Post # 32
I wish we paid $80 a month. I really dislike Comcast. Ours is currently at $177 a month for Internet & Cable TV (+ HD channels, DVR and HBO). It makes me want to throw up pretty much every month when I pay the bill.
ETA: This is with one digital receiver with DVR and one rinky dink cable box that gives us about 20 channels on another TV. It would be nice to have 2 HD/DVR receivers since we pay nearly $200 a month 🙁
Post # 33
I hate Comcast. Their customer service is the worst!
Post # 34
Okay, don’t get me wrong, Comcast is a bunch of crazy bastards but like I said, I don’t mind their customer service. I was moving, knew I was going to have to have things rewired in that house cuz it was a wreck and things were cut a few years ago when the siding was redone. So when I called up and told them to switch my service, set up an appointment etc. etc., she actually said “Oh, let me get you this promo we have going on” I didn’t even ASK for it. So that’s another plus for them from me. I am thinking about checking out ATT, but I think we’re all screwed in the end no matter what company we go with.
Post # 35
Not a fan of Comcast. I love love love Dish! We have to have Comcast because the hubs job requires a good high speed internet. The only internet providers I know of are ATT and Comcast with reputable internet. Unfortunately ATT isn’t around here. I have heard good things about them. Comcast is awful in the domains of customer service and pricing. My husband loves their On Demand features. I would prefer not to spend 120 a month on this. We had Dish with a ton of HD channels, 2 DVRs, and a movie channel for under 50 a month before we moved to CO and had to go back to Comcast.
Post # 36
We have Comcast and we pay $140/month for Internet, HD TV with DVR, and Phone. We only have phone because of a promo. After a year we are getting rid of it.
I just looked into U-Verse, looks like after the 6-month promo period ($80 for everything during that time) I could pay the same AND get all the premium channels. I watch Dexter, Weeds, and Nurse Jackie so to have Showtime would be amazing! Too bad it isn’t offered in MA.
Post # 37
I should mention that our cost includes HD TV and a DVR. So, that’s not just a basic package, but it’s still a lot. I’ve not had too many problems with their customer service, and if you have a problem, they are pretty good about comping you for the time you had the problem. So, not terrible, but the fact that I’ve had to be comped several times is telling. Also, the service isn’t always on point.
Post # 38
I <3 Uverse.
I’ve lived in many different places and had Comcast, Time Warner, Fios, Direct TV and Uverse, which I have currently.
Uverse and Fios are the only two I would reccommend.
Uverse has some great deals. They usually offer you a Visa gift card for signing up, and then the promo rates last for 6-months to a year. You should be able to get about $80 for the U200 package plus internet.
What I love is that you can record up to 4 shows at one time. (OH and I always seem to like shows that are on at the same time.) Also you can watch them in any room that has a receiver.
You can program shows to record from the internet, smart phone or Ipad.
Post # 39
I would love if we were in a u-verse area. Sadly, I was mistaken. No uverse at all in VA, apparently!
DH said to also look into Dish Network. Wonder if that’s any better. The website looks like the prices are waaaay better, but I am skeptical of dishes (not that I’ve ever had/used one).
Post # 40
@MrsDrRose612: Bummer on U-Verse, my mom has them in her neighborhood and I loved having it when I lived there. Now I have Comcast, and I don’t know if it’s because I live a LITTLE bit out of town, but when the wind blows – I lose my internet and TV – ugh! And don’t even get me started with how screwy they are on the bill – I always double check mine because last month they threw in a “Install Charge” for our service – when I was the one who frickin’ did the install myself! LOL.
Post # 41
Beware of that promotion. It goes to $126/mo for cable and internet after a year, which is what we’re paying now.