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Old 02-26-2017, 06:27 PM
 
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Are there any other providers besides HTC, Frontier and Time Warner? Which ones do people like the most? best value for your money, best service.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:35 PM
 
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Love HTC! Great customer service. However, it sometimes varies who you can have. I had to have TW at my rental house when I first moved here. I'm sure some people like them, but when there was an issue I would be on hold so long I felt myself aging. I live now on a small lake where there are maybe 15 houses. Luckily, I have HTC. I talked to a couple living on the other side of the lake who said they have to use TW. They would love to switch to HTC. I've never lived anywhere where I didn't have a choice. However, I'd choose HTC if I had an option
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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Agree with previous poster, HTC is great.
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Old 02-27-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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HTC fan here...
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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We might move to Myrtle Beach. What areas does HTC cover?
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:51 PM
 
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In answer to the original question, I believe that the 3 listed are the most common. HTC is available pretty much everywhere as is Time Warner. Frontier has a more limited reach. There are some communities where one provider has purchased an exclusive right to provide services by paying the developer or HOA a fee. But, for the most part, HTC and Time Warner compete in most places.

I am a big admirer of HTC...love their product and especially their customer service which is provided by local residents who care about their customers. However, over time their prices have risen to the point where I have switched to the "dreaded" Time Warner because of cost and limited technology (HTC TV cable box will only record one channel other than the one you're watching vs TW recording up to 6 plus the one you're watching). I have been pleased with the quality of the TW offerings and, while their customer service takes longer to reach, I've been pleasantly surprised with their customer service once they answer the phone.
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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Good to know about TW can only record one channel.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:40 AM
 
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I have directv for television and HTC for internet. I had Time Warner for years, and at one time liked them (I have since been less satisfied, which is why I switched). I love HTC for internet. They are pricey, but very reliable and do treat their customers well. I recently got a call from them to tell me that they were upgrading my service and lowering my bill. Who couldn't love that?

As for TV, I will use directv for now but once the streaming channels (like sling) get a little better I would switch to just using roku and a streaming channel. If it were just me, I would do that now but others in the house wouldn't be ready to go there yet.
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Old 03-01-2017, 12:55 PM
 
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I have directv for television and HTC for internet. I had Time Warner for years, and at one time liked them (I have since been less satisfied, which is why I switched). I love HTC for internet. They are pricey, but very reliable and do treat their customers well. I recently got a call from them to tell me that they were upgrading my service and lowering my bill. Who couldn't love that?

As for TV, I will use directv for now but once the streaming channels (like sling) get a little better I would switch to just using roku and a streaming channel. If it were just me, I would do that now but others in the house wouldn't be ready to go there yet.
When you streamline; do you have to have a box on each tv set or is it one box for the whole house? I don't know anything about SLING or ROKU.

Thanks!
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:58 PM
 
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When you streamline; do you have to have a box on each tv set or is it one box for the whole house? I don't know anything about SLING or ROKU.

Thanks!
You can either buy tvs with Roku or you can buy a Roku stick that you put in a HDMI slot in your tv. They aren't expensive (I think the sticks are under 50 dollars). With the Roku stick you can get many different channels for things that have already aired, but things like Sling stream live tv. Here are some of the things besides Sling you can get on Roku. Some you have to pay for (like sling, netflix, hulu and movie channels) but many are free.

https://www.roku.com/whats-on

Note: I should mention you need good internet! We get the best package from HTV (which we would need anyway even without roku because I have two gamers in the house. )

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