I Hate Comcast! - Need Advice

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Wondering if anyone has suggestions.

I want to rid myself of Comcast. What are my alternatives (besides Verizon, AT&T ...)

The ONLY thing that I need is internet access. I don't watch much tv - netflix and hulu can do the trick.

Any help? Thanks!

fuzzybottoms's picture

If you are going to use your internet to watch TV, you probably want a pretty fast connection, right? I was going to suggest Clear (we used it before FiOS), but it wasn't fast enough to watch TV. Can you just look at FiOS for your internet? We love it.

stein's picture

here in fishtown you actually have the option of FiOS. thats more than most people can say. pretty much all other options aren't really options.

Ken Milano (before he went and edited this comment out to avoid the consequences of having wrote it) wrote:
I don’t have much sympathy for renters, for me, they are non citizens

Kenzo's picture

FiOS. No sharing airspace, DSL has drop-outs like crazy, Satellite costs too much and with fiber optic, the pornhounds and bittorrent fiends on your block won't drain your TTL and burst speed. You can get internet-only FiOS without the TV or phone.

On the advice of someone who probably queened-out, this signature has been deleted.

kwhln215's picture

I have been happy with Fios . My first year is up so i have to make a call so it doesnt go up . But if they work with me ill stay with them . I have all 3 (HBO) and pay $159

stein's picture

Dude, when I called to see what was up when my first year was up with FiOS they told me my promotional price lasted for 2 years. I didn't remember that, but I'll take it. You might be lucky as well.

Ken Milano (before he went and edited this comment out to avoid the consequences of having wrote it) wrote:
I don’t have much sympathy for renters, for me, they are non citizens

butch77's picture

dis-engage lurking device.
i've been using earthlink dsl for years now. love it. used it to watch netflix on the tv; never any problem.
altho' netflix streaming sux. need a phone line for the earthlink, but don't need an active phone number.
costs about $40. a month, i don't remember exactly. just another option for you.
re-engage lurking device.

Jordan's picture

Fios is great.

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Palmeranian's picture

Fios here as well. After two years when the promotional rate is up, threaten to cancel to go back to Comcrap. Chances are at worst they'll let you keep the promotional rate.

jbette01's picture

butch77 wrote:
dis-engage lurking device.
i've been using earthlink dsl for years now. love it. used it to watch netflix on the tv; never any problem.
altho' netflix streaming sux. need a phone line for the earthlink, but don't need an active phone number.
costs about $40. a month, i don't remember exactly. just another option for you.
re-engage lurking device.

No no no, its not that easy. Who are you? Why have you been lurking? Do you clean up your dog poop? What are you thoughts on no TVs at Johnny Brendas? Have you been to an FNA meeting yet?

FishtownYo's picture

kwhln215 wrote:
I have been happy with Fios . My first year is up so i have to make a call so it doesnt go up . But if they work with me ill stay with them . I have all 3 (HBO) and pay $159

Definitely call them. We have internet, phone, HD tv (one tv) with all premium/DVR and we pay 118. We are beyond the 2nd year already on this package.

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What is so bad about religion is that it fosters a primitive form of morality that hinders progress in virtually any domain beneficial to our modern world.

butch77's picture

No no no, its not that easy. Who are you? Why have you been lurking? Do you clean up your dog poop? What are you thoughts on no TVs at Johnny Brendas? Have you been to an FNA meeting yet?

it should be obvious that my name is butch. daddy didn't want me being called "junior" so he gave me a nickname. i lurk because i can, and have had nothing to say 'til now. i don't clean up after dogs, i eat dogs. no, no tv's at JB's. no meetings. never.
i'm not another name for that person who has a new one every week, but i am a snied sob just like him.
i'll go back to lurking now, if you leave me alone, i probably won't say a thing for another 2 years.
bye now.

bozoloper's picture

butch77 wrote:
No no no, its not that easy. Who are you? Why have you been lurking? Do you clean up your dog poop? What are you thoughts on no TVs at Johnny Brendas? Have you been to an FNA meeting yet?

it should be obvious that my name is butch. daddy didn't want me being called "junior" so he gave me a nickname. i lurk because i can, and have had nothing to say 'til now. i don't clean up after dogs, i eat dogs. no, no tv's at JB's. no meetings. never.
i'm not another name for that person who has a new one every week, but i am a snied sob just like him.
i'll go back to lurking now, if you leave me alone, i probably won't say a thing for another 2 years.
bye now.

wait, we're almost done. how do you feel about dart leagues and cats?

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

butch77's picture

dart leagues are cool. prefer english myself, but i haven't played in years and i wasn't any good then either. as for cat's, they're a little more tender than dogs, but not as tasty.

jbette01's picture

butch77 wrote:
No no no, its not that easy. Who are you? Why have you been lurking? Do you clean up your dog poop? What are you thoughts on no TVs at Johnny Brendas? Have you been to an FNA meeting yet?

it should be obvious that my name is butch. daddy didn't want me being called "junior" so he gave me a nickname. i lurk because i can, and have had nothing to say 'til now. i don't clean up after dogs, i eat dogs. no, no tv's at JB's. no meetings. never.
i'm not another name for that person who has a new one every week, but i am a snied sob just like him.
i'll go back to lurking now, if you leave me alone, i probably won't say a thing for another 2 years.
bye now.

Hilarious response. You win.

kwhln215's picture

stein wrote:
Dude, when I called to see what was up when my first year was up with FiOS they told me my promotional price lasted for 2 years. I didn't remember that, but I'll take it. You might be lucky as well.

I hope so . I wouldnt want to change to comcast i promised myself i wouldnt even go back to them

2014 york's picture

I'll stick with my internet and basic cable from Comcast. At $45/Mo, it just makes sense.

KingDingAling's picture

WOW. All these FIOS lovers. I love my Fios internet but the tv service is meh and I've had nothing but problems with my boxes. I'm thinking of going back to Comcast.

When the king speaks, fishtown.us would be wise to listen.

repolozob's picture

Try reading a book.

ForeverChanges's picture