Cheap but good home internets? NetZero? FreedomPop? Something else?
June 4, 2013 7:23 PM Subscribe
I currently have Comcast cable internet at home. I hate Comcast. I'm curious about these newfangled internet delivery systems including Netzero, FreedomPop and - is there anything else?
posted by fieldtrip to computers & internet (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to hear about your experience or if you know of any articles comparing NetZero, FreedomPop or any other cheap internet option to the regular broadband options of DSL and cable. (I've done my own googling but all I can find seems like PR pieces.) I have had Comcast cable and Qwest DSL alternately for years. Neither one has impressed me and the current cable internet that I've had for years sometimes has just horrid speeds -- I've talked to Comcast ad nauseum and they've even sent a tech out but nothing improves.
Important considerations in order of importance: no contract, price, speed. I currently have Economy Plus from Comcast which costs $40/mo for "up to" 3 Mbps down. I also pay $7/mo for a modem rental. Like everyone else, I would like to pay less and get more.
I can't tell what the NetZero 4G Broadband speeds are - does anyone know? But, I like their pricing of $20 for 2GB and $50 for the hotspot device. I'm not sure if 2GB is enough but all I do is surf the internet - very few videos, no gaming. FreedomPop advertises its "Fastest 8x Speed" gets up to 8 Mbps down and costs $19/mo for 10GB/mo. The modem/router, FreedomHub Burst, costs $90.
Does anyone have either of these services? Do you get good speeds - are you happy with the service? I will just be using this at home and, based on the coverage maps, I should be okay.
Anything else I should be considering? I'm in Denver, Colorado if it matters. Thanks