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Originally Posted by [xPt]FLuX View Post
wow, now wait til you see the prices in south africa...
$115 for a 4mb uncapped account that barely ever runs at full speed (shaped)
This
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post #132 of 181
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Originally Posted by carayan View Post

lol, and the americans are complaining about value.
OMG this they complain about 250 caps lol

its like $30 for 40GB cap here haha

they actually have no idea.
post #133 of 181
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Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
At least you guys get cheap, uncapped net compared to us :/
You live in South Africa what you expect

Here is mine From Sydney Australia paying $49.99 a month for 200gig cap. (ADSL2+)


Edited by Benny99 - 3/7/11 at 8:12am
post #134 of 181
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Originally Posted by thealex132 View Post
This
Again you live in South Africa nuff said.
Edited by Benny99 - 3/7/11 at 8:11am
post #135 of 181
reminds me of.... downloading 1hr of p0rn in 20seconds... heheh :x
post #136 of 181
didnt read through the whole thread, but i noticed the source has some bad info....1gb/s internet is offered in the US where i live..


www.epbfi.com

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Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post
Fiber optics here.

20 Mbits subscribed, usually get more, like this, for example:



Oh, and take a look at the ping. Can anybody get better than this ?
yes, i can

55 bucks a month gets me this


i get 50-60mb/s upload as well, just not showing it on that test. the speed test through the ISP shows it, and i actually get it using FTP from my home to my office.
Edited by retrogreq - 3/7/11 at 8:46am
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I lol at the South Africans in the 1st few posts (While I sit in SA using an EDGE connection to browse the net )

I wish other countries could learn from this set example on how internet can be CHEAP and FAST!, even though I wouldn't know what to do with a gig connection
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post #138 of 181
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Originally Posted by Hyoketsu View Post
Huuuuh. I always thought the USA had some of the fastest speeds... I guess that was just prejudice. Seems kind of weird, though.

Here in Lithuania we can get speeds up to 200Mbit (soon-to-be 300Mbit) from the main ISPs and we pay... errrr... currency conversion applied... 40$/month (though with the average wage, it actually feels ~100$-ish). Now really, USA, surely you can do better than that!
And your country is smaller than my town
Kidding aside, truth be told, its easier for smaller countries to set up infrastructure.
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$115 for 4mbs?!?!
And to think I felt like I was getting ripped off for paying $50 for 25mbs.
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$115 for 4mbs?!?!
And to think I felt like I was getting ripped off for paying $50 for 25mbs.
The cost to have internet in SA is scary

I'd kill for that connection
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