Qwest DSL Revealed

With one of the fastest DSL plans available, it is no wonder why so many people are gravitating to a Qwest DSL Plan. Qwest DSL provides speeds up to 125x faster than dialup. That is 7Mbps of web surfing madness. See how their FAQ’s stack up against the other providers:

Do I need an additional phone line?

No. Here is how it works – Quest DSL provides a circuit through the local phone provider on existing lines. Special equipment at the Quest HQ’s takes care of the rest. There is no additional cost.

Do I have to purchase a modem?

At first glance, it seemed as though Qwest Internet provided a modem. But after further inquiry, the modem is not standard. Based on the package you choose, you may have to purchase or rent the modem, get a 50% off credit, or get it for free. What they do almost always give you is a Cisco 678 or equivalent DSL router so you can connect. For my area, the modem was priced at $59.99. So be sure to factor that into your budget. Rentals are for $5 a month.

Do I have to pay for activation?

One of the good benefits of doing business with Quest Internet is they have no hidden fees. It actually states that activation fees are waived and installation charges are free. So no surprises here.

Will my price be fixed or will it change in the future?

Qwest does have some packages and offers that will fix the price for life. But thy usually want at least a 2 year service commitment to lock in the rate. There are other plans available and the best part about it is their 30 day 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t like it you don’t pay.

Does Qwest offer unlimited access?

Yes. There is not time limit. All their packages offer unlimited access.

Is Anti-Virus, Spyware, & spam filtering included with my account?

Qwest includes protection software that also includes firewall & parental controls.

Are there any other hidden charges for Qwest Internet?

One thing to watch out for in the promotional prices is that they are good only when you have another one of their services like Quest Telephone. Example: The Fast package is advertised at $19.99 / month, but the fine print shows a price of $24.99 if you don’t have a qualifying Quest Phone package. A good way around this and for the best savings is to bundle their services together.

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