Anybody switch from Cox Comm to Direct TV?

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  1. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer

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    I'm thinking of switching from Cox Comm to Direct TV due to the ever rising costs at Cox. Our bill just got raised to over $175 for internet and cable TV.

    Costco has a special going on that looks like it will save us over $50 month, give us more channels, and we get a $200 Costco gift card to boot.

    Anybody make the switch?
     
  2. Sainte

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    I went from Cox to U-Verse. Couldn't be happier. Cox was always dropping signal, 4-5x a day. Service guy would come out and run all these tests then replace the splitter and cable ends.


    I would tell them the previous guy did the same thing and that was not the problem. One guy changed the signal booster and the system worked well for a while.


    I finally got fed up with it when I called Cox customer disservice and got a ghetto ass bi#ch on the line. She smacking gum, texting (I could hear her phone dinging and her nails tapping the screen) and replying with a buch og "uhhh and ummmms".


    I got so disgusted I told her to cancel the repair call and turn it into a "come get your schit outta my house" call. did not phase her in the least.


    a few days later a manager called me asking me to reconsider. I filled him in on the details and politely told him that it would be a cold day in hell before I ever had Cox in my house again.


    I've had U-Verse now since August of last year and not a single problem. Good signal in bad wx, good speeds even with internet gaming. Couldn't be happier.
     

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    Yep. Still have Cox for internet and phone. Directv offers tons of savings for new customers with a 2 year contract. The deals taper off over the course of the first year. I'm now paying full price, about $150 a month, (yikes! Maybe I need to cut some channels) but I do have every channel including all 4 premiums. If you wait a couple of months after they come out on blu ray just about every movie coming out will be on one of those 4.

    I think if you really want the deals you need to switch providers every 2 years because they offer you the world as a new customer. Cox called about a month ago offering all kinds of savings and to buy me out of my Directv contract!
     
  4. Kevinr20

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    I left cox for direct about 3 years ago. It's much better. I've only had signal loss maybe 3 times due to bad storms. Cox seemed to go out more often.

    The last straw was when it went out during a pay per view UFC fight right when the fighters were walking out for the main event. I had a bunch of people over to watch and I was pissed. Called them up and all they did was refund the pay per view fee. I felt they should have given me some type of credit and they refused. So I left and went with direct.
     
  5. r3dot

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    I didn't make any kind of switch, but do have DirecTV. The service is great, but make sure to read all the fine print. I was initially paying something like $25/mo, now after 2 years of service, I'm paying almost $60.
     
  6. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    I have not option for cable where I live. I use DTV - switched to DISH but preferred DTV. Ford vs. chevy. I was used to DTV and making the move to DISH just didn't work for me.

    That said, I'm not happy with the channel guide on DTV - some idiot web designer tried to make it cool and made it unreadable. DISH guide is just black type on white background - scroll to the channel you want - simple, plane, elegant.

    I pay about to $160/month for TV/phone/DSL - I have to have a land line to access DSL. Yes it sucks - but it's so much better than dial-up.

    I'm supposed to be wired with fiber optic within the next year. TV/phone/internet. TV will be cable - we'll see who makes what deals to get me to subscribe. I won't need land line after that - means no more DSL either. I can't wait.

    For now I'm staying with DTV and my land line/DSL - don't want to sign a new contract now.
     
  7. ysr_racer

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    So far I'm really happy with it. A lot more channels, and the DVR works better too.

    If anybody is thinking of switching, PM me and I'll send you my account number and we'll both get $100 !!!
     
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    For people switching to satellite, what are you using for internet?
     
  9. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Stepping down to the gin palace

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    I currently have Dish, and I hate it. I liked cable a lot better. Wasn't offered where I moved to.
     
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    I kept my internet with cox. I've been very happy with their internet but TV was crap.
     
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    It's nice working for the Cable company. Free Internets, cable and phone. :D
     
  12. ysr_racer

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    Yep, same here.
     
  13. Remander

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    I quit Comcast years ago for DirecTV. Very good move.

    I do still have internet thru Comcast. It is ridiculous at $66 or so a month, but it is WAY faster than any other service. My neighbor paid for some super-fast DSL, then almost crapped himself when we ran the speedtest.net figures on my cable.

    We stream a lot to Roku, so I suck it up and pay for the best internet, modems, etc.