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Old 11-21-2006, 10:11 AM
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This is a different type of request to the norm! I'm moving to Falls Church in January from the UK and will need to connect up to Broadband asap. I've been given a leaflet on 'Cox Communications' and they're currently doing a deal on local telephone, high speed internet and digital cable for $99.99 a month. Obviously I've no idea whatsoever who else does this sort of thing in the area as it's different to the UK. Does anyone have any input, please? Is that a good deal, who else should I consider, oh, and how long does it all take? Thank you!!!
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:31 AM
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It's not really a packaged deal, you can get any of the three for $33.33/mo each. That offer is always available too, so don't feel like it's going to go away.
They have specials, too- we have Cox high speed internet for $19.95/month. That was in a flyer.
Local phone service is unnecessary in my opinion- my wife and I just use our cell phones (mobiles). Your job will probably give you a cell phone, and you can always use Skype to call your friends in the UK through your internet. Unlike Europe, cell phones don't cost any more than a land line for people to call you.
As for digital cable, you should decide whether you want more than the 8 channels you get over the airwaves free, and if so, compare cable to satellite. Cable and satellite run $30-40, and have competing specials.
Cox's main competitor: Verizon. For satellite, there is Direct TV and Dish Network. I may be missing some, but those are the ones I see ads for.
Good luck!
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Old 11-22-2006, 05:59 AM
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Thank you for that. It's a confusing business for a Brit! Skype is the reason I need broadband. My husband will have a work mobile so I'll continue to investigate the phone system for the house. And I'll look up the TV companies you suggested too. Thanks again.
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