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Old 08-08-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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Does TW in Cincinnati have a basic or standard plan? And, if so, how much is it?

I just moved and the TW sales people are saying their least expensive option is the digitial box with 200+ channels, on-demand, and all that crap for 65 bucks.

I have no need for 200 channels and no desire to pay that much since I watch very little television, so any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
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they have a web site that breaks down all their plans and what channels you get for each option..
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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Yeah...the website is saying they have a standard and a basic plan, but the prices are not listed (as opposed to other plans). The sales reps are saying the digital is their cheapest package. Thus my post above.


I guess a better question is: "Does anybody have a plan from TW that doesn't include a set-top box and is cheaper than $60 a month?"
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Does TW in Cincinnati have a basic or standard plan? And, if so, how much is it?

I just moved and the TW sales people are saying their least expensive option is the digitial box with 200+ channels, on-demand, and all that crap for 65 bucks.

I have no need for 200 channels and no desire to pay that much since I watch very little television, so any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
This depends on whether you are actually in the City of Cincinnati. When TW got the exclusive rights to hang their spaghetti all over Cincinnati, they had to promise to make a basic cable available to all Cincinnati residents for like $20 per month. I think they called it "life line" or some such. I had it at my office until about two years ago and they convinced me to go to a basic digital plan. But you will have to ask for it. I hope they still have it.

Here's a link to the a renewal of the deal. But, I can't really figure it out. I know that it used to be that if you demanded "basic cable service" it cost $20 with all the taxes and stuff. But you didn't get many channels. But, it took them 5 years to come out and put the device on the pole that cut the channels back from the standard package to the City basic package. So I had a standard package for about 5 years for the $20.

http://csregionacm.org/content/1996.pdf (broken link)

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Old 08-08-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Thanks, wilson. That's good info.

Unfortunately, I'm outside the city, so I guess I'm SOL. I've had "free" cable from a condo for the last 6 years, so I think I'm experiencing some sticker shock. The Last time I had cable through a company, you could get a pretty decent package (50+ channels, no box) for about 30-40 a month.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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Unfortunately, I'm outside the city, so I guess I'm SOL. I've had "free" cable from a condo for the last 6 years, so I think I'm experiencing some sticker shock. The Last time I had cable through a company, you could get a pretty decent package (50+ channels, no box) for about 30-40 a month.
I live in Deer Park and have what I believe TW calls the "standard analog lineup." I get about 70 or so channels. I pay about $55/month for the service. Here's a link to the channels I get:

| Time Warner Cable | Corporate (http://www.timewarnercable.com/customerservice/clu/Clu.ashx?CLUID=1027&Image1=&Zip= - broken link)

Hope this info helps.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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You can get a Cable/Internet/Telephone combo for about $100 a month.

I'm not sure what they call that package, but they are often promoting it. You get 70 channels, high speed internet, and unlimited long distance phone service.

It's not a great deal, but not awful either. Probably not worth it unless you know you want a landline.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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Ask for limited basic hookup, which gives you just the local channels, usually around $15/mth. Or, standard basic has the 70 channels for about $55/mth. Yes, you'll get more for your money with the digital box.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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my bill breakdown for analog stuff is $10/month for basic service (which is really nothing in terms of channels), $51/month for standard service (your actual normal basic cable package of about 40 channels), and taxes. I get road runner as well for 25 bucks a month. i used to have digital cable through them for years, but it just got too expensive. you rent the box, the remote, and pay a lot for channels (well, there is definitely a difference between analog and digital...even on an analog set but that really doesn't matter to me). Plus, if you want to get their dvr thing, you pay rent on both that box and a fee to use it, plus the remote. Usually twc just quotes you the price of the cable package, not including all the other rental fees. If you don't watch a lot of tv, you might just want to get road runner internet and just watch the network's streaming shows online. Most of them put the popular shows on their website. that's what i'm considering downgrading to next.
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