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I've always had Comcast, but I'm looking to get the best deal on just TV + Internet. (I don't need a home phone) Does anyone have good, or bad experiences with any of these? Do any of them raise your rates ridiculously high after the initial promotion period? What's the best one to go with?
UVerse 450. Puts Comcast to shame. Wow isnt even in the discussion. No NFL Network games...
I'm happy with AT&T and the wireless HD boxes, but the Internet is fricken slow.
I just switched from Comcast to WOW.
I was paying $170 per month with Comcast for Internet, 1 HD DVR Receiver, 1 HD Receiver, and 1 Digital adapter (no premium channels).
I now have WOW and pay $105 per month for internet (15mb) and whole home DVR (basically 3 HD DVR receivers where I can record shows and watch them from any tv in the house). It also includes Ultra TV which lets me stream home movies, videos, music and certain channels (like Netflix, Youtube, Pandora, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc) to any of the 3 tvs. The rate is locked in until 2015 as well. The only downside is no NFL, MLB, NHL, or NBA network
WOW >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Comcast
Does it have BTN, ESPN, and ESPN2? If so, that'd be a great deal for me. I could care less about the NFL.
Yes, it has BTN. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, NBC sports, etc all in HD.
I have Wow for internet (it was Broadstripe 6 months ago) and it is O.K. I have had problems with my internet slowing down to a crawl until I call them and even though they say nothing is wrong, my speed miraculously jumps back up within minutes of my call. I loved Uverse when we lived in Lansing and I thought it blew Comcast/Xfinity out of the water. The only issue I had with Uverse was that sports in HD looked like standard def 1.5.
I have UVerse and would recommend it. Over three years of ownership we only had one problem (signal kept dropping) and they came out on a Sunday to fix it. No problems since. I'm a pretty satisfied customer.
AT&T internet is not slow, Im pulling 12 mbps and my shit is fast. Spend the extra money and up your internet speed. And yes U Verse is a great service.
Got to be able to download porn fast.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
Your Damn Right Lol.
If you are a serious sports fan, WOW might not have the Sports Channels or they are not in HD. Can't remember which one. I have WOW phone and Internet, but I have Directv for all the Sports Channels and HD channels. I was looking to see what bundling my services with WOW would cost and that's when I discovered the issue with their Sports Programming.
WOW sucks more than a room full of Vegas hookers, each running vacuum cleaners.
I jut got rid of WOW as I found out my apartment was eligible for Direct TV. It was just in time to beat their rate increase after their 13 month promo offer. It would have been about $100 after taxes each month for standard cable and high speed Internet. Plus, when I had WOW, I had more interruptions than a North Korean electrical grid. Working out of my home, that is a huge inconvenience.
See if Frontier wireless Internet is available. I just switched over to that and have heard good reviews on the service.
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I would look into U-Verse. For signing up for a year they also gave me a $100 promotional Visa Card and a free Kindle Fire. They have different promotions that are offered like these from time to time. I end up paying about $95 per month with HD, DVR and Internet. I get BTN, ESPN, ESPN2. I would have to pay extra to get NBA TV or MLB Network. I may upgrade to MLB in April. I only have one TV.
I have had Comcast for years before I got U-Verse and I no longer have bill headaches and service problems. Comcast likes to jerk you around on your bill. Customer service is terrible with Comcast. I have a personal technician through U-Verse if anything goes wrong I just call his number. I have not had one problem thus far though.
The next accurate bill Comcast sends me will be the 1st. Moved and added them this September and it's been a nightmare. Worst service and billing I have ever dealt with for any company. You literally cannot trust anything any of their reps say to you on the phone or in person. Every single employee of Comcast has their own set of rules and regulations they follow. They will not honor promises they make, and they'll skip out on appointments.
The positives? They keep screwing up and I keep calling and getting free stuff. Right now I get internet and cable, my cable has a DVR, HBO, Starz, showtime, HD TV, and one of the better chanel packages. I pay $95. When I've called AT&T Uverse they haven;t been able to touch the package I have or I'd already have switched.
Two complaints I have with Uverse:
1. if you are recording something on the dvr it slows down the internet.
2. Some (i have them) of their settop boxes cause the blacks & other dark areas to be crushed (aka shitty contrast) and have handshake issues when connected with hdmi. the problem is solved by using component connection instead of an hdmi.
This. I've also heard that UVerse HD can be sketchy at times depending on location and distance from the "hub" or whatever it's called. When I had UVerse, I didn't have a HDTV yet. I do remember the internet being slow as heck though.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
I have uverse's max turbo internet (24 down / 3 up) and 98% of the time those are the speeds i get. when compared to fios or europe those speeds are incredibly slow.
Dude. You're supposed to call when the contract is up and renew. Threaten to cancel. You do that, they'll give you the new customer promos. New customers were paying half of what you were. That's how they make their money. Off of people like you that don't know any better and continue to get gouged monthly after the contract expires.
And if you don't like the answer you get from the rep on the phone, hang up and call back until you get someone more receptive.
Ditto on the Comcast increases, mine are coming right before Game of Thrones starts (fuck!).
Unfortunately, Uverse isn't offered so it appears that my only other cable option would be WoW. However, ya'll don't seem real impressed.
WoW v. Comcast. Go.
I had Comcast for 5 years and Wow now for 6 months.
I haven't noticed any difference in the quality of tv or internet between the two. I had a few outages with Comcast over the 5 years and no outages with WOW so far.
WOW now has every sports channel that comcast has except for NFL/MLB/NBA/NHL Networks. If that is important to you then go with Comcast.
I finally got sick of Comcast increasing my bill $5 every 6 months, and went with WOW which locked in my rate for 2 years, cost 40% less than Comcast, and got a lot more for it.
I probably could have called and harrassed Comcast to lower my bill, but why spend the effort to do that every year. Plus, as has been pointed out, the customer service at Comcast annoyed the crap out of me. They called me after I cancelled to get me back, and in the process put me on hold 3 times throughout the phone call.
DirecTV for TV
Comcast for Internet
Saved me $. Love the new Genie DVR
Really enjoying DirectTV right now.
I looked into xfinity but the Urlacher commercial has ruined any chance of them getting my business.
1. Put up with bullshit video/internet service from Comcast/AT&T/Verizon
2. Wait five years for Google Fiber to roll out nationwide (hopefully with a-la-cart channels)
Bumping this thread because I'm debating between Comcast Xfinity new X1 DVR and ATT UVerse in Ann Arbor. Looking at using only Internet and TV (no phone) as well. Don't really want the service outages of Dish/DTV (snow, rain, etc.)
I'm looking for a service that offers AnyRoom (whole home) DVR and can record 4+ channels at once. I know UVerse has this, but I have quality concerns. Xfinity has similar feature, but can only record two shows at once. Xfinity did just launch their new X1 DVR in August in Michigan. This DVR has ability to record four shows at once, but I've read that the box/software is really buggy. Does anyone have the X1 yet?
Another almost must-have item for me is a remote with a 30-second jump forward button. Dish has had this for years and I know you can program Comcast remote to do this. From my research, it doesn't look like UVerse has this option. I use this feature all the time -- really helpful for missing football huddles (unless Chip Kelly is coaching). Anyone know if there's a way to make this work on UVerse?
As it stands, I'll probably become an early adopter of X1 and deal with the headaches as it seems to address my two main issues. Would really appreciate insight of anyone who has used it though.
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