Mediacom prices

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  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I'll probably never make the switch back over but does anyone have the pricing for mediacom in the Des Moines area?

    DVR's?
    Packages?
    HD?
    Premiums?

    I'm not talking about their fake rates that you get for a year.
     
  2. ddisu

    ddisu Active Member

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    I just switched to DirecTV this week. Mediacom with HD, DVR, and the extended basic family was about $86/mo. This is in the Tama area.
     
  3. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    We have Mediacom, two DVR receivers, extended digital with sports pack, and internet for $110.
     
  4. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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    With DVR, HD, Showtime, SportsPak, family cable and internet, it would have been about $160-170 a month. I dropped them(kept internet) and went to Dish Network and pay quite a bit less and get more channels.
     
  5. jpete24

    jpete24 Well-Known Member

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    What do you have for internet now though? Qwest??? (Gooooo. 1.5mbps....)
     
  6. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    You can get Mediacom internet without any other services, they just charge an additional fee.
     
  7. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    I just can't believe how much internet costs. I mostly use my Pre to tether and would get by with 90% of what I need using that.
    I guess for people gaming and downloading they might need something better.
     
  8. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    Year 3 (after all the "deals" have expired):

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  9. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

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    #9 simply1, Dec 3, 2009
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    Fiber is out in the metro, depending on where people live. I'm stuck with 1.5 unfortunately, co-worker is not however in Urbandale.

    Also he said he kept internet.
     
  10. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    I would think you would have to be getting a deal at that price.

    I have extended, HD DVR, Sports Pak, Starz, and 12mb internet and pay about $140 per month.

    Since I just got a PS3 I think I will get the netflix streaming and drop starz, I think starz is $7 per month and HBO, Showtime, Cinemax are like $12 per month each.

    The digital tier of channels is something like $10 or $15 more per month. I like some of the channels there but not enough to pay extra for it.
     
  11. captain7cf

    captain7cf Member

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    i just left mediacom myself... they constantly keep adding fees... i had a promotion for 20 bucks for a yr with HD DVR and internet then then after it yr it went to the regular price of like 115 which i had no problem paying.. then after 6 months it was up to 120 then like 2 months later it was 125 and finally when i got sent a bill for 145 and i left them.. they did the same thing to my future father in law...

    I didnt want to go through the hassle of switching and asked to stay with them and they told me the best they could do was 135 a month... it was funny a month later they had somebody come back and offered me 60 a month for everything i had previous and i told the gentlemen wouldnt go back to them if they paid me...

    I pay 110 now for dish and qwest high speed and have way more reg and HD channels... mediacom is a JOKE!
     
  12. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I guess it doesn't matter because I just committed to 2 more years to Directv today. They gave me a free HD dvr so I pulled the trigger. Of course I had to threaten to cancel.
     
  13. Rogue52

    Rogue52 Well-Known Member

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    I wish Qwest would move a little faster with their fiber network.
     
  14. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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    So, is this a solid commit or are you still going to take other visits?
     
  15. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I skyped D* and told them I was committed.
     
  16. 2020cy

    2020cy Well-Known Member

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    Recently they had a promotion for $29.95 each for digital cable w/box, phone, and internet locked in for 2yrs. Also free Showtime and Starz for 1 yr.
     
  17. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    I pay ~ $156/month for internet, HD, DVR, HBO(6 or 7 channels) and the Sportspack.
     
  18. akellar

    akellar Active Member

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    Lucky you! I called yesterday to see what they would do to keep me since my contract just ran out. They offered $100 off a HD DVR and $10 off a month for a year. I explained to them that I could get a better deal from either Dish Net or Mediacom and the kid basically just said thats the best he could do. I asked him for the new customer deal and he nearly laughed at me. Oh well, DirecTV won't hurt with one less customer.
     
  19. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    I always wonder if it just depends on the person you talk to, or if they're looking at something in your profile that determines how good of a deal they can offer you. Some people say they get awesome deals, and some get told to take a hike.
     
  20. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I only got the deal because I said "OK then I want to cancel". They then transferred me to the cancellation department who can actually make real deals.
     

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