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TWC charging $3.95 to lease their cable modem - buy your own modem discussion

ReverseHandedJO 1,544 October 3, 2012 at 08:49 AM in Computers (7)
Time Warner Cable Modem Lease Fee Expands [dslreports.com]

[TWC] Virtually All TWC Customers Face $3.95 Modem Rental Fee [dslreports.com]

recently current customers were exempt and only new customers were required to pay the cable modem lease fee of $2.20, but now everyone will be paying $3.95 very soon!

the modems they lease out cost them about $40, but a lease for one year would add up to about $50!

CableLabs Prepares to Unveil DOCSIS 3.1 [dslreports.com]

remember to get your squaretrade warranty within 30 days of purchase and on a tuesday with a 30% off code. alternative tuesday ST %30 off code

check with your cable for approved modems.

i have decided to purchase the Motorola SB6141.

the SB5101 is a good modem for standard and slower.

check ebay for lower prices, like $80 for the Motorola SB6141. $10-15 for 3 year squaretrade warranty. first year overlaps with manufacture warranty and manufacture warranty prevails. $95 ($80 and $15) is $30 cheaper then the $125 amazon charges plus tax.

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Quote from rebelx View Post :
I just checked their site. I am not a fan of having to pay extra because the discounts drop off the second year. Hopefully BF will bring something good!
exactly! they are sneaky in their wording.

the discount is only for the first year of about 50%, so across 2 years it is only 25% off each of the 2 years of the contract.
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exactly! they are sneaky in their wording.

the discount is only for the first year of about 50%, so across 2 years it is only 25% off each of the 2 years of the contract.
I used to get flyers for $19.99/mo service a couple years ago. I wish that'd come back! Since you were the first one to post, I'll let you know if I ever sign up!

PS. Are there monthly box (HD and SD) fees as well?! Frown
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I used to get flyers for $19.99/mo service a couple years ago. I wish that'd come back! Since you were the first one to post, I'll let you know if I ever sign up!

PS. Are there monthly box (HD and SD) fees as well?! Frown
yes, every little thing has a fee.
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yes, every little thing has a fee.
well, that's dandy
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Anyone knows when this goes into affect? I havent seen any changes on my bills...
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Anyone knows when this goes into affect? I havent seen any changes on my bills...
it was said to be within the next 2 months. NY seems to be the first area.
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Anyone knows when this goes into affect? I havent seen any changes on my bills...
When I called in to get my bill reduced (Really just call in and ask) they said I would see it on the next billing cycle.
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according to the postcard, it says 10.15.12
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Quote from pissonyou View Post :
looks like it would take almost 3 years for a $138 DOCSIS 3 modem at $4/mo. to pay for itself.

3 yr. squaretrade warranty is $21.

total cost would be 3.3 years to pay for itself.

But I got Refurbished like New from amazon is only 80 dollar for DOCSIS 3 Modem.
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But I got Refurbished like New from amazon is only 80 dollar for DOCSIS 3 Modem.
was that recently and/or for a SB4161.
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was that recently and/or for a SB4161.
I purchased Motorola SBG6580... I purchased it last Friday.
The Modem was sealed and new... And I activated it with TWC yesterday. Big Grin
But I still need to test it with wifi and stuff...
Too busy with Diablo3 :x
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I purchased Motorola SBG6580... I purchased it last Friday.
The Modem was sealed and new... And I activated it with TWC yesterday. Big Grin
But I still need to test it with wifi and stuff...
Too busy with Diablo3 :x
is that one IPv6?
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is that one IPv6?
just FYI, and i think they just raised the price Frown
but when I got mine, it was sealed and just like new.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-li...ition=used
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just FYI, and i think they just raised the price Frown
but when I got mine, it was sealed and just like new.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-li...ition=used
damn good deal for $80 with built in router and assuming it is IPv6.
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hum, i received my pre-electronic email statement from twc and the modem rental fee is not included. maybe i escaped for another month.
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