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Old 02-23-2016, 11:46 AM
Location: Mequon, WI
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So I just spent 45 min with Time Warner and 30 Min with AT&T and well as much as I hate time warner they still win out. So I have speeds up to15mbps* just did a speed test 4.4/2.2 for $63

Keep in mind I had been paying for extreme internet from time warner which is supposed to be up to 30mbps but I never got anywhere close to that. When you call to complain they tell you "well that's what we have on our end it must be something on your end."

AT&T tried offering me 6mbps for 45 plus taxes fees and surcharges and overages $65 however they charge a $100 install fee, I say crap to that. No thanks then they tried giving me a visa card worth $50 so I'm really only paying $50 for the install on a house that is already setup for u-verse is what they told me.

I hate time warner and their every slightly in the middle of the night price increases but AT&T didn't offer me anything better.

Is there anything better out there? I hear satellite internet sucks, well here's to time warner and me being BOHICA'd

I live 3 miles from a library and I am seriously thinking of ditching Internet all together. $63 x 12 is $756 a year for internet.
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:51 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm paying $60/month for Time Warner. I do get the speeds that they advertise. The price increases once a year. I call and ask if they have any specials available that will lower it to the price I've been paying. They find an appropriate special and the price remains steady for the next year.

I don't have cable, so we use internet to stream Netflix. My kids use internet for online school. So I feel like I get my money's worth.
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:21 PM
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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I'm currently at $35 a month for Time Warner, which has varied over the years between $30 and $55 depending on how much I call to complain. I get the speed advertised - 15 Mbps, more or less.

That said, I'm tired of constantly having to call in, which is once every few months. And AT&T just doesn't give any bang for the buck. I'll be switching to fiber if it ever becomes available, no questions about it.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:42 PM
Location: Atlantis
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Online right now on my laptop at home via the Internet Sharing feature on my Lumia 521.

I pay absolutely nothing for internet at home and save on average about $800 a year.

Additional savings annually due to the fact that I do not have cable (there is not even a television in my house) and I do not have a home phone / landline.

Between not having internet, cable and a landline - I am saving at least $1,500 a year.

And that goes into my IRA annually along with other money.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:44 PM
Location: Chicago
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OP, my mom lives near milwaukee and she pays a RIDICULOUS amount for her internet and TV for time warner. Time Warner provides possibly the worst TV and Internet service too. Even worse than Comcast IMO, and I HATE Comcast.

I pay only $30 in Chicago for 50mbps internet speed. Granted, I live in a condo high rise where it's typically cheaper to get faster internet. Needless to say, I feel your pain.
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:37 AM
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I pay $39.99 a month for 60 Mbps with Charter. My one year introductory rate is almost up. I know the rate will jump. I’m not even sure how much. But it doesn’t really matter, because I HAVE to have it.
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:41 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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If your Wi-Fi supplier is your neighbor...You might be a Redneck!
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:07 AM
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I had TimeWarner forever until Verizon's Fios was available. There speeds were all over the place and had outages at least 2-3 times a year. It was frustrating, but didn't really have many options at the time.

They advertise MegaBIT and some speed tests are down in MegaBYTE. Which is an 8 times difference.

Which speed test are you using?

You could keep complaining until they agree to send a tech. Not something you should pay for, btw.
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:50 AM
Location: Western, Colorado
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I went from $50 to $75 to get faster speeds. Thinking about throttling it back down to the normal package.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:09 AM
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$29.99 with Comcast.

It's their lowest speed package, but to be honest I don't really notice it. I stream Netflix/Amazon TV all the time and go online with PS4 and never notice it being slow at all. We have a number of wifi devices in the house as well. I should do a speed test one day and see where Im at.

I purchased my own modem/router, and went with higher-end devices though. But its awesome having great signal everywhere in the house and in the backyard. We only went with the lower end internet package because only two of us in the house, and neither one of us works from home much.

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