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IowaCowboy
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reply to Happydude32

Re: DirecTV is better

What I am saying is companies should reward loyalty by not jacking the price up 200 percent after a promotion expires.

I have a trick towards getting new customer promotions by flip-flopping between providers. Hard to do with Internet as it is cable or DSL but switching between DirecTV and Comcast for TV works for me and my bank account. When my DirecTV promotion expires completely at the end of my contract, I'll have some leverage.
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I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.

Happydude32
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quote:
What I am saying is companies should reward loyalty by not jacking the price up 200 percent after a promotion expires.
You mean like what's going to happen to your DirecTV bill in 12 months from now? You’re calling Comcast unethical, for the samething thing your new found love, DirecTV is doing. So who exactly is being unethical here and why is it unethical to provide an incentive for people to switch from the competition?

Would you rather not have promos and be charged the MSRP from day 1? When I first got satellite TV, there were no special intro rates, and there were no deals. The cost of a two room Dish Network system with the most basic receiver you could get was about $800, and that included the $100 installation free, as those had to be paid back them as well

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I have a trick towards getting new customer promotions by flip-flopping between providers.
Don’t give yourself too much credit. You didn’t invent that. You’re not the only one that does that, many do.
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dvd536
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reply to IowaCowboy
said by IowaCowboy:

I have a trick towards getting new customer promotions by flip-flopping between providers.

Hardly a trick when your promo dies after a year but you're contract locked into 2 years with steep ETF!
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CableGuy6322

@rogers.com
Already obsolete at the get-go. I don't see any mention of Wi-Fi capable. How about Network DVR capable. Multiple tuners is way outdated. The only device that should have a tuner is your Docsis 3 modem with 8-16-24 bonded channels to deliver bandwidth for the set top box. The service should be entirely delivered over IP with HTML5 GUI that can be changed/updated on the fly.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
DirecTV does whole house DVR/network DVR. But it requires HSI in order for it to work. But they also run over coax and nothing else.

Also the DTV system uses HSI to even update, etc.