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KoRnGtL15
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join:2007-01-04
Grants Pass, OR
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reply to Dogg

Re: 37% Ultra 100 Price increase??

I want to do the same. But, as I said before. If I ever want to get the service again in the future. I am not willing to pay the $200 activation fee for them just to hit the switch. The new speed increases have to be coming soon. It usually a annual thing. I cant see them raising the rates just because and not give a upgrade.



anhisr

join:2001-12-01
Ballwin, MO

New management means things will not be as they were. Just because they are "due" to have a speed increase, looking at past history, means nothing with this new management team.



cork1958
Cork
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reply to KoRnGtL15

said by KoRnGtL15:

I want to do the same. But, as I said before. If I ever want to get the service again in the future. I am not willing to pay the $200 activation fee for them just to hit the switch. The new speed increases have to be coming soon. It usually a annual thing. I cant see them raising the rates just because and not give a upgrade.

That's kind of sad that you are willing to continue forking out the big bucks for a service you more or less say you don't want anymore just because they MAY charge you $200 activation fee later. I can see that going away also, once these numbnuts at Charter see what they aren't gaining and in fact losing!

Also kind of sad that you're that addicted to that speed that you think you can't survive on the 30/4 plan, which as you're hoping the annual speed increase will effect that plan also, if it comes.

Seeing as how most people want to take everything so personal, I'm going to add that is not an attack on you or your thought process or anything similar.
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KoRnGtL15
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Grants Pass, OR
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Nothing personal and I understand what you are saying. I don't know. I was doing some numbers and it will be at $85 a month each year $1,020. Compared to $55 a month each year $660. Guess I never really looked at the numbers and thought $30 difference was not to bad for Ultra. Now that I am seeing it. Over 1k a year for internet only is a lot of money.... They need a in between tier like business....



Dogg
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join:2003-06-11
Belleville, IL
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·Charter
reply to KoRnGtL15

said by KoRnGtL15:

I want to do the same. But, as I said before. If I ever want to get the service again in the future. I am not willing to pay the $200 activation fee for them just to hit the switch. The new speed increases have to be coming soon. It usually a annual thing. I cant see them raising the rates just because and not give a upgrade.

Make the change at your local office. They can put a note on your account that you have (had) the 100M package before the policy change. Thus if you want to switch back, you will not be charged the activation fee.
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KoRnGtL15
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Grants Pass, OR
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How do you know this? This is Charter we are talking about and I kinda find it hard to believe. My local office is horrible.

said by Dogg:

said by KoRnGtL15:

I want to do the same. But, as I said before. If I ever want to get the service again in the future. I am not willing to pay the $200 activation fee for them just to hit the switch. The new speed increases have to be coming soon. It usually a annual thing. I cant see them raising the rates just because and not give a upgrade.

Make the change at your local office. They can put a note on your account that you have (had) the 100M package before the policy change. Thus if you want to switch back, you will not be charged the activation fee.


Chuck_IV

join:2003-11-18
Connecticut
reply to cork1958

said by cork1958:

Also kind of sad that you're that addicted to that speed that you think you can't survive on the 30/4 plan, which as you're hoping the annual speed increase will effect that plan also, if it comes.

One thing to keep in mind tho is with that decrease in speed come a decrease in your cap by half. Depending on how much streaming a household does, that can be an issue.

I'm finishing my last month on the 100mbps plan and I am monitoring my usage this month to see what my household does. It's gonna be close this month, as to whether I'm gonna stay under the 250gb cap that Charter has on the 30 mbps plan(and it's a short month too). Our streaming has exploded recently as a form of lowering our costs. We have reduced our Directv plan and are using Netflix/Amazon quite a bit now. I also get the NHL Gamecenter plan and have been streaming hockey like mad these days. I'm not sure how rigid Charter is with their caps, but based on the new management, I can see them be real sticklers with that as well, as icing on proverbial cake.

That is why I'm leaning towards going over to UVerse. Currently, they don't really bother enforcing their supposed caps and I would only drop from 30mbps to 24mbps. Plus, they have some nice new pricing/offerings in my area for internet/phone(I have Directv for TV) too.

zed260
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join:2011-11-11
Cleveland, TN
Reviews:
·Charter

said by Chuck_IV:

said by cork1958:

Also kind of sad that you're that addicted to that speed that you think you can't survive on the 30/4 plan, which as you're hoping the annual speed increase will effect that plan also, if it comes.

One thing to keep in mind tho is with that decrease in speed come a decrease in your cap by half. Depending on how much streaming a household does, that can be an issue.

I'm finishing my last month on the 100mbps plan and I am monitoring my usage this month to see what my household does. It's gonna be close this month, as to whether I'm gonna stay under the 250gb cap that Charter has on the 30 mbps plan(and it's a short month too). Our streaming has exploded recently as a form of lowering our costs. We have reduced our Directv plan and are using Netflix/Amazon quite a bit now. I also get the NHL Gamecenter plan and have been streaming hockey like mad these days. I'm not sure how rigid Charter is with their caps, but based on the new management, I can see them be real sticklers with that as well, as icing on proverbial cake.

That is why I'm leaning towards going over to UVerse. Currently, they don't really bother enforcing their supposed caps and I would only drop from 30mbps to 24mbps. Plus, they have some nice new pricing/offerings in my area for internet/phone(I have Directv for TV) too.

look into charter bussnuss it sounds perfect for you no caps and 30 meg when combined with phone its 55 usd for internet phone also comes with battery backup

plus you get lower ping then you would on uverse

of course theres one drawback the activation fee for install

Chuck_IV

join:2003-11-18
Connecticut

said by zed260:

look into charter business it sounds perfect for you no caps and 30 meg when combined with phone its 55 usd for internet phone also comes with battery backup

plus you get lower ping then you would on uverse

of course theres one drawback the activation fee for install

I was looking at that. From what I can see is it's exactly the same cost(minus the install fee) for their 30/4 business+phone as what residential 30 mbps+phone is... or am I missing something? The big difference is no cap. Unless I am missing something, essentially you are paying a fee to get no cap.

What is the install fee?

zed260
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join:2011-11-11
Cleveland, TN
Reviews:
·Charter

said by Chuck_IV:

said by zed260:

look into charter business it sounds perfect for you no caps and 30 meg when combined with phone its 55 usd for internet phone also comes with battery backup

plus you get lower ping then you would on uverse

of course theres one drawback the activation fee for install

I was looking at that. From what I can see is it's exactly the same cost(minus the install fee) for their 30/4 business+phone as what residential 30 mbps is... or am I missing something? The big difference is no cap. Unless I am missing something, essentially you are paying a fee to get no cap.

What is the install fee?

well you do lose a few things depending on what you keep with phone

i think its 100 dollar install fee if what there website on charterbussnuss site says is true "50 for phone 50 for internet"

»www.charterbusiness.com/online-o···les.aspx

of course the question is what do you want with your phone service

Chuck_IV

join:2003-11-18
Connecticut

said by zed260:

well you do lose a few things depending on what you keep with phone

i think its 100 dollar install fee if what there website on charterbussnuss site says is true "50 for phone 50 for internet"

»www.charterbusiness.com/online-o···les.aspx

of course the question is what do you want with your phone service

Hmm, the only glaring thing I see missing is the voicemail, which we don't use anyway. Other than that it looks pretty much the same.
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zed260
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join:2011-11-11
Cleveland, TN
Reviews:
·Charter
reply to Chuck_IV

Re: 37% Ultra 100 Price increase??

said by Chuck_IV:

said by zed260:

well you do lose a few things depending on what you keep with phone

i think its 100 dollar install fee if what there website on charterbussnuss site says is true "50 for phone 50 for internet"

»www.charterbusiness.com/online-o···les.aspx

of course the question is what do you want with your phone service

Hmm, the only glaring thing I see missing is the voicemail, which we don't use anyway. Other than that it looks pretty much the same.

advanced feature package if you take it comes with voicemail


Bamafan2277

join:2008-09-20
Jeffersonville, IN

said by zed260:

said by Chuck_IV:

said by zed260:

well you do lose a few things depending on what you keep with phone

i think its 100 dollar install fee if what there website on charterbussnuss site says is true "50 for phone 50 for internet"

»www.charterbusiness.com/online-o···les.aspx

of course the question is what do you want with your phone service

Hmm, the only glaring thing I see missing is the voicemail, which we don't use anyway. Other than that it looks pretty much the same.

advanced feature package if you take it comes with voicemail

Advanced feature package dose not come with Voicemail, The Complete package comes with Voicemail.

zed260
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join:2011-11-11
Cleveland, TN
Reviews:
·Charter

said by Bamafan2277:

Advanced feature package dose not come with Voicemail, The Complete package comes with Voicemail.

oh your right sorry phone can be confusing on charter bussnuss


Dogg
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join:2003-06-11
Belleville, IL
Reviews:
·Charter
reply to Dogg

said by Dogg:

said by KoRnGtL15:

I want to do the same. But, as I said before. If I ever want to get the service again in the future. I am not willing to pay the $200 activation fee for them just to hit the switch. The new speed increases have to be coming soon. It usually a annual thing. I cant see them raising the rates just because and not give a upgrade.

Make the change at your local office. They can put a note on your account that you have (had) the 100M package before the policy change. Thus if you want to switch back, you will not be charged the activation fee.

I asked that specific question when I downgraded to the 30M package. That is what I was told, and those comments were added to my account.

Unlike apparently 90% of the people that post here concerning Charter, I have never been lied to or run around in circles trying to get service. And the local office, at least for me, has always been far more reliable than calling the 800 number or the online chat. The only time I've gotten bogus information was from the online chat.
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