IF YOU’RE READING THIS FROM A COMPUTER OR DEVICE CONNECTED TO YOUR HOME WI-FI CONNECTION, CHANCES ARE YOU’RE BEING RIPPED OFF.
I know, because I recently found out that I’ve been getting ripped off by my Internet Service Provider (ISP) for years.
I'd just recently started working from home and on the first day of working from home, I was almost happy to get to work. I sat down at my desk, and when I tried pulling up my email, it took minutes to load… Unacceptable.
I’d only just upgraded to a better internet package one month before! You see, I even knew that I’d need faster speeds if I was going to be working from my 3-bedroom home. And it was still taking forever!
For the first two weeks, everything was fine. But after that, Netflix started taking forever to "buffer," and YouTube just wouldn’t play right. It was almost like I’d downgraded! I just couldn’t believe it.
Frustrated, I decided to do what any of you would probably do in my situation.
I called my internet provider and complained. But, the earliest they could have a technician visit was in 15 days. 15 days! So, I put off working from home for another two weeks. And, finally, the day arrived. But I was in for a surprise…
The technician, Barry (name changed to protect his identity – I know his employer is going to want to know who spilled the beans), came out and got to work on trying to fix my internet. And, he seemed like a relaxed and friendly guy, so I offered him a beer.
"I really shouldn’t, man," Barry said as he reached out to accept it. Now, the more Barry and I talked, the friendlier we got. But, when I told him that I was working from home, Barry told me I was pretty much SOL. (Sure Outta Luck…)
I could not believe what I was hearing. "Router throttling, man," he said. "So, yeah, when you sign up, they give you the speeds you asked for. At first. But after a while, they throttle the bandwidth in your router. The internet going to your house hasn’t changed, so it’ll say you’re still up to speed. But the router doesn’t have the same output as it used to.
I blinked as it started to dawn on me, just what Barry was saying…"
It’s their little game," he said. "Suddenly, your internet’s not going so fast, but you can’t actually prove that it’s slower. Since the numbers look okay, you probably just have to ‘upgrade’ to the next package. Which is more expensive, of course."
He took a swig of his beer."
How can they do that?" I asked.
He shrugged, as if to say, Corporate America, man.
Furious, but not completely surprised, I told Barry he might as well not even fix it, and that I’d be changing providers immediately."
It’s not gonna help," Barry told me. "They all do it. All the ISPs. If they all do it, they can all get customers that want to ‘upgrade.’" Exasperated, I fell back in my chair.
"Isn’t there anything I can do?" I asked, defeated
Barry smiled at me and held one finger in the air as he finished his beer. Then he went out to the truck and returned with a small white device. He plugged it in the wall and dusted off his hands with a "watch this" smirk on his face.
"You didn’t get this from me, man," he said. "It’s called Superboost Wifi. It reconnects the split channels from your router and blasts it across the house. Trust me, man, you’re not gonna have any troubles with speed anymore."
Needless to say, my life changed for the better thanks to Barry amazing gift. The results are all in my speedtest that I did. So, trust me, give this a try!
UPDATE Wednesday, /2020 – Due to popular demand, Superboost Wifi currently has a special discount offering 50% off. But hurry, due to extremely high demand, the Superboost Wifi Range Extender has sold over 1.5 million units and is likely to sell out at any time.
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Cheap drugstore nail clippers are now a thing of the past! With arthritis throughout our hands and wrist, we can barely grip the tiny handle on those drugstore nail clippers. Half of the time we cut ourself and the other half the clipper flies out of our hand! It’s humiliating and we end up with these uneven, jagged nails… Thankfully ClipperPro was invented to help people just like us. The ClipperPro has surgical grade steel, swivel blades, and an ergonomic handle to make nail clipping simple. It's super easy to use and only needs a super-light touch!
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Fixd was one of the biggest Kickstarter campaigns ever. It’s a revolutionary device that allows YOU to know what’s wrong with your car before taking it in to a mechanic so they can’t take advantage of you ever again. Just plug it into your car, pair the FIXD device with your smart phone, and viola! It tells you EXACTLY what’s wrong with your car, no mechanic needed! It’s one of our favorite devices we’ve seen and all of us here at the office got one for our cars.
Nobody likes to be freezing in their own home, especially with the weather forecast this Christmas. Long, freezing cold days can quickly become so unbearable that you don't want to get out of bed. However, nobody likes the big bill that comes with heating your whole home either. That's precisely why the Zen Heater was invented. It’s a portable heating unit without all the installation nightmares that come with standard units. Simply plug it in and wait roughly 1 min and you'll be nice and toasty. And the best part is, it uses less energy than your laptop and the built-in thermostat turns the heater off when the desired temperature is reached!
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Do you or someone you know wear glasses? If so, chances are you’re tired of how often they get smudged, and having to use your shirt to try and rub off the smudges, which only ends up rubbing them around and not truly clearing your lenses. That’s why we love Peeps! They are one of the best designed glasses cleaners in the world and use NASA carbon lens cleaning technology to give you the most crystal clear view through your lenses. They’re small and portable and on sale now through our exclusive link!
The PhotoStick is a clever new gadget designed to protect your photo and video memories. If you store your photos and videos on your computer you know the risks that come with computer crashes, viruses, and power surges. You could have your digital memories wiped out in seconds. The PhotoStick is one of the most in-demand gadgets this fall (selling over 1,000 units per day).
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