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This. Most of my family lives in France and the Internet is awesome. Not only are faster speeds much cheaper, but there are no quotas and all the popular service providers have nation-wide hotspots bundled in so you can can connect basically wherever with your username and password.

Nothing amazing for me, 8Mbps download, about 1Mbps upload for 30€ a month (about $40).
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I think the point a lot of people is missing is that this is just deep integration with the SkyDrive cloud. You can still choose not to connect a Windows Live account and therefore not even use SkyDrive. SkyDrive will simply allow you an easier way to upload files to the web and set them for Private, Individual, or Public access. Uploading to SkyDrive is not a requirement, it's an added feature.

Much like on Windows Phone 7. All my pictures and office documents are still kept on my phone, they get synced to my desktop when I plug my phone in, and I have the "option" to have each picture automatically uploaded to SkyDrive when I take it, and from my phone, I can also choose to have the picture available for public access via a URL I can send or use on forums.
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I perfer US over other places when it comes to Internet speed lol. Doesn't Canada have terrible speeds / price?

I live in Canada (québec) and the fastest non commercial internet line is 30mbps and cost around 50$/month with a 120gb download limit. My LTE SGSII cost 70$/month with a 6gb data plan =(

But hey I can get a beautiful house for 250k here in Quebec ... the same house in France, will cost like mmmm 1Million EURO!!! lol tongue.gif
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I perfer US over other places when it comes to Internet speed lol. Doesn't Canada have terrible speeds / price?

I live in Canada (québec) and the fastest non commercial internet line is 30mbps and cost around 50$/month with a 120gb download limit.

I'm on a 20 mbit down / 2 mbit up cable line with no caps for $60/month. I do get full advertised speeds all the time though unlike some other lines that are less $/mbit but almost never reach advertised speeds.
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I'm on a 20 mbit down / 2 mbit up cable line with no caps for $60/month. I do get full advertised speeds all the time though unlike some other lines that are less $/mbit but almost never reach advertised speeds.

Meh you know it really depend on the server ur downloading from, I downloaded World of Warcraft recently (from Blizzard's server obviously) I was DLing at a constant 4MB /s and then I download Vindictus from Nexon.. it was dling around 1MB /s.
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I'm on a 20 mbit down / 2 mbit up cable line with no caps for $60/month. I do get full advertised speeds all the time though unlike some other lines that are less $/mbit but almost never reach advertised speeds.

Meh you know it really depend on the server ur downloading from, I downloaded World of Warcraft recently (from Blizzard's server obviously) I was DLing at a constant 4MB /s and then I download Vindictus from Nexon.. it was dling around 1MB /s.

Absolutely correct, but what I'm saying is I can test my connection at any given time to Speedtest.net, or from a well known popular torrent and I always get max speeds. Some connections drop to half their rated speed during peak times and barely reach 90% of rated speeds even for burst downloading.

There is also the issue of some ISP's throttling bandwidth as you approach and/or exceed a set cap.
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I live in Canada (québec) and the fastest non commercial internet line is 30mbps and cost around 50$/month with a 120gb download limit. My LTE SGSII cost 70$/month with a 6gb data plan =(
But hey I can get a beautiful house for 250k here in Quebec ... the same house in France, will cost like mmmm 1Million EURO!!! lol tongue.gif
Not bad, got my house FHA for 52.3K$ (though we are in a down market right now) biggrin.gif
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I'm on a 20 mbit down / 2 mbit up cable line with no caps for $60/month. I do get full advertised speeds all the time though unlike some other lines that are less $/mbit but almost never reach advertised speeds.

WOW, that's pretty good. I have Brighthouse and get 10mb/1mb down/up respectively for 50$ a month contractless. I also get full advertised speeds which is 1.25MB or so. smile.gif No cap as well, I regularly do from 200-600GB a month, sometimes more. biggrin.gif Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo data! biggrin.gif
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Nothing amazing for me, 8Mbps download, about 1Mbps upload for 30€ a month (about $40).

Currently using a 100 mbps connection with free IPTV and unlimited cap (haven't seen any limited plans yet) for 10€ ($14) / month + got a free wifi router (300 mbps n standard) as a gift for signing 24 months contract.
Edited by Kauke - 2/21/12 at 7:28am
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And why are you so ignorant? Skydrive has been available since 2007, this is the deep integration we are talking about,

I know, deep integration. Skydrive is really powerful, you can drag and drop moustaches on pictures of people.
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Correction: US providers Internet speed is horrible while Europeans enjoy 10 mbps connection at $20 / month.

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