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Old 12-30-2011, 12:13 PM
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Sorry if this was already covered, but I will be moving into a studio in the North PB/La Jolla area coming from the East Coast. I have had Verizon Fios for the past few years so I am not familiar with the cable options in that area.

I will be working remote from my apartment so I wanted to see what cable options anyone could recommend to ensure fast internet and good phone connections. Any insight into costs would be appreciated as well! Obviously, I would need free long distance in the phone bundle.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:48 PM
Location: San Diego
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In your new location, Time Warner is your only cable option. TV/Internet/Phone will cost you about $125/mth for basic service.

Here's a 12 month deal:
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:30 AM
Location: San Diego
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TW has free long distance.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:04 AM
Location: Fallbrook, CA
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I'm not in the area you said but I do have Time Warner in North County and they just sent a notice for a raise in the rates starting new years day they jacked up everything buy a buck or two for every little thing luckily im locked in on a 2yr contract so the price will not go up. I just have cable and Internet not the phone as I find paying for a landline and a cell a waste they do have good deals though. Do NOT order online, go and look online, but call for the best rate/package as they can totally customize your package more than the website can (like if you want 2 DVRs and 1 SD box etc) Ask about the "Build your own Bundle" and try to get the phone with free install (they constantly send me flyers with the bill pushing the phone with free install and 3mo free then 24.00 California calling for 24months)

Also be prepared to prepay for services. They insisted on a credit card number and charged the 1st months service before they would put in the work order for the install and they billed it right then when I was on the phone and they charge you a months ahead there on out.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:17 PM
Location: Columbia, California
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Been there, done that.
The only real bargain in the bundles is when you have a complaint they shut all services down till you admit defeat.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:38 PM
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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If you are computer savvy look into "goggle voice" and "Getcabletvfree.com"
Don't pay outrageous prices to the cable company.
Just pay them for basic broadband internet.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:32 PM
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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I haven't had a true landline for many years until recently. The security company said that we needed a true landline for the security system so that was the only reason I got a landline.

I just got the super basic package from AT&T as we don't use it to make calls. It's just used for the security system. It was still worth it because the discount on the insurance for having the security system was more than the $20 a month fee.

Check into Vonage Home Phone Service | Residential & Business VoIP Calling Plans I've used them since they first came out many years ago and very happy with it. I have the world plan so I can call tons of countries around the world free (besides the $30 a month fee).

I have Time Warner for my internet and cable (it was included in my HOA fees) so I didn't have a choice to use someone else but so far happy with them.

The internet included was the 10 MB package and so far it's never gone down and almost always at the true 10 MB speeds which is more than enough for us.
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