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03-05-2012, 11:11 AM #1
DSL router for Qwest (Century Link): questions
They just started offering DSL in my little town. When the salesman called and offered a promo deal for a year, I impulsively jumped. I have never had anything other than dial-up.
When he asked if I wanted to rent or buy my modem, I asked if I could get my own elsewhere. He said yes, so being a compulsive DIY guy, I told him I would do that. I didn't know that I had to get one that is made to match the provider. They recommended two models for my service. I have found some negative reviews of them (and of the quest service itself).
It looks like I might be better off getting it from them. Am I making this too complicated? What works for you? Is there anywhere I can read up on how to make some good decisions?I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone
03-05-2012, 12:25 PM #2
When my DSL modem failed, Qworst told me it would be 120$ and 3 business days before it arrived. I balked at that - I could not have 3 days of downtime. I went to the local thrift store and what did i find on the first electronics shelf i went to? A DSL modem for $3!
Now, if it's brand new in your town, then you might not have ample supply of leftovers/old modems at the store and you may have to work a bit harder to get one.
You could try CL:
or ebay, etc....
03-05-2012, 12:44 PM #3
I have a 2wire one that you can have... It was used on ATT DSL in the Bay Area, pretty sure I have the orig. box and everything... yours for shipping if it'll work. I'll check the model # when I get home so you can do some homework...... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...
03-05-2012, 02:22 PM #4
jfost, that is a kind offer. I have been led to believe that I can only use a unit that is keyed to my particular provider.
I am not asking how to get a router for cheap.
I want to make an informed decision and get a unit that will work well for a long time.
I would like to hear from people who use Qwest/Century Link.I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone
03-05-2012, 03:51 PM #5
Qwest/Century Link sucks. Unless you have absolutely no other option, and maybe even then, I would not do business with them. They're great as long as everything's working fine and they're getting your money, but if there's a problem, then it's fuck you.
Good luck if you go with them.Decent people shouldn't live here...they'd be happier somewhere else.
03-05-2012, 03:57 PM #6
you could try telling them you wont sign up unless they give you the router - or maybe offer a 2yr contract for a "free" router... Dish network has no equipment charges IIRC, so you could hold that against 'em...
don't let them forget that YOU hold the cards in this deal. You are about to sign up for $30/month for at least 12months + increase their advert subscriber base by 1 person, so they owe you a router IMHO.
Last edited by jfost; 03-05-2012 at 04:13 PM.... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...