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

ReverseHandedJO 1,580 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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I can't decide which modem I should get for my TWC internet in NC. I'm thinking about these two - Motorola SB6141 and Zoom 5341J. Any suggestions?
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I'm can't decide which modem I should get for my TWC internet in NC. I'm thinking about these two - Motorola SB6141 and Zoom 5341J. Any suggestions?
The Moto is officially supported and well regarded. Honestly I have never heard of Zoom and the price doesnt look to be that different.
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Quote from jmac12 View Post :
I can't decide which modem I should get for my TWC internet in NC. I'm thinking about these two - Motorola SB6141 and Zoom 5341J. Any suggestions?
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The Moto is officially supported and well regarded. Honestly I have never heard of Zoom and the price doesnt look to be that different.
i agree, go with the Moto as its well liked and if you need help its the one that people are most familiar with.
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When buying a used modem, what are things we should look out for? For example, do sellers of the modems have to "untie" their ISP account from the modem they are selling so that the buyer doesn't have problems with setup?
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When buying a used modem, what are things we should look out for? For example, do sellers of the modems have to "untie" their ISP account from the modem they are selling so that the buyer doesn't have problems with setup?
if on the same ISP that may be of concern if the previous owner acct is still active, but usually only one active modem MAC address can be on an acct.
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http://www.dslreports.com/shownew...ges-124532

think its time to find another internet solution... :\
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Picked up a 6141 brown box. Hopefully no different from the retail besides the packaging?
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Picked up a 6141 brown box. Hopefully no different from the retail besides the packaging?
thats how i got mine from ebay and its been working for over 7 months now.

the brown box version were originally intended for cable companies to use.

runs slightly warm, but well vented.

i did buy a warranty.
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