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Old 09-25-2011, 02:01 AM
 
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I've got the HD tv's - where I rent I use Cox.... but don't really like how they double charged without me knowing - when I found out - they only made good on a few of the months of double charges - not all. They also want to charge hefty fee for transfering service to new place - ridiculous - when they advertise they'll move you for free.

Tonight I noticed I have what looks like a satellite dish of some sort on the roof of the house........it doesn't have a name on it of a company - but looks the standard size - maybe a bit more oval in shape than the round ones.

Could that be for one of the local sattelite providers of TV around Phoenix? Wondering what all's available outside of going with COX again....

I need a land line for my fax machine - the only reason I need it is the fax and to call my cell phone when I lose it.

I also need internet service -- though I should see what comes in free tomorrow maybe if I bring my lap top to the house - out of curiosity.

Does any 'dish' type company use what I have on the roof perhaps - and also 'bundle' with other services?

Thank you!
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Tempe
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I had Cox for years and after dealing with all their BS made the switch to Directv. My picture quality improved ten fold and when i switch directv have a lot more HD channels. I keep cox for high speed internet and who needs a house phone so I dont bundle.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I like free over the air HDTV from South Mountain. Cant beat the price or picture quality!
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Switched from Cox after dealing with problems that Cox could/would never fix. Directv has a much better picture and very happy with them.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I have direct tv because I can take my receivers when I go up north and get tv at my place there. Otherwise, I would have Cox because the bundled service is the most economical and Cox has more local channels like 24/7 news and weather, additional PBS feeds. One thing with Cox is that if you do have problems you are on your own. Their service is just awful - long waits for techs who don't ever really fix things.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I like free over the air HDTV from South Mountain. Cant beat the price or picture quality!
Nice if you can get it. There are many parts of the valley that are in the "shadow" of a mountain and can't get local signals at all. If one can see the towers on S. Mtn at night then this is the best option for local HD, I agree.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: In the Deem Hills of NW Phoenix
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Nice if you can get it. There are many parts of the valley that are in the "shadow" of a mountain and can't get local signals at all.

I live in one of those parts, in a bowl north of Ludden Mountain, south of Pyramid Peak, West of Deem Hill, East of West Wing. Can't even get cell service at home. However, with a $80 booster antenna from Radio Shack pointed in the right direction, we get all Phoenix HD plus a few Tucson HD channels.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Tempe, Arizona
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...I need a land line for my fax machine - the only reason I need it is the fax and to call my cell phone when I lose it....
You can also get fax service through the internet. Fax's come to your email. All you would need is a scanner to fax printed documents. There are several on-line fax service providers.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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I like free over the air HDTV from South Mountain. Cant beat the price or picture quality!
Yes, but you get nothing but crappy channels. Cox HD has approximately 225 channels as opposed to what like 10 on air?
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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I've got the HD tv's - where I rent I use Cox.... but don't really like how they double charged without me knowing - when I found out - they only made good on a few of the months of double charges - not all. They also want to charge hefty fee for transfering service to new place - ridiculous - when they advertise they'll move you for free.

Tonight I noticed I have what looks like a satellite dish of some sort on the roof of the house........it doesn't have a name on it of a company - but looks the standard size - maybe a bit more oval in shape than the round ones.

Could that be for one of the local sattelite providers of TV around Phoenix? Wondering what all's available outside of going with COX again....

I need a land line for my fax machine - the only reason I need it is the fax and to call my cell phone when I lose it.

I also need internet service -- though I should see what comes in free tomorrow maybe if I bring my lap top to the house - out of curiosity.

Does any 'dish' type company use what I have on the roof perhaps - and also 'bundle' with other services?

Thank you!
You will still have to go with Cox for internet if you want it to be fast and reliable. Whatever you do, stay away from satellite internet as it is not good.
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