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Old 11-19-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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No It's true. My contract was up, renewed for two years. Price went down 25 a month and they gave me a 500 debit card. I put most of it towards a new computer.


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Old 11-19-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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It seems that if you just want basic service as inexpensively as possible, your best bet is to stay with Cablevision and negotiate a lower price, like I did.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Yes, I was able to get $20.00 of a month on my bill. My Husband had lost his job in June so when we got July's bill he called them. Since then he got another job in September but our bill was still high and since there is nothing to watch on any of the movie channels we got rid of all of them except HBO which at that time was running a promotion instead of $16.99 a month for HBO we got it for $8.99. This is for 1 year. Our bill went from $170.00 a month down to $139.00.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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Yes, I was able to get $20.00 of a month on my bill. My Husband had lost his job in June so when we got July's bill he called them. Since then he got another job in September but our bill was still high and since there is nothing to watch on any of the movie channels we got rid of all of them except HBO which at that time was running a promotion instead of $16.99 a month for HBO we got it for $8.99. This is for 1 year. Our bill went from $170.00 a month down to $139.00.
Verizon was able to lower our bill from $132/mo to $119/mo after the 2-year contract expired, but CV came in at $99/mo for their triple play. Too bad I forgot to tell them about the second box, because with that and some extra taxes I've noticed, I'm paying $119/mo to CV. Of course now we get Starz, HBO and showtime, plus free DVR. None of which we really use (occassionally we watch Showtime).

The big issue with CV is, even with the 'Boost' enhancement, can't compare to the Fios internet performance.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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Yea I just renewed last week....

My Price went down to 104.99, from 114.99 and They included HBO, Showtime, TMC and I went to the 50/25 internet. Saved 10 bux and got some upgrades..
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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No It's true. My contract was up, renewed for two years. Price went down 25 a month and they gave me a 500 debit card. I put most of it towards a new computer.


Link Verizon FiOS Bundles & Deals for Double and Triple Plays
Interesting! They didn't say anything about free debit cards when we called. We called because our service was out for 10 days due to the storm and not all service was restored at the same time. That's when they offered us the upgrade. The link says it's for new customers though. Either way, we have more and are paying less now.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Yea I just renewed last week....

My Price went down to 104.99, from 114.99 and They included HBO, Showtime, TMC and I went to the 50/25 internet. Saved 10 bux and got some upgrades..
assume this is before taxes?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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Interesting! They didn't say anything about free debit cards when we called. We called because our service was out for 10 days due to the storm and not all service was restored at the same time. That's when they offered us the upgrade. The link says it's for new customers though. Either way, we have more and are paying less now.
They offered me a debit card, but they had a similar package with a lower monthly price..the savings added up to more than the debit card over 2 years...watch out for that...
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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They offered me a debit card, but they had a similar package with a lower monthly price..the savings added up to more than the debit card over 2 years...watch out for that...

I see. The new upgrade package is less than our other package (around $10 per month), which actually comes out to saving more than going for a certain package where they're offering the debit card. We also have 3 boxes and a 4th line so my bill is a bit higher than the average package but I still pay less with all the extra channels and Ultimate HD than before. I couldn't get this type of negotiating out of Time Warner..ever.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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I see. The new upgrade package is less than our other package (around $10 per month), which actually comes out to saving more than going for a certain package where they're offering the debit card. We also have 3 boxes and a 4th line so my bill is a bit higher than the average package but I still pay less with all the extra channels and Ultimate HD than before. I couldn't get this type of negotiating out of Time Warner..ever.
I can't understand some people doing the back and forth thing between cable and Verizon. I would never go back. Ever. I admit I was dreading my promo period expiring but now I'm better off...Guess I have to sweat out another two years of zero customer service calls, zero box reboots, zero modem reboots, and I think I had one outage.

I did have a problem with one of my boxes once...didn't even have to call..I went on a live chat, waited about 2 minutes in queue, explained my problem. They sent a new one overnight with a return box no questions asked. Could not have been easier. Absolutely abhor their company...but their TV, internet, and cellular are all A1.
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