Yes, after all this time, finaly things are geting better.
I know 1mb is nothing for most of you in the rest of the world,
but as I mentioned some time ago, here in mexico we are far behind when it comes
to internet service.
We only have two main providers, one via the Phone company, and the other via Cable company,
and the top consumer speeds were 512kbps at $360 pesos ($35 US Dlls /month),
and of course there are higher speeds up to 4Mb or whatever, but the prices are
far out of the avarage users range.
Well, all this lasted for a very, very long time, untill a couple of weeks ago.
It turns out that, for whatever reason, the Phone company decided to do a major upgrade to theyre internet service,
so instead of geting 512 now you get 1024kbps,
and for the same price you where paying.
So I, having internet with the Cable company, felt stuck, I wanted out...
I imediatly called the guys at Prodigy (thats the internet service from the phone company),
but the bastards keept me in the line for more than 15 minutes without any answer, Im not liying.
So that's all it took to decide that it would be wise to wait, to give it time and see how all this turned out.
In the mean time, the days that followed, a few people I know actually did the switch, and so far they havent complained...
still, I have the feeling they aren't telling me everything.
But then !
since a couple of days ago, I started noticing that my internet surfing,
and every single download was taking too freaking long, I even thougt there was something wrong
with my system configuration.
So today I found out the reason for this was that the Cable company (my current ISP),
was also making the upgrade !
and Im now downloading at crazy speeds !!, well, at least more than double
what I used to.
So now my Internet conection is 1300kbps at $35 US Dlls.
That's even a little higher than the other provider.
So now Im so happy I was loyal to my Cable provider .
I mean, the service has been great for more than a year now, not a single downtime in all this time, no need for tech suppor,
and now, they reapay us with this.
So I just felt like telling you about it guys.