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Speakeasy giving away iPods to new customers

updated 02:00 pm EST, Sun March 7, 2004

Speakeasy iPod giveaway

DSL provider Speakeasy is to customers who sign up for a broadband package priced at $60 per month or more. Only 1,000 iPods are available and customers must agree to an 18 month contract (1.5/768 or 3.0/768 packages) or a 24 month contract (1.5/256 package) to receive the coupon good for an iPod at the Apple Store.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    60 per month or more?

    WTF: You would have to be an idiot to go for that.

    18 month minimum = 60 x 18 = 1080.00 $US

    My provider = 42 x 18 = 756

    Difference of $324 / From Apple $299 then add the tax..... hmmmm



    Big Deal! You are not getting anything for free. Nothing. Nada

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Narf

    Meh.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    save more with SBC

    at half the cost of SpeakEasy, and with a shorter contract, I don't know how they expect to get people to sign up. I guess they're aiming only at the very uninformed, which I hope is not that large of the market.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Explanation

    You get a static IP with Speakeasy, and they encourage you to run servers and such, and will support you doing so. They also include extras such as private gaming servers and such, and they will configure reverse DNS lookups and other hosting-type stuff.

    Compare to SBC's packages that offer static IP, and you will see Speakeasy stacks up fine. SBC is $64.95 for static with 1.5Mbps down, and they only give you 128 up. Speakeasy gives you 384 up.

    Do a little comparing before going off.

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    Re: Explanation

    I get cable internet through COX, for $40 a month and it's static IP.

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    Speakeasy Rules!

    I am a long time Speakeasy customer, and I couldn't be happier. They cost more than some other ISPs, but they treat their customers like adults. They let you do whaever you want with your connection (within reason) and they aren't afraid to tell you exactly what is going on if there are any network problems.

    I have a 768/768 connection with 5 dedicated IP addresses. I run my own web & mail servers, and have set-up webcams, game servers, and even streaming video servers on my connection. They have no problem at all with any of that. Many other providers don't even give you the static IP, let alone let you set-up numerous network servers on them.

    You can even set-up WiFi and share your connection with your neighbors! Try doing that with your local cable provider - their heads would explode!

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    Re: Explanation

    You're right. Jumping the gun was a rookie mistake.

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    re: COX

    i call bullsh!t, pal. no cable nor dsl package allows for static ip on their basic package. cable and dsl are always dynamic allocation. yes, if you rarely reboot your router or the computer, then it kinda "acts" like static ip, but it isn't. next time you log out/in, you have a new number. period. but hey, if you can point to the page on cox's web site that actually backs up your claim of $40 and static ip, i'll bite. otherwise, shut your pie hole. what's that? your pie hole? you know that hole? that hole you eat pie with? yeah. shut it.

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    c***?

    I live in a major metro area, approximately 8 miles from the world's largest supplier of insecure operating systems. I have Comcast cable internet which performs nicely at $45/month.

    All speakeasy can offer me is IDSL because of my distance from a telephone central office (>15,000 meters). IDSL is capped at 144 kbs and costs $90/month. Yeah, right.

    IMO, as long as DSL cannot overcome the archaic architecture of the copper telephone network, it will remain an also-ran next to cable.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Comcast here : Explanatio

    I was the first poster, I have a static IP, and $42 / month.

    3 megabit /Cable.

    pee off.

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