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Recommendations / Re: Internet
« Last post by PJM on April 17, 2018, 01:25:26 AM »
Went to see an Italian neighbour and he uses air2bite and I have been in touch with them , at the moment using a dongle but the guests are eating up the credit but having good holidays. Thanks for all your help .
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Recommendations / Re: Internet
« Last post by Rustychain on April 16, 2018, 08:52:31 AM »
Like Lui, we used Bentley Walker for satellite broadband for several years before we could tap into Micso. The BW feed was easily fast enough for streaming HD video & was very reliable. I seem to remember we paid ~ 50pm towards the end.

Interestingly, when the Micso guy came out here he initially said that he didn't have line of sight as the hill was in the way, but he pointed the dish at another Micso user's dish & somehow tapped into their feed & it's been 100% reliable for the 8 months (?) since we started with them.
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Recommendations / Re: Internet
« Last post by rsetzer99 on April 13, 2018, 10:17:12 AM »
Video is always the sticking point. For just generic internet with browsing, email ect, you could easily get away with just using your phone as a hotspot as the usual 3gig allowance will probably last you. As the Abruzzo expat population is heavily weighted in the Brit favor, just getting Sky IT is not the best solution as my Brit friends generally want BBC feeds. For the Yanks, Sky It has lots of US channels, so we can live with it.
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Recommendations / Re: Internet
« Last post by GeordieBorn on April 12, 2018, 11:41:56 PM »
We have an unlocked 4g dongle that cost around 50 bought on Amazon 2-3 years ago, they are cheaper and faster now. Package with Wind at the moment is 10/mth, TIM your current supplier has a very similar package. I believe your problem is both the speed and the limited data allowance using your current dongle. For spped you need to look at the Mbps of your current dongle, if it's over a year old, or even worse not 4g compatible, then it's likey much slower than what is available now.
All the main moblie data suppliers offer bigger data allowances, but these are still no good if you don't have enough speed/bandwidth. Even if you do, some HD these days will cost 3-4gb of data allowance for an hour or so of download, so unless unlimited data allowance, then it may be no good.
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Recommendations / Re: Internet
« Last post by Lui on April 12, 2018, 11:16:52 PM »
If you're talking 5-8 a day then satellite with Tooway is a more reasonable alternative. We had this with Bentley Walker for years before we could connect to Micso and although it was pricey it was very  reliable. the newer dishes can be self installed although it took a bit of figuring out. I sympathise with you PJM as we were in your situation for years with no alternative but satellite as even the dongle with TIM wouldn't work at our house.
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Recommendations / Re: Internet
« Last post by rsetzer99 on April 12, 2018, 10:58:07 AM »
Fastweb is really pushing their service in this region. Friend in Tornarecchio bought in and found the speeds roller coaster. During non peak times, it flys, but during peak times the speeds are down to unusable due to endless buffering pauses on TV.

There are 4g dongles that are advertised that will cost anywhere from 5-8EU a day, pretty pricy. If TIM,Wind, ect are at all like Vodaphone, they are constantly offering unlimited data for video packages. The catch is that it has to be in 420P max speed, which all in all is not terrible. The minimum true HD is 720. You can tinker with devices so that they throttle down the speed to 420. For general web surfing, the 3 gig they give you a month is plenty for normal use.
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Recommendations / Re: Internet
« Last post by GeordieBorn on April 12, 2018, 10:49:13 AM »
By the sounds of it I doubt you will get ADSL over a phone line, check here on TIM for coverage.
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« Last post by PJM on April 12, 2018, 01:16:56 AM »
Ok came out got Micso to the house and they couldn't get a signal ..wrong side of the hill!! so thank you for all your help, went down to a neighbour and he has put me in touch with the company he uses but they said they would intsall 15 days after I sign a contract ..not possible as I am now back in the Uk so will look at this when I am out longer in the Autumn. Just a thought I have a a telephone line to the house no in use at the moment ..maybe asking a stupid question but can't I get the internet through this ..maybe the cost?
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Recommendations / Re: Internet
« Last post by rsetzer99 on March 28, 2018, 10:47:03 AM »
Micso and Fastweb are popular in the Chieti region. Being hilly, one needs good line of sight to where the tower is. We have had Micso for just over a year now and get a reliable 7-10Mbs stream. This is more than enough to stream in HD. The upload is about 2, but this does not really matter to most people. Cost is 40eu a month, billed every two months. Outages are rare, it when they do it seems it might be due to a mechanical issue at the tower and you have to wait for a tech to wander out from Pescara. I use my own router, as I wanted a more powerful one so my signal is avail through out the house.
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Recommendations / Re: Internet
« Last post by GeordieBorn on February 23, 2018, 02:09:15 PM »
Thank you for all your replies re internet. Misco have been very helpful and I was hoping to have it them install the internet in a few weeks time, but I am now concerned as I have just seen this http://www.iteuropa.com/?q=misco-operations-cease-trading-spain-and-italy.

Don't worry PJM, it's a different company Misco did network stuff, you are going with Micso here
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