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Old 09-30-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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I was informed they have discontinued the 50mb down (preferred) tier and while they will grandfather existing customers at that level, if I switch off of that tier, I can't come back to it. They now offer 5mb down, 15mb down, 100mb down, and a higher level tier I definitely didn't need!
I had planned on getting the 50mb package when we move here on Oct. 26th. Now they don't have it anymore so I'll have to pay for more than I need. I'm going to buy my own modem since I don't want to give them one more penny than I have to. We're going with Dish for TV.

We don't even live here yet and already I have a deep dislike of Cox.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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Yes. The cable cutters always thought they were pulling something over on their cable companies.

Stevie Wonder could have seen this coming.
If the rate is $87.99 for 100MBPS for us without cable TV what is the rate for cable tv subscribers for just the same internet portion?
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Old 09-30-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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If the rate is $87.99 for 100MBPS for us without cable TV what is the rate for cable tv subscribers for just the same internet portion?

You can get it bundled for $90 plus taxes and equipment rental fees for a year. Then it will increase to $200. Look for the Bronze bundle on their site.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:19 PM
 
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If the rate is $87.99 for 100MBPS for us without cable TV what is the rate for cable tv subscribers for just the same internet portion?
$82.99 at the moment.
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Old 10-01-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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You can easily hedge against the tariff increase by purchasing stock in major cable companies. Unfortunately, Cox is privately held, so you can't buy into that business, but both Comcast and Charter Communications are publicly held corporations in the cable business and you can buy stock in them.

My Comcast stock is up 25% the past two years, and my Charter is up 94%.

This more than makes up for any increase in my cable bill.



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Old 10-03-2017, 04:08 AM
 
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I have installed over the air Antenna and subscribed with Sling using Roku Device for streaming so I can get rid of Cable and it s high charges for channels I never watch. Now they are making the difference by increasing their internet rates.
I guess we are held hostage by Cox, you can run but never hide.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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August 2017.

Our Preferred 50 new customer rate was $54.99 for one year. Called about 45 days out and told to call back within 30 days of anniversary and speak with customer loyalty (which is just the billing department).

Called back. Preferred 50 "doesn't exist and we have nothing equivalent to offer you". So the no-so-clever sales move is decrease speed and save or increase to Preferred 100 for a locked in 12 month price. I took Preferred 100 at $67.99/month.

Dissolving tiers and pricing the nearest tier above and below as attainable options in a data-crazed culture is almost always going to result in the customer moving up. It is not a brilliant tactic, but it works enough to keep changing levels of service to keep us guessing.

I sort of expect by next year they will offer me Preferred 120 or 75 with 100 magically going away. As soon as my work-from-home telecommuter retires, Cox will not get anything else from us.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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How many cable providers cover some part of metro-Vegas? At least two (Cox and Century), or are there three. Also, is there an incumbent phone provider? Clark County should lean on these companies to each cover the entire county, to create some competition.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I had the 300MBPS plan for $99/mo. I have been more than annoyed lately with the upcoming data caps plus frequent outages over the past month or two. I certainly didn't want to pay more for what seems like less, so I called them a few days ago and told them I want to downgrade to the 100MBPS plan. Without asking, she offered a promo to keep my current plan at $88/mo for 12 months, which I took.

Side note: For those who truly want or need more data, they offer an extra 500GB for $30/mo or unlimited for $50/mo.
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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They will give you offers if you want to downgrade, but you're still subject to future price increases even within your 12 month discount period. So your $88/month discounted rate for 12 months will be increasing tomorrow to $93/month if you're an internet only subscriber. They never mention that part.

You can price lock for 24 months to keep the $88/month price for 12 months, but then it will increase to $99/month for the remaining 12 months when you lose your discount.

It's a shell game, that's for sure.

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I had the 300MBPS plan for $99/mo. I have been more than annoyed lately with the upcoming data caps plus frequent outages over the past month or two. I certainly didn't want to pay more for what seems like less, so I called them a few days ago and told them I want to downgrade to the 100MBPS plan. Without asking, she offered a promo to keep my current plan at $88/mo for 12 months, which I took.

Side note: For those who truly want or need more data, they offer an extra 500GB for $30/mo or unlimited for $50/mo.
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