I'd say you'll surely notice an increase of Internet speed from 250 kB/s to 1.5 Mb/s. You might distrust any company wanting to sell you something you don't need, but in this case Bell is right with saying it's much faster. You'll notice it in the speed a page is shown, eamil-attachments coming in faster, the time needed for downloads (such as Windows update, or mp3's you buy) and a much better quality of streaming video.
Let me remark that I find 256 kB/s really slow for an ADSL-connection, and 1.5 mediocre. But that might be Dutch standards, not Biloxi ones. My ISP (tiscali.nl) offers 4 speeds to choose from: 4, 6, 12 and 20 Mb/second. The basic one (4 Mb/s) is 15 euro (20 USD) a month.
Hope this helps.
Almost a year ago I upgraded my internet service with Bell South from dial-up to their entry level DSL "Lite" internet service and once the change was made from dial-up to DSL; all I can say is there was no looking back. Just the other day I received an email from Bell South offering me the chance to upgrade my current DSL service from DSL "Lite" to the next level of DSL service; "Ultra".
Normally the upgrade would cost an additional $8.00 per month but under this offer since I have "Complete Choice" on my Bell South account they agreed to reduce the monthly cost of my "Complete Choice" package by $5.00 a month to offset the cost of making the change from DSL "Lite" to DSL "Ultra".
By doing so the cost for the DSL "Ultra" service will be an additional $3.00 per month instead of $8.00 per month. Details of both plans are listed below and I'd like to know if I decided to make the change from DSL "Lite" to DSL "Ultra" would it be worth it or not. Would I notice a dramatic increase in my DSL speed? The information which is listed below came directly off of Bell South's website.
DSL Lite - Maximum downstream - 256Kbps
Maximum upstream - 128Kbps
DSL Ultra - Maximum downstream - 1.5 Mbps
Maximum upstream - 256Kbps
Email storage capacity/DSL Lite - 10MB
Email storage capacity/DSL Ultra - 250MB
I have a Dell Dimension 1300 desktop PC set up in one bedroom connected to a Bell South DSL modem. There is also a Linksys 802.11g wireless router; ( Model #WRT54G ) installed in the same bedroom which allows me to use a Dell Inspiron 1300 notebook which has a wireless card installed throughout the house.
The speed on the notebook most of the time which I keep set up in the living room ranges from 36.0 Mbps to 54.0 Mbps. Bell South has told me if I make the change from "Lite" to "Ultra" I will notice an increase in my DSL speed 6 times faster than before. Those of you who know more about this than I do can look at the numbers and tell me if what Bell South's telling me is correct or not. Several times today my DSL connection dropped and the weather was nice today. I'd have to go back to Dell's wireless utility and reconnect. What could cause me to lose my connection other than bad weather causing a power interuption?
Based upon all of this; would it be worth me moving from DSL "Lite" to DSL "Ultra" for the extra $3.00 per month? If I do make the change would I notice that big of a difference in my DSL speed on the Dell notebook which is located a good distance from the other end of the house where the DSL modem and Linksys router are both located to justify making the change in the service or should I just leave things as they are right now because I probably wouldn't notice that much of an increase in my DSL speed on the Dell notebook which I use most of the time and is also located quite a distance away from both the DSL modem and the Linksys router in the house?