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Chuck_IV

join:2003-11-18
Connecticut
reply to cork1958

Re: 37% Ultra 100 Price increase??

said by cork1958:

Also kind of sad that you're that addicted to that speed that you think you can't survive on the 30/4 plan, which as you're hoping the annual speed increase will effect that plan also, if it comes.

One thing to keep in mind tho is with that decrease in speed come a decrease in your cap by half. Depending on how much streaming a household does, that can be an issue.

I'm finishing my last month on the 100mbps plan and I am monitoring my usage this month to see what my household does. It's gonna be close this month, as to whether I'm gonna stay under the 250gb cap that Charter has on the 30 mbps plan(and it's a short month too). Our streaming has exploded recently as a form of lowering our costs. We have reduced our Directv plan and are using Netflix/Amazon quite a bit now. I also get the NHL Gamecenter plan and have been streaming hockey like mad these days. I'm not sure how rigid Charter is with their caps, but based on the new management, I can see them be real sticklers with that as well, as icing on proverbial cake.

That is why I'm leaning towards going over to UVerse. Currently, they don't really bother enforcing their supposed caps and I would only drop from 30mbps to 24mbps. Plus, they have some nice new pricing/offerings in my area for internet/phone(I have Directv for TV) too.

zed260
Premium
join:2011-11-11
Cleveland, TN
Reviews:
·Charter
said by Chuck_IV:

said by cork1958:

Also kind of sad that you're that addicted to that speed that you think you can't survive on the 30/4 plan, which as you're hoping the annual speed increase will effect that plan also, if it comes.

One thing to keep in mind tho is with that decrease in speed come a decrease in your cap by half. Depending on how much streaming a household does, that can be an issue.

I'm finishing my last month on the 100mbps plan and I am monitoring my usage this month to see what my household does. It's gonna be close this month, as to whether I'm gonna stay under the 250gb cap that Charter has on the 30 mbps plan(and it's a short month too). Our streaming has exploded recently as a form of lowering our costs. We have reduced our Directv plan and are using Netflix/Amazon quite a bit now. I also get the NHL Gamecenter plan and have been streaming hockey like mad these days. I'm not sure how rigid Charter is with their caps, but based on the new management, I can see them be real sticklers with that as well, as icing on proverbial cake.

That is why I'm leaning towards going over to UVerse. Currently, they don't really bother enforcing their supposed caps and I would only drop from 30mbps to 24mbps. Plus, they have some nice new pricing/offerings in my area for internet/phone(I have Directv for TV) too.

look into charter bussnuss it sounds perfect for you no caps and 30 meg when combined with phone its 55 usd for internet phone also comes with battery backup

plus you get lower ping then you would on uverse

of course theres one drawback the activation fee for install

Chuck_IV

join:2003-11-18
Connecticut
said by zed260:

look into charter business it sounds perfect for you no caps and 30 meg when combined with phone its 55 usd for internet phone also comes with battery backup

plus you get lower ping then you would on uverse

of course theres one drawback the activation fee for install

I was looking at that. From what I can see is it's exactly the same cost(minus the install fee) for their 30/4 business+phone as what residential 30 mbps+phone is... or am I missing something? The big difference is no cap. Unless I am missing something, essentially you are paying a fee to get no cap.

What is the install fee?

zed260
Premium
join:2011-11-11
Cleveland, TN
Reviews:
·Charter
said by Chuck_IV:

said by zed260:

look into charter business it sounds perfect for you no caps and 30 meg when combined with phone its 55 usd for internet phone also comes with battery backup

plus you get lower ping then you would on uverse

of course theres one drawback the activation fee for install

I was looking at that. From what I can see is it's exactly the same cost(minus the install fee) for their 30/4 business+phone as what residential 30 mbps is... or am I missing something? The big difference is no cap. Unless I am missing something, essentially you are paying a fee to get no cap.

What is the install fee?

well you do lose a few things depending on what you keep with phone

i think its 100 dollar install fee if what there website on charterbussnuss site says is true "50 for phone 50 for internet"

»www.charterbusiness.com/online-o···les.aspx

of course the question is what do you want with your phone service

Chuck_IV

join:2003-11-18
Connecticut
said by zed260:

well you do lose a few things depending on what you keep with phone

i think its 100 dollar install fee if what there website on charterbussnuss site says is true "50 for phone 50 for internet"

»www.charterbusiness.com/online-o···les.aspx

of course the question is what do you want with your phone service

Hmm, the only glaring thing I see missing is the voicemail, which we don't use anyway. Other than that it looks pretty much the same.
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zed260
Premium
join:2011-11-11
Cleveland, TN
Reviews:
·Charter
reply to Chuck_IV

Re: 37% Ultra 100 Price increase??

said by Chuck_IV:

said by zed260:

well you do lose a few things depending on what you keep with phone

i think its 100 dollar install fee if what there website on charterbussnuss site says is true "50 for phone 50 for internet"

»www.charterbusiness.com/online-o···les.aspx

of course the question is what do you want with your phone service

Hmm, the only glaring thing I see missing is the voicemail, which we don't use anyway. Other than that it looks pretty much the same.

advanced feature package if you take it comes with voicemail


Bamafan2277

join:2008-09-20
Jeffersonville, IN
said by zed260:

said by Chuck_IV:

said by zed260:

well you do lose a few things depending on what you keep with phone

i think its 100 dollar install fee if what there website on charterbussnuss site says is true "50 for phone 50 for internet"

»www.charterbusiness.com/online-o···les.aspx

of course the question is what do you want with your phone service

Hmm, the only glaring thing I see missing is the voicemail, which we don't use anyway. Other than that it looks pretty much the same.

advanced feature package if you take it comes with voicemail

Advanced feature package dose not come with Voicemail, The Complete package comes with Voicemail.

zed260
Premium
join:2011-11-11
Cleveland, TN
Reviews:
·Charter
said by Bamafan2277:

Advanced feature package dose not come with Voicemail, The Complete package comes with Voicemail.

oh your right sorry phone can be confusing on charter bussnuss

cooldude9919

join:2000-05-29
kudos:5
reply to Janemba
As a result and to help offset the cost (and more) i will at least be cancelling my phone service with charter and going voip (leaning towards voip.ms). I may also lower my speed down as well, but we will see.

watts3000

join:2002-01-21
I would look at using the obi110 with free Google voice however Google does not offer e911 so you will have to sign up for a service that gives you e911. For e911 I use Anveo I think it's about 0.80 a month for 911 also some use Callcentric I've been running this for over a year with very good results you can't beat a free phone.

»www.amazon.com/OBi110-Service-Br···=obi+110

»www.amazon.com/OBi202-Phone-Adap···ords=obi

cooldude9919

join:2000-05-29
kudos:5
said by watts3000:

I would look at using the obi110 with free Google voice however Google does not offer e911 so you will have to sign up for a service that gives you e911. For e911 I use Anveo I think it's about 0.80 a month for 911 also some use Callcentric I've been running this for over a year with very good results you can't beat a free phone.

»www.amazon.com/OBi110-Service-Br···=obi+110

»www.amazon.com/OBi202-Phone-Adap···ords=obi

Already got the obi110 on order, will be here Friday. I want to port my number from charter, which apparently you cant port landline numbers to google voice. Going to go with the metered plan with voip.ms so should only run ~$3-4 per month with e911 depending on usage, also got a promo code for only $10 for the number port.

markopoleo

join:2003-04-02
Bonne Terre, MO
reply to Janemba
Yep price increase starting next month for all Ultra users.
High Speed Internet $47.99
Internet Service $55
$102.99

WAS

Internet Ultra 100 40.00
Upgrade
High Speed Internet 47.99
$87.99


Dogg
Premium
join:2003-06-11
Belleville, IL
Reviews:
·Charter
reply to Dogg
said by Dogg:

said by KoRnGtL15:

I want to do the same. But, as I said before. If I ever want to get the service again in the future. I am not willing to pay the $200 activation fee for them just to hit the switch. The new speed increases have to be coming soon. It usually a annual thing. I cant see them raising the rates just because and not give a upgrade.

Make the change at your local office. They can put a note on your account that you have (had) the 100M package before the policy change. Thus if you want to switch back, you will not be charged the activation fee.

I asked that specific question when I downgraded to the 30M package. That is what I was told, and those comments were added to my account.

Unlike apparently 90% of the people that post here concerning Charter, I have never been lied to or run around in circles trying to get service. And the local office, at least for me, has always been far more reliable than calling the 800 number or the online chat. The only time I've gotten bogus information was from the online chat.
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watts3000

join:2002-01-21
reply to cooldude9919

Re: 37% Ultra 100 Price increase??

Check out the below link of course you will have to check with your current cell provider to see if they will port your Charter number they normally have some webpage where you can check and see if your number can be ported

»cendeavors.hubpages.com/hub/How-···-for-000


cooldude9919

join:2000-05-29
kudos:5
reply to cooldude9919
said by cooldude9919:

said by watts3000:

I would look at using the obi110 with free Google voice however Google does not offer e911 so you will have to sign up for a service that gives you e911. For e911 I use Anveo I think it's about 0.80 a month for 911 also some use Callcentric I've been running this for over a year with very good results you can't beat a free phone.

»www.amazon.com/OBi110-Service-Br···=obi+110

»www.amazon.com/OBi202-Phone-Adap···ords=obi

Already got the obi110 on order, will be here Friday. I want to port my number from charter, which apparently you cant port landline numbers to google voice. Going to go with the metered plan with voip.ms so should only run ~$3-4 per month with e911 depending on usage, also got a promo code for only $10 for the number port.

Up and running on voip.ms. Charter was crappy and just dropped the number for voip.ms to pickup without giving a FOC date, but luckily everything was super easy to setup, so i was up and going within like 20 minutes, including hooking up and setting up the obi. Connection to voip.ms chicago looks very nice (charter>nlayer>voip.ms) as nlayer is known for running a great network. Average phone bill including e911 should only run ~$3-$5 a month.

Looks like my discounts are expiring this month, so my 100mb will be $102.99 which is just too much. I am still on a customer owned modem, if i call to downgrade to 30mb will they force me onto a charter modem now?


gzt7d8
Aliens live amongst us
Premium
join:2001-07-13
Swartz Creek, MI
reply to Janemba
Yep and NO EXPLANATION and no improvements to my service.

ESAD

stevedusa

join:2009-04-15
Los Angeles, CA
Got hold of Charter via Twitter, gotta love the power of social media.

Their guess was a promo expiring lol. Then again they didn't offer no explanation anyway.

Asked them when they'll bond DOCSIS 3 to the upstream, their response was "working on it".

Oh well, at least it has been very reliable in terms of speed and quality for me.