Mediacom Bundle

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  1. IceCyIce

    IceCyIce Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of bundleing my Phone, internet and cable. I currently have medicom internet, qwest phone and Dish network. total bill is about 195 per month. Firsgt year supposedly is aobut $75 per month through mediacom not sure what it goes to after that? It it goes to 200 then I'm back where I started and just soon stay. Does anyone have this bundle and give me some insight as to the satisfaction...pros and cons. Thanks
     
  2. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    I am just finishing up my year with Mediacom. My total bill was $114 and that included a few movie channels. I called and said that I was going to have to switch unless I got a deal similar to a dish. I am supposably going to get all three for $100 now. We'll see what the total bill.
     
  3. IceCyIce

    IceCyIce Well-Known Member

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    Are you good with the technology, useability, phone, etc
     
  4. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    My parents did kind of the same thing. They have the bundle package, not sure how much they are paying, but they called and said they are switching providers and Mediacom lowered their monthly bill damn near 30%.
     
  5. Colossus

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    When we switched we told them we were going to switch from dish and they gave us a pretty sweet deal, $75 for net and cable for 2 years. After that it went up to $130! We called and threatened to cancel and they knocked it back down again. Google : negotiate your cable bill.
     
  6. WaverlyCy

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    $165/month - been at that price for 2 - 3 years now. However, I live in Waverly, so I'm not sure if the rates are different or not.
     
  7. jsb

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    Never had a bit of trouble with the TV or phone. Have had to have them come out a couple of times for the internet. One time a rabbit had chewed through the connection outside my townhouse association, so that really wasn't their fault. The other time there was some issue with the modem and I had trouble getting connected for about 2 weeks. But the speed of the internet is wonderful.

    I fully expected to WANT to switch to DirectTV or Dish after my year was up, but I ended up really wanting to stay with Mediacom. I like having the Connections 22 channel and I like the OnDemand feature.
     
  8. jsb

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    Never had a bit of trouble with the TV or phone. Have had to have them come out a couple of times for the internet. One time a rabbit had chewed through the connection outside my townhouse association, so that really wasn't their fault. The other time there was some issue with the modem and I had trouble getting connected for about 2 weeks. But the speed of the internet is wonderful.

    I fully expected to WANT to switch to DirectTV or Dish after my year was up, but I ended up really wanting to stay with Mediacom. I like having the Connections 22 channel and I like the OnDemand feature.
     
  9. capitalcityguy

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    We have all three. Bill was up to $174. DirectTV was offering $150 for essentially the same services. Called Mediacom and they lowered our bill to $132 with year commitment. Didn't want to switch, so we were happy to get the lower bill so we could stay.
     
  10. Clonehomer

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    We had Mediacom on their package deal and actually switched back to Dish before it was over. I've heard that their network in Ames is really bad, but it was ridiculous when we were on it. The picture quality was horrible and their boxes were very slow. You would think that cable would be able to switch channels faster than a dish, but it seemed slower. I don't know if the problem was that they kept recycling boxes as people brought them back in, but both of ours came pretty beat up and actually had stuff already recorded on the DVR. It just seemed like a complete opposite of Dish who came to the install with new receivers still in the original packaging.

    I know they advertise the dishes being out in storms, but the cable was out just as often if not more. That being said, the internet was great, but it didn't make up for the poor television product.
     
  11. IceCyIce

    IceCyIce Well-Known Member

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    This is the type of information I need to know. My internet has gone out quite a bit. If my internet goes out does my tv and phone as well? Thanks for the info Please keep them coming.
     
  12. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Never use the company modems. Buy your own new. They will need the MAC address to connect yours to the network. The ones the provide/rent are old and crappy.
     
  13. serverguy

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    If your internet is out your phone will not work. Just because you internet is out does not mean you will not have cable. If you have more questions the following link is a good place to post questions.

    Mediacom forum - dslreports.com broadband community
     
  14. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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    I bundled Mediacom with telephone, internet and cable (with DVR) in late July. It comes to about $84 a month after taxes for the first year - get HBO and Starz free for three months. I don't use the phone, in fact I had them hook up a dead phone. I just got the service because it was cheaper to get phone with everything else than without it. The second year it is supposed to rise to $99. I've been pleased with the service thus far, after a nightmare of a time trying to get it all set up and working.
    My only problem is with the DVR, which is awful. I challenge anyone to try and fast forward it and land it on what you want. Takes about 5 tries to stop it correctly.
     
  15. cytech

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    It is a art but I have it down for the shows I watch regularly.
     
  16. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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    The thing that pisses me off most is that it is different for different channels.
    I think it's the box I have, because my old one was easy to maneuver.
     
  17. IceCyIce

    IceCyIce Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate the feedback. More pros and cons is appreciated.
     
  18. 3TrueFans

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    I doubt it's different for each channel, user error seems likely.
     
  19. JY07

    JY07 Well-Known Member

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    I signed up around the same time with the same deal; it took them about 5 trips out to get everything setup on my end too... i love nothing more than leaving work 5 times just to get the damn tv/internet setup

    the DVR for me works like it should about 33% of the time, the rest of the time it's off by a solid minute or two; if you hit fast forward twice then hit play right away, it will have skipped over 2 or 3 minutes of the recording (even though it looked like it barely went anywhere).
     
  20. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    Well, the one problem that I see with a Mediacom bundle is that once you have the bundle--you also have Mediacom.

    It's like I used to say about Domino's pizza. Sure, you got a cheap pizza--but then you have to eat it.
     

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