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morbo
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Charter lives on...

I'm disappointed Charter wasn't sold to the highest bidder. It's really the bottom of the cable barrel and their HD offerings are paltry compared to satellite or other cable companies.

patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
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said by morbo:

I'm disappointed Charter wasn't sold to the highest bidder. It's really the bottom of the cable barrel and their HD offerings are paltry compared to satellite or other cable companies.
You realize Charter would just be split between Comcast and Time Warner, like Adelphia was?

fiberguy
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said by patcat88:

said by morbo:

I'm disappointed Charter wasn't sold to the highest bidder. It's really the bottom of the cable barrel and their HD offerings are paltry compared to satellite or other cable companies.
You realize Charter would just be split between Comcast and Time Warner, like Adelphia was?
.. and that would be a problem?

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...


just_asking

@charter.com
said by fiberguy:

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...
And you say that based on .. ??

fiberguy
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said by just_asking :

said by fiberguy:

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...
And you say that based on .. ??
... you'd have to be living under a rock to ask that question.. I won't dignify it with an answer.

RWOTB
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join:2002-12-04
reply to fiberguy
said by fiberguy:

.. and that would be a problem?

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...
Really? My son has TW and is not happy with it. My friend's parents have had Comcast and dropped it due to horrible service and tech. support.
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Smile__
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join:2008-10-10
New Freedom, PA
reply to just_asking
Work for Charter lately? lol

fiberguy
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reply to RWOTB
said by RWOTB:

said by fiberguy:

.. and that would be a problem?

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...
Really? My son has TW and is not happy with it. My friend's parents have had Comcast and dropped it due to horrible service and tech. support.
Yup.. and that's enough to base a decision on... don't pay attention to things like the lack of customer support that Charter has... (the very reason they're in the mess they are in) or the fact they are FAR more expensive that other providers, the lack of VOD, the lack of HD, the lack of internet speeds, the lack of serviceable areas, the lack of equipment options, the fact they are behind in technology and convergence, lackluster DOCSIS 3.0 service, or the fact their telephone service is rated one of the worst....

.. shall I go on?

Hey, I've had TWC, and had both good and bad service.. I have Comcast and for the most part it's been very good. They rank higher in the ratings, both TWC and Comcast.. they have more money to invest, and do.

... but you want to rebut me becuase your son isn't happy with TWC (no reason given) and your 'friend's parents' HAD comcast due to horrible service and tech support..

You're a classic example of one end of the spectrum.. there are more than 50% of the customer base, at least, that are satisfied with the services they have.. so what I'm saying is that your examples are in the minority.

When you rank a service, IN WHOLE, it's not always based on a personal experience or two.

My comment, original post that is, remains the same. Also, I'm intelligent enough to understand that yes, they did have service issues.. there are always going to be some people that have non-favorable results.. that's life... but it doesn't change the fact that TWC and CC are far more superior that Charter - any day.

Big Dawg 23

join:2002-03-27
Northfield, MN
reply to fiberguy
My HD offering is not as bad as other areas. I only have it because of the 24mo Price Guarantee. I still have Directv HD for NFL Sunday Ticket.

RWOTB
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join:2002-12-04
reply to fiberguy
Geez, I didn't realize every post had to have exact details and personal opinions based on a certain number of people.

Did I say I thought Charter was great? I have not. I am commenting based on what I know of other people's experiences, including my own. People also rate services based on personal experience - not "in whole". (Did I not just read your personal experiences in your post?) Furthermore, not every single customer has rated their service with each and every company (since you seem to want exact numbers).

I didn't say you were wrong, nor was I questioning your intelligence. I was simply saying not everyone shares your viewpoint regarding Time Warner and Comcast. As you mentioned in your response, everyone has different experiences and opinions and you have perfectly stated, "That's life."
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fiberguy
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Where you are wrong in this case is the fact that *I*, the one who made the OP, is talking about an industry as a whole.. entities as a whole... and here you come in with a response/rebut trying to discredit my post with a personal experience...

And, I'm sorry, too, becuase when we're talking about a topic, ON CONTEXT, many users like to come in with ambiguous statements like you made about a person experience and the fact that you simply had problems and don't like them.

Seriously, what that sounds like in a discussion is when you have your parents talking with friends about something large, and the kid comes in and says "I made a picture out of shells"... (I say this in the kind of in the spirit of Simon Cowell)

You just said "I didn't say you were wrong"...well, you didn't say I was right. When you're talking in a group, especially on line, one has to put a little more effort into what they are saying in their post. While what you're trying to say may make sense to you, to the rest of us, and especially the one that has not only made the OP, shaping the context of the thread, the post was mine.. one has to respond TO that, or be ready to get a reply like mine, from someone that IS interested in talking about a topic.

So yes.. in THIS discussion, the context is about the industry in whole.. ie: TWC and Comcast is FAR superior over Charter".. and then you tried to refute it by stating, in general, that becuase of a "personal experience" you don't believe that... You also come in and made an assertion that I said "every post" had to have exact numbers.. etc".. um... well, I didn't say it, but in this case, you're the one who made the bland statement.. based on the context of this tread.. you remain incorrect trying to force your side..

.. sorry.. it's how I see it. And, if we were apply proper communication skills here, you're mostly in the wrong here.. not that it's about right or wrong.. I'm just saying, you can't expect someone like me, who DOES put a lot into this posts, to not say something in return.. I'm talking about red apples, you're talking about green ones... you're not talking oranges.. just a different color of that apple.

To sum it up, easily.. I AM talking about the industry at whole.. you're not.


just_asking

@charter.com
reply to fiberguy
said by fiberguy:

said by just_asking :

said by fiberguy:

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...
And you say that based on .. ??
... you'd have to be living under a rock to ask that question.. I won't dignify it with an answer.
Thought so.

RWOTB
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join:2002-12-04
reply to fiberguy
said by fiberguy:

trying to discredit my post with a personal experience...
I questioned your extreme FAR Superior statement because of personal experiences of people I know. No sarcasm was used. Sorry if you felt it was implied.

said by fiberguy:

trying to force your side..
Umm, no I'm not. You're the one that has taken such exception to my post as opposed to your views.

said by fiberguy:

You also come in and made an assertion that I said "every post" had to have exact numbers.. etc"..
said by fiberguy:

When you rank a service, IN WHOLE, it's not always based on a personal experience or two.
I guess this statement was what lead me to make an ambiguous statement - or two.

said by fiberguy:

many users like to come in with ambiguous statements like you made about a person experience and the fact that you simply had problems and don't like them.
Yep. That's what forums are for - many can post - not just you. You did note your personal experiences with Time Warner and Comcast. The facts I stated involved experiences my son and my friend's parents had.

said by fiberguy:

one has to put a little more effort into what they are saying in their post. While what you're trying to say may make sense to you, to the rest of us, and especially the one that has not only made the OP, shaping the context of the thread, the post was mine.. one has to respond TO that, or be ready to get a reply like mine, from someone that IS interested in talking about a topic.
said by fiberguy:

said by just_asking :

said by fiberguy:

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...
And you say that based on .. ??
... you'd have to be living under a rock to ask that question.. I won't dignify it with an answer.
Than you had better follow your own posting rules.

said by just_asking :

Thought so.
...and you better blast this person as well for not posting to your specifications.

said by fiberguy:

And, if we were apply proper communication skills here,
said by fiberguy:

Seriously, what that sounds like in a discussion is when you have your parents talking with friends about something large, and the kid comes in and says
Try applying proper communication skills and get your facts straight when you post. My son is an adult - I did not call him a "kid". I was referring to my friend's parents. My parents are dead.

To the OP, I'm sorry this has gotten off-topic.
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