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Time Warner Triple Play Bundle $79.99/m + Free Hardware!! (YMMV)

low 21 June 30, 2011 at 10:33 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (8)
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To start off I am from the Upstate NY area.

My parents were paying over $120 for just cable and internet so I thought I would try to re-bundle their services after reading a thread on here.

After talking to a CSR for a while I asked them if they had anything that could price match Verizon's triple play here for $85.99. They said they don't price match competitors. I responded that I was doing this for my parents and didn't want to switch to Verizon due to extra effort but if they offered a better service for cheaper it only made sense. Well after saying this something must have clicked because she said she found deal for me.

$79.99/m rate for 2 years NO CONTRACT
Cable TV w/ HD channels + Free DVR Box
Turbo Boosted Road Runner Service 15 Mbps Down / 1 Mbps Up + Free Arris Modem
Time Warner Phone Service with 2 Free Uniden Dect 6.0 Cordless Phones

Something like this is definitely YMMV but the deal absolutely exists! Good luck!

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Well, the CEO made 50M last year so I guess he could give your parents a break! Nice of them Big Grin
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Well, the CEO made 50M last year so I guess he could give your parents a break! Nice of them Big Grin
How much you think the CEO of Verizon or Google made? Prob more I bet.
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i have been a loyal customer for years but the best they could do for me is 89 dollars for dvr service (which i pay for), hd service, only 30 channels and internet for 49.99. i'm also from upstate NY.

i switched to directv which has better reception except during bad weather.
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How much you think the CEO of Verizon or Google made? Prob more I bet.
Don't remember, but I think Time Warner was #3. The top 5 were on the front of the WSJ like a month ago. Kinda disturbs me how much cable company CEO's are making while they continue to raise rates in a recession. I guess the people "need" their tv.

Frankly though, I look forward to ditching it.
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OP, you sure that didn't include a contract?

They're all the same. Remember how deregulation was supposed to be beneficial (the usual Pro-Business/Industry Talking Points) to consumers ?

What hath deregulation wrought?

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Business don't always dislike regulation; if regulation throws up such stiff barriers to entry that new competitors rarely emerge, that's great for incumbents. And if you can "capture" your regulator in such a way that you have a cozy industry/government connection that doesn't rely on market forces or respond to customer pressure, that can work out pretty well, too. But in most other cases, businesses would prefer deregulation, the more the better.

It's an idea that flourished in the last few decades, but regulatory enthusiasm is making a comeback. In the just-released new issue of The Atlantic, editors count down the "11½ Biggest Ideas of the Year," and number seven is "the return of regulation." Clive Crook notes that "this empowerment of the market was usually advantageous, sometimes bungled, and nearly always controversial—but for years the trend was mostly one-way. Now a major rethink is underway."

Certainly deregulation has been good to cable. Consumers Union, the nonprofit that puts out Consumer Reports magazine, took a look at the results. Their conclusion? It led to much, MUCH higher prices.

"Until 1984, local governments kept cable prices in check," says CU. "Then deregulation resulted in a torrent of price hikes, interrupted only by a brief period, 1993-1996, when rates were regulated. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 opened the flood gates to deregulation and more price hikes. Since passage of the 1996 Act, cable rates have increased by 59 percent—almost three times the rate of inflation—according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics."
Older article but the trend continues: Cable: deregulation good for consumers; Ars: like heck it is [arstechnica.com]
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OP, you sure that didn't include a contract?
According to the service rep they are not locked in but the rate is good for 2 years. Will check again but I'm about 95% sure that's what they said.
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Anyone else able call in and replicate this deal? If so, I'd appreciate if you told us exactly what you said and/or how you did it. My parents want to switch back to Time Warner after being with Dish & Verizon for two years. The lowest quote they were able to get for the triple package was around $105/month. That's still lower than what they are paying now, but $80/month would obviously be even better!
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Quote from MaMMiTs View Post :
Anyone else able call in and replicate this deal? If so, I'd appreciate if you told us exactly what you said and/or how you did it. My parents want to switch back to Time Warner after being with Dish & Verizon for two years. The lowest quote they were able to get for the triple package was around $105/month. That's still lower than what they are paying now, but $80/month would obviously be even better!
Just to give you a little more information how my transaction went: My parents have been long time time warner costumers but I just realized they were being price gouged. I called up and talked to a very nice female service rep about the situation. I inquired about matching the Verizon 85.99 triple play bundle to which she responded they don't price match competitors. I responded with I really don't want the extra work of switching over to Verizon but if they offered a better service for cheaper it was only logical. After this statement she hit a few keys on the keyboard and came up with this $79.XX deal for all three. Hope that helps!
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