Yesterday, when I was so frustrated with the internet and phone situation, a reader, Angie, write that her son had experienced the same issues and he had purchased something called WeBoost. It was pretty expensive and not a decision I was going to make on my own so I told Vince about it at lunch. He did some research, called the company and talked to several folks there and . . we have a WeBoost system that should arrive on Monday or Tuesday. Probably while Chad is here, they’ll get it installed. This could mean I will be able to use my cell phone while at home. I’m so hopeful. Thank you, Angie, for telling me about it and thank you all for the suggestions you make. I’m often not even aware of thing that are available and you all share so much with me.
Second, Vince was a aggravated about the internet as I was so he called the company that has a booster (or something) on a neighbor’s tall pole and they came out and installed their internet here this morning. The guy who came was super nice and seems very knowledgeable. Right now they don’t have many customers in our area but he said if it gets congested and the speed slows down, for about $200/month, they can put a dedicated “whatever” on the neighbor’s tower and we’ll have our own internet that we don’t have to share with anyone. We may check with another neighbor and see if they want to go in with us so we’d each be spending $100/month (which is less than we’re spending now since we have 2 services again) and we would have all the internet we need . . in theory.
I had to laugh . . the internet installer showed up in a truck with no markings at all. I love the truck and wish I could talk Vince into getting one of those.
Speaking of vehicles, yesterday my neighbor came over. We cut through the woods to get to each other’s house and she came in her RTV. She hadn’t been here long and I heard some noise outside and her husband had come over on his tractor. I had to laugh . . their RTV and tractor were parked in my driveway. I said “I love how neighbors visit around here!”
Life is good . . I have backup internet and soon I may have a cell phone I can use inside the house.
WOOHOO!! At least there’s some hope now where before there was next to none!! HA
Remember when we had no internet, and the phone service was shared???
How times have changed. not complaining though really just reminiscing.
Judy my brother lives way out in the country and had little to no cell service most of the time. His wife died recently and we were so worried about him being out there alone so my sister and I bought a booster for him. It’s amazing at how well it works! I’m hoping the same will be true for you. blessings, marlene
Another case of individually we don’t know much, but all together? We know everything! =) I’m so glad there’s hope for you. That’s the best way to visit.
Rebecca in SoCal says
With all the information you give us, it’s only fair that you receive some!
I have cable internet that I take for granted, but Friday evenings can be spotty. Apparently too many people are kicking off their weekend on-line. Doesn’t anybody go out anymore?
Denise in PA says
So glad your internet and phone problems seem to be getting fixed! I know how frustrating it is! While we don’t have anywhere near the issues you are, our cable wifi didn’t work more than it did and I was going nuts – annoyed at how much we were paying for it not to work most of the time and not knowing what to do about it. Moving our modem into the hallway seems to have helped significantly (why I have no idea). Ugh, I hate dealing with technology that doesn’t work the way it should when it costs so much!
One of the joys of blogging is having things read by someone with a solution. There is always someone out there who has the knowledge that’s willing to share. Congrats on your solution. I can’t imagine life without internet anymore! LOL!
kimkomando.com (ithink) has a technology radio call in show which i have listened to off and on. i recall her giving the correct wording to use when talking to your provider, iy’s probably on her website somewhere. basically it is the fact that you are paying them for a service you are nit receiving and in order for you to get what you are paying for it is up to them to supply the additional necessary equipment AT NO CHARGE. it may take mote than one phone call anf you have to get bumped up to domeone who has the authority to do it, but in the longrun you get better service with no additional charge.