lines, the Verizon line continued incoming call for months.

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    72 hours and counting...still have phone and internet. They say to give them 24 hours more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
    72 hours and counting...still have phone and internet. They say to give them 24 hours more.
    Re-read my previous post #14. It is happening to you. Go down to the office and complain NOW, before your next bill.

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