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Old 08-08-2007, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Thanks for the ideas!! Will anyone be willing to tell me an approx amt pf what you pay for this? I like the bundle idea, internet, cable, even phone... I just have no idea what the pricing is out there.

Thanks!!
We have the AT&T U-verse package that runs $74.95 per month and that includes 190 channels, a DVR with 120 hours of storage, and 1.5 meg DSL. For 79.95 (5 dollars more), we can get 10 more channels and 3 meg DSL. I hope this helps.
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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We have the AT&T U-verse package that runs $74.95 per month and that includes 190 channels, a DVR with 120 hours of storage, and 1.5 meg DSL. For 79.95 (5 dollars more), we can get 10 more channels and 3 meg DSL. I hope this helps.
Yes it does help, thank you!!!
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Whatever you do, avoid Time Warner/RoadRunner like the plague!

After signing up for their internet and cable TV package we were told it would be a three week wait but being patient types we decided it was fine to wait. After three weeks our install date came, we waited in our 4 hour window as instructed. Never having received any type of confirmation phone call we decided to call TW when our window past with no install.
They said we were still on the list but it would be the later 4 hour window.
So we waited, no phone calls nothing until at 10:30 pm a sub contractor for TW called me and said my installer person had been terminated!
Would I like to be set up for the following day and they'll try to fit me in? She said if I waited for TW to come out themselves it would be another two week wait! Hehe No! I sure wouldn't

When I lived in Fort Worth I used to think Charter was the worst ran company in the US, now I think they have some competition.

I wonder if the city council members that get all the kickbacks for choosing these companies realize how little they care about customer service...? I think we should have a choice in cable companies, just like with phone and electric companies.

Anyway, we called ATT the next day and had internet in 3 days.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Whatever you do, avoid Time Warner/RoadRunner like the plague!

After signing up for their internet and cable TV package we were told it would be a three week wait but being patient types we decided it was fine to wait. After three weeks our install date came, we waited in our 4 hour window as instructed. Never having received any type of confirmation phone call we decided to call TW when our window past with no install.
They said we were still on the list but it would be the later 4 hour window.
So we waited, no phone calls nothing until at 10:30 pm a sub contractor for TW called me and said my installer person had been terminated!
Would I like to be set up for the following day and they'll try to fit me in? She said if I waited for TW to come out themselves it would be another two week wait! Hehe No! I sure wouldn't

When I lived in Fort Worth I used to think Charter was the worst ran company in the US, now I think they have some competition.

I wonder if the city council members that get all the kickbacks for choosing these companies realize how little they care about customer service...? I think we should have a choice in cable companies, just like with phone and electric companies.
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Anyway, we called ATT the next day and had internet in 3 days.
wow, what an ordeal!! I will keep that in mind, thanks!!!
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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We use Verizon FIOS, and we have ALL of the cable channels including the movies and sports (except the Spanish package), phone with unlimited long distance and internet (medium speed), and it is $199 a month. it's never gone out, and we love it!
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Oh, we also have a DVR, but I don't know how much storage it has.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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We use Verizon FIOS, and we have ALL of the cable channels including the movies and sports (except the Spanish package), phone with unlimited long distance and internet (medium speed), and it is $199 a month. it's never gone out, and we love it!
I've heard really good things about FIOS from some friends in Lewisville but I suppose they should be good for $200 a month.


But then again, I'm stuck in the past when cable was less than $20 bucks a month and MTV actually had music videos on it.
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:39 AM
 
Location: NorthCentralTexas
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I've heard really good things about FIOS from some friends in Lewisville but I suppose they should be good for $200 a month.


But then again, I'm stuck in the past when cable was less than $20 bucks a month and MTV actually had music videos on it.

Ha! I still remember when the concept of paying for TV reception elicited expressions from disbelief to aghast. Originally, cable touted itself as being commercial-free; you paid for the service and they didn't have advertising. That lasted about a nanosecond. How did we end up with 100+ channels and nothing to watch! Reception gets better and better, but content's going in the opposite direction.
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Ha! I still remember when the concept of paying for TV reception elicited expressions from disbelief to aghast. Originally, cable touted itself as being commercial-free; you paid for the service and they didn't have advertising. That lasted about a nanosecond. How did we end up with 100+ channels and nothing to watch! Reception gets better and better, but content's going in the opposite direction.
You're totally preachin to the choir!! I'm amazed what happened to the concept of cable TV, we're paying for commercials basically...? And we accept it..?

As American consumers are we really that stupid or what? I pray we're not and this is just a mixup in the paperwork somehow. LOL

Here's the kicker for me, the ads for the cable company itself. On the cable that I'm paying them to watch. Wha...?
It's just wrong on so many levels.

I should probably calm down and just take it like everyone else but this incident with Time Warner has me really wanting to fight the power somehow. If any other company treated us like cable companies do, would we still stand for it?
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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article in FTW paper today about time warner cable--said that in California--san fran, i think, people banded together and filed class action lawsuit aledging fraud because of all promises made and not kept---theft of service...it is going to court--could affect hundreds of thousands of their customers for some real money...

but city councils that sponsor/allow cable companies to get monopolies in town should be held accountable for such crummy service and high prices---they should get called at home every time cable co screws up--bet that would make them pay attention...
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