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Replacement for Comcast in Portland, OR?

SBatL8y 147 28 May 15, 2011 at 03:43 PM
Looking for an alternative to Comcast in Portland, OR area. Or news of some 1-2 year offer that isn't horrible. Currently paying $90-100 a month for Cable and Internet, seems about $40-70 worse than a slickdeal.

I'm a gamer. So I need a decent connection to play WoW-like MMOs (Rift). And my family watches TV so... cable. Don't have/need home phone service.

Feel free to get creative about one or both services. If tethering from a phone offers good enough speeds to play an MMO, let me know. That's one thing I thought about. Might piss off Sprint though LMAO

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GFL with that.

I'm in pdx and suffered with Clear for a few years because it was cheap ($35/mo) but speed varied from mediocre to suck and fortunately I'm not a gamer because ping times were similarly mediocre-to-horrible.

If you're one of the chosen few you can get FIOS, and supposedly Qwest is rolling out fiber somewhere sometime, but certainly not in my neighborhood. When I had DSL I had to wait for months until I saw a moving truck in my neighbor's driveway before I was able to call and find a free pair available!

I have DirecTv for TV and recently jumped on the $20/mo deal from Comcrap, going to $35/mo after a year and then after two years, time to cancel. Smilie

Not surprisingly, they've already overcharged me ("Additional outlet" on the install invoice) right from the first bill. laugh out loud

You should be able to get in on this deal though: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2693115
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I too like you, live around Portland and play Rift. Comcast's connection has been very shitty for months, random drops that have nothing to do with my router or anything. Having to always call them about this is rather annoying, since they always make it seem like it's the router, when in fact I had a bad IP that they needed to manually reset. Would be nice to have some place else around here that doesn't suck completely, but I think we're limited. If Qwest would only pull the fiber optic out of their ass and put it over here, we would switch immediately.

You can always chat with the operators online (which takes forever because they're incompetent most of the time) and ask them about any special promotions for internet, cable and or phone and they'll hook you up if there are deals available. Right now we only pay $19.99 for HD extended Cable and $5 a month for HBO so we can watch Game of Thrones, which isn't necessarily a slick deal, but it's better than the $100+ bill we had previously.
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is there uverse in your area?
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Quote from SBatL8y View Post :
Looking for an alternative to Comcast in Portland, OR area. Or news of some 1-2 year offer that isn't horrible. Currently paying $90-100 a month for Cable and Internet, seems about $40-70 worse than a slickdeal.

I'm a gamer. So I need a decent connection to play WoW-like MMOs (Rift). And my family watches TV so... cable. Don't have/need home phone service.

Feel free to get creative about one or both services. If tethering from a phone offers good enough speeds to play an MMO, let me know. That's one thing I thought about. Might piss off Sprint though LMAO
What level of cable TV service are you currently subscribing to? Have you thought about downgrading? My cable TV is limited basic -- that's the OTA channels plus a bit more -- it's like $12/month. And yes, I'm in PDX. With this, NO DVR, NO on-demand, etc. But it works for my needs. Best part, I connect the coax cable to my TV and can even get HD signals.

As for Internet, I am always calling to get a reduced price -- for the most part, I've had luck. There have been a few times where I wasn't so lucky, but just keep trying. But with the Internet, just as with the TV, what plan are you on? Their lowest speed plan (the DSL-like speeds) is cheaper... Not sure how well it would work for gaming, but if they refuse to give you a deal of any kind, downgrade -- if nothing else, it saves you a little bit of $$$, and you can always upgrade back later.
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Same here my 1 year price went up to $120.. and they won't do anything lower then $80. what's my best option here? Cancelling and signing up again?
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Man I would get a very fast connection and convince your family to try internet T.V. There's no reason to have cable anymore. I live with my family and they use cable, but If I lived alone I would have no cable or even phone service, Internet does everything.
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