Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bye Bye Comcast; Hello Verizon

Well after six months of Comcast, they are no longer offering the 19.95/m rate and are bumping me up to the 57.95 package (I do not have any cable TV). I said no thanks and switched to verizon.
Even though I had an bad experience way back here, this time the price won out (34.99 vs. 57.95) So I prepared myself for an ugly setup and major headaches. Boy was I surprised.

When I first went to the online sign up, Verizon recognized that i did not have a normal POTS line in place and displayed pricing for a 'dry-loop' only. Good.
I finish all the forms, hit submit and sat back for the wait. Two days later UPS drops off a Westell modem. Good.
Service is not slated to begin till 02/20/07, but i figure ill plug it in, see what happens.
Supprise, the service is live 02/14/07. YAY
I do the dance to register for a username and password, not bad, it worked.
Then i do a speed test and compare with comcast. that was a shocker. Comcast was horrible
see for you self


Speed test statistics - Comcast
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Download speed: 260720 bps
Upload speed: 350808 bps
Quality of service: 12 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum download pause: 874 ms
Average download pause: 90 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 212 ms
Average round trip time to server: 243 ms

VoIP test statistics
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Jitter: you --> server: 16.0 ms
Jitter: server --> you: 17.8 ms
Packet loss: you --> server: 0.0 %
Packet loss: server --> you: 0.1 %
Packet discards: 0.0 %
Packets out of order: 0.0 %
Number of supported VoIP lines: 4
Estimated MOS score: 3.7


Speed test statistics -
Comcast
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Download speed: 343360 bps
Upload speed: 361752 bps
Quality of service: 35 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum download pause: 743 ms
Average download pause: 70 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 217 ms
Average round trip time to server: 262 ms

VoIP test statistics
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Jitter: you --> server: 17.2 ms
Jitter: server --> you: 30.9 ms
Packet loss: you --> server: 0.0 %
Packet loss: server --> you: 0.1 %
Packet discards: 0.0 %
Packets out of order: 0.0 %
Number of supported VoIP lines: 5
Estimated MOS score: 3.6



Speed test statistics -
Comcast
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Download speed: 170632 bps
Upload speed: 363208 bps
Quality of service: 44 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum download pause: 902 ms
Average download pause: 116 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 247 ms
Average round trip time to server: 254 ms

VoIP test statistics
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Jitter: you --> server: 12.4 ms
Jitter: server --> you: 17.1 ms
Packet loss: you --> server: 0.0 %
Packet loss: server --> you: 0.0 %
Packet discards: 0.0 %
Packets out of order: 0.0 %
Number of supported VoIP lines: 2
Estimated MOS score: 3.8


Speed test statistics -
Comcast
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Download speed: 2678640 bps
Upload speed: 358032 bps
Quality of service: 1 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum download pause: 737 ms
Average download pause: 9 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 55 ms
Average round trip time to server: 60 ms

VoIP test statistics
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Jitter: you --> server: 7.4 ms
Jitter: server --> you: 2.8 ms
Packet loss: you --> server: 0.0 %
Packet loss: server --> you: 0.0 %
Packet discards: 0.0 %
Packets out of order: 0.0 %
Number of supported VoIP lines: 6
Estimated MOS score: 3.9


Verizon on the other hand...


Speed test statistics - Verizon
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Download speed: 2841488 bps
Upload speed: 675160 bps
Quality of service: 98 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum download pause: 20 ms
Average download pause: 3 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 58 ms
Average round trip time to server: 68 ms

VoIP test statistics
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Jitter: you --> server: 3.0 ms
Jitter: server --> you: 4.0 ms
Packet loss: you --> server: 0.0 %
Packet loss: server --> you: 0.0 %
Packet discards: 0.0 %
Packets out of order: 0.0 %
Number of supported VoIP lines: 11
Estimated MOS score: 4.0


EDIT - The above result are from
Visualware



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