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From: Amy L. Date: Jul 26 11:27 CDT Short link

I'm considering switching from Qwest to USI Wireless. I made sure they had amoney back guarantee since they have an installation fee. I'd rent the modemfor a month and do the month to month plan before deciding on a longercommitment.  We have a node one house away on the corner. Our house is notstucco. I actually signed up for a month of the roaming service. I thought ifthat was ok then the home service should be much better. It seems ok so far forsurfing but I suspect downloading anything will be a drag.I know there was a recent thread on internet services but I'm wondering aboutthe area by the Hiawatha golf course specifically.Thanks, Amy

From: Dave Garland Date: Jul 26 15:16 CDT Short link

<email obscured> wrote:> I'm considering switching from Qwest to USI Wireless. I made sure they had amoney back guarantee since they have an installation fee. I'd rent the modemfor a month and do the month to month plan before deciding on a longercommitment.  We have a node one house away on the corner. Our house is notstucco. I actually signed up for a month of the roaming service. I thought ifthat was ok then the home service should be much better. It seems ok so far forsurfing but I suspect downloading anything will be a drag.Well, when you're surfing, you're downloading things all the time.Just mostly not huge things.  Why don't you try downloading somethingto find out?  You can check the speed by going somewhere likehttp://www.speedtest.net/If the signal is good enough at the place where you tend to use yourcompute, you might not even need the USI box. The USI "modem" is justa (fairly high quality) wireless card, that can be placed wherereception is at its best even if that's not where you want yourcomputer to be.  And it stays connected, so you don't have to log onevery time you fire your computer up.> I know there was a recent thread on internet services but I'm wondering aboutthe area by the Hiawatha golf course specifically.The relevant thing isn't so much whether you're by the golf course,but that you're one house away from a node.  That's good.  People'sluck with USI tends to be directly proportional to how close the nodeis, and what material objects are in between.

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From: Tim Bonham Date: Jul 26 19:11 CDT Short link

I am located at 43rd & 30th Ave, a bit east of you.  It seems the quality ofUSI Wireless service is dependent on connections to the nearest node.  Onehouse away, and not stucco -- you should be just fine.  I am 3 houses & analley away, all stucco houses, and I still get good service.  (Once we figuredout the right location for the wireless receiver.)I had an older Linksys wireless-g receiver, and that worked to get the USIwireless service.  But it was slower, and tended to drop connection more often,so I upgraded to the USI one.  Plus this one can be interrogated remotely, tosee what is causing problems.

From: Jeff Gerhardson Date: Jul 26 22:44 CDT Short link

I am near 32 Ave and 43 St. There are two nodes pretty close but there areseveral houses and large trees. I have no issues with USI. Signed up formonth to month and the slowest speed just to see if I liked it and it hasbeen over a year. I am very pleased with the service from them regardingplacement and general questions being answered. They are on my list ofcompanies I like spending my money, it is a very very short list.

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On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Dave Garland <email obscured>>wrote:> <email obscured> wrote:> > I'm considering switching from Qwest to USI Wireless. I made sure they> had a money back guarantee since they have an installation fee. I'd rent the> modem for a month and do the month to month plan before deciding on a longer> commitment.  We have a node one house away on the corner. Our house is not> stucco. I actually signed up for a month of the roaming service. I thought> if that was ok then the home service should be much better. It seems ok so> far for surfing but I suspect downloading anything will be a drag.>> Well, when you're surfing, you're downloading things all the time.> Just mostly not huge things.  Why don't you try downloading something> to find out?  You can check the speed by going somewhere like> http://www.speedtest.net/>> If the signal is good enough at the place where you tend to use your> compute, you might not even need the USI box. The USI "modem" is just> a (fairly high quality) wireless card, that can be placed where> reception is at its best even if that's not where you want your> computer to be.  And it stays connected, so you don't have to log on> every time you fire your computer up.>> > I know there was a recent thread on internet services but I'm wondering> about the area by the Hiawatha golf course specifically.>> The relevant thing isn't so much whether you're by the golf course,> but that you're one house away from a node.  That's good.  People's> luck with USI tends to be directly proportional to how close the node> is, and what material objects are in between.>> Dave>> David Garland> Powderhorn, Minneapolis> Info about Dave Garland: http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/davidgarland>> View all messages on this topic at:> http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/5HQgUV4XstP5hotuRsVgKv> ----------------------------------------->  To post, e-mail: <email obscured>>  Use "Reply-to-All" via e-mail to post publicly.>  To leave or for daily digest, type "unsubscribe" or "digest on">  in subject, then send to: <email obscured>>>  More information about Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum:>  http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-staneric>>  E-Democracy.Org rules: http://e-democracy.org/rules> -----------------------------------------> Technical assistance thanks to our friends at http://OnlineGroups.Net>

From: Amy L. Date: Nov 04 08:19 CST Short link

In case anyone else is interested in this I thought I'd give an update. I didfinally sign up for USI Wireless when they put a coupon for free installationon my door. They needed to come back one time to figure out why download speedswere slow (I got the 6 mb service). It was slow just because the USI Wirelessmodem and my wireless router were on the same channel. I got a different modemthan the usual one. It's directional and has to be attached to the window bysuction cup or mounted outside. I've been getting fairly consistent 5-6 mbdownload speeds. It's sometimes more or less but I'm satisfied for the price.Qwest only has 3 mb service in my area. We dropped Qwest this week after tryingUSI Wireless for a month.

From: Larry Rogacki Date: Nov 04 21:33 CST Short link

We're at 43rd and 33rd and have been with USI Wireless since the beginning overtwo years ago.  Download speeds are variable, 2 to 8 Mbps but upload speeds arelimited to 0.9 to 1 Mb, no matter what download speed you select.  We've beenhappy with the service about 98% of the time but occasionally service is slow,when I believe the nearest receiver is off-line.We have our Ruckus (modem) near a window but moving it around doesn't seem tohave much impact on service.  We live very close to the receiver, which is anadvantage.If after a few months you like USI, inquire about paying for one year inadvance.  It is a significant savings.

From: Erik Mitchell Date: Nov 05 07:27 CST Short link

I'm at 37th Street and 28th Avenue, into my 2nd year with USIWireless. I've been very happy with the performance. The customerservice isn't always fantastic, sometimes they take a day or two torespond to an email, but otherwise I'm satisfied. You can't beat theprice.As Larry said, look at the yearly payment option. You'll save quite abit, especially if you compare it to DSL or cable.-ErikOn Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 9:33 PM,  <email obscured>> wrote:> We're at 43rd and 33rd and have been with USI Wireless since the beginningover two years ago. ??Download speeds are variable, 2 to 8 Mbps but uploadspeeds are limited to 0.9 to 1 Mb, no matter what download speed you select.??We've been happy with the service about 98% of the time but occasionallyservice is slow, when I believe the nearest receiver is off-line.> We have our Ruckus (modem) near a window but moving it around doesn't seem tohave much impact on service. ??We live very close to the receiver, which is anadvantage.>> If after a few months you like USI, inquire about paying for one year inadvance. ??It is a significant savings.> Larry Rogacki>> Info about Larry Rogacki: http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/larryrogacki>> View all messages on this topic at:http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/33nvVHDoPi9ZvRDC1WPnqt

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