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    Des Moines Area - Television/Internet

    Has anyone else set these up recently in the DSM area?

    It looks like mediacom's currently at $20 installation fee with $79.90/month for TV/Internet with an HD receiver for 12 months, then $99.90 for another 12 months for the 2 year contract... i remember a couple years ago it was $70 for the first 12 months with no contract required; where'd the contract come from?

    Qwest + Dish/Directv doesn't seem to be much better... I can get both for about $70-$80, but Qwest wants $100 for their modem and another $20 to set it up, and their promo rate ends after 6 months.


    How do I go about getting decent internet and tv (local channels/espn is probably 90% of what i watch) on the cheap?



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    Re: Des Moines Area - Television/Internet

    do yourself a favor and stay as far away from mediacom as you can........ you can thank me later


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    Re: Des Moines Area - Television/Internet

    I'd like to, but it looks like they're winning out at the moment



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    Re: Des Moines Area - Television/Internet

    I have mediacom because of the bundling. We get the high speed internet and cable with HD receiver AND DVR for 98 bucks a month. You should call mediacom and tell them you're going to go with a dish unless they give you a better promotion.


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    Re: Des Moines Area - Television/Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    I'd like to, but it looks like they're winning out at the moment
    plus, you can't beat the speed of their internet.


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    Re: Des Moines Area - Television/Internet

    I have switched back and forth several times to get the promo pricing. I doubt my family will let me switch back to Mediacom again because of the constant outages and having to reset the modem at least weekly.



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    Re: Des Moines Area - Television/Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by tiberius View Post
    I have switched back and forth several times to get the promo pricing. I doubt my family will let me switch back to Mediacom again because of the constant outages and having to reset the modem at least weekly.
    I don't have to reset it too often, maybe once a month.

    I was planning on switching back and forth as well, but i wasn't expecting everyone to require a 2 year contract to get a decent price



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    Re: Des Moines Area - Television/Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlybirds View Post
    do yourself a favor and stay as far away from mediacom as you can........ you can thank me later

    ^^^THIS!^^^


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