I'd say go for it. About 9 months ago a TW rep. knocked on my door
[and all my neighbor's doors], told me what I was paying MCI, and
asked if I wanted to save $40 a month.
'Phone company'? Cable company? - Who is worse, I wondered. But I've
had a noisy buried cable since I've lived here [25yrs or so] and
threats to the PSC are the only thing that ever moved MCI or Verizon
[who used to be my carrier]. Then a few months later I'd get the
bad pair again & we'd start all over.
So I figured cable-phone can't be too bad. Got a special deal where
it cost $12 a month for the first year - caller ID, call waiting, . .
. . [2 other things I can't recall- but I remember he kept saying 4
somethings]. No voice mail, but I hated MCI's anyway. Right now
I'm saving $68 a month- but in a few months it will go up a bit.
So far it has worked as advertised, which is more Verizon or MCI were
ever able to do.
[oh- and on the original thread- we haven't found a cell phone yet
that works in my house. I'm in a suburban area just outside a small
city, and 20 miles from NY's capital. .. but I'm under a hill and
have aluminum siding on the house. My daughter's Iphone can text
from the house- but talking is risky- and we've had sprint, Verizon
and some other phones here that don't work at all.]
A while back my internet service was out. Tried to call the cable
company about it an discovered that the phone was dead too.
Flipped on the TV to confirm that cable-tv was out too.
I don't really care as my cell phone is my primary and the housephone is
just for business.
We moved our land line to the cable company a short while ago. Works
as expected and is less expensive in the bundle.
Then the cable company sent me a letter for "free HBO and HBO On
Demand channels". The hook was that if I canceled any portion of the
bundle within one year it would cost me $55.00. No problem on that.
I'll cancel the HBO when they send me a bill next summer.
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