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#1 Yucatanrob

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:56 PM

Infinitum service to Chuburna

Hello my name is Robert Harker owner operator of the YMB brand.
Recently I announced the closure of YMB wireless .

At that time I thought I would just enjoy being someone else’s
customer and skip the headaches of running the show.

I needed some form of internet so I called AIT and they wanted $ 1,500. Mxp for 2 mg down a ridiculous amount of money for that speed. I did speed tests with someone who had AIT and it was terrible.

Remember all I wanted to do was be a customer, I was not taking a dig at the old competition. I booked the install appointment.
They never showed up or called, there phone was turned off and that was before they had my money !!!!!

My first choice was Cablemas but it was not feasible to get it in Chelem. The commercial division of Cablemas told me they intended to have service to Chuburna by end of 2012.

Maybe they will, but who knows. Regardless it did solve the problem I
have today.

During an unrelated discussion with my neighbor Dave I found out TelMex Infinitum had extended their service as far as Las Garzas Hotel. I am
at Entrada Villa Vanessa.

The last telephone pole is 3 houses east of my house.

Three days ago I had Infinitum installed and it works quiet well.
I bought the 3 mg down package and when I did the www.speedtest.net
test the Ping , Latancy ( the time it takes to go up and down was 117 ms). the “ping” value under 250 ms ( lower is better) works nicely with magic jack, skype or other 3rd party voip application.
For comparison, the Ping on a satellite dish internet set up like
“Sat Com” is 1550 ms which totally breaks up any attempts to use voip.

The Infintum down load was 2.13 and the upload was 0.51, that
is more than enough to do most internet functions unless you are doing much bigger
projects. Infinitum is light years better than the Tel Cell stick for both speed
and reliability.

Cablemas is by far the best at 8.5 down and 1.5 up and the price is cheap around $ 700 mxp all in.

I have heard comments that Tel Mex is going to “ string “ fiber optic lines all
the way to Chuburna. This is very unlikely because Telmax cannot use CFE posts
and the last telephone post is at my entrada.

TelMex is unlikely to incur the capital costs of putting in new posts when all
current inhabitants of the area use cell phones. So I just don’t see it.

Now that I have Infinitum direct to my Chelem Tower I do not incur the tech
challenges or sustantial cost of keeping 2 towers running. Which is very pricy.
ANYTHING costs $ 1,000 usd to fix when it goes.

The old ping with YMB was around 230 ms but will be reduced when the original
acces point is taken out of the equation.

If there are 20 people interested between Chelem and Chuburna I will offer the
internet for $ 49. Usd a month, no contract. ( because I only have the cost
of one tower).

I will set up pay Pal Pal self payment like I had on the original YMB site.
Speed 2 mg down / .50 up. You can use the equipment you already have.

If your equipment is 2 years old, it is at the end of it’s economic life and you should
think about getting new equipment. It is half the size and about $ 2,500.
Mxp installed.

I have been involved in discussions with another tech support group which
I would like to take over from the famous Helbreth.

I will continue with my current YMB service, which my clients can use
for free until I know what will happen next. I wont turn it off with
notification.

For the record if Cablemas does come as far as Chuburna I will be the first
to switch, for now it is what it is … I just want decent internet.

If this goes forward I intent to switch the newtwork to a Wi-Max from Wi-Fi.
This is the platform the “big dawgs” use and although very expensive new
technology has made it affordable to “ Pa without a Ma “ business people
like myself.

If you are interested in infinitum service send me an email at“ yucatanrob@gmail.com”.
and I will get the new network up.

If you would like to attend a meeting on the subject I will set one up.

Cheers
Rob Harker



#2 ELNIDO

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:00 AM

Yay, I'm glad YMB is still going to offer internet service. And at a great price, too!! Rob, I've sent you an email to let you know we're interested in remaining your customer.

On Calle 13 we aren't able to get Telmex. Something about the new lines going through town are too far away from the beach houses. Dave & Shirley watch movies with Netflix and TV with Slingbox, so having unlimited internet is critical. Finding a new ISP to meet our needs wasn't going to be easy. I have been dreading the change.

Dave bought a 4G capable internet card from IUSACELL as a backup, and to buy us some time to look around. It's having trouble finding a strong signal from the house and is about the speed of dial-up if we can get online at all. I went to their office in Merida with an antenna booster I brought from the states and was told to point it towards Chuburna's 3G tower because Chelem only has 2G. So far, it's not any better. But I'm still trying.

So, again, YAY and double YAY!!!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:21 AM

For the last 3 days, our Infinitum Telmex service here in Telchac has been TERRIBLE! We pay for the highest level, $999 pesos for supposedly up to 10 meg, and have been lucky to get .15 lately! Is it because they've sent all their power to you guys? We NEVER get more than 3 meg anyway at any time. Unfortunately, if we pay for the mid or low range offers, the speed is even slower.
I heard a rumor about new telephone poles for Telmex being stolen out of a parking lot of a business in Telchac recently, also.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:33 AM

For the last 3 days, our Infinitum Telmex service here in Telchac has been TERRIBLE! ... Is it because they've sent all their power to you guys?


This isn't Telmex. It's YMB. A totally different internet service provider.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:43 PM

Well it's not coming here.............I just did a speedtest.
84ms ping with 1.67mbps download and 0.31mbps upload

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

lYes I agree telmex in Telchac has never been high speed
nor will it be for technical reasons which go beyond this forum.

There is a gentleman called Servelo Contreras who has started
a well priced service ($ 390. mxp a month) out in your neck
of the woods. He tells me he gets his band width via Motul.

We spoke a couple of times. His cell is 999-217-7080
This is not a recommendation . I do not know anyone who actually has it.

He has a tower in Progreso so if he ever decides to get his band
width from cablemas and send THAT signal to Telchec via Wi-max
then you will be cooking with gas. Hope this helps

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:35 PM

Hi Jeff !!
I hope you enjoyed your trip to
Thailand. Despite a letter you sent previously
criticizing myself and YMB I was happy to give
you some help when you called, out of the blue,
for advise on your trip.

Could you please clarify your statement.
You said "it is not coming here" then you
said you did a speed test.
How did you test something you don't have ?

Please advise ?

Rob

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

Just to clarify. This " IS " Telmex, but from Progreso.

Telmex in Telchac is not infinitum that's why the member
is having problems. I know that is what Telmex sold the
member but he will never get advertised speeds out there.

Fiber optic is available in some areas at 4 mg down 4 mg
up and is about $ 13,000. mxp a month.

There has also been rumblings about "Triple Play" the
basic plans are very basic for TV, Internet and Telephone.

I was thinking of getting it for YMB back when it was the
new thing but the Telecommunication body that governs
licencing wanted $ 60,000 usd just to put in the application
to carry the service.

The bottom line is there are to many variables beyond YMB's
control to guarantee anything.

CFE has an outage, Telmex bottlenecks the band width, the
internet itself goes up and down, heavy rain, winds, kids
throwing rocks at the towers, birds nesting in the equipment,
equipment failure ...... you get the idea.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:07 PM

Shirl and I have been very happy with YMB service for the last 2 years. Of course, there are glitches with any internet service. (And that is always annoying) That is why I bought the BAM card from IusaCel. Just as a back-up.

Heck, back in February we couldn't get our Slingbox signal for a couple of days...turned out the problem was with our Ontario internet providor.

Keep up the good work Rob.

I have been involved in discussions with another tech support group which
I would like to take over from the famous Helbreth.


Helbreth was OK, Rob. But he was based out of Merida and had other contracts, so it was sometimes tough to get him to respond quickly. Tech support locally would be great.

ElNido has all new equipment, as of March, so Kay and Shawn and Shirl and I should be good to go for another couple of years!!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:13 PM

Just to clarify. This " IS " Telmex, but from Progreso.


Well, that just goes to show you how little I know ... B)
Nice to know that even though Telmex can't supply it's internet to me, YMB can. Doesn't matter to me HOW it gets here ... just so it gets here! :lol:

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:32 AM

From your response, YucatanRob, you seem to have been doubly confused by some previous posts.

That was Jim who said "it is not coming here", and he was referring to the phantom bandwith that they folks out in Telchac lost, more or less "tongue in cheek".
I don't believe Jim has been out of the Yucatan in quite some time.


Hi Jeff !!
I hope you enjoyed your trip to
Thailand. Despite a letter you sent previously
criticizing myself and YMB I was happy to give
you some help when you called, out of the blue,
for advise on your trip.

Could you please clarify your statement.
You said "it is not coming here" then you
said you did a speed test.
How did you test something you don't have ?

Please advise ?

Rob



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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:54 AM

Well, we are back up to a decent speed this morning (for this area, anyway) of 2.45 Mbps, so maybe there was just heavy usage over the weekend. Unfortunately I work online, and all day Saturday, so the slow speeds are quite annoying.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:50 AM

From your response, YucatanRob, you seem to have been doubly confused by some previous posts


Speaking of confused, YucatanRob, said he was getting out of the internet service, OK fair enough. Then Chuburnaman and SatelliteGuy say they are testing a service that would use the old YBM antennas and now suddenly YucatanRob wants to continue operating a service. Are Chuburnaman and Satellite guy working with YMB or is YMB suddenly interested again in providing a service for different reasons. I would gladly dump AIT if I could find a long term decent provider. Not one that suddenly says, sorry folks but I have decided to pack it all in and thanks for you patronage, adios, then again maybe I will stick around.

Or am I totally confused????


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

Speaking of confused, YucatanRob, said he was getting out of the internet service, OK fair enough. Then Chuburnaman and SatelliteGuy say they are testing a service that would use the old YBM antennas and now suddenly YucatanRob wants to continue operating a service. Are Chuburnaman and Satellite guy working with YMB or is YMB suddenly interested again in providing a service for different reasons. I would gladly dump AIT if I could find a long term decent provider. Not one that suddenly says, sorry folks but I have decided to pack it all in and thanks for you patronage, adios, then again maybe I will stick around.

Or am I totally confused????


Whazzoo


Satellite Guy (Carlos) called me because his friend (someone else, not Chuburnaman) who owns an internet business (not sure where) was going to check and see if the equipment we currently use and bought through YMB would be compatible with his service. If so, then we could talk to see if we liked what he had to offer in the way of speed and prices. He wasn't sure if it would work out here or not. Hence the tests. He's recently been testing in Telchac. No, he wasn't buying YMB.

I talked to Rob with YMB on the phone Friday, and asked questions, so I'll do my best to explain it as I understand it. The internet wasn't his primary business. He had decided to shut down that portion of it and simply be someone else's customer. Unfortunately, after doing his own testing, he felt that what he could buy wasn't as good as what he was able to provide to himself through YMB. So he then decided he'd keep running, but on a smaller scale with one tower instead of two. Because his expenses are considerably less with only one tower, he is offering unlimited internet service for $49 US a month with no contract. No contract because if Cablemas ever gets out this way, we're all gonna want to jump ship, including Rob. They have screaming fast service.

I don't have to buy any equipment because I did that two years ago when I started with YMB. I don't know what the situation will be with someone new, though. But I will say that I've been pleased with YMB for the two years they've been my ISP.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:15 PM

Kay...Remember, your equipment is new as of March 2012. :lol: :lol:

And from the look of the mast and wiring that was replaced then, 2 years seems to be about max life expectancy at the beach. Also...There are 2 wireless routers at the house. I have a feeling that the current one really wasn't needed since the mast and exterior wiring needed replacing within a few days. (So, hang on to the one that is now back in it's original packaging. It was only a year old.)

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

see below post

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

Yesterday I heard through the grapevine (not directly from Rob but an extremely reliable source) that, due to lack of interest generated with this forum topic, Rob has changed his mind and will NOT continue with YMB. We're dead in the air, so to speak, this Friday. The hunt for a new ISP continues. Not a happy camper.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:57 PM

PLEASE stay tuned. If you have a YNB antenna there is a alternative. Please give this story a chance to develop.




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