Optimum/Cablevision - $59.90/mo for a year - TV and Internet
It's for a TV and Internet bundle, $59.90/month for one year, offer expires August 31, 2013. I was actually just going to cancel my DirecTV account (11 months left on contract) and go Netflix/Amazon/OTA/etc, but this got me thinking twice. I already pay Optimum $54.95/month for internet, so an extra "$5" certainly seems worthwhile. It also looks like they're going to offer to buy me out of my DirecTV contract (savings of ~$220?)
I'm not sure of how good a deal this is since the fine print is a little lacking...
Quote :"Offer for residential DBS (satellite) or phone company TV subscribers with Optimum Online in good standing. Prev video provider's bill dated w/in 60 days prior to Optimum install req'd at time of install. Contract allowance applies to termination fees charged by prev video or internet provider. Bill showing customer name and termination fee w/in 30 days of Optimum install req'd. Restrictions apply. Next-day standard installation shall be completed within one day of order subject to any cause beyond reasonable control. 1 modem per household. Must maintain all 3 services (????) at req'd level for promo period to maintain promo pricing. As of the 13th month, services will be billed at reg rate. installation fee applies. May not be combined with other offers. Digital cable box, HD digital cable box, or CableCARD at add'l monthly charge will be req'd for each TV. Interactive services, features & certain digital channels are subject to state &/or local fees of 0-5.30% & FCC user fee of 10 cents, sports programming surcharge of $2.98 also applies. CT requires collection of taxes on add'l services. These fees and taxes will be added to bill. # of channels, HD channels & interactive features depend on pkg type & location. HDTV set owners can request an HD cable box & receive the HD programming incl in pkg at no add'l charge. Some On Demand titles avail at an add'l charge. Subscription to channels and valid Optimum ID and password required for TV go GO programming, only available in the U.S. All channels not avail on all devices. Terms & conditions apply. To view Optimum TV on tablet, smartphone, or laptop requires Optimum TV w/cable box of CableCARD, Optimum-authorized modem and wireless home router. Minimum system requirements apply and Optimum App requires application download and installation. Not available on all devices. Viewing Optimum TV on laptop not currently available to customers who subscribe only to Optimum TV. Optimum Online: Minimum system requirements & equipment configurations apply. Optimum WiFi acces in select areas at no add'l charge. Visit optimumwifi.com. Speed claims: Many factors affect speed. Actual speeds may vary & are not guaranteed. Pricing, offers & terms subject to change and discontinuance w/o notice. For systems requirements or limitations, offer details, restrictions & terms & conditions, see optimum.com. Facebook is a registered trademark..." blah blah blah.
What are fees looking like right now? I have two HDTVs, would prefer DVR, and am on Long Island. If I do make the switch, no matter what the fees are, it would obviously be slicker than the $90/mo + $54.95/mo I'm paying for DirecTV and internet, but I'm not looking for a contract over 1 year.