U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Phoenix area
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-27-2011, 10:46 PM
 
2 posts, read 4,807 times
Reputation: 13

Advertisements

Any provider in Phoenix offering 6 month package for TV/internet/Phone?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-27-2011, 11:10 PM
 
278 posts, read 315,792 times
Reputation: 424
I know with Cox I can shut down and start my internet with a phone call at anytime. Not sure about the other services though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Two years in Raleigh, NC
6,120 posts, read 5,844,302 times
Reputation: 7727
We Are sunbirds and have a cox bundle plan for all three services. When we depart for the summer, they have a suspension program for everything. This doesn't eliminate the bill entirely, but reduces the cost substantially. To keep our phone number active, we were required to get cox voicemail at $3/month.

However, I believe there is a limit on the length of time the service can be suspended - 3 months maybe? You'll need to call them.

Frankly, if I didn't need a fax and got a better Cellular signal inside my home, I'd dump the landline entirely and just go with cellphones.

Some additional info: there are also suspension services available for certain utilities, like trash, water, sewer. We have landscaping and we have somebody pop over to flush the toilets and run water thru the dishwasher and washing machine, so we don't shut off the water. But we do take advantage if the trash suspension. And pull the plugs on the TV, turn off hot water heater, leave our a/c at 85, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2011, 08:36 AM
 
478 posts, read 224,990 times
Reputation: 312
I didn't bother with a land line, I picked up one of those cheap Trac phones at Walmart. 10 bucks for the phone and you simply buy time cards. You can dial long distance from your phone as well with no extra charges. LD and local calls can be less than 10 cents a minute depending what size of time card you buy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2011, 08:40 AM
 
478 posts, read 224,990 times
Reputation: 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jkgourmet View Post
Some additional info: there are also suspension services available for certain utilities, like trash, water, sewer. We have landscaping and we have somebody pop over to flush the toilets and run water thru the dishwasher and washing machine, so we don't shut off the water. But we do take advantage if the trash suspension. And pull the plugs on the TV, turn off hot water heater, leave our a/c at 85, etc.
?????

I have never heard of suspension services for utilities such as water sewer and trash? Can you elaborate?

Trash service suspension would be a plus. Is that through Phoenix Government or is yours a private company ie ..condo?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Two years in Raleigh, NC
6,120 posts, read 5,844,302 times
Reputation: 7727
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stokes172 View Post
?????

I have never heard of suspension services for utilities such as water sewer and trash? Can you elaborate?

Trash service suspension would be a plus. Is that through Phoenix Government or is yours a private company ie ..condo?
We get these services through the City of Mesa. I've no idea what other cities offer, but we definitely are able (and do) to do a suspension of our trash for 3 months and it saves us a bit of money. I don't know if it's available for a longer period of time.

We also use the managed payment plan for electric. Since we are gone for the summer, the a/c is barely used (thermostat set to 85 degrees). So our monthly cost over the year is balanced and cheap. We have a local pet sitter to pop in every two weeks to flush all the toilets, water the plants, and run a lite wash to keep the dishwasher and clothes washer gaskets from drying up. (we live in NE Mesa, and are happy to recommend these folks for this service or pet sitting. They also do popper scooping. PM me if you want the info.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2011, 09:48 AM
 
478 posts, read 224,990 times
Reputation: 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jkgourmet View Post
We get these services through the City of Mesa. I've no idea what other cities offer, but we definitely are able (and do) to do a suspension of our trash for 3 months and it saves us a bit of money. I don't know if it's available for a longer period of time.

We also use the managed payment plan for electric. Since we are gone for the summer, the a/c is barely used (thermostat set to 85 degrees). So our monthly cost over the year is balanced and cheap. We have a local pet sitter to pop in every two weeks to flush all the toilets, water the plants, and run a lite wash to keep the dishwasher and clothes washer gaskets from drying up. (we live in NE Mesa, and are happy to recommend these folks for this service or pet sitting. They also do popper scooping. PM me if you want the info.)
I am almost positive you cannot suspend services if you have City of Phoenix as a provider....unless they neglected to tell me that. I leave my water on but I think leaving the AC on is a real waste of money.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2011, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Two years in Raleigh, NC
6,120 posts, read 5,844,302 times
Reputation: 7727
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stokes172 View Post
I am almost positive you cannot suspend services if you have City of Phoenix as a provider....unless they neglected to tell me that. I leave my water on but I think leaving the AC on is a real waste of money.
Depends on what you have in the house. We don't want our wood drying out and cracking when the interior temps reach 100+ degrees day after day. Nor do we want things to melt under those same conditions. Which is exactly what happened the first year we went away for the summer, hence our desire to protect our property with a small expense of a thermostat set at 85 degrees.

YMMV.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-30-2011, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM/San Diego/Phoenix
406 posts, read 560,760 times
Reputation: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stokes172 View Post
but I think leaving the AC on is a real waste of money.
This will be a big mistake.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-30-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: colorado springs summer/east valley Az winter
1,935 posts, read 2,177,901 times
Reputation: 7114
I just disconnect my service during the summer. The connect costs are less than a one month bill and usually get a 6 month introductory rate much less than ongoing charges. My internet bill through quest was 19.99/month last year. My DISH recievers are carried back and forth and only need to be hooked up as both houses have the dish installed. Haven't had a landline phone for years~ my cell is always in my pocket and number doesn't change...far easier than puting your landline on vacation and lots cheaper
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Phoenix area
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top