So just in case anyone was interested I followed up with a possible switch from TWC to Spectrum last night. As my previous post, things were sort of confusing when talking to four different CS reps and I eventually just stayed with TWC but increased my internet speed from turbo to their next tier for $10 a month which left me with a bill of $174 a month for cable service and internet. Decided to see if there were any deals to make switching worth it and after looking online I decided to call and talk with Spectrum again. Well the person I talked to was very nice and patient and explained and answered my questions pretty much. I wanted to keep my top tier cable lineup that I have now (which included one of TWC sports packages) and possible increase my interenet speed, plus just keep my 2 HD cable boxes (the rep said they do have newer Spectrum boxes that are basically the same just a bit quicker menu and guide-wise if you want but I think you have to pay $4.95 per month, not sure about that though.), keep my own modem and no phone. So to keep the same cable service I had to use their Gold tier which has every channel that I have now plus quite a few more and 5 or 6 movie channels such as HBO and others (I still haven't been able to find an actual list of what the Gold channel lineup is, though). This was part of the Gold tier for no extra charge (included in this tier is a free modem if you want it, free DVR though you do have to pay the 16.95 a month charge) and you also get, for no extra charge, either 60 Mbps or 100Mbps internet (the speed you get depends on where you live and from what I understand you eventually will be bumped up to the higher speed, again for no extra charge, once they finish converting your area to be able to get the higher speed). So now I'm looking at keeping my same channel lineup plus new channels, internet speed that went from the 30 Mbps I had just signed up for from TWC for that extra $10, to 60 Mbps, being able to keep my 2 boxes and modem for $163 a month for the next 12 months. The rep did throw in a $30 discount. After a year this would go up to $183 then, after 2 more years, would go up another $20 which would be the fee for the movie channels that were included. But the rep said there was no reason I would have to pay that rate and that all I had to do was call before the end of the year and they would fix me up with whatever discount was available. So I switched since I was getting more channels, an increase of 30Mbps in my internet service and keeping my own equipment for $11 less per month for the next year. It seemed a bit too good to be sure but you do have a 30 day guarantee. My service should switch over sometime today and we'll see how that goes. So I guess you should look at what they have to offer since you may be able to get a pretty good deal. They do have all types of bundles, also.
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