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Bright House $35/mo for High Speed Internet and Basic Cable for one year (poss. YMMV)

jia103 24 February 23, 2009 at 03:20 PM in Home & Home Improvement (2)
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Hi, all!

Long time reader, first time poster so please be kind, and I apologize in advance if I messed anything up. Tried to search for this already; couldn't find it.

Saw this deal on TV the other day about $9.95 for basic cable (Channels 2 thru ~20), and found link yesterday:

http://www.cfl.mybrighthouse.com/...ition.aspx

We currently have basic cable (about $25/mo) and Internet (about $40/mo). Total about $65/mo.

Called Bright House at (866) 313-4263 and asked Courtney about it; she said the promotion will only last till April and only applies to new customers (meant for those using rabbit ears and no cable). Since I have been a Bright House customer in the past 12 months, I don't qualify.

Wife and I called back; I asked to cancel cable and Internet access in order to transfer to wife's name, and asked about the DTV promotion. We also asked if they have any promotions regarding Internet access. Since she isn't a Bright House customer, she got an offer for $34.95/mo for the first 12 months. After taxes and/or fees, total is $37.95.

The CSR told us that everything was set and there would be no interruption of service, but since the cable modem was leased equipment, I would have to return it and wife would get a new one. (Not bad considering I've had this one for about five years.)

If they send someone out to swap the equipment, we would be charged a fee, so we agreed to stop by today to swap ourselves. Went to Bright House's office to swap, pre-paid one month, and signed up for automatic billing.

The unused portion of my final month's payment will arrive as a check in 3-6 weeks.

After 12 months, the price would go back to the normal sixty-something per month.

Edited based on feedback: This applies to Orlando/Melbourne in Florida. Basic cable only; no digital channels. The promo is meant to allow people using rabbit ears to get hooked up to cable so they can continue to use their TVs. $34.95 includes basic cable and 7Mbps Internet only.

Please let me know if I need to edit anything.

Thanks!
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I guess I if I have to ask, it doesn't affect me, but what part of the country (or world) are you talking about?
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its cfl.brighthouse.com so it looks to be central florida / orlando
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is the local chanels digital? 2.1 6.1 do you receive those? also what speed is your interent i have turbo now for 55 a month.
Thanks
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This offer is also good in Birmingham, AL. Spoke with Maria today about it.

http://birmingham.mybrighthouse.c...offer.aspx
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what does the 34.95 include? got a breakdown
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I've added responses to your questions in the original post. Thanks for the feedback!
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Nice one. Limited number of locations, but
available if you happen to live in one of these areas

Florida
- Central Florida
- Tampa Bay

Alabama/Florida Panhandle
- Birmingham
- Elmore
- Eufaula
- Cantonment
- DeFuniak Springs

California
- Bakersfield

Indiana
- Indianapolis

Michigan
- Metro Detriot (Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Redford)

http://www.mybrighthouse.com/prod...ional.aspx
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did they say you couldnt upgrade to the road runner turbo?
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Hmmm....$35 a month is considerable less than what I'm paying now. I'm not sure if my family can handle only having channels 1-20 though. Wink
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Would I be able to pull in the locals in HD using the QAM tuner in my set?
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Did Comcast has a similar promotion?
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Quote from esurf View Post :
did they say you couldnt upgrade to the road runner turbo?
Didn't ask about turbo. Not sure about the terminology; the lady gave me a quote for 7Mbps, which is pretty close to what we have now.

Quote from STLUCIELADY View Post :
Hmmm....$35 a month is considerable less than what I'm paying now. I'm not sure if my family can handle only having channels 1-20 though. Wink
Ours is doing just fine since we cut back. Same time logged onto the couch; different shows on TV. Though we have been getting more movies from Redbox since. Maybe someday we'll pick up those old paper thingies with words typed on 'em.

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Did Comcast has a similar promotion?
Is this the one?

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=1012499&p=14317113&referrerid=60692

Looks like it's Comcast for $24.95/mo. Does that mean this one's similar enough to be considered a repost?
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ARRRRGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I hate everyone with a cable modem I wish I could strangle you with the cable from itMad

Sorry everyone I just had to vent gave up my cable in Az to movr to Tx First area I brought house no cable then I find out I am 2 miles to far to get dsl Mad


BTW good post hope someone can save something from it thunbs up
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I dont know if I am understanding the deal. I live in the tampaby area, and have regualr road runner (7MB) and cable, not just basic mind you but channels 4-74 and I pay 44.95 it is being raised to 47.95. My understanding of this is IF you have roadrunner you get cable for free Perhaps in the tampa bay areas only?? . Even new customers can get this deal ( A guy from work who ust moved here just got it recently)
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