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Wow cable & internet

Unread postby jjgmyers » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:45 pm

Anyone out there have it? My bill for cable and internet thru shitty time warner just keeps going up and up. My year end "bargain" I was supposedly getting has expired. This coming after my 3 month "bargain" made it go up then, too. Gas is making feel like I shoulda been in Deliverance. I'm not big into movies and shows and all that. I watch mostly sports. News. Old re-runs. Big ID network fan. Don't care about HD. Don't care about DVR and that crap as well.

Can someone tell me what the difference between this (•2Mbps Internet speed, 35 times faster than dial-up) and this (•8Mbps Internet speed, 140 times faster than dial-up) means. Is it a whole new world difference in speed or barely noticable at all?

These are the 2 packages I am looking at. My latest bill for T.W. was $132.


•More than 180 popular channels plus access to WOW! OnDemand
•2Mbps Internet speed, 35 times faster than dial-up

$64.99



•More than 180 popular channels plus access to WOW! OnDemand
•8Mbps Internet speed, 140 times faster than dial-up

$74.99
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby waborat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:00 pm

jjgmyers wrote:
Can someone tell me what the difference between this (•2Mbps Internet speed, 35 times faster than dial-up) and this (•8Mbps Internet speed, 140 times faster than dial-up) means.



The second one is 105 times faster ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:04 pm

I have a few friends that have it, and I don't hear them complain too much.
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby GodHatesClevelandSport » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:25 pm

Yup. Price is a joke. Would drop it, but I would have no other way to get Internet at home.
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby jerryroche » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:28 pm

I've had WOW Internet and phone for five years. No complaints at all, and great customer service. I picked up WOW TV to get the bundle price last fall after having Dish for about three years. No diff in WOW and Dish standard definition shows, but Dish HD is much superior. I'd go back to Dish in a New York minute if it weren't about $30 (almost a tank of gas) more per month (no bundle price).
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby jb » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:38 pm

These are the 2 packages I am looking at.




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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:49 pm

jerryroche wrote: I'd go back to Dish in a New York minute if it weren't about $30 (almost a tank of gas) more per month (no bundle price).


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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:58 pm

peeker643 wrote:
jerryroche wrote: I'd go back to Dish in a New York minute if it weren't about $30 (almost a tank of gas) more per month (no bundle price).


You have a moped?



I would be a happy man if I could fill my tank up for $30. I'd even high five a midget.
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby jerryroche » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:24 pm

Well ... I work out of a home office, so I haven't had to fill up the tank for about two months. Has the price of gas gotten that high??? :thud:
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby Ziner » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:58 pm

OJ is going to be in here in a few minutes calling you guys old men fir talkin about gas prices... anyone care to chat up the weather?

That said, spent $63 to fill up my Grand Cherokee. My mental threshold is $50 a tank so I need to start filling up earlier.

Oh and Cable and Internet is a fucking rip job. They wanted me to pay $16 a month to add HD to my TV in my bedroom. I started laughing and hung up. Fuckin' comcast.
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby Cease » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:24 am

I gots the WOW and have no complaints. Got it mainly for phone b/c Verizon signal in my house blows. I am not a gamer or A/V loader/downloader, so the cheapie internet connection is just fine with me. Doesn't get me shutout of bars, or restaurant type places. Red-err, YouTube works just fine on cheapie internet.

WOW is late to the digital party, and are still converting signals- forcing you to attached extra adapter to your "other" TV's receiving cable for digital experience. Kind of a pain in the butt.

One more thing- WOW is right in Parma and is a very small outfit for a multi-system operator. Their niche is being right below the big boys on price, the service meets my minimal standards.
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:32 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote: I'd even high five a midget.


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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby pup » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:52 pm

Reading the thread title, I thought maybe jjgmyers just learned of the invention of cable and internet.
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:25 pm

Ziner wrote:OJ is going to be in here in a few minutes calling you guys old men fir talkin about gas prices... anyone care to chat up the weather?

That said, spent $63 to fill up my Grand Cherokee. My mental threshold is $50 a tank so I need to start filling up earlier.

Oh and Cable and Internet is a fucking rip job. They wanted me to pay $16 a month to add HD to my TV in my bedroom. I started laughing and hung up. Fuckin' comcast.


Price of food, price of gas, driving in the snow, weather, kids today blah blah, when I was your age, what I would do to that chick (no you won't yer old)...

Ziner is right. They all will wind up being the same high price for the same basic services. Have WOW and its the same bs you describe of Time Warner. They also went digital on nearly all their basic channels so you need a box for every TV. Even if your TV is cable ready. I'd lose cable if it wasn't for the internet bundle. I think the only TV I watch besides sports is Top Gear on BBC America.
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby FUDU » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:43 pm

pup wrote:Reading the thread title, I thought maybe jjgmyers just learned of the invention of cable and internet.


I just figured he moved out of Brunstucky.
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Re: Wow cable & internet

Unread postby The Tribe Zone » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:30 pm

jjgmyers wrote:Anyone out there have it? My bill for cable and internet thru shitty time warner just keeps going up and up. My year end "bargain" I was supposedly getting has expired. This coming after my 3 month "bargain" made it go up then, too. Gas is making feel like I shoulda been in Deliverance. I'm not big into movies and shows and all that. I watch mostly sports. News. Old re-runs. Big ID network fan. Don't care about HD. Don't care about DVR and that crap as well.

Can someone tell me what the difference between this (•2Mbps Internet speed, 35 times faster than dial-up) and this (•8Mbps Internet speed, 140 times faster than dial-up) means. Is it a whole new world difference in speed or barely noticable at all?

These are the 2 packages I am looking at. My latest bill for T.W. was $132.


•More than 180 popular channels plus access to WOW! OnDemand
•2Mbps Internet speed, 35 times faster than dial-up

$64.99



•More than 180 popular channels plus access to WOW! OnDemand
•8Mbps Internet speed, 140 times faster than dial-up

$74.99


Yes, it will be noticeable, but it depends on how much and what you do online..

Going by everything else you said concerning how you use the TV services, I would say the lower price would be fine...doesn't sound like you do alot of huge downloading or uploading...just basic web surfing.

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