In a week's time, my "promotional" period with at&t will expire and my internet and phone service will literally double in price. And I'm not a fan of that, seeing that total that's like $100 up from $60.
Anyways, I need some advice from people who actually know about bandwidth and all to tell me if there is really any sort of difference between having a package that has speeds up to 24mbps, 18mbps and 12mbps if you're not playing World of Warcraft for 18 hours a day while streaming movies on four different devices?
In term of usage, I have a Roku which we watch Netflix, Hulu, NHL games and the like one when my wife comes home from work. And while we're watching something on the Roku, we're goofing off on our laptops playing around online looking at Facebook, Amazon...deviantArt and the like. And when she's not home and it's just me and the boy, the tv is typically off and I'm usually just goofing around on here sending emails, doing design work (which has no effect on usage) and occasionally looking at stuff on Youtube. I'm really not streaming anything that isn't on the Roku unless it's the occasional NHL game on a laptop.
So is there really a difference outside of price? I've also run multiple speed tests and outside of one time of getting 19mbps, everything has been between 9mbps and 11 mbps.
Anyways any advice would be helpful, seeing I'm on an allowance from my wife, I'm trying to not have to spend any more on stuff that I have to. I'm going to try to go in there and see if I can strike a deal, seeing that the sales reps TOLD me to come back in March and see what kind of managers specials they might have...so we'll see. But in the event I can't get what I want and I have to spend almost an additional $40 on what I've been using, it would be nice to know that I could downgrade and save some money.