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Old 09-27-2016, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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NLVgal, Thanks for that info. It's helpful to know that stuff ahead of time. It used to be an easy decision -- just get cable and internet from a provider.

As much as I'd like to have the extra sports channels on DirecTV I'm not sure it's worth the hassle of having two providers and then having conflicts getting everything to work right (or maybe not at all). Then there is the issue of cabling which would be another headache. At least I have some time before deciding.
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I've had DirecTV and Cox for some time now and I'm not aware of any missing web enabled features. /shrug

Everyone's situation is unique, but it's never been an issue for me having everything work properly between the two providers. Heck, cabling isn't really much of a hassle either with the wireless Genie system. YMMV though.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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Our internet is so bad 2 computers can't use it at the same time and I'm still paying 80 a month for it.
Looks like I will have to switch to century link.
Wow. We can connect two computers, two tablets, and a server with no problem. And our phones are connected to wifi as well.

You have to wonder what the lines like in your area.
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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DirecTV was recently purchased by AT&T, and I believe they have a deal with whatever Sprint is calling themselves in the valley these days. ( Ah, yes, Centurylink.)...
I did not know that about Sprint / Centurylink.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:11 AM
 
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I did not know that about Sprint / Centurylink.
They've changed hands so many times that it's almost comical. They were named something before Sprint, then they were called Qwest or something like that, there was another name in the mix for a short time I believe, and now Centurylink. Same company, locally.

At least Cox only changed names once. They were Prime Cable a very long time ago.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:21 AM
 
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I've had DirecTV and Cox for some time now and I'm not aware of any missing web enabled features. /shrug

Everyone's situation is unique, but it's never been an issue for me having everything work properly between the two providers. Heck, cabling isn't really much of a hassle either with the wireless Genie system. YMMV though.
My dads had his equipment for a long time. His DVR from DirecTV has certain web features that only work with their specific Internet provider, even though he has a full wifi connection with Cox. It may be because he hasn't upgraded his DTV equipment in six years. They want him to pay to do so, but he's moving out of state this year and will not pay for new equipment or sign a contract. He's strictly month to month, so like you said, your mileage may vary.

And As you said, wiring isn't really a hassle because Cox will pretty much do all that when you sign on with them. I don't remember paying much, if anything, to have my house wired initially, but that was almost sixteen years ago.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:31 AM
 
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They've changed hands so many times that it's almost comical. They were named something before Sprint, then they were called Qwest or something like that, there was another name in the mix for a short time I believe, and now Centurylink. Same company, locally.

At least Cox only changed names once. They were Prime Cable a very long time ago.
Centel.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:37 AM
 
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Centel.
That's it! Those guys must have paid a lot of money in business cards and stationary changes over the years.

Also customer service training. " thank you for calling Sprint, I mean Centel, I mean WTF are we calling ourselves today? Arggghh"
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:12 AM
 
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That's it! Those guys must have paid a lot of money in business cards and stationary changes over the years.

Also customer service training. " thank you for calling Sprint, I mean Centel, I mean WTF are we calling ourselves today? Arggghh"
Don't forget Embarq.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:15 AM
 
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I'm in NJ and we have Verizon FiOS. The service is decent, but we pay almost $190/month for phone, Internet and basic cable. The rates just keep going up and I'll be so happy to cancel service once we move to Las Vegas next year.

I just had Internet installed in my house in Aliante. I got the preferred package for $55/month (I think that price is good for 12 months). I didn't bother with TV. We had Mr. Antenna install an antenna to the back of our house and we get over 50 HD channels. Good enough for me and it's nice not having a monthly cable bill. I plan on trying Sling tv for $20/month so I can get ESPN during football season. I heat mixed reviews about it, but I'm willing to give it a try.
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