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cdtotten5

join:2006-10-02
Louisville, KY

TWC Internet w/ DirecTV

I have been with Insight for about 4 years and my bill has slowly but surely gotten ridiculous. Each year, I call and threaten to leave and they knock it down a little, but it's not worth the fight anymore.

My questions are:

1. If I switch to DirecTV but keep TWC for internet, will that affect my internet rate?
2. Does it make for a messy install when they have to have separate wiring for internet/tv?

Just curious if anyone else has this setup and how it went.

Thanks!


mvldez833

@verizon.net
I have had this setup before. your internet rate may change depending on your area (twc controls this) twc and directv both had their own coax cables coming into my house, so yes the cables will be separate as they come from different sources. Would I call it messy? no... keep in mind that directv will go up about $30 after the first year but its still a year of savings... also after that year is up you can get aboutn $10 knocked off so really a $20 increase after a year.


unknvoip
RIP goose
Premium
join:2006-07-25
Rochester, NY
kudos:1
Reviews:
·ViaTalk
reply to cdtotten5
This is exactly what I did 2 1/2 years ago.

1. The rate I had bundled TV & Internet, so when I dropped TV the internet went up $5 a month. Depends on what your rates/deals are - you can always just call and ask what their internet only price is.

2. The installer was very professional. He split the line so the existing route to my modem was intact. He reused the cable to my TVs and feed the DTV through that. Put in the appropriate splitters. He knew what he was doing and it was quick and painless. No reason to avoid the process.

As the other poster pointed out, the discounts are graduated. A little less the second year than the first. When my discounts expired after two years, I called and secured a new discount. Not as deep as before, but a fair price to my thinking.

I have so far been very happy with DTV for the quality of service, the install and my interactions with customer support.

ke4pym
Premium
join:2004-07-24
Charlotte, NC
Reviews:
·Northland Cable ..
·Time Warner Cable
·ooma
·VOIPO
·Verizon Broadban..
said by unknvoip:

This is exactly what I did 2 1/2 years ago.

1. The rate I had bundled TV & Internet, so when I dropped TV the internet went up $5 a month. Depends on what your rates/deals are - you can always just call and ask what their internet only price is.

2. The installer was very professional. He split the line so the existing route to my modem was intact. He reused the cable to my TVs and feed the DTV through that. Put in the appropriate splitters. He knew what he was doing and it was quick and painless. No reason to avoid the process.

As the other poster pointed out, the discounts are graduated. A little less the second year than the first. When my discounts expired after two years, I called and secured a new discount. Not as deep as before, but a fair price to my thinking.

I have so far been very happy with DTV for the quality of service, the install and my interactions with customer support.

Had DTV since 10/10. Been great, no issues with it or TWC stand alone internet. Currently on the discounted 50/5 plan for 12 months.

Shoot for an HR44 if they're available. That's the newest DVR.


djrobx
Premium
join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·VOIPO
reply to cdtotten5
Compared to Comcast, TWC is relatively friendly to internet-only customers.

It may vary by market, but in our area TWC handles bundling by a multi-package discount, so you should just need to pay the list price. They offered us new customer promos, free installs, and whatnot, and it was easy to order just internet online.

I remember many years ago Comcast gave internet-only customers slower service (4mbps vs 6mbps)! There was also a $15 penalty for not having TV (basic service was $60 - ouch). It was usually cheaper to buy broadcast basic and not use it.

Just know that there's no easy way to have the cablemodem and DirecTV SWM Dish share the same line. So if you want a TV and the modem to be in the same place, make sure to tell your DirecTV installer to leave the cable TV run alone.
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Rethink Billable.

Matt7

join:2001-01-02
Columbus, OH
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Insight Communic..
said by djrobx:

Compared to Comcast, TWC is relatively friendly to internet-only customers.

Depending on market and promos running.. TWC typically even has "internet only" promos you can get -- say "Standard for XX dollars a month for a year" etc..

mja1980

join:2013-05-09
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to ke4pym
I have this now, however my system used to have and a/b switch so my house is double wired. Your internet will go up 10$ because they give you the bundle discount with t.v. The h.d. is better on direct but i will switch back in a heartbeat when my promo runs out because of all the charges that will go up on my bill. (keep in mind if you dont have the time warner whole home dvr for 25 dollars extra the Directv promo gives it to you for the first year free and the second year 14.99, however they didn't inform me of that so they gave me an additional discount.

ke4pym
Premium
join:2004-07-24
Charlotte, NC
I dunno about that....

I'm rocking 50/5 for $54.99/mo for 12 months.


mackey
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join:2007-08-20
kudos:13
said by ke4pym:

I dunno about that....

I'm rocking 50/5 for $54.99/mo for 12 months.

Depends on your area. Here in SoCal $54.99/mo will only get you 20/2 for 12 months. 50/5 is $74.99 for 12 months. Both of those have an additional $6 or $7 per month modem fee if you don't buy your own on top of that.

/M