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#1 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 08:34 AM

I'll be leaving the internet soon. The order is in to turn off my cable connection. I've been on package deals with the cable company, but they've all run out. My bill will increase $80 a month if I stay on it. As someone who's trying to survive on a Social Security check. I just can't afford it. So, I have no option.

To the friends i've made it's been fun. To those i've rubbed the wrong way......sorry. I was hoping the 55 mod would be released before I had to do this, but it didn't make it. My loss.

So, I say goodby and know i'll be driving GPL every day. Yes, Leon in the Ferrari. :D

#2 leon_90

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 08:47 AM

Pete I just can't allow this. I don't know how the internet connections work in the US (which companies exist, how do they operate) but there must be another way. I'll try to get as much info I can

#3 dbell84

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 08:51 AM

Sorry to hear this.  I know you've stated before that where you live is pretty remote, so I'm guessing you don't have some of the options that people living in more populated areas have.  Have you talked to your cable provider about your situation to see if they can work some kind of deal for you?  You probably have, and I know cable companies aren't known for having good customer service, but sometimes you can get them on a good day and work something out.

If this is it, then happy driving Pete.  You'll be missed here.

Cheers,

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#4 Andy Clegg

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 08:52 AM

Pete, we've not really spoken. Your posts have always been of interest. Sorry to hear that your'e going. All I can say is that it's been a pleasure.

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 08:53 AM

Maybe we all can help by giving something by paypal.
We cant allow this to happen....

#6 JonnyA

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 09:02 AM

Hope you can find a way to sort this out, Pete. If not you'll be missed.

#7 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 09:11 AM

Thanks guys. When I stop posting you'll know it shut off. I expect it will happen anytime.


Nothing I can do. For the last 9 years i've been going from deal to deal with the bill still going up every year. I've now run out of deals and have to pat full price. I knew it would happen someday.

I'll miss you guys too. GPL makes a special bond between us. You keep it going. I know you will.

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 09:13 AM

Pete,

We never been in contact before but I'm in a similar situation, in fact worse, and "we can't allow this to happen..."

So, I purpose to help you giving you 5$ each months... hoping there is still here some people of good will...

Take care and don't loose hope Pete !

Edited by db312, Oct 22 2016 - 11:35 AM.


#9 John Woods

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 09:14 AM

Well this really sucks.

Pete, please keep at it with getting some kind of affordable service. I've heard others who have been able to work things out with a cable company and get a lower rate even without price promotion deals. But guess you've tried that already.

Barnes and Noble? Panera? Public library?

Lately been thinking about dropping way high dollar cable bundle altogether and going with a cell company for internet, then fiber internet only, (no "tv" or phone), when its available.

Looking forward to you getting back online if you do have to quit for awhile.
All the best amigo.
:)

#10 twinpotter

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 09:15 AM

Sad news indeed.
Have enjoyed your company Pete on here.
Hope and wish,like everybody,that you can sort this issue out.
If not happy driving,all the best and hoping you come back at some point,in the years to come !

TP 😃

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 09:16 AM

View PostAndy Clegg, on Oct 22 2016 - 08:52 AM, said:

Pete, we've not really spoken. Your posts have always been of interest. Sorry to hear that your'e going. All I can say is that it's been a pleasure.
The same feelings I have Pete!
Hope you can sort things out!
Mabey you can join with a wifi public wifi point and let us know how you are.
Till then, good luck.

#12 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 09:20 AM

Thanks again guys. You're not making this easy. :(

#13 John Woods

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 09:23 AM

Yard sale?
:D

Edited by John Woods, Oct 22 2016 - 09:25 AM.


#14 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 09:28 AM

I'd sell my yard if I had one. :)

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Posted Oct 22 2016 - 09:52 AM

It is really obnoxious and obscene what Americans are charged for cable and internet connection.
More than very many in the world earn in a year.
Just floors me they get away with it.

Would vote for any candidate that promises free and open internet as an essential public service, like roads and sewers.




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