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    Mediacom or Direct TV

    Guys I need some help. My contract with Mediacom is over next week. I have a phone internet and TV bundle for $110.00/mo. Never used the phone. So if I want internet and TV only, should I jump to Direct TV? The century link internet that comes with the direct Tv bundle is only 1.5 mbps compared to Mediacom's 12 in the Ankeny area. Is there a big difference?

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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    There is a huge difference. Just wait 13 months. Make sure you are seated when your Mediacom bill arrives.



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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    Is your payment going to go up after the contract is up? DirecTV, no doubt either way. But you can always keep the Mediacom internet. And some parts of Ankeny are getting 7mbs, finally, but still not in my neighborhood. You'll never want to go back to cable after having DirecTV


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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    Stick with media com for Internet and directv for tv for the best combo. DSL is not bad though.



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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    I think it's been pointed out on here before that technically you're not under contract with Mediacom. Your special pricing is probably ending. I'm considering the same thing- probably will keep Mediacom cable and go to Dish or Direct.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    Directv is a huge upgrade over mediacom. Used to have mediacom cable. Are you sure century link does not have a 15mb connection in ankeny. 1.5 is a little slow for youtube, netflix and online gaming, fine for regular browsing.


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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    Thanks for the tips. I think I am going to go with direct TV for TV and Mediacom for internet.

    And yes CenturyLink is still 1.5 in Ankeny, at least the southern part.



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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    You will likely get free Sunday ticket or free movie channels for 3 months with direct tv if you sign up now. If you have a friend with direct tv make sure you tell them that they referred you so they get a credit on their bill also.



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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    Quote Originally Posted by AdRock4Cy View Post
    Thanks for the tips. I think I am going to go with direct TV for TV and Mediacom for internet.

    And yes CenturyLink is still 1.5 in Ankeny, at least the southern part.
    I line in the southern part as well, near A+ lawn and landscape, and we don't have 7 mps either, but friends about 5 blocks north just got it last year. Ill switch to them as soon add we get it


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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    Ok, now that I am set on Direct TV. What is the best way to get it? From Satellite City or Rockstar Satellite, or directly from the website? I would imagine using a retailer is more expensive, but better service?



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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    Quote Originally Posted by AdRock4Cy View Post
    Thanks for the tips. I think I am going to go with direct TV for TV and Mediacom for internet.

    And yes CenturyLink is still 1.5 in Ankeny, at least the southern part.
    Check into DSL just to be sure. I am in south ankeny and I have 7M. I know people a few blocks away that can get 20.


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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    Quote Originally Posted by AdRock4Cy View Post
    Ok, now that I am set on Direct TV. What is the best way to get it? From Satellite City or Rockstar Satellite, or directly from the website? I would imagine using a retailer is more expensive, but better service?
    I just called the 800 number when I ordered it at work. It was super easy and they took care of everything.


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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    Switched to directv and century link a year ago now. Very unhappy with my 12 mb DSL line and will be switching back to mediacom once the contract is up.

    But if you directly through century link vs through directv you can get the DSL cheaper. Then if you are happy with it you can bundle it after your promo's are over.



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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    My century link bill is $106 with Directv and internet. However I'm getting rid of Directv to save $60. Love it but need to save money.



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    Re: Mediacom or Direct TV

    Consider Dish Network too unless Sunday Ticket is a must have. I have my internet through century link. $65 for 200 channel dish package.


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