Originally Posted by Sammy2
I'm on the $25 3mbps plan so I didn't even realize it was a price break nor how much FiOS or Uverse was. Still where's the cheaper plan for those who don't have that much in their budget for internet?
Well you CAN keep the plan since you are a current customer. Well as long as you don't jump on the new video pricing or take another promo then I don't think you can keep it. That said they are offering a promo for 30 meg at $30 a month for a year. I've been paying that since Jan and I've recently got it extended another year. From Sept 2009-Jan 2012 I paid $40 a month for Plus tier and it was $55 regular price. So just because something said it is regular price doesn't mean you can't get it cheaper.
I think Charter got rid of the lower tiers and why they now insist on everyone using their modem is to streamline their network and make it easier and I assume cheaper to maintain. Those on 30 and 100 you needed a Docsis 3.0 modem anyways to use the service. Those on 3 and 15 meg you don't really need one and those people are more reluctant to switch to one anyways. Now everyone will be on Docsis 3.0 and as I said that makes things easier. I also assume only having 2 speed tiers makes the network easier to maintain. Well that's my theory.
Honestly it makes more sense to offer one speed and just bill people based on usage. I was on the Plus tier not for the speed but it had a 250 cap and express had 100 GB cap. I would be just fine with 15 Mbps. So I was essentially paying an extra $10 a month for those extra 150 GB. Now Plus is only $2 more than what Express was.
I suppose those on 3 Mbps weren't worth keeping for charter. They have to assume many would just drop Charter internet. I guess if they can get half to stay they are even on the whole deal. Those not needing speed but are price conscience will just have to go with DSL if they can get it. To be honest I don't how you do anything on 3 Mbps.