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Rick4769

join:2012-11-21
Buffalo, NY
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon FiOS

1 recommendation

reply to Phroz

Re: Prices in the Buffalo, NY market to go up (again)

I pulled the trigger and ordered Verizon FIOS today with install next Monday.
Ultimate TV package with Starz, HBO, 2 DVR's, 75/35 internet, and digital phone with battery backup. 2 year price guarantee and $400.00 Visa card.

Once I read that Comcast was buying Time Warner that was it for me. I know people that have had Comcast and I have heard nothing but horror stories. I did like Time Warner but Comcast was the deal breaker for me.


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:4

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said by Rick4769:

I pulled the trigger and ordered Verizon FIOS today with install next Monday.
Ultimate TV package with Starz, HBO, 2 DVR's, 75/35 internet, and digital phone with battery backup. 2 year price guarantee and $400.00 Visa card.

Once I read that Comcast was buying Time Warner that was it for me. I know people that have had Comcast and I have heard nothing but horror stories. I did like Time Warner but Comcast was the deal breaker for me.

why the heck are they charging for Navigator now? I mean it is developed in house they don't have to pay licensing fees for it. Really $3.27 for the first outlet and $2.77 a month after that for each boxes to have the guide is a rip off. plus add in the $1.50 for additional outlet you get $4.27 for each additional outlet adds up quick. TWC may have to reverse those charge plans or they could have a lot of box returns. I wonder if the guide charge is for cablecards?


Racerbob
Premium
join:2001-06-24
Webster, NY
kudos:1
reply to Rick4769
Wow. Really ? I don't have anything even similar to that to pull the trigger on here 70 miles east of you.


Rick4769

join:2012-11-21
Buffalo, NY
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon FiOS
I did not want anything to do with Comcast and the Verizon FIOS deal was right for me. I will actually be paying less than my current bill from TWC. In addition, I had only one DVR and now I will have two with faster internet speed 75/35 as compared to TWC's 50/5.

Phroz

join:2005-11-23
Lewiston, ME
reply to motorola870
said by motorola870:

I wonder if the guide charge is for cablecards?

I can't figure out under which circumstances people would pay that fee. The Guide is already included in the cost of the box. And cable card devices don't have access to the guide.


teemskeet

@207.237.90.x
reply to motorola870
said by motorola870:

why the heck are they charging for Navigator now? I mean it is developed in house they don't have to pay licensing fees for it. Really $3.27 for the first outlet and $2.77 a month after that for each boxes to have the guide is a rip off. plus add in the $1.50 for additional outlet you get $4.27 for each additional outlet adds up quick. TWC may have to reverse those charge plans or they could have a lot of box returns. I wonder if the guide charge is for cablecards?

developed in house yes but those developers still need to get paid. and those endless bug fixes....yup money goes to those same developers that fix 1 problem but create another.

jpatton1979

join:2011-08-10
Lexington, KY
reply to motorola870
said by motorola870:

I wonder if the guide charge is for cablecards?

Nope. CableCARD has it's own charge. For me it's $2/mo. Compared to WMC's guide, I think Navigator and iGuide look completely like garbage. The ONLY thing I miss by using a CC is access to VOD.




rchandra
Stargate Universe fan
Premium
join:2000-11-09
14225-2105
reply to Rick4769
y'know...that's something I'll never quite understand....how can you get that? Your profile indicates you're in Buffalo, NY (which, AFAIK, no FiOS is available in Buffalo, but let's just say you just said "close enough" and you're really somewhere in this area such as Kenmore or Orchard Park or whatnot) and you can get video. I have a few friends who are in FiOS areas too, and they too can and do get video. I'm in Cheektowaga, been here for a little over 5 years, and all I have able to get the whole time is Internet and digital phone. Why is video not available? The most recent offer I saw in the USPS mail was some sort of DirecTV tie-in/discount. It seems like insanity. It's not like the tech for video is not deployed to other parts of this area.
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English is a difficult enough language to interpret correctly when its rules are followed, let alone when a writer chooses not to follow those rules.

Jeopardy! replies and randomcaps REALLY suck!


hobgoblin
Sortof Agoblin
Premium
join:2001-11-25
Orchard Park, NY
kudos:11
"I'm in Cheektowaga, been here for a little over 5 years, and all I have able to get the whole time is Internet and digital phone. Why is video not available?"

Probably a question better asked in a Verizon Forum.

Hob
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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Smith6612
Premium,MVM
join:2008-02-01
North Tonawanda, NY
kudos:24
Reviews:
·Verizon Online DSL
·Frontier Communi..
reply to rchandra
said by rchandra:

Why is video not available? The most recent offer I saw in the USPS mail was some sort of DirecTV tie-in/discount. It seems like insanity. It's not like the tech for video is not deployed to other parts of this area.

Likely has something to do with your town lacking an agreement to deliver video. Franchise agreements are a part of the reason as to why I don't have FiOS in my town, yet the CO is serving FiOS to others. Verizon wants to deploy TV service along with the rest of the Fiber services. I don't even want FiOS for the TV service, rather for the Internet.