Hi guys. Just wanted to let you know of a deal I received from QWEST. They upgraded their DSL lines using the VDSL2 technology in my area (San Tan Valley). As a promotion they offered me 40 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload for 2 years. Then it would become 55.00 after that. They are offering 2 year price guarantee. Free modem with built in wireless router and free activation. I am currently a COX Premier internet customer which is suppose to be 25 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload. However, I have been getting more like 20 Mbps download and 3.5 Mpbs upload now. I have been paying $69.94 per month. _______________________________________________ I called to give Cox a chance to counter offer and I didn't get the response I thought I would. Argument #1 - First the guy brought up that there is no way Qwest could ever give me 5 Mbps upload when COX had the latest technology and it was hard for them to be exactly at 5 Mbps upload all the time. Argument #2 - Then his next argument was that I was never going to get those exact speeds. Argument #3 - His next argument was that QWEST was on the verge of getting purchased and they are doing anything they can to increase their customer base in anticipation of the sale of the company. He claims that when they get bought, the new owners will not honor my deal. Arguement #4 - His last argument was that there has to be something wrong with that offer because they simply cannot match that price. ____________________________________________ So.....let me break this down and explain why I am going to try QWEST anyway. #1 - I don't know anybody with the newer VDSL2 Service but I get inconsistent upload speed with Cox anyway. Even if I get equivalent speeds for a cheaper price..it's worth it. #2 - I do believe he was correct in saying that I will not get the full 40 down and the 5 up. However, my counter is that I am not getting Cox full advertised speeds either. Not to mention that even at full price (after the 2 year promotional period) that at $55.00, it would still be cheaper then Cox ($69.94) and I would still get faster speeds then 25 Mbps/5 Mbps. Not to mention a great price ($29.99) for 2 years. #3 - Maybe they are ramping up and the reason they are giving me such a smoking deal. Why should I care? In terms of the new owners honoring the agreement...it's true that I don't have a contract with them. However, they are offering a 2 year price guarantee in writing. At the end of my 2 years, if the final price is no longer competitive I can always switch back based on current market conditions. #4 - He insisted that there is something wrong with my deal and it can't possibly be true. When I asked him why? He said because we can't even come close to an offer like that so it can't be legit. OK, this one had me a little worried so the first thing I did is call QWEST. Not only did they confirm my deal EXACTLY how they sold it to me but when I explained to her why I was questioning the deal..... she laughed. She said they have been getting alot of calls like that from COX customers since their new promotions started because COX can't compete. So....just wanted to share the story and deal I just received.