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Old 06-03-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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A few days ago I called to see if they could extend my current offer which was like $73 for cable (tier above basic and high speed internet) I knew from previous times that they would raise it to over $100 with no notice.

Today I checked online, there are not too many internet options. I found a plan for internet for $30. I called and said I wanted to cancel the TV part of my cable, she had the nerve to tell me it would cost $85 to just keep the internet instead for the $73 for both. I said ok I will cancel. The miraculously she found the $30 internet only plan, but those thieves charge $10 for the modem each month so I went with the slower 3 Mbps speed for $20 plus $10.

I went to Walmart and bought a cheap antenna but could only get one local Fox channel that was clear and it was from the county north of me. Other than that QVC and HSN were the only others that were crystal clear. I'm gonna return it and buy a better antenna and return my cable box tomorrow. So glad to be done with at least half their nonsense.

So with taxes I hope to save about $40 a month.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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You should buy your own modem.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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You should buy your own modem.
Edit, okay I will look into it, I changed my post because I don't want people to quote it for no reason, now that I know you can buy it.

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Old 06-03-2015, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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We bought a modem/router combo on Amazon and don't pay the monthly fee.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:35 PM
 
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We bought a modem/router combo on Amazon and don't pay the monthly fee.
Cool, I am going to look into it. I was researching and think I can, but I'm gonna wait because I might be moving,

Do you know if they are standard within a state if I move? Or good at any Comcast location?

I would guess they are since they sell them online.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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It should work anywhere. It is not Comcast exclusive. I have had Comcast for at least 20 years and always bought my own modem.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:54 PM
 
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Here's the antenna you want : Winegard HD 7694P. I get around 70 over-the-air channels, crystal clear. Mine was $80 + tax & shipping. They make 2 models that are stronger, the 95P & 96P. I live in fairly flat terrain but with a lot of trees and some tall buildings. Over the air TV is so much more clear than cable it's unbelievable ! As far as internet, I subscribe to Clear wireless, it's $30/mo unlimited usage, I paid $99 for the modem. No other fees ! I don't know if Clear is in your area but you can check it out online.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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Here's the antenna you want : Winegard HD 7694P. I get around 70 over-the-air channels, crystal clear. Mine was $80 + tax & shipping. They make 2 models that are stronger, the 95P & 96P. I live in fairly flat terrain but with a lot of trees and some tall buildings. Over the air TV is so much more clear than cable it's unbelievable ! As far as internet, I subscribe to Clear wireless, it's $30/mo unlimited usage, I paid $99 for the modem. No other fees ! I don't know if Clear is in your area but you can check it out online.
Thanks for the info, Do you get your local, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox?
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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You should buy your own modem.
Do you have a DOCISS 3.0 and is it backwards compatible?
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:08 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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AntennaWeb - Home

Pop in your address it will tell you where to aim your antenna, and what kind you need for best reception.


Roku, will allow you to view alot of Cable Type TV channels as VOD's But at 3MB your internet connection will be to slow.

Simple.tv (with a hard drive you buy) will allow you to DVR off the antenna. (Check Ebay, there are all-ways ones for sale with life time program guide).
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