PuddingTime, on 04 August 2013 - 02:48 PM, said:
Time Warner recently took over Insight Communications here in Lexington. Insight's customer service was crap but I never had a problem with them other than they once tried to charge me a rental fee for my router. Most folks rent one but I own a good one so I just used that...I'm not gonna pay a monthly fee to use my own :lanekiffin:ing router.
Anyway, TWC is now having a dispute with CBS. Apparently they are not showing CBS in Boston, NYC, LA, and Dallas right now. My girlfriend tried to stream Big Brother online earlier today and couldn't get it to work so apparently CBS doesn't work online anywhere TWC is. I am however watching the PGA right now, so it's on my TV just fine. Shit's gonna hit the fan in a few weeks if they get rid of CBS here in Lexington. Bengals and other AFC football games on Sunday and SEC Saturdays....better get your shit together!
Windstream, Time Warner's competition here, is already seeing a boon from unhappy subscribers switching from TWC due to inflated rates, poor internet service, etc. I'd imagine that's about to jump even higher with football on the horizon. I've never wanted Direct TV or Dish but am strongly considering it if my football becomes endangered.
I had TWC for years and always liked it, even though it was kinda pricey. When we moved a few years ago they didn't offer it in our new neighborhood at the time, so we went with DirecTV. I actually like it a lot more now, and it has tons of HD channels and a good packages that don't cost too much considering what you get. Only thing I liked better about TWC is that the on demand stuff was streaming, whereas you had to download it to box with DirecTV. But now the stuff on DirecTV is offered as as streaming too so you can do it either way. I get pretty much all of the sports channels, plus the ESPN 1 and 2 alternatives. Only thing I don't get is the ESPN Classic.
Usually new customers can get locked into a good rate, and then when it comes time to renew just threaten to cancel it and you can get good rates again.