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    Osprey101
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    My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  Osprey101 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:20 pm

    Hey Guys,

    We had a major thunder and lightning storm last night.
    The tower that broadcasts my internet took several direct lightning hits, destroying all of the ISP's equipment.
    They are a very small company and can't afford to replace $7000.00 worth of equipment.
    That means I will be without internet until we get a new ISP and get hooked up.
    Not sure how long this will take.
    If you get desperate to talk to me, Freddie has my phone number.

    Kiss the fucking bunny.

    Yes Ken, another GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENT! If you have issues with that, read the previous line. Smile

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  vpmaster2004 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:11 am

    Man, that sucks! I just recovered my internet connection.

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  Rascal on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:53 am

    Good luck Opie!

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  Smakx on Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:59 pm

    That suck's Osprey, hope you get a new ISP soon.

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  Bob5453 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:06 am

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..............

    Come back Shane!

    I bet that's the first time you ever heard that. Smile

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  Elton on Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:36 am

    Damn man. That plain sucks big time.

    Hope you get a new ISP before 2013 Wink

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    News Flash: Update - Operation Osprey

    Post  Smakx on Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:13 pm

    News Flash: Update - Operation Osprey

    According to sources inside the community, Osprey may be getting internet next monday, signalling his triumphant return.

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  wildman on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:01 am

    cheers2

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    Official Conformation: The miraculous and triumphant return of Osprey:

    Post  Smakx on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:25 am

    Official Conformation: The miraculous and triumphant return of Osprey:

    The rumors you have heard are true, the illustrious Osprey has been reconnected to the interwebs. All of the animal porn sites are running slow today.....



    Edit:

    It feel that its important that I report that there was also an incident ALREADY involving his cam and some controversial materials that displayed in the background, in the BBB. Thankfully I seem to be the only one who noticed this, very thankfully, i mean thanks a lot Smile Good o have you back, and Osprey too!

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  Osprey101 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:43 am

    Back in action!
    I was sitting here tonight, watching a movie on the wife's computer, and all of a sudden, the internet came back up!
    So it seems my little ISP has repaired the damage. The thing is, I have Frontier coming tomorrow to hook up DSL.
    So now do I keep my previous service, or switch to DSL.
    Pro's - Faster service for the same price (about 50% faster); my current system is a pain because the dish that receives it is on my landlords house. I know he uses it and, if there are issues with the unit and it needs to be reset, I have to call him.
    Cons - My current ISP is super cool about being late on payments. SUPER COOL, as in, they will stop by my job and say "Hey, you are on the dead beat list. You are 4 months behind. I don't need it now, but, you need to get a little more caught up."
    I like that they are so cool and, for the most part, the speed we are at, works. But the faster speed, plus the fact my landlord can't jack my connection, makes the DSL tempting.

    Any thoughts?

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  wildman on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:25 am

    WB Opie.....DSL man go for it ....Time to upgrade cheers2

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  DeeGor on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:54 am

    Sorry, a little late to this thread, but I'll chime in anyway.

    As awesome as it would be to have a more reliable connection. The flexibility of paying them when you can would sway my vote in favor of them if money is super tight. I guess it also depends if the current provider rapes you on the late fees.

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  Osprey101 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:21 pm

    DeeGor wrote:Sorry, a little late to this thread, but I'll chime in anyway.

    As awesome as it would be to have a more reliable connection. The flexibility of paying them when you can would sway my vote in favor of them if money is super tight. I guess it also depends if the current provider rapes you on the late fees.

    No late fees are ever charged and I can be 6 months behind. lol

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    Re: My Internet is down and I need a new ISP

    Post  Rascal on Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:11 am

    Yeah, but if another old man on the treadmill that generates the power dies, I fear they won't be able to get back up and running as fast  as Frontier can. Frontier can clone old men on treadmills and has a stock of them just waiting to be installed.

    EDIT: And because of a bunch of dead beat customers that think it's ok to be late 6 months on their payments, the old guys on treadmills are dying of stavation and it won't be long before nobody in the company will get food.

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