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    Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    Any advice on dealing with Mediacom. We signed on for a great deal that allowed us to get out of Mediacom at any point. Our first year is now up and so are our rates (cable and internet). I would like to play the game but didn't know how to go about it. I'd consider switching to DirecTv if it was comparable. FYI: Was paying 72.90 (after tax) per month. Now paying 93.45 (after tax) per month. This is for digital cable and internet



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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    How about you tell them you are going to switch and see what they say?



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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneteach View Post
    Any advice on dealing with Mediacom. We signed on for a great deal that allowed us to get out of Mediacom at any point. Our first year is now up and so are our rates (cable and internet). I would like to play the game but didn't know how to go about it. I'd consider switching to DirecTv if it was comparable. FYI: Was paying 72.90 (after tax) per month. Now paying 93.45 (after tax) per month. This is for digital cable and internet
    From looking at your Mediacom tag i'm guessing you have the most basic cable package and don't have DVR?

    For $93 dollars, a Century Link internet/DirectTV is going to net you better (more) channel selection, HD, and DVR capabilities, though your internet speed will be a bit lower.

    When my "customer loyalty" package with Mediacom runs out next week my rates jack up to $170-180 for full price. (I don't have many add-ons other than DVR and the Starz pack they force you into)

    I can get the same/better from DirectTV for intro 75ish and right at $100, acknowledging the step down from Mediacom internet to Century Link, so my bet is you can do better for your money or save a few bucks if your aren't opposed to dumping cable internet.


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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    How about you tell them you are going to switch and see what they say?

    Want to make sure I know what I'm talking about before I do this although I do plan on doing this.



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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    The deal mediacom retention's will offer will be for more than you are paying now. They will offer you digital cable, starz, internet for $110 per month. My guess is you are still on some sort of promotional rate or you only have their low speed internet.



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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    We switched from mediacom high speed to a lower speed some time ago. Noticed a slight difference in the beginning, but not huge and have adjusted to it. I think we saved $24/month.

    That said, we will be moving in the next 6 months and will look into Direct TV. Will be better on cost, but will miss mediacom 22 and espn360 for cyclone games.


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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneteach View Post
    Any advice on dealing with Mediacom. We signed on for a great deal that allowed us to get out of Mediacom at any point. Our first year is now up and so are our rates (cable and internet). I would like to play the game but didn't know how to go about it. I'd consider switching to DirecTv if it was comparable. FYI: Was paying 72.90 (after tax) per month. Now paying 93.45 (after tax) per month. This is for digital cable and internet
    Mine did the exact same thing. Same prices as you. I 99% sure I signed a 2 yr agreement June 2010. So should my price have stayed the same. Maybe I should check into this...


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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    I sent a general contact to Mediacom. I will see if they give me numbers. If not, I will give them a call. 20 dollar hike is a kick in the pants.


    Does it work if I cancel my Mediacom and have my gf set up an account?



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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    There is no "signing agreements" with Mediacom. They aren't like the satellite carriers.

    I'm considering going with CenturyLink and DirecTV when we move here in the next few months. Paying $150+ for digital cable and internet is freaking unreal. The only add-on I have is the Sports Pak and that's only about $4/month.



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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    Just signed up again with mediacom after moving 6 months ago. I got a better deal thistime around for 1st year. $99 with HD DVR & another HD reciever and the internet. Price will go up $20 for year 2. And I had to sign for 2 years. I talked to couple of different people and hung up a few times to get that. I live in DES moines and have huge oaks surrounding house so no real options for satellite.


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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneteach View Post
    Any advice on dealing with Mediacom. We signed on for a great deal that allowed us to get out of Mediacom at any point. Our first year is now up and so are our rates (cable and internet). I would like to play the game but didn't know how to go about it. I'd consider switching to DirecTv if it was comparable. FYI: Was paying 72.90 (after tax) per month. Now paying 93.45 (after tax) per month. This is for digital cable and internet
    You're getting a decent rate still. I pay more for the same thing.



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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    There is no "signing agreements" with Mediacom. They aren't like the satellite carriers.

    I'm considering going with CenturyLink and DirecTV when we move here in the next few months. Paying $150+ for digital cable and internet is freaking unreal. The only add-on I have is the Sports Pak and that's only about $4/month.
    Wrong.

    There are agreements if you get a promotional or retention deal.

    I had to sign for 12 months to get the retention. Comes with penalty to bail out early and everything.

    But once you go to full price screwing over, you're right...no contract.



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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    As much as I get frustrated with Mediacom at times, I think I am getting a pretty good rate. For basic, showtime, starz and I also get get high speed internet for $122. I am also getting a little added bonus, I switched boxes a month or so ago and now I get all the other channels in the 200s along with HBO and Cinemax.


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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    Threaten to leave and they bend over backwards for you. I only have internet with them but I have the supermax stuff that costs a nice penny. Just call them every six months and tell them you're going to Qwest. They will chop a good chunk off of your monthly bill.


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    Re: Dealing with Mediacom Rates

    Our cable bill shot up about $40 to $108, we dropped our speed on the internet and have only basic cable (22 channels) and pay $64/month total rip off. We need competition around here. I am screwed like someone else as I cannot get satellite, there are too many trees around. Oh and I live in the middle of the metro yet Centurylink cannot give me high speed internet. What a joke. There is no way to justify paying $100/month for TV and internet. I hope you guys enjoy forking cash over to the Iowa Hawks each month.



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