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Old 06-05-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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Yea, time warner is great. The only time I get enraged is if there is a big storm coming, 60% chance my internet will go out. But I'm sure that's for a lot of people.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Time Warner has been having issues all day today again. I'm using my 3G wireless card to get online now. Cable TV was down earlier - Internet is now down. It's been down about 6 hours now. I can't wait to get my U-Verse installation. Time Warner was bad and has been only getting worse.
I think it really just depends on where you live. I have Time Warner and both my cable and internet have been working all day. I've never had any huge problems with them unless a storm came in and knocked my internet connection out or recently something was wrong with a connection on the pole behind my house, and they came out and fixed it. Usually I just have to unplug the box or the router and wait a minute or so, plug it back in so it reboots itself and I'm good to go. 9 times out of 10 I don't even call tech support for it unless it is a serious problem.

I'll tell you one thing, I'd rather have cable then satellite during our storm season, and in the winter. When we had all the snow this year, I know a lot of people with satellite that lost it because of the weight of the snow.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
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Jaime_mac -

I agree, it probably depends on the area. My area was built in the 70's. I suspect they're having some cable plant issues. I really wish we had Verizon FIOS. I'm such a fan of FIOS. Heck, I have a light meter sitting on my desk... I could even check light readings for their tech support. Though it seems all new fiber optic equipment all contain meters internal to the optic itself - absolutely love not having to have someone pull fibers to check light levels. Hehe... yeah, I'm a geek.

Brian
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Jaime_mac -

I agree, it probably depends on the area. My area was built in the 70's. I suspect they're having some cable plant issues. I really wish we had Verizon FIOS. I'm such a fan of FIOS. Heck, I have a light meter sitting on my desk... I could even check light readings for their tech support. Though it seems all new fiber optic equipment all contain meters internal to the optic itself - absolutely love not having to have someone pull fibers to check light levels. Hehe... yeah, I'm a geek.

Brian
My apartments were built in the 20's. I'm not sure it has anything to do with the year the neighborhood was built, but just the location of the neighborhood itself and possibly how often outages occur. I've really only had one major outage at this apartment with TWC since I've lived here.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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Not a fan of Time Warner Cable. I lose signal randomly, both internet connection and cable tv(especially HD channels where the video breaks up). And the person who did the installation was rude. That was years ago but I still remember because he didn't show up at the scheduled appointment for more than 3 times!! Too bad I have no choice because there's no other provider at my apartment complex and my unit doesn't face south.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:26 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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I've never had a problem with TW for my internet. I also use it for cable, and it's done me really well. My only wish is for the monthly charge to come down some.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Well, I got on the 7mbps internet for $29.99/month for 12 months.

I'm using DirecTV for cable (got a GREAT deal and I need the NFL Sunday Ticket )

$30/month isn't bad for 7mbps internet......... that is until the outages
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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If you got tv from a dish, good luck to you when we have storms (which we have a lot of). I signed up for that years ago lost signal everytime we have a storm or it was windy outside. It was the pits. I now have Fios, I have TV anytime good or bad weather comes along.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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Yeah went with DirecTV. Friend of ours in uptown has them said it's been pretty good even in the storms/wind. Perhaps they've revamped their satellites over the years

Had no other choice but them or time warner for cable. We had uverse (fios) in fort worth and am sad to see it go...

but woooo NFL SUNDAY TICKET!
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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in my old neighborhood we had fios. it kicked much ass. we now only have the option for time warner. never had a problem with the internet connection. but, the cable sucks. really sucks.
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