I checked the MS site awhile back and they had an offer for 13 months (thirteenth month being "free"), can't remember how much it was.
Just as a trial, I'll be getting the one month for $8. Just to make sure everything works on my end regarding speed/connection/equipment etc... before I commit to a long term deal.
As I've said before, I'd love to have an AudioCircle online get together. I've played online once at a buddies house and it got pretty old pretty quick when some snot-nosed brat is talking about my Mother and making the experience in general miserable with his type of game play.
Mike, regarding the average DSL speed, I stumbled on this page at the like Jvo gave us:http://www.speedguide.net/speedtest/stats.php
But damned if I can find where to check my speed on their site?
Results from "testmy.net"
Up: 319 Kbps or 0.3 Mbps (39 kB/s)
Down: 659 Kbps or 0.7 Mbps (80 kB/s)
Results from "2WIRE.COM"
They don't have an 'up' test.
I got home about 30 minutes ago and found 6 kids in my HT room taking turns playing Call Of Duty on quad split screen.
Yea, I'm the cool Dad in the neighborhood.