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anastatia
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

December 4, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #5857722

Any one know of a good deal? I have comcast w/ phone and I think there are better deals out there.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 4, 2008
7:39 PM

Post #5858709

it does seem the "high speed" dsl, that you'd get from the phone company is cheaper than Comcast.

and it's funny, now comcast has a "deal' where it's $30 a month, for each service... phone, internet & TV.
Well, that is a heck of a lot cheaper than i'm paying [oh, this may only be in the Chicago area, not sure] but I'm sure int eh fine print, it will say, "new customers only"

In our area AT&T is offering TV, Internet and Phone -- it's less than the cable company ... but i do not recall the prices off hand.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

December 4, 2008
9:59 PM

Post #5859123

We've used Comcast for our cable tv and Internet for the past eight years.
The service has been excellent but each time we see one of those bargains
for "first three months for new customers only" we get a bit ruffled. ;-)

Qwest is the phone provider here and although they too offer deals
for Internet, our landline phone service has not been the best
and I wouldn't use them for that reason.


tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 4, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #5859161

my DH despises AT&T, so after decades of being charged for services we never used, and they said we had to pay for anyways... we went to comcast phone in August... so far so good. IT's been working flawlessly ... with the exception of when we got 9" of rain and cable went out... we lost our phone service too, and internet for a few hours. [DH and I were out of town anyways] and the oldest son has a cell... so at least there was communication.

But... we will stick with "cable" for phone til the kids are gone... then we will most likely get rid of a landline phone.

but -- currently for the 3 of them combined, our bill is roughly $129 ... i think cable went up again... funny how that works.
TheAngelGirl
Coushatta, LA

December 16, 2008
4:44 AM

Post #5896476

I'm with at&t my is 124.00 and i have the fastest DSL along with calling anywhere in the US.

This message was edited Dec 16, 2008 9:14 AM
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 16, 2008
4:49 AM

Post #5896488

I'm happy with AT&T high speed--they've got a couple different prices depending on how fast of a connection you want so you can save a little money by getting a slower speed. I pay about $90 a month for satellite TV (they partnered with Dish Network for that part) plus phone service plus high speed internet (I could have saved $10 a month or so by going with a slower speed).
sarv48
south of Grand Rapid, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2008
12:01 PM

Post #5897018

I also have AT&T - the slowest speed they have and I'm happy with it!
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 16, 2008
12:31 PM

Post #5897056

I switched from cable (TV & internet) years (10?) ago due to poor service. The funny thing is AT&T bought out the cable company (probably 8 years ago) and while service was already bad, it got worse. So I switched to DirecTV DSL and Dish Network. DirecTV got out of the internet business so I switched to BellSouth and now AT&T bought out BellSouth (last year).

ComCast bought out the cable business from AT&T a couple of years after AT&T bought out whatever the company was beforehand but I still have the bad taste in my mouth from the poor service of cable (even though Dish Network has its own problems). So far AT&T has not screwed up the DSL and phone service. TV service is like being between a rock and a hard place though.
golddog
Western, PA
(Zone 6a)

December 16, 2008
12:59 PM

Post #5897123

Comcast internet only; $67.00/month in W. Pa. Ugh!

Am looking at DSL phone service.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2008
2:40 PM

Post #5897335

I just got my total bill the other day... with taxes and crap... 132.00
basic cable 57.99 [went up about $5 this year] I mean , basic... no box, nothing.
internet 45.95 [went up around $3 this year]
phone 25.10
taxes, surcharges, fees 3.61

Years ago, when we moved in, cable was not available... so we had DirecTv, costs were about the same, service wasn't as good. If we had an outage, it was our fault ... whatever...

It also seems all these companies [dish and cable] offer these LOW rates, but it's only to new customers while they raise the rates, not telling us, to current customers... I dont think there is a way to get 'cheap' TV anymore... It's such a crock.
TheAngelGirl
Coushatta, LA

December 16, 2008
3:05 PM

Post #5897400

The good thing is that if you do have problems,AT&A will walk you through it on the phone.Also I think with at&t the highest speed is around $40.45.

This message was edited Dec 16, 2008 9:13 AM

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2008
3:07 PM

Post #5897409

How does the AT&T work for TV?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 16, 2008
3:12 PM

Post #5897427

The package I have with AT&T was a partnership with Dish Network, so that's who my satellite service really is. Now AT&T has put in fiber optic lines in my neighborhood and has their own TV service that they're trying to get people to switch to--price seems about the same as what I'm paying now but I'm not sure what the pros/cons are of the fiber optic cable service so I haven't decided if I'm going to switch or not.
TheAngelGirl
Coushatta, LA

December 16, 2008
3:23 PM

Post #5897470

I would not know about how it works for the TV.I don't have internet with my TV.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2008
3:28 PM

Post #5897493

e3 -- i think the fiber optic would be better than Dish.

I know in wisconsin, we have dish [ in our Park ] , and any time it rains hard, we lose both... TV and Internet.
but there is no current cable options up there.

If cable wasn't an option here, i'd definetely go for "wired" vs. "waves" [as in a dish]
TheAngelGirl
Coushatta, LA

December 16, 2008
3:34 PM

Post #5897520

My internet is hooked up with my at&a phone line.You can even talk on the phone at the same time you or on the computer with DSL.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 16, 2008
3:36 PM

Post #5897526

My dish service is actually pretty good--if we have a nasty windstorm it'll go out for a little while but it's pretty windy here and I don't have too many problems. I guess it helps that we only get ~15 inches of rain a year, so rainstorms are a pretty infrequent event and only happen during a few months out of the year. I agree that the fiber optic is probably better, the things that make me hesitate are that AT&T is just getting this service started so they probably haven't worked out the bugs yet, and secondly I have a lot of movies that I like saved on my DVR and I'll lose all of those--the fiber optic service comes with a DVR as well but I doubt if there's a way to transfer the movies from the old one to the new one.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

December 16, 2008
5:22 PM

Post #5897948

I have Road Runner from Time Warner. $44.95 for the past 4+ years. I think it's a great deal. Speed down is nearly 10mb. It never goes down.



Yuska
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 21, 2008
2:37 AM

Post #5913697

I have U-verse (AT&T's fiber-optic DSL) top speed for $35.81.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

December 23, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #5921405

I don't know if you can it other places, but we have wireless internet here. The company is Alltel. Also cell phones are through them. It's cheaper with a package. My internet is $34.95 month. Never off line. Very high speed.

Bernie

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