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Time Warner Cable / Charter - November 15, 2016. Modem lease $0 and Boxes only $4.99

Posted 10-15-2016 by puntoa at 11:25 PM
On November 15, 2016: Time Warner Cable in NY will become officially charter. If you are a current TWC customer and you are paying for the modem and boxes, call customer service to get the modem lease ($10) for free and the boxes ($11.75) reduced to $4.99. You need to call CS if you want those new prices on the equipment.
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It will become Charter? or it will become Spectrum?

Also, is this all of NY or just NYC? Any link to confirm this?
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This is also the case in El Paso, TX as of a couple weeks ago. I called and got faster Internet under Spectrum for cheaper plus no more modem lease fees. I already had all my friends call and do the same.
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Thanks OP, knew about the change to Spectrum, but didn't know it would be cheaper...now I get 60mbps instead of 15 for the same price.
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OP, please post the link as to where you found this.
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I m getting 200mbps for $39


What are boxes
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I m getting 200mbps for $39


What are boxes
I assume the OP is talking about cable TV boxes, but maybe not the DVR feature?

I wonder if cable card rates change.


I don't have cable TV and only get internet. I also use my own modem and a router to circumvent all rental fees
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I assume the OP is talking about cable TV boxes, but maybe not the DVR feature?

I wonder if cable card rates change.


I don't have cable TV and only get internet. I also use my own modem and a router to circumvent all rental fees
Same here I bought my own modem and I use my own router as well. A friend of mine signed up for TWC a few months ago and was told the speed was increasing. I also only have internet and no cable TV
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OP, please post the link as to where you found this.
I believe it's just via promo by calling them. It's always hit or miss. These proms are not published online.
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I m getting 200mbps for $39


What are boxes
Cable boxes for cable tv.
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This is just for the standard cable box? I currently just have cable with TWC/Spectrum but use a cable card since I have a TiVo. Doubt they'll drop the price any further for a cable card.
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I still remain hesitant that this process will be easy. I can guarantee when i call it will be some rep from India that has no idea about this new policy. The big question is why do we even need to call in the first place? If customers don't know about this they still have to pay the lease fees? Here is to hoping it's painless and they don't screw up the plans we currently have.
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You couldn't circumvent rental fees with TWC before by buying your own modem (because the cheapest internet prices include phone service, and you're required to pay to use their combo phone/internet modem so choosing your own internet modem means using a splitter, renting theirs for the phone regardless). Their cable box fee removal, started a few years ago, had the catch where you were billed instead for the software ON the cable box, possibly regardless of having one ("fee" called "the guide" as in TV Guide, the banner showing you what channel you've tuned to) if cable card used a menu/guide too.

Oh and despite having Time Warner in its name, and TBS/TNT being owned by Time Warner Inc., those two channels are NOT available to subscribers for streaming apps, TWC is seemingly the only provider in America that doesn't get TNT/TBS. And for the channels it does allow streaming, TWC is by far the most restrictive. Watch ESPN, for example, lets you use TWC login on just about any device, except PS4 for no good reason. TWC only lets you watch streaming versions of networks while connected to a WiFI signal from an internet signal that your paying for from TWC. So if you want TW for TV, and Fios for faster, cheaper internet, you can't stream even at home. And absolutely no cellular streaming or hotel/Starbucks/Barnes&Noble streaming.

Ya'll not living in NY state don't know how bad we have it. Monopolies suck. Now people in Arizona and s#*% are gonna get screwed because their Charter service is about to become as restrictive as TWC. Pretty soon TWC and a Comcast merger will happen and we'll all be on 10GB per month caps (with unlimited data if you buy movies at $35 a pop from RoadRunner R-Tunes or some crap)
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I still remain hesitant that this process will be easy. I can guarantee when i call it will be some rep from India that has no idea about this new policy. The big question is why do we even need to call in the first place? If customers don't know about this they still have to pay the lease fees? Here is to hoping it's painless and they don't screw up the plans we currently have.
I'm thinking they may make you convert to the spectrum plan. I dont think it will be cheaper for most people with high speeds to begin with. Its a ripoff either way. If they dont explicitly mention a rental fee, they should subtract a reasonable cost from the monthly plan for those who bring their own modem. Instead they are building the rental fee into the monthly internet cost and ripping everyone off.
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You couldn't circumvent rental fees with TWC before by buying your own modem (because the cheapest internet prices include phone service, and you're required to pay to use their combo phone/internet modem so choosing your own internet modem means using a splitter, renting theirs for the phone regardless). Their cable box fee removal, started a few years ago, had the catch where you were billed instead for the software ON the cable box, possibly regardless of having one ("fee" called "the guide" as in TV Guide, the banner showing you what channel you've tuned to) if cable card used a menu/guide too.

Oh and despite having Time Warner in its name, and TBS/TNT being owned by Time Warner Inc., those two channels are NOT available to subscribers for streaming apps, TWC is seemingly the only provider in America that doesn't get TNT/TBS. And for the channels it does allow streaming, TWC is by far the most restrictive. Watch ESPN, for example, lets you use TWC login on just about any device, except PS4 for no good reason. TWC only lets you watch streaming versions of networks while connected to a WiFI signal from an internet signal that your paying for from TWC. So if you want TW for TV, and Fios for faster, cheaper internet, you can't stream even at home. And absolutely no cellular streaming or hotel/Starbucks/Barnes&Noble streaming.

Ya'll not living in NY state don't know how bad we have it. Monopolies suck. Now people in Arizona and s#*% are gonna get screwed because their Charter service is about to become as restrictive as TWC. Pretty soon TWC and a Comcast merger will happen and we'll all be on 10GB per month caps (with unlimited data if you buy movies at $35 a pop from RoadRunner R-Tunes or some crap)

These are the reasons exactly why I pirate my media and NBA games. Not only do they make it difficult to consume, they charge outrageous prices. Cable TV should by $10/month at the most for all major channels. I havent paid for cable TV in years and have been doing fine watching sports and TV shows.
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