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Old 08-10-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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My girlfriend and I just moved to Las Vegas, and we're trying to find a good satellite and high speed internet bundle. Can anyone recommend a good one?

How is Cox? Satellite is usually better than cable, but does this apply with Cox? Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Who ever has a good answer for David here, can they also recomend a WiFi provider too. Once we hit the road we want to have internet access. I found little information on this.

David.....I think the vast majority here use Cox Cable internet. Some complain how bad it is and just as many say they never have any problems. I personally have very few problems and only had to call for service maybe 4 times in 10 years. Thats pretty good for a monopoly company I'd say.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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I'm debating a deal DirectTV is running that is free equipment (including DVR) for the cost of NFL ticket. That's $75 a month (for 4 months) and you get all NFL games for about the same price as the equivalent package from Cox.

I also have Cox internet and it is pretty good, however I think you can get decent stand alone service for like $30 a month (1.5mbs, which is plenty fast unless you download a lot of music and video).
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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Directv is great, but they don't offer phone service or internet. Embarq has a bundle deal with Dish Network, but it doesn't include the NFL season ticket. I've always had trouble with Sprint, and Embarq doesn't seem much different. If I needed to bundle, I'd probably choose Cox - they also offer all three, tv, internet and phone.

I have Directv and get my phone and internet through embarq. But Embarq's new offer is free tv for a year if you get phone and internet through them as well which is a pretty good deal.
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I do not bundle, but I chose the best for my needs. For Internet, I use Cox Cable with my speeds at:

Download Speed: 15859 kbps (1982.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2455 kbps (306.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

This is pretty fast and I play online games and use P2P sites once in a while. $50 a month.

I use Packet8.net for my VOIP phone service. Its $200 a year so that is about 16.67 per month. That includes unlimmited long distance and very cheap international rates. It is also free between packet 8 users. Very good call quality also.

I use Dish Network @ $50 bucks a month with over 30 HD channels, but I do not have any premium Channels like HBO, SHOW, Max..etc.).

So for all 3 services, I pay about 120-130 a month.
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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What about the Verizon Fios internet, phone, and tv bundle. They're running a commercial on t.v. for 99 for all three per month.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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What about the Verizon Fios internet, phone, and tv bundle. They're running a commercial on t.v. for 99 for all three per month.
verizon fios is not currently available in vegas.

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My girlfriend and I just moved to Las Vegas, and we're trying to find a good satellite and high speed internet bundle. Can anyone recommend a good one?

How is Cox? Satellite is usually better than cable, but does this apply with Cox? Thanks for the info.
what's most important to you? a bundle for what appears to be the best price? best price individually? best service?

there's a service you can use that's free (i think), that's called white fence (Connect Your Utilities Online at WhiteFence | Home Phone | Cable TV | High-Speed Internet | Electricity), that allows you to see what may best suit your needs... it also allows you to set up utilities as well. it basically lets you see everyone's advertised price, speeds, and what their "packages" include.

personally:
phone- cox basic plan. just to have a landline
internet- cox cable internet
satellite- directv



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I'm debating a deal DirectTV is running that is free equipment (including DVR) for the cost of NFL ticket. That's $75 a month (for 4 months) and you get all NFL games for about the same price as the equivalent package from Cox.

I also have Cox internet and it is pretty good, however I think you can get decent stand alone service for like $30 a month (1.5mbs, which is plenty fast unless you download a lot of music and video).
i love my directv service, as i've never had a problem with it.

but do know that the "free" equipment only means that you're not paying for the receivers themselves, and that the package you subscribe to (right now its premier) is free for the 1st four months... but you will pay for hd access if you sign up for that (9.99/mo) and additional receiver fees (only the 1st receiver you have is free, all other receivers in your home/office/boat/plane/etc. have a monthly cost; i think its 4.99/mo/additional receiver).

however, if you love nfl football like me, there's no other choice, as no other provider in the us offers nfl sunday ticket. if we lived in another country, we'd have a choice via cable. but that's another subject for another thread!

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Who ever has a good answer for David here, can they also recomend a WiFi provider too. Once we hit the road we want to have internet access. I found little information on this.
where are you hitting the road to?
who's your cellphone provider?

a few carriers (att, t-mobile) are expanding their respective networks... which means great in the cities they've rolled them out in (t-moblie just launched their 3g network here in vegas last week), but there may be hot spots... and therefore low spots (places you can't get a signal).

best bet at this point is to probably check out different carriers sites and see what their maps look like to determine what works best for you.

the other alternative is, if you have the appropriate cellphone (read smartphone) and the appropriate internet access plan on said phone, you can tether the phone to your laptop and use that as your internet access.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Keep in mind that any VOIP service doesn't have any kind of backup when your ISP is down. So if your Cox cable is out, your phone is also out. If you have a cellphone with unlimmited, then why even have a land line? The only thing I can think of is if your Cell signal is weak at your home, or you want a land line for 911 purposes.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:14 PM
 
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dont know if it is available here but in cleveland, i have vonage ,if power or internet goes down, it automatically transfers to another number i chose plus you can take the box with you, if you have cable internet at a different location, your box works with your original number
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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dont know if it is available here but in cleveland, i have vonage ,if power or internet goes down, it automatically transfers to another number i chose plus you can take the box with you, if you have cable internet at a different location, your box works with your original number
Yes, my VOIP (packet 8) also have those features. What I mean is you cannot call out because if your internet is down you VOIP will not dial out and if its an emergency you are SOL.
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