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dctapeworm

join:2004-02-04
Woodinville, WA

[TWC] Dallas/Fort Worth - Switching from U-Verse to TWC

Hi there,

I'm in the Irving area of Dallas/Fort Worth. I've been a U-Verse customer for 4 years and have their top tier service (U400). Pretty much have the full boat but the costs ($250) are astounding.

This is my current plan:
- Getting the highest tier internet (Ultimate (up to 50Mbps) $74.99/mo. For 12 Months
- Purchasing my own cable modem and doing my own wiring (which I've done previously)
- Getting CallCentric for a VOIP (and using that along with Reliance Global call to make outbound calls to Kolkata, India)
- Porting land-line number to CallCentric
- Dumping U-Verse completely

We start on the NetFlix/Amazon Prime video path, and if we want local channels, we can add it to our TWC order or get a HD antenna.

For those folks that are currently using TWC in this area, I've been reading mixed reviews of the internet connections. While I would have greater download speeds with TWC, how's the quality of the connection (granted that it depends on location, I know).

Thanks in advance for any replies, and let me know what you think of the above plan (sound, stupid, weird, try this instead).

Yours,
Spider


chamberc
Premium
join:2008-08-05
Irving, TX
I live in 75063.

I have SignatureHome with the 75/5 Ultimate tier.

Download speeds are as advertised 100% of the time.

dctapeworm

join:2004-02-04
Woodinville, WA
Thanks chamberc! If I may ask, what does your monthly bill come to after fees/taxes are applied? I'm assuming they're around $40 or so.


chamberc
Premium
join:2008-08-05
Irving, TX
Monthly services
06/03 SignatureHome 199.99
Ultimate Internet with WiFi Home Networking, Digital Cable
with Whole House Dvr, Digital Home Phone Unlimited
Nationwide with both Voicemail and VoiceZone, and
SignatureService
Digital Plus Tier 6.99
Digital Extra Tier 6.99
HD Tier 6.99
TWC Sports Pass 8.99
High Definition Terminal 10.00
Total monthly services $239.95

Surcharges
Franchise Fee 7.29
TWC Regulatory Recovery Fee 0.38
TWC PUC Recovery Fee 0.04
State Universal Service Fund 1.08
Federal Universal Service Fund 1.24
PEG Capital Fee 1.54
TWC State Cost Recovery Fee 1.38
Total surcharges $12.95

Taxes and fees
State and Local Sales Tax 18.89

dctapeworm

join:2004-02-04
Woodinville, WA
Great! Thanks for that. Much appreciated.

So it looks like about $40 in total taxes/fees.


chamberc
Premium
join:2008-08-05
Irving, TX
$31.84 by my math.

dctapeworm

join:2004-02-04
Woodinville, WA
Yah, I was approximating.. poorly.

dctapeworm

join:2004-02-04
Woodinville, WA
reply to chamberc
One question I forgot to ask was about signal quality. Do you ever suffer from high latency periods during weekends?


chamberc
Premium
join:2008-08-05
Irving, TX
Nope, my pings via DSLReports monitors are about 100ms from West Coast to 50ms from East Coast day in and day out.

dctapeworm

join:2004-02-04
Woodinville, WA
Great! Thanks for your help chamberc!