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Markam 12-05-2018 04:55 PM

Century Link Internet Speed Upgrade
 
I have had Century Link 25 mbps service but needed more, so I just called them and found out I can now get 80 mbps service for $45 - just for the asking.

Wish they would have provided this upgrade without me having to inquire about it.

I called 888-723-8010 and followed the prompts to get to a person.

Good luck.

ureout 12-05-2018 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Markam (Post 1605165)
I have had Century Link 25 mbps service but needed more, so I just called them and found out I can now get 80 mbps service for $45 - just for the asking.

Wish they would have provided this upgrade without me having to inquire about it.

I called 888-723-8010 and followed the prompts to get to a person.

Good luck.

yes, I've had the 80 mbps for $45 for about 10 months and it stays the same price for life.. had to sign up for autopay also

bob47 12-05-2018 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ureout (Post 1605178)
yes, I've had the 80 mbps for $45 for about 10 months and it stays the same price for life.. had to sign up for autopay also

It sounds like you are only buying internet from CenturyLink. Do you use some kind of VOIP for phone? If so, how is that working? Is 80 mbps fast enough to stream television?

Thanks.

Cajulian 12-05-2018 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by bob47 (Post 1605261)
It sounds like you are only buying internet from CenturyLink. Do you use some kind of VOIP for phone? If so, how is that working? Is 80 mbps fast enough to stream television?

Thanks.

I have been streaming content using Roku and PlayStation Vue for the past 2 years using CenturyLinks 25 MBPS service. No problems with buffering. I also have an Over the Air antenna in my attic and get all broadcast Networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS) also as well as in my streaming package. Streaming will work well between 15 and 20 Mbps.

biker1 12-05-2018 11:39 PM

Streaming Hi-Def (1080p) consumes about 5 megabits per second of bandwidth. 4K (2160p) consumes about 20 megabit per second of bandwidth. We used to stream Netflix Hi-Def to 2 separate TVs with a 10 megabit per second download service. Regardless, some of the streaming services, such as Netflix, are adaptive; they will adjust the resolution downward to match the available bandwidth so there aren't any buffering delays. I suspect most people pay for more internet bandwidth than they really need. Webpages with lots of graphics may load perceptively faster with a higher bandwidth service. I now have 40 megabits per second download from CenturyLink (it hits a sweet spot in their pricing at $35 per month) and it is more than sufficient and I used to move around 50 gigabyte tarballs for work.

There are several VoIP services available. We have used Ooma for several years and have been happy with it.

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Originally Posted by bob47 (Post 1605261)
It sounds like you are only buying internet from CenturyLink. Do you use some kind of VOIP for phone? If so, how is that working? Is 80 mbps fast enough to stream television?

Thanks.


ureout 12-06-2018 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bob47 (Post 1605261)
It sounds like you are only buying internet from CenturyLink. Do you use some kind of VOIP for phone? If so, how is that working? Is 80 mbps fast enough to stream television?

Thanks.

yes just internet
I haven't had a home phone for 5 yrs just a cell phone..and yes able to stream with no problem

bob47 12-06-2018 08:05 AM

Very helpful answers. Thank you all.

tophcfa 12-06-2018 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by bob47 (Post 1605312)
Very helpful answers. Thank you all.

Agree, very helpful. Going to look into getting the service with flat rate for life.

leftyf 12-07-2018 09:55 AM

We did the upgrade a couple of months ago and it really helped, no more buffering during a movie.

papasetti82 12-07-2018 02:31 PM

Antenna
 
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Originally Posted by Cajulian (Post 1605273)
I have been streaming content using Roku and PlayStation Vue for the past 2 years using CenturyLinks 25 MBPS service. No problems with buffering. I also have an Over the Air antenna in my attic and get all broadcast Networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS) also as well as in my streaming package. Streaming will work well between 15 and 20 Mbps.

What kind of antenna? Thanks


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