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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sprint coverage at a better price.

Seems that Virgin Mobile phone will run forever since I am paying $25/month for it, and the service still works.  Who knows I might even be able to pay for it if others sign up with my link.  Not a bad deal. I had to pay $200 for the phone up front, however it pays off over the years. Of course if you sign up and get others to sign up you also get $25/sign up, starting to be multi-level marketing by your customers, VM has gone the way of Amway. However it seems smart to let your customers make a small amount for signing up friends, it is much cheaper then the customer acquisition cost of the larger carriers which is about 170/subscriber.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

finally a better router

Frys had a pretty good firmware however the lack up updates was unsettling. Today I installed DD-WRT for the first time on a router, took a few hours of finding documentation and trying several things. I started with currected the path to a newer release, but couldn't install it with Chrome on Win7, tried with a Mac, still no joy, strange thing the 100% couldn't be accived on the upload, been trying also to correct that wiki, yet I can't login to it. Finally corrected the path to and got it running after some configuration I had my devices working but the VoIP was poor so I thought, 3 year old firmware, and found the latest downloaded it installed and it works better then before :) I have my first DD-WRT router, too bad I bought a WiFi repeater already for $60 this works even better if made to do that. And I got it to work, I can, however most times I set it up it doesn't work right, I wonder if there is a better way without the menus.