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Old 09-28-2016, 07:16 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.
Let us know how it goes with Sling. Mixed reviews so far, but none of them were local, that I know of.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:38 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.
Prime Cable, I still remember their office across the way from Costco on MLK. Oh that was a long time ago.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:42 AM
 
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Prime Cable, I still remember their office across the way from Costco on MLK. Oh that was a long time ago.
Shut up. They're going to know how old we are.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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Hahahaha it's only a number.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:42 AM
 
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Hahahaha it's only a number.
A very large number.

Cox bought out Prime Cable in 1998.
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:10 PM
 
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Let us know how it goes with Sling. Mixed reviews so far, but none of them were local, that I know of.
The reviews I read weren't all that good, but I'm willing to give it a shot. Worst case, I'm out $20. I have one friend who uses it and said it's been greatly improved. We'll see.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:44 PM
 
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Cox is a privately held corporation, of course, and the family that owns it is among the nation's wealthiest. Because Cox isn't a publicly traded corporation, you can't invest in it directly. But you can invest in proxies as a hedge against rising cable bills. For example, see the following chart showing the stock prices over the past 10 years of several publicly traded cable & satelite companies, and the total US market for comparison.

A long time ago I invested in Comcast & Charter just to hedge against rising cable/internet bills. It has worked out in my favor. As always, YMMV.


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Old 09-28-2016, 08:36 PM
 
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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.
Sling is pretty good for 20 bucks. With Cox internet, I never had a problem with issues or buffering etc. However, I dont watch much tv and watch most sports at the sports book or local bar so I got rid of it
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:46 PM
 
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Let us know how it goes with Sling. Mixed reviews so far, but none of them were local, that I know of.
We have been using Sling for over a year, and we like it quite a bit. If you are a T-Mobile customer, there is a promo where you can get the basic service for $14 per month.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:26 AM
 
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another increase!!? COX really has us by the balls, no pun.
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