Time Warner, AT&T, Direct TV or other?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

None. We have Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. We don’t watch sports, so this is perfect! It also only costs us around $24.60/month. 

Edit: I misread – didn’t realize you meant for internet, also. We have Cox cable, which is $55/month. (It was $34/month when we first signed up). 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I loathe Time Warner. We’ve been really happy with Direct TV.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

AT&T sucks per everyone I know that has it.  I liked DirectTV but there is no signal when it rains and it rains frequently certain times of the year here in Florida.  Time Warner isn’t offered in our area.

When Brighthouse raised our rates last year we said screw it and got rid of cable.  We now subsist on Internet only with subscriptions to Hulu and Netflix.  We also order a season here and there of shows we really like like Mad Men from Vudu and Amazon on Demand.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@greenidlady:  We have Directv. Primarily because my husband loves football and he pays for NFL ticket. However, I have had both AT&T and Time Warner and I definitely like Directv the best out of all of them.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We used to use Comcast but now we have Optimum.  I think we pay around 180 a month for cable/internet.  Most people I know use Verizon Fios and love it. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For our TV, we have DirectTV and we love it. It’s a bit pricey but some of the cable options in our area are equally pricey with less channels. We didn’t have any issues with DirectTV’s service once it was installed. We had some issues in our previous place with the installation but that’s more with the tech they sent out (he drilled through the baseboard!!!). We’ve moved into an area that has both DirectTV and cable as an option and we did not hesitate to stay with DirectTV.

We had TW for our Internet provider and it was okay. The service initially was great and they came out multiple times when I complained online that the signal still wasn’t working in all parts of the house. We rented the modem from them which was a bad idea because the one they offered wasn’t very good based on reviews online. We’ve moved to an area without TW and we bought our own modem/router this time around.

Some of my coworkers really like ATT U-verse but I could only get the lowest level of service in our area which isn’t remotely adequate.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@greenidlady:  we have direct t.v, they are pretty good, except you have to take a 2 year contract (at least, that’s what they told us)… Only your rate is only good for the first year and it costs a lot of money to cancel when it goes up the second… So we had to harass them on the phone to get it back down for us. 

We have time warner for internet and pay 43.17 a month. It’s okay. I looked into changing to At&t and they would charge me for going over 3gb of data…much like a phone plan. I’m not too into that. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have Comcast/Xfinity, which is all right.  I’ve gotten used to their platform, so I like that about it.  I barely have time to watch TV anymore, though!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I have had DirecTV before but it was too expensive to get when I moved. I would switch to them now but it’s too much hassle & I am not going to sign a 2 yr contract when I’m moving next year.

I have brighthouse now which is supposedly owned by time warner or owns time warner or something like that…they’re okay. I’m satisfied for the most part but it could definitely be better.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@greenidlady:  I have Time Warner because my building has an exclusive arrangement and I don’t have a south facing wall or window to bypass them.  My FI has AT&T.  The best part is that both of us hate our carriers.  When I lived in CO I had Direct TV and thought it couldn’t be any worse.  I’ve come to the conclusion that they are all awful, but I’d swear the hold back room meetings and decide that if every one of them keeps delivering the same crappy service than everything will remain the same.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Verizon Fios hands down.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@greenidlady:  Netflix has WAY MORE variety. Amazon just happens to have some of the stuff netflix can’t get. It’s totally worth it, trust me.

Also, Hulu has current TV. It’s got almost all of the big networks, and you can usually watch a show the morning after it has aired.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We used to have Verizon Fios, which I loved, but we moved and that isn’t available in our new area. Now we have Dish and I don’t particularly care for it. Its not terrible and the rates don’t increase, but I still miss Fios.

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