I am impressed and happy.
Yes, I have a fairly HEFTY TDS bill. SMILE.
TDS and I have had our moments. But, they impress me quite often. This is another instance.
I am proud of them and GLAD to be a TDS customer.
Good for YOU, TDS.
Keep it up.
I will NOT call up and complain about my bill for the next two-months. SMILE.
Based on ‘Eero’ products.
Amazon plans to buy Eero.
The “Eero” APP on my phone showing our network.
We got Wi-Fi with TDS, in October 2019, as part of our 1 Gig upgrade. They installed a Wi-Fi range extender in addition to the standard router. With 1 Gog to the house we had decent Wi-Fi in the house — though this is a 4-storey house of around 3,400 sq. ft.
I never had any issues with this TDS provided Wi-Fi, though I don’t use Wi-Fi that much since my PCs are hardwired to the Extender.
Wife and daughter, who are exclusively on Wi-Fi, have complained, more of less from day one, that they keep on getting Internet drops. They kept on complaining. Last week I had enough. I called up TDS. I had no idea that they had a new MESH network-based offering. I was willing to give it a try.
This afternoon two technicians came and set it all up. It took longer than it should have because we have TDS TV, and that means the old router still has to be there. The main issue, however, was to get some port forwarding back in place.
But, we got it up. We have Wi-Fi. We get decent bandwidth. Not sure if we get more than we did before.
Early days. The question is whether this Mesh network will prevent those connection drops.
We will wait and see. I will keep you posted.
But, for now, as of today, we have the Eero-based Wi-Fi+ Mesh Network from TDS.
We have one ‘Eero Pro‘, i.e.,the router/broadcaster, and two ‘Eero Beacons‘, i.e., the range extender
TDS Telecom, To Their Credit(?), Still Prints Local Telephone Directories — Albeit Ultra Skinny Ones.
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It came in the mail Saturday. Thought it was a magazine. No. The 2019 Directory for this area. Cute. Yes, they have been doing printed directories every year or most years. But, they used to be more substantial. Yes, they have gone to a larger format. Previous ones were narrower and shorter.
I checked a few names I knew. They were all there.
They have done their best to pad it. Even includes a page on ‘TDS TV‘ channel listings.
Maybe they are legally or contractually obligated, and YES I appreciate that WE, as paying customers, eventually end up paying for the costs of printing these. But, this is a waste and an anachronism. Sure, there will be a few that still appreciate a printed phone directory BUT you are not going to find the phone numbers you want in it. That is the problem.
For a start, I wasn’t sure whether any HBO or CINEMAX recordings I made will remain when the preview ended (which was today).
So far, so good but I will feel more confident tomorrow.
I think it was when I had DISH. DVR recordings only worked provided you still had the channel. So, any recordings you made disappeared when the preview ended. They tried to get you to sign-up for that channel.
As far as I can the TDS TV preview ended today. The HBO and Cinemax channels no longer appear on the Guide.
But, the FEW recordings I made are still there — and they play.
So, hope this helps.
I have had ‘TDS TV’, with considerable success and satisfaction, for one-week short of a year. This was the FIRST preview that I was aware of.
Starts tomorrow. HBO will be in 800 range. We might have to go find it off the Guide. I don’t know. My first time.
I will let you know. If you have ‘TDS TV’ enjoy. There are a few HBO movies I wouldn’t mind seeing. Not sure whether DVRing will work — after the Preview window ends.
Yes, I noticed it as of around 10pm which is when I started watching TV. Wasn’t too, too bad. I was recording both the “Durrells” and “The Woman in White“. From what I can see they recorded OK though the live pictures I saw were breaking up and pixelated. Just to be on the safe side I scheduled for them to be recorded again, later tonight, on another PBS channel.
The outage must have been pretty bad because it made the WMUR 11pm news. They showed the above Twitter.
This is the first hiccup I have experienced with TDS TV since getting it in late August 2018.
I will keep you posted.
Per their Tweet they hope to have it resolved by now, i.e., midnight.
(which I had bought many years ago)
I had seen this powerful & touching movie many years ago — most likely soon after it came out. I liked it so much, and it moved me so much, that I went and got the paperback from Amazon. I haven’t got around to reading it as yet — but I was sure glad to lay my hands on my copy, in my book littered office.
I am getting her to read, out aloud (for I), most nights, to “Kill A Mockingbird“. I thought this movie will help her get more perspective. She liked it — which was good.
Wow. It is set in the 1960s, but it might as well be TODAY!
Racism is more virulent than I ever remember — and I am not even sure what it is like down South. So, watching this movie is sobering. Makes us realize that we haven’t made much progress when it comes to Civil Rights. Lets just remember — Black Lives Matter.