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Cablevision: Optimum Online Ultra 50 (50 down, 25 up) $5 more a month

Phantomchess 723 July 31, 2013 at 10:45 AM in Services (2)
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Optimum Ultra 50 [optimum.com]

New tier service. For only $5 more a month you get 50mbps down and 25mbps up.

For those that have legacy boost and boost plus, you will get the Ultra 101 upgrade for what you pay now for Boost and Boost Plus.

I just found this out when i was browsing.

If you have an old modem, make sure you get it upgraded

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I know they just increased faster speeds for free. How much better is this tier for $5 more? Right now, I get Boost Plus.

UPDATE: Called Optimum and they said I was upgrade for Free to the Ultra 50 since I had Boost Plus.
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Quote from srd4484 View Post :
I know they just increased faster speeds for free. How much better is this tier for $5 more? Right now, I get Boost Plus.

UPDATE: Called Optimum and they said I was upgrade for Free to the Ultra 50 since I had Boost Plus.
You should have gotten Ultra 100
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omg i would die if i had 50 x 25 i would never leave my place with that kind of speeds. geez Smilie damn timewarners. only got 10 down. anything past 20 - 30 is just wow
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Quote from Phantomchess View Post :
You should have gotten Ultra 100
She just said I already had the Ultra. I wasn't paying for Boost anyway. They included that for a year after I complained my bill is too high.

Download: 60.19
Upload: 25.85
Ping: 14ms
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Quote from srd4484 View Post :
She just said I already had the Ultra. I wasn't paying for Boost anyway. They included that for a year after I complained my bill is too high.

Download: 60.19
Upload: 25.85
Ping: 14ms
Thats about what i am getting too.
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88 down 24 up 10 ping here on Optimum... Nice that they upgraded it without me having to beg for it... My mom has Service Electric and they flat out suck on ping, down and up and still charge her what I am paying for marginally better than DSL at best.
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Quote from srd4484 View Post :
She just said I already had the Ultra. I wasn't paying for Boost anyway. They included that for a year after I complained my bill is too high.

Download: 60.19
Upload: 25.85
Ping: 14ms
so did they give you ultra 50 or ultra 101?
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Quote from latinyoungn View Post :
so did they give you ultra 50 or ultra 101?
What's the upload on the 101?
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What's the upload on the 101?
I had Boost Plus before, and they upgraded me for free to Ultra 101. The retention department rep told me all customers who had Boost Plus before the switch are grandfathered in with Ultra 101 at the same price until they cancel.

My speed test came up as

Download : 116.15 Mb/s
Upload : 20.99 Mb/s

You will need to plug the modem into a gigabit ethernet card directly or with a gigabit router to get the full speed on Ultra 101
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Had boostplus, but im guessimg they upgraded mine to ultra a while back. Used verizon high speed dsl for years before i decided to smarten up and get cablevision. for $10 more I was literally getting 10x the dl and uploaded speed.

64.34 Mb/s
30.22 Mb/s

verizon seems to be over rated at where i live, in fact cable had better service than verizon(no dc's from cable compared to verizons 5 minute dc every day and much cheaper.
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I just did a speed test and I got a little above 6 down and 8 up ... maybe I should get this ...
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Here's how it works: if you were *paying* for legacy boost or boost+, you were upgraded/grandfathered into the Ultra101 for the same price. I was paying $15 extra a month for boost+, and therefore I was upgraded to Ultra101 at the same cost:


However, If you had the boost plus promo for free, you didn't get the ultra101 upgrade.

The Ultra50 is still a great deal at $5 extra a month for 50/25

Here are my results, although I've should be getting slightly better on the upload:
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These bastards already charge me $160 a month, they should give me this for free!
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Quote from latinyoungn View Post :
so did they give you ultra 50 or ultra 101?
Ultra 50
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