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Old 03-10-2008, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I have cablevision in the Bronx. I get basic Cable internet and family cable with iO (extra charges for the cable box and remote). Comes out to slightly under $95 a month.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:15 AM
 
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Most buildings won't permit a satellite dish to be mounted anywhere on the facade, so that's not an option.

My building has a negotiated rate for basic Time-Warner cable and any extra channels are added onto that basic rate - it comes (with the expanded channels) to about $40/month.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Cable prices seem pretty standard no matter where you go. I think the biggest difference you are seeing is because nowadays nobody has just cable. Every package comes with over one hundred channels and a free DVR! That is of course until the intro rates expire and you pay mad money. If you don't let the big companies pressure you into something you don't want then you will be able to find a descent deal.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Wrong side of the Hudson
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I pay $119 in Brooklyn for digital cable w/HD and high-speed internet. Way more than I want to spend.

Does anyone know if Time Warner offers a package that includes high-speed but only baisc cable without a digital box? I'd be fine with CNN and and the networks really but everything seems to be packaged and if you get cable internet "a la carte" it costs like $70.

I really hope that someday the cable companies are forced to offer just the channels you need. I would love to pick 10 channels that I actually watch and pay 50 cents each for them.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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877-393-4448! it's got the entire NYC singing.

Haha yeah, I teach Kindergarten and my kids randomly break into that song. It's funny.

I have the DT value pack and high speed earthlink with Time warner. The cable is the next step up from the basic channels. It's $97 a month.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: UWS -- Lucky Me!
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Ah, yes. Remember the Telecommunications Act of 1996(?)? They promised it would lower all our phone, tv, internet charges and expand our choices due to competition.

Wow, it's worked so friggin' well!
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast, FL & Floral Park, NY
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I rolled over my phone to Time Warner and cancelled Verizon DSL last April/May and upped my cable from basic to standard cable. The introductory offer was 99 dollars a month and it comes out to about 115 with taxes included. They called it the triple play pack. I was paying almost the same with Verizon as my phone provider, DSL provider and less cable channels. It made sense for the deal. However, this will be expiring within the next month or so and I have no idea how much it will adjust the package.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: UWS -- Lucky Me!
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Where else is bait-and-switch legal?

When I went from AOL dial-up to Verizon DSL, I asked whether I would be hit with an increase after my initial year guarantee was up. She said, "It's the trend that these things tend to go down."

I'm waiting. ::drumming fingers on table::
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