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MOTOROLA SB6141 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45) for $75.17 AR w/FS

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#91
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I had to call to get special offers, you should try as well. Depends on your area. picked up 30 mbps, upgrades to 50 at the end of the month for 29.99.
Thanks for the information! Is that for half a year, one year, or two years? If so, how much will it be after that certain period of time?

Thanks!
Tofu Vic
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#92
Is this worth upgrading from sb6120 ? Or am I wasting money. I am currently getting 25/4 Mbps
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#93
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Is this worth upgrading from sb6120 ? Or am I wasting money. I am currently getting 25/4 Mbps

i love how no one can answer this question

anyway i have comcast blast i get a constant 36mbps speed.. I doubt upgrading will yield you any benefit ... I am sure our modems can do 100mbps if you could get the speed
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Is this worth upgrading from sb6120 ? Or am I wasting money. I am currently getting 25/4 Mbps
I upgraded from a 6120 to 6141 and noticed no real improvement on that same speed tier, though I do have 8 downstream channels bonded with the 6141 versus the maximum of 4 supported on the 6120...
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#95
I have regular time warner cable internet, will this modem make my internet faster compare with the twc modem they provide.
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#96
I was offered that and when it didnt happen I called back and they didnt know what I was talking about ofcourse. Im paying $39.99 for 35 down 6 up.
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#97
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I have regular time warner cable internet, will this modem make my internet faster compare with the twc modem they provide.
The answer is *no.* In fact, by upgrading to a DOCSIS 3.0 modem like this, you can no longer take advantage of the "PowerBoost" feature that allowed you to temporarily (for the first few seconds of a download) get speeds that are faster than your tier's maximum speed.

The tradeoff is that your downloads should be more reliably at your tier of service's maximum speed, due to the channel bonding that DOCSIS 3.0 modems support.

Of course, the real advantage to owning your own modem is that you no longer need to pay a monthly rental charge.
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#98
Quote from TofuVic View Post :
Quote from gingerbrown View Post :
I had to call to get special offers, you should try as well. Depends on your area. picked up 30 mbps, upgrades to 50 at the end of the month for 29.99.
Thanks for the information! Is that for half a year, one year, or two years? If so, how much will it be after that certain period of time?

Thanks!
Tofu Vic
In my personal experience those deals are usually good for 6 months, but some are good for 12 months. Also, the double play or triple play deals you see on Comcast.com for brand new customers are usually a really solid deal. They treat new customers way better than current ones.

After that first initial period, they give you a second sale period for another half year. It goes up slightly more (25-35% or so) for months 7-12, then goes up to the "normal" rate after that. It varies by package, but the normal rate can double in price.

So the cheapest deal I've seen these days (without looking too hard) -If you aren't TOO interested in having a lot of TV channels, my friend in San Francisco recently got a deal for Blast Plus Internet (paying for 30, will get 50 Mbps now with the CA upgrade and this modem) and Digital Economy TV package for $45 for 6 months. Months 7-12 is $65. Regular price after that, though they conveniently didn't say what the rate is. In my experience, the rate is usually about double what they first give you. I would guess $89-99 for this package is the normal rate.

His TV package gets all the basic channels, plus some cable. Not all cable (some glaring examples are no ESPN, but yes to food network. Etc).
Comcast does have a nice comparison chart on their site.

Sometimes it's best to start low with a TV package and work your way up. So maybe ask for the most affordable double play deals. Then if you want more channels, they'll call you or you can call them for the next tier of channels.

But definitely call. The phone sales reps have much more power and control over deals than the online chat reps. As a new customer, the deals are pretty cheap to lure you in the first time. They'll match what's online and maybe throw in a premium channel or two.

Also, bonus tip, after you're installed, call or chat online and ask if you're eligible for any hbo or showtime deals. Usually they'll let you take your pick for free for 6 months (then $10 after that for 18 months- reg price is $20). Hbo GO is pretty awesome.

I guess I wasn't really sure if you're also interested in TV or not, but you'll find that for new customers, adding TV to Internet is almost a might as well decision since its nearly the same price as just Internet.

Sorry for the rambling answer. Harder to organize thoughts on a mobile app, but I know you always help others out, so wanted to share my personal San Francisco Comcast experiences.
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Quote from edboogie View Post :
Is this worth upgrading from sb6120 ? Or am I wasting money. I am currently getting 25/4 Mbps
Quote from CSIG1001 View Post :
i love how no one can answer this question

anyway i have comcast blast i get a constant 36mbps speed.. I doubt upgrading will yield you any benefit ... I am sure our modems can do 100mbps if you could get the speed
It has already been answered. http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=58401892&postcount=43

Any DOCSIS 3 modem can handle current speeds. There wouldn't be any noticeable difference by upgrading to the 6141.

The 6120 has only 4 channel bonding which is still fine up to about 150Mbps. It also doesn't support IPv6, but that isn't a necessity at this point anyway.
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#100
Quote from darkslide29 View Post :
In my personal experience those deals are usually good for 6 months, but some are good for 12 months. Also, the double play or triple play deals you see on Comcast.com for brand new customers are usually a really solid deal. They treat new customers way better than current ones.

After that first initial period, they give you a second sale period for another half year. It goes up slightly more (25-35% or so) for months 7-12, then goes up to the "normal" rate after that. It varies by package, but the normal rate can double in price.

So the cheapest deal I've seen these days (without looking too hard) -If you aren't TOO interested in having a lot of TV channels, my friend in San Francisco recently got a deal for Blast Plus Internet (paying for 30, will get 50 Mbps now with the CA upgrade and this modem) and Digital Economy TV package for $45 for 6 months. Months 7-12 is $65. Regular price after that, though they conveniently didn't say what the rate is. In my experience, the rate is usually about double what they first give you. I would guess $89-99 for this package is the normal rate.

His TV package gets all the basic channels, plus some cable. Not all cable (some glaring examples are no ESPN, but yes to food network. Etc).
Comcast does have a nice comparison chart on their site.

Sometimes it's best to start low with a TV package and work your way up. So maybe ask for the most affordable double play deals. Then if you want more channels, they'll call you or you can call them for the next tier of channels.

But definitely call. The phone sales reps have much more power and control over deals than the online chat reps. As a new customer, the deals are pretty cheap to lure you in the first time. They'll match what's online and maybe throw in a premium channel or two.

Also, bonus tip, after you're installed, call or chat online and ask if you're eligible for any hbo or showtime deals. Usually they'll let you take your pick for free for 6 months (then $10 after that for 18 months- reg price is $20). Hbo GO is pretty awesome.

I guess I wasn't really sure if you're also interested in TV or not, but you'll find that for new customers, adding TV to Internet is almost a might as well decision since its nearly the same price as just Internet.

Sorry for the rambling answer. Harder to organize thoughts on a mobile app, but I know you always help others out, so wanted to share my personal San Francisco Comcast experiences.
YES
Select a great two year deal and you are locked in.
Its like the 2-year cell phone contracts.
But their special offers expire after 6 or 12 months of service.
Tricky and a bit evil.

Don't you think these companies need supervision?
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price dropped by few more cents.
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The answer is *no.* In fact, by upgrading to a DOCSIS 3.0 modem like this, you can no longer take advantage of the "PowerBoost" feature that allowed you to temporarily (for the first few seconds of a download) get speeds that are faster than your tier's maximum speed.

The tradeoff is that your downloads should be more reliably at your tier of service's maximum speed, due to the channel bonding that DOCSIS 3.0 modems support.

Of course, the real advantage to owning your own modem is that you no longer need to pay a monthly rental charge.
Thanks, I thinking about future proofing by upgrading
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#103
Quote from yus9 View Post :
YES
Select a great two year deal and you are locked in.
Its like the 2-year cell phone contracts.
But their special offers expire after 6 or 12 months of service.
Tricky and a bit evil.

Don't you think these companies need supervision?
They need more than supervision. They need a kick in the ass and a Billion dollar fine.
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#104
Bought a new black SB6141 on eBay after a $67 offer I made on Sunday. Offer was accepted today (Monday), I paid immediately and it shipped out already. Legit.
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#105
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Thanks, I thinking about future proofing by upgrading
I believe you stated you have an SB6120 above; if so then there's no compelling reason to "futureproof" since you already have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem that supports 4 channels down and 4 channels up. With 4 channels you can theoretically hit around 120Mbit/s, which is probably more than double what you currently have available. I just recently got bumped up to 50 (from 30) down and I'm not expecting to hit over 100 for several more years. Why spend that money now when it's far more likely the price of modems will come down as newer technologies are released?

Don't buy in to "futureproofing" with technology. I don't recommend gigantic motherboards that support multiple video cards for this same reason--by the time you're ready to purchase that second video card to improve performance you'll probably also feel the need to get a new CPU, and that'll need new RAM, and you'll want an upgraded video card anyways, plus a new monitor... now all that "futureproofing" money is in the toilet (or on Craigslist/eBay at a fraction of what it was worth.) Buy what you'll use now, or in your case use what you already have until it stops working reliably or until there's a compelling reason to upgrade.
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