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Why do I have to take LINE RENTAL

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Why do I have to take LINE RENTAL


    Hi there

    I see all sorts of nice tempting packages for switching ISP's etc -- but if you actually add the stupid LINE RENTAL charges into the mix the value isn't anything like as good as what looks on offer in the first place.

    With a decent 4G mobile service I DO NOT NEED any fixed line whatsoever -- and on Fibre-optic cable which isn't using your old phone land line connection why on earth do I have to have LINE RENTAL.

    I can understand if you are one of those who still has to use a splitter on a normal phone line for your broadband but surely with Fibre optic direct cable you shouldn't have to take out Line rental at all.

    I must have only used my house phone probably about TWO times in the last year. - It seems that this SCAM is universal -- everywhere I've been they insist on "Line Rental;" as part of the package.

    The only way to avoid this as far as I can see is to use a Satellite system - but then the catch is the discounts are nothing like the packages on offer via CABLE.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #2


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    A little context might be nice - Here in Canada only Teksavvy doesn't hide/bundle in the price of the line rental for DSL, plus I'm quire sure your prices and connection quality is difficult to compare to Canadian/American internet.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I use a cable internet service from Comcast {Cable TV company}.{Cable modem}
    Soon to be upgraded free to double my present speed{22} to about 44Mbs/second with a free wireless modem.
    I'm paying for 6 Mbs/second. 22 is my actual speed{about}.

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    I haven't used a land-line telephone for many years. {Cell Phones now}

    Do they have cable tv in Iceland ?
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  4. #4


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    "There is Gas in the caves " !!!!!
    This is one of the main providers - fibre optic cable -- obviously only in main urban areas (around the coast).

    Inland the 3 and 4G networks provide decent coverage.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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