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Old 09-01-2016, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda
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We've had Direct TV for about a year..It goes out every time it rains, and it's been raining a lot lately. Usually for about 5 or 10 minutes at a time. I'll call 'em and see about a bigger dish. I'm sure it's an extra charge, but what really pisses me off is those constant little charges that creeping the bill up every month. $139.82 last month, and now $145.01 this month. The reason I got rid of Century link TV and went with satellite was because of cost, Now the dish is just as expensive as Century link was when we stopped. for example---regional sports fee---$3.63---and i don't even have any sports packages. I think everybody pays it whether they want to or not. But we do use Century link for internet. Bastids all of 'em. lol
Yes they all suck. You have to lie and play them against one another for deals
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:35 PM
 
Location: North Royalton, Ohio
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We have had Direct T.V. (since 1998) and it came with us when we moved down here from Ohio 3 years ago.
It doesn't work whenever there's a storm, ESPECIALLY, if you want to WATCH the storm coming.
Also, I started with Centurylink, a contract, paying 73.00 a month for 10 mps..(dumb me)




So, the other day, I got fed up with Direct t.v. and called comcast to inquire regarding their Xfinity program.
I will NOW have 75 mps, internet and Xfinity cable t.v. with over 225 stations for 109.99 a month. With added tax and rental it is a 2 year contract for approximately $150.00 a month.
I get it installed Sept. 12th, and cannot wait.

10 mps! Makes me so mad how they ripped us off!

It's called Xfinity doubleplay.

Hope this helps.........
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:46 PM
 
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We have had Direct T.V. (since 1998) and it came with us when we moved down here from Ohio 3 years ago.
It doesn't work whenever there's a storm, ESPECIALLY, if you want to WATCH the storm coming.
Also, I started with Centurylink, a contract, paying 73.00 a month for 10 mps..(dumb me)




So, the other day, I got fed up with Direct t.v. and called comcast to inquire regarding their Xfinity program.
I will NOW have 75 mps, internet and Xfinity cable t.v. with over 225 stations for 109.99 a month. With added tax and rental it is a 2 year contract for approximately $150.00 a month.
I get it installed Sept. 12th, and cannot wait.

10 mps! Makes me so mad how they ripped us off!

It's called Xfinity doubleplay.

Hope this helps.........
I have Comcast Internet $50.00 per month
Netflix $10.00 per month
Amazon Prime $. 6.25 per month
HD Antenna local free
VPN for streaming from other countries free
For $66.50 total per month I get everything, and I mean everything.
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Old 09-06-2016, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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Our Comcrap kept going up and up after the initial "Introductory Rate" to the point where we dropped cable TV and just have phone and internet through them. Even with that we're paying $100/mo.
We did splurge and buy an HD antenna but truth be told, reception isn't any better than when I had two wires twisted around an old metal AC register vent that I propped up against one of the attic trusses.
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda
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35 mins and counting waiting for DirectTV customer service. They suck as well
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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We have had Direct T.V. (since 1998) and it came with us when we moved down here from Ohio 3 years ago.
It doesn't work whenever there's a storm, ESPECIALLY, if you want to WATCH the storm coming.
Also, I started with Centurylink, a contract, paying 73.00 a month for 10 mps..(dumb me)




So, the other day, I got fed up with Direct t.v. and called comcast to inquire regarding their Xfinity program.
I will NOW have 75 mps, internet and Xfinity cable t.v. with over 225 stations for 109.99 a month. With added tax and rental it is a 2 year contract for approximately $150.00 a month.
I get it installed Sept. 12th, and cannot wait.

10 mps! Makes me so mad how they ripped us off!

It's called Xfinity doubleplay.

Hope this helps.........
From one Ohio expatriate to another,we are looking to switch from Direct T.V. and Century Link to just X-finity internet and use an indoor antenna and an Amazon fire stick for a few programs.Our bill with Direct T.V. keeps going up and our bill for C/L will go up this month because the one year package deal will be up.We also are paying 49.99 for 8 mbs before taxes.Never get auto pay because they charge what they want and be prepared to spend a couple of hours on the phone with "Theresa" from India,LOL, to try and rectify a bill that NEVER gets rectified.All this being said,the service is rock solid steady but we never signed up for the package that says your bill will go up monthly.
I googled X-Finity of Port Charlotte and now I have to decide if I want to deal with "Theresa" of India or no one at Comcast.Out of 78 reviews,not too many are happy with customer service and many said they would give them negative reviews but you have to "award" one star to be able to post.....Good Luck....Go Tribe.....The Browns well..............
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:14 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Default spend a couple of hours on the phone with "Theresa" from India

Her brother "John" from India works for Comcast. Spoke to him last night for an hour trying to install 2 new xfinity boxes.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:36 AM
 
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I've had Comcast for 5 years now (in two different homes). I really don't have much complaints. In both homes I had to call them due to signal issues once. Each time that were out within two days. Both times it was a bad splitter in the attic. I only lost internet of any significant time once that I recall. There automated phone system apparently has caller ID and so I got an automated response that they were aware of an outage in my area.

I run two computers, two smart TV's and an IP phone hard wired to the router and one Ipad wireless. About the only issue I have had with xfinity is on occasion a recorded show will throw an error on play back. Restarting the playback and fast forwarding to that spot fixes it.

When I lived in Virginia I had direct TV and the local cable for internet. Now that was a nightmare. For the first year I constantly had internet issues which took about 6 service visits before they finally fixed it. In the summer time storms would often roll in at around 8pm and I would loose satellite for any where from 15 minutes to an hour. Based on that experience I was not going to try satellite here where there are way more storms.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:39 AM
 
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I have Comcast Internet $50.00 per month
Netflix $10.00 per month
Amazon Prime $. 6.25 per month
HD Antenna local free
VPN for streaming from other countries free
For $66.50 total per month I get everything, and I mean everything.
Can you get sports games from anywhere with that setup? I'm from WI and want to keep up with my WI teams, both college and pro. Football, baseball and basketball.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:03 PM
 
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Can you get sports games from anywhere with that setup? I'm from WI and want to keep up with my WI teams, both college and pro. Football, baseball and basketball.
I'm only interested in the NFL and I have never missed a game.

Gary
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