Is ACN High Speed Internet a Scam? No... It’s Just Garbage
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To cut to the chase, ACN “high speed” internet could be defined by many as a scam. This is if your definition of scam is a sub-standard service being sold at a standard price.
Now that the meat of my still unfounded argument is out of the way I’d like to tell a little antipodal story to give you some indication of how much ACN sucks. I don’t have a bone to pick with this company at all. Turtle-speed internet, sweat shops and third-rate technology however, really gets under my hide.
A friend of mine told me on one occasion that he got himself an internet package through one of his cousins. Thinking that this cousin of his probably works for a legit company such as Bell or Cogeco, (who dominate as ISPs where I live in Canada) I didn’t give it much thought.
However when I came over his house one day I was a little perplexed by the sight of a cheap-looking white modem with ACN ascribed along the top. You see, I had no idea this company existed.
My friend isn’t very tech savvy (or savvy in general) so I made an attempt to help him hook up his ACN internet. This process soon created the most unstable, crawlingly-slow connection of all time; and that is being generous. Of course there can sometimes be kinks with tech issues so there was some glimmer of hope that the speed would improve once my friend gave the “competent” staff at ACN a jingle. I left him with the loose ends. There was some detective work for me to do.
A quick Web search and a little critical thinking can help you dodge scams, cults and all kinds of nasty stuff. Still I wonder why some manage to get sucked into the vortex of high-pressure sales. In short, ACN merely resells telecommunication services. Along the way you can bet they are shaving bandwidth. How else could this middleman be raking in the cash? Another thing that happens along the way is the very person selling it does tons of leg work but ultimately loses money doing it. Imagine paying your employer every day to work for him or her to save yourself the boring details.
If you want to save some time (and aggravation) in life look out for the phrase “MLM” or “multi-level marketing”, then ignore everything it’s attached to. This should soon mean “This snippet of communication is irrelevant. It is automatically crap.” You see, MLM is the domain of poor people with absolutely no business sense. They seek out job opportunities and profits yet only manage to uncover something brown (and stinky) placed on a stick.
I have to admit the whole ordeal made me a little misty. My friend did manage to get better speeds, however if he ever wanted to break that one year contact it would cost him roughly $100. It kills me a little, dealing with the fact my friend is plodding around online as I whoosh by (for a year or longer), all to avoid this criminal clause.
To conclude this admitted not very informative yet fabulously entertaining rant, I recommend that you stay far away from ACN. Internet speed aside, the fact that they are enslaving unsuspecting and easy prey makes them unethical enough to shake your fist at. While you shake your fist at ACN take a minute out for Donald Trump who is unscrupulously pushing this company well-aware that it’s an idiot-bait pyramid scheme.
To find out what internet services are good in your area, ask your geekiest friend, or better yet test the internet speeds at your friend’s places. Download some inappropriate material via web browser and note the KB per second.
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