Mar 12, 2005, 9:26 PM
Post #13 of 13
As it happens, I'm in the midst of trying to get a Lingo account to work. I get a dial tone but it always, without fail, rings busy.
I'm in Mexico City with a 256 Prodigy Infinitum account. At least five other friends have the same and have managed to get a Vonage account running well. One had had problems.
Infinitum does have a problem with low upload speeds. They are often 50 to 100. Download generally has been running at 200 or above.
I'm still trying to figure out if I can get this to work under the current service, or if I'll have to ask for a faster line, or what. That does erode the attraction of a low-cost phone service, however.
Some of the rival ADSL services tend to be repackaged Telmex-Prodigy services without the wireless-Sanborns abilities.
Has anybody tried Ego, the regional wireless or the like? I'd thought of that, but their service area is remarkably limited even in Mexico City. I live in Condesa and am just on the outskirts of their service.
I don't get Cablevision -- had some bad experiences with their administrative competence previously (they sent me four or five assured installation dates -- and distributed promotional fliers -- in a region of Mexico City they would not serve for months or years, for example). And I've heard that cable throughput tends to wobble even more than does that of ADSL.