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Good site for looking up all ISPs in your area?

#1wheepitupPosted 3/27/2014 7:55:42 AM
Currently using Charter, and getting charged $58 a month after fees and crap, used to be like $40 during the first 12 months. And honestly it's a rip off imo at that price for 30 mbps download speed.

Would like to find another reliable ISP in my area, is there some sort of good site to look up and compare prices? Would like to constantly switch between two different ISPs to keep the price low with their initial 6-12 month pricing.
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#2lost_withinPosted 3/27/2014 8:04:47 AM
I think you should count your blessings... Mediacom is charging me 60 for 3 (that is not a typo) down, and 1 up...

I would love to have 30 mbps for that price...
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#3wheepitup(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 8:05:37 AM
lost_within posted...
I think you should count your blessings... Mediacom is charging me 60 for 3 (that is not a typo) down, and 1 up...

I would love to have 30 mbps for that price...


Haha, yea i guess so, money is tight though, i wouldn't mind finding something for $20 less.
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#4ihumpmypillow89Posted 3/27/2014 8:09:05 AM
I pay $70 for 20/5, used to be like $73 for satellite with a 10/.5 with high ping and 12GB data cap.

Some people really don't have choices count yourself lucky, but I don't know of any websites like that of the top of my head.
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#5lost_withinPosted 3/27/2014 8:11:26 AM
wheepitup posted...
lost_within posted...
I think you should count your blessings... Mediacom is charging me 60 for 3 (that is not a typo) down, and 1 up...

I would love to have 30 mbps for that price...


Haha, yea i guess so, money is tight though, i wouldn't mind finding something for $20 less.


If you find it, let me know...
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#6Lonestar2000Posted 3/27/2014 8:11:30 AM
http://www.dslreports.com/search
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#7fatboy44Posted 3/27/2014 8:12:55 AM
wheepitup posted...
Currently using Charter, and getting charged $58 a month after fees and crap, used to be like $40 during the first 12 months. And honestly it's a rip off imo at that price for 30 mbps download speed.

Would like to find another reliable ISP in my area, is there some sort of good site to look up and compare prices? Would like to constantly switch between two different ISPs to keep the price low with their initial 6-12 month pricing.


It looks like your ISP offers a sort of "x price for the first six months then it goes up for the rest of the year" kind of deal. I have the same thing going on with Comcast. I paid $60 a month for 50mbs then they started to charge me $75. What I figured out you can do however is call up after that six months is up and start throwing a fit that your price went up. You can even play ignorant and tell them you didn't know it was a promo that would expire. You can then threaten to go with a different ISP and they will transfer you to their "loyalty" department and find you a new deal. I've done this after my promos expire literally like 5 times in the last 3-4 years with Comcast. It has worked every time and I literally haven't paid more than $60 a month for their blast package.

TLDR: If you can't find a better ISP it might be worth calling up your current ISP and throw a fit until they give you a new promo.
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#8Ch3wyPosted 3/27/2014 8:14:56 AM(edited)
They will all put an ad in your mailbox every other week.

^And yeah you don't even need to throw a fit for most of them. Just schedule to have it cancelled and they'll ask why, tell them it's too expensive. They'll lower the price for you.
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#9wheepitup(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 8:20:07 AM
Ch3wy posted...
They will all put an ad in your mailbox every other week.

^And yeah you don't even need to throw a fit for most of them. Just schedule to have it cancelled and they'll ask why, tell them it's too expensive. They'll lower the price for you.


Hmm I might give it a try.
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#10lost_withinPosted 3/27/2014 8:20:40 AM
Unfortunately Mediacom won't budge for me I have threatened to leave but they are always quick to remind me that "I have no other choice" (which is true)... dammit, they call my bluff every time lol...
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