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Quick Tips When Choosing DSL Internet

Aug 18, 2007
Dsl Internet (digital subscriber line) technology uses copper phone wires to deliver data at high speeds to your pc/laptop. To get DSL, you'll need a phone line (your primary home phone line can work; you don't necessarily need a second line); a DSL modem, an Ethernet card and a company that's willing to sell the service to you at your current location.

Choosing a dsl internet service today is less complicated than you think. Simply search on-line for a broadband comparison site. By using a comparison site you are able to quickly locate dsl internet suppliers. Now you can quickly compare prices services offered and availability from one site. When you locate a supplier you are interested in do not sign up immediately got their website and use the list and table below as a check-list to assist you in matching a service to your needs

What To Look For in a Dsl Internet Service Supplier
*Ability to check dsl internet availability on-site by entering your phone number
*Free set-up (usually a disk with instructions)
*Look for dsl internet companies offering Freebies i.e. modem, web space, antiviral/anti spam software
*Do they have any customer testimonials on-site to give you an idea on the quality of service
*How much does it cost to call the dsl internet help desk and are they open 24/7
*Is there an address and policy given on-line to where you can quickly lodge a complaint or dissatisfaction with service
*What speeds do they offer and are there limits on your download and uploads

For those eager to have high speed dsl internet read on before you splash your cash and be sure you buy a service that fits what you will use it for. Many of us have a desire for high speed dsl. There are companies offering speeds up to 24 meg. Keep in mind that this will not be available in all areas and that each offer states up to that speed. The reason being speeds vary depending on your location to the telephone exchange,wiring in your home and the quality of your equipment such as router etc. etc.

If you are unsure about what speed you will need here are a few tips to assist you.
*Surfing the internet and using e-mail use 2MB
*Downloading music track, downloading/uploading and e-mailing photos - Use 4MB
*Downloading music albums, streaming video and TV - Use 8MB and upwards

If you are unsure on whether to select a dsl internet service that caps internet usage lets take a look at a typical limits and see exactly what you can do with it. This is important to examine as the money you spend should be used cost effectively to get you a service that fits your needs and your budget.

Monthly Data Usage Examples
*1MG Allowance- Surf 4 hours daily, 15 weekly emails with attachments, 100 weekly emails, 10 media downloads weekly
*3MG Allowance- surf 12 hours daily, 45 weekly emails with attachments, 300 weekly emails, 30 media downloads weekly
*6MG Allowance- surf 24 hours daily, 90 weekly emails with attachments, 600 weekly emails, 60 media downloads weekly
*9MG Allowance- surf 24 hours daily, 135 weekly emails with attachments, 900 weekly emails, 90 media downloads weekly

As you can see you do not need to always pay for packages offering unlimited access. You can do quite a lot with the most basic allowance. Just be sure to check what they charge for each extra MG you use.

Now choosing a dsl internet service should be streamlined and hassle free. Use an on-line service to locate providers, check availability, services offered and prices. When you have refined your search, visit each site and use the lists above to assist you in selecting a dsl internet provider and level of service to suit your needs and budget.
About the Author
Mary Aldoseri runs several websites and blogs in the telecoms industry. For great hints and tips and to keep updated visit local phone service site
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