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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    More about a possible Verizon/Charter merger in today's WSJ. http://www.wsj.com/articles/verizon-is-exploring-combination-with-cable-firm-charter-communications-1485439901
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    Interesting story in the Business Section of today's Union Tribune. It concerns new Charter Communications prices as older plans roll off. My old plan expired just about the time the buy-out of Time Warner was completed. They wanted to raise my prices over 15% to over $140 a month. No deals or...
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    Today I officially cancelled my TW Cable and Phone and kept the Internet. I will stay with Playstation Vue. I was quoted Internet stand alone prices by retention last week of $34.99 (50/5) to $64.99 (300/20). So the lone rep at the windows in PQ says the $34.99 rate I want is unavailable and I...
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    My 1 year package expires in 3 weeks. I have tried for weeks to work with them unsuccessfully. My old Triple Play and Enhanced DVR and 200 Mbps Internet and phone (which I never use since I have two cell phones) costs about $124 a month with taxes and fees. As one last try I called retention...
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    I found the new rates after logging in to my account and searching around for their various upgrades. I just saw that Comcast has started to test data caps of 1Tb a month in Chicago. That brings their "Test" cities up to about 25% of their customers. They say the 1Tb will let customers steam...
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    I just noticed that TW re-named their Internet tiers on their web site. Now the lowest speed tier is called Extreme. (50 Mbps). The next three tiers are Ultimate 100, 200, and 300. They do not list any special "lower speeds" for very basic or special customers. I suspect they have some available.
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    Glad you like it. I am finally getting used to the new Smart Remote that comes with it. It's not lighted and I keep pressing the Off button by accident. Great picture on the TV. You can find a lot of 4k demos, music video, etc. to stream from Youtube.
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    I am very happy with it. I got mine at Best Buy in CMR who happily matched Costco.
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    I bought a new 4K Samsung UN65KS8000 two weeks ago to replace my 6 year old Samsung. For whatever reason, the TV does not have the TW app. Too bad. The TV has a great picture and you can check out a lot of 4k demos via Youtube on the TV. Before I bought it I knew you really need to sit not much...
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    PlayStation Vue has announced Roku will carry their service starting next week. That's better than having to buy an Amazon Fire box for people with Roku who want to test PlayStation. https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/21/playstation-vue-comes-to-your-roku-player/
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    They have been playing the "drop services" game for over a year now. Last August the only way I could avoid a large price increase was to downgrade my Internet speed and drop part of the Variety pack. But I still paid about a $5 increase. Now when you call retention they start by asking what...
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    Here's a word of caution to those who will be negotiating a new deal with the TW retention reps. They have been quoting me a rate "before taxes and fees". When I ask for a total including taxes and fees, the rep says they cannot do that because it's based on your final package rate. Since my...
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    I am too. My neighbor loves it. They have a nice free trial to try it. Three things I learned about it that concern a few users. From what I read, the sound is only 2.0. But my Denon receiver and most others can easily convert that to 5.1. The resolution is 720P. My TV will up convert it. But...
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    The main reasons I like PlayStation Vue are: 1. They have Fox Business, ESPN, CNBC, AMC, USA, FS1, Fox News 2. They have a cloud based DVR and many on demand channels Depending on my dealings with TW, I may strongly consider switching. And remember, you still need local OTA channels. But...
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    Charter to Merge with Brighthouse and TWC

    My neighbor, like me, has his TW promotional deal expiring soon. He also called Retention to see what they will do for him. They gave him the same runaround they gave me. Basically from paying $119 a month, they want to give him a "special deal" of $135 a month. He say no thanks. How much is...
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