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Dampier
Phillip M Dampier

join:2003-03-23
Rochester, NY
reply to slyphoxj

Re: Prices going up

said by slyphoxj:

I got the price increase letter also. I've got an offer from Time Warner for a $89.99 bundle deal with a $200 prepaid Visa card... getting pretty close to just taking it and heading down to the WOW office with the 3 boxes ready to pay my final WOW bill.,

Read the terms carefully. TWC in our market now bundles only 3Mbps broadband service with the $89 offer and those prices do not include equipment fees, which really add up. That double play TV/broadband deal at $89 comes out to $125 when you factor in equipment fees, taxes, and other surcharges, assuming one DVR box and company-owned cable modem running 15/1 or 20/2 speeds.
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Jim Kirk
Premium
join:2005-12-09
reply to WFE

I'd rather they put sports on its own tier so those of us who don't watch it wouldn't have to pay the ridiculous amount it costs each month (ESPN especially).


grantsa4

join:2007-08-15
Naperville, IL

Never gonna happen. But I'd be fine with it, if it did


robwow24

join:2004-07-04
Columbus, OH
reply to WFE

My letter from WOW said $4 for broadcasting TV surcharge. WTF?!


robwow24

join:2004-07-04
Columbus, OH
reply to Jim Kirk

Agreed. ESPN (which owned by ABC/Disney) are bilking viewers with too much money. Ever wonder why Disney videos cost more at retail?


timropp

join:2013-01-23
Columbus, OH
reply to WFE

Yep, plan to drop cable and go just internet. the ONLY thing we watch live tv for is Once Upon a Time (wife is ADDICTED to that show) and sometimes kids stuff when they're home sick or something. OUaT is on ABC and I could pick that up with an antenna. Everything else, there's netflix or amazon prime or the mountains of movies we've got on our HTPC. So yep, save $28 a month or so dropping cable and add on $8 for netflix (already have Amazon prime, but *might* get netflix too) and we'll save a couple hundred bucks a year.


Body Count

join:2010-09-11
Columbus, OH
reply to WFE

It's been what.. two months since this thread was posted?

My prices still the same. Never went up

When my guarantee runs out in 2014, I'm sure my prices will jump up big time. Hopefully one phone call will lower them back down to current levels or else I'd have to invest in a house antenna and go over the air... and maybe Hulu Plus so I can get all my shows still.


grantsa4

join:2007-08-15
Naperville, IL

I have been able to call every year and keep my price the same, other than these sorts of increases, which did jump my bill by $10


slyphoxj

join:2002-06-23
Brook Park, OH
Reviews:
·ObiVoice
·WOW Internet and..
·magicjack.com
·Callcentric
reply to Body Count

said by Body Count:

It's been what.. two months since this thread was posted?

My prices still the same. Never went up

When my guarantee runs out in 2014, I'm sure my prices will jump up big time. Hopefully one phone call will lower them back down to current levels or else I'd have to invest in a house antenna and go over the air... and maybe Hulu Plus so I can get all my shows still.

Lucky you. My bundle price went up $5 (Digital TV Basic + 15/2 internet is now $90 on my bill, up from $84.99 the previous bill). And there's also a lovely new $3 Broadcast TV Surcharge shown in the section with the HD box charges. And my 1 year $10 discount expired back in October, but I never bothered to call because of the insane customer service hold times back in November through January (figured I'd save myself the frustration based on what was reported here in this forum). My bill has gone up $19 since October . My mom did get a one-time $30 credit when she called in to complain about the HD channels going out about a month or so ago.

We've had WOW since September 2011... I thought the bundle price was supposed to be guaranteed through January 2014?

I disconnected the HD box on the basement TV and am going to return it tomorrow morning to save $7/month... that TV isn't used very much.

I also checked Time Warner last night... their price is about the same as what we pay to WOW for the same level of services and equipment.

I'd go OTA, but my mom watches CNN, CNNHN, truTV, Animal Planet quite a bit (I don't think she'd mind losing Animal Planet though) and a few others... not sure if there are any acceptable substitutes for those on the Internet.


south1178
Premium
join:2001-12-17
Cleveland, OH

Rates are only guaranteed for 2 years, not 3.

With the pixelation issues I keep seeing, I'm ready to drop tv and go OTA and use Hulu or Netflix for the tv shows missed.


juryman

join:2007-12-08
North Royalton, OH
reply to slyphoxj

Prices could be about the same now with TW, but last I checked I would be getting stations that WOW doesnt carry here in Cleveland. Im ready to pull the trigger.


juryman

join:2007-12-08
North Royalton, OH
reply to south1178

If you have an Xbox, their Xbox Live just got significantly upgraded. Lots of network choices. Even if you have to purchase the shows for download, at least you will be watching what you want, when you want. And, probably still save a little bit in the long run.


slyphoxj

join:2002-06-23
Brook Park, OH
Reviews:
·ObiVoice
·WOW Internet and..
·magicjack.com
·Callcentric
reply to juryman

said by juryman:

Prices could be about the same now with TW, but last I checked I would be getting stations that WOW doesnt carry here in Cleveland. Im ready to pull the trigger.

WOW doesn't even carry Univision, an OTA station, anymore. Not that I'm super interested in it, but still, it's a broadcast station that WOW dropped a while back (was on channel 11).

Univision (virtual channel 61 here in Cleveland) is now in 1080i HD.


fasdf

@wideopenwest.com
reply to south1178

Rates being guaranteed only apply to the base rate, they can add all the "fees" and "surcharges" they want.


devolved

join:2012-07-11
Rapid City, SD
reply to WFE

Just got my April statement and my price increased over $100 from the previous month. They promised me that with the new combined company that my price would actually go down. Well, it's been going up ever so slightly since Knology got bought out by Wow.