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
My reading, first thing, this morning.
Yes, I have had 1+ Gig readings before.
But, of late I am seeing increased bandwidth on a consistent basis.
I could be wrong, but I suspect that TDS Telecom is getting ready to offer something higher than 1G.
Will I get it? Most likely. SMILE.
I strongly believe that you can never be too poor, too fat or have too much bandwidth to your house. Don’t you agree?
I got this, this afternoon at 3:17pm on Fast.com. It was Sunday and the Internet, by its standards, was not as busy as on a weekday.
Made me SMILE.
I am COOL.
Robert Charity Of ‘Charity Electric’, Barnstead — One Fine, Dependable, Competent Electrician Serving Central New Hampshire.
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Robert Charity was recommended to I by a builder in Barnstead — the Dad of a friend of mine. When I had told him that I needed some wiring done, he, with nary a hesitation said: “Robert Charity, of Charity Electric, is your man“. He was dead right.
Robert did the external Cat 7 ethernet wiring I needed to complete my TDS 1 Gigabit installation.
Robert Charity was a delight to deal with from the get go. No messing around. He was responsive, prompt and a man of his word.
He does good work. Very careful, very diligent, very thorough and extremely competent. A son of an electrician (from Mass.) he sure knows his stuff. He is very reasonable too when it comes to pricing. I was very impressed and pleased.
He specializes in backup generators and IF I ever get one it would be from him and no one else.
Not so anymore. They support a BUNCH of phones — including Samsung.
I have been with Google Fi for 23-months. When I got my Google Pixel 2 on Christmas 2017 it was a no-brainer to go with Google Fi. Google Fi was ideal for I in that I am NOT a heavy phone user — by any measure. I have been fine with Fi — but then again, as I just said, I am not a big phone user.
But, I am changing our household networking plans. Up until last week we had two Internet services — one from Atlantic Broadband and the other from TDS. This was for redundancy, if one went we could continue using the other. This was a good job since Atlantic Broadband proved to be notoriously unreliable. Ultimately I could not deal with anymore. I got rid of them and upped my TDS service to 1G. But, that means we have no redundancy. If we lose TDS we are dead in the water.
So, the plan is to go with unlimited data with Google Fi. However, the way their pricing is structured it makes sense to have as many lines on the service as possible.
Now that Google Fi supports Samsung we moved over my wife from ‘Consumer Cellular‘ to Google Fi. The goal is to move one or both of the kids too.
The first attempt at trying to activate the Samsung S9 was a spectacular failure. After about 3-hours it was finally determined that it was a bad SIMM card. Ordered a second. Came yesterday. Second attempt was the charm. No problem. But, initiation by fire.