Originally Posted by Zakel2
If not - I need some recommendations on cable providers. I think we have Comcast, DirectTV and Dish in our area.
If you have Charter you don't most likely don't have access to Comcast. Very few areas have more than one cable company.
Not sure what you are not getting that you want. You're not being very specific. You don't tell where you live. Then at least we can get an idea of your channel line-up. DishNetwork and DirecTv will most likely have more HD channels. You can get special deal for being a new customer on both which will lower your TV bill HOWEVER
A) You'll have to sign a 2 year contract.
B) You'll need to sign-up for auto-billing to get the HD for free otherwise it's $10 a month. Plus you still have to pay for each box.
C) When your deal is over don't expect to pay any less than what Charter charges. Pretty much everyone's non-discounted prices are about the same.
D) You'll still have to go through Charter for internet. Charter used to charge $10 a month extra for internet if you didn't have TV so that needs to be taken into account if they still do that. Also are you renting a modem? Charter charges $7 a month for that. You should buy your modem.
You say you pay between $120-$150 a month for cable and internet. Well which is it? You don't know how much you're bill is? That might be part of the problem. I have Charter and the normal price without discounts for Digital Home Basic, 2 HD boxes 1 SD box and 12 meg internet with taxes and fees is around $135. Try going to the nearest local office and see if they can get you a better deal if you can't get any results from the CS on the phone. We have 18 meg internet, Digital Home Basic, Sports tier, HBO/Cinemax and 2 HD boxes and pay a total of $107 incuding taxes and fees. If we want the digital Plus tier that would be an extra $10 a month. Also try the Charter forum on this site and see if the Charter reps here can help you.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=903396
No offense but even at $150 divided by 4 people is $37.50 each. If that's an issue, maybe you should cut back on expenses.
You're not getting cable AND internet for $75 a month at normal price. As I said you never state what "decent selection" is nor do you list what channels you'd like.