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Old 03-23-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Now in SP, hopefully for a very long time
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i have just rented a furnished apart in Carollwoods, but there is no phone service.

i need a package including the 3 services. I have been suggested by the management company to go with Brighthouse. It would be $83/month. There is no contract.

I would like to know if someone has a better option to advise.

Thanks
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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If you use the search button you will find out that most on this forum like Bright House the best since their customer service is way better....there are tons of threads about Bright House compared to Verizon...
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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With Verizon you'll be stuck with that contract, so if you move and their service is not available they will charge termination fees, STUPID, I hate that they do that...which is why my vote goes to Brighthouse too...we have 1 DVR box, internet and phone and pay about $130 a month, sometimes $140 if we rent any movies....
I agree with Verizon cust service for the TV/PH/Internet...I felt like I was at a car dealership dealling with really bad sales ppl...not to mention it took 5 minutes to get off the phone as I didn't want to hung up, so I politely said "no thanks" for 5 freakin minutes....I started to feel like she was going to bring the next manager as they do at TimeShare sales!!! LOLOL
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:43 PM
 
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ok, got it .

Internet is the most important to me, then phone, I almost don't watch TV, but I have rented for 7 months, so my options are limited. The service will be in the name of the owner, but I don't know what would happen with a contract.

But I thought in the US there were many companies???? There are only 2?
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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ok, got it .

But I thought in the US there were many companies???? There are only 2?
There are many throughout the US, but it depends on where you live. In NJ, were I lived before, it was Cablevision or Optimum. NYC had different companies to choose from.

We are happy with Verizon. The picture is better than Brighthouse. It is cheaper than Brighthouse. However, since you are renting and Verizon does have a contract (I think it is for 2 years), you are probably better off with Brighthouse. I do miss Bay News 9, 24 hour local news and weather.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:40 AM
 
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That's a misconception....each state has 2, maximum 3 providers, some have monopoly over larger areas......yeah, we wish there were more, that way there would be some fair competition and maybe we would have more choices as far as the channels we want to watch.....we pay for 100+ channels and only watch 2! because the majority have worthless programming......& are infested with reality Tv shows, one worst than the other! it's a disgrace what some channels broadcast!

But, if you're renting, then Brighthouse would be the choice since Verizon will lock you into a 2 year contract........


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But I thought in the US there were many companies???? There are only 2?
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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I wish there were more too...I don't understand why prizes have gone done for cell phone use, since more and more people started to use one and the prizes stayed the same...
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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I used to live in Canada, I moved out 11 years ago, there were many companies in competition there at that time, so I thought it was better in the US now.

I will go with Bright House then, thanks a lot
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Old 03-27-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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Brighthouse has been pretty good. Only had the modem go out two times in the last two years.
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