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Best offer available right now is $50 for internet & phone for 6 months, afterwards bumped up to $60/month.
Standalone internet service isn't cheaper. You can try calling retention to extend your promotional rate, though recently DDFers have been unsuccessful.

The best available promo for Optimum internet (only), is the $40/month for 12 months for new customers.
Many people reported success in retaining the $40/month plan (after 12 months) after calling Optimum to cancel.

The old promo for internet was $30, but that has been replaced with the $40 plan around May 2013.
As of now, it isn't coming back, even with persistent HUCA, but users have had success upgrading to a higher speed plan for $45/month


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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2011, 07:10:28 PM »
I convinced them that me and my brother live together and he's closing the account and I'm opening one. They starting asking questions and it got a bit weird... but they're coming Monday to install my cable @ $29.95. The real question is should I be upfront with the installation guy (usually a 3rd party contracted with Optimum) or what do I tell him?

I can't imagine the the installation guy will care, but why not stick to the story?  Tell him it's weird, but you and your brother wanted a clean break with the accounts.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2011, 07:18:37 PM »
I can't imagine the the installation guy will care, but why not stick to the story?  Tell him it's weird, but you and your brother wanted a clean break with the accounts.

I guess so. Does it matter that everything (modem/router/wifi setup) is all exactly like the account that is being cancelled?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2011, 11:33:34 AM »
Optimum claims they stopped the doable play promo at the end of April.

But they'll probably come out with another soon enough.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2011, 12:54:46 PM »
I convinced them that me and my brother live together and he's closing the account and I'm opening one. They starting asking questions and it got a bit weird... but they're coming Monday to install my cable @ $29.95. The real question is should I be upfront with the installation guy (usually a 3rd party contracted with Optimum) or what do I tell him?

Update:

I was straight up with the guy, and he had no issue with what I was trying to do. There was a technical problem getting the modem provisioned on the same (hard) line with the new account data, since the 'old' account was still showing as cancelled, nothing a CS call couldn't resolve (the installation support that he called configured the modem manually or something).

So for the next year I save $240 :) Meanwhile Optimum in their stubbornness spent another $100 or so (I estimate) on a new modem and 3rd-party install, so long as they insisted on not giving my old account the cheaper pricing.
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2011, 03:41:07 AM »
Good for you! They gave just one year? I locked in at 2 years IIRC.

Someone said something to the affect that Verizon is no longer offering DSL (at least) in the CH area, which would probably be the reason that Optimum canceled the Double-Play promo last month. Anyone know if this DSL thing is true?

Hopefully when Fios comes in it should change the situation for the better.


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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2011, 03:48:07 AM »
Good for you! They gave just one year? I locked in at 2 years IIRC.

Someone said something to the affect that Verizon is no longer offering DSL (at least) in the CH area, which would probably be the reason that Optimum canceled the Double-Play promo last month. Anyone know if this DSL thing is true?

Hopefully when Fios comes in it should change the situation for the better.

These monopolies are terrible for consumers, but all these huge telecommunication companies are in bed with the FCC... :(
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2011, 09:36:46 AM »
So, now that my old account was closed, I got a copyright notice for my old account. Anyone have any experience with this? What should I use to protect myself when torrenting? I used to use PeerGuardian, should I go back to that?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2011, 09:43:16 AM »
So, now that my old account was closed, I got a copyright notice for my old account. Anyone have any experience with this? What should I use to protect myself when torrenting? I used to use PeerGuardian, should I go back to that?

I used to use PG back in my torrenting days, but that didn't stop me from getting 2 of those copyright notices... I don't really know any other way to protect yourself when using torrents except PG and private trackers.

On a side note, if your up for paying like $10 a month theres a different technology that can be used which is virtually untraceable and will max out your download speed... (and "stuff" appears a few minutes before it hits the torrent scene... :D)

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2011, 09:45:42 AM »
I used to use PG back in my torrenting days, but that didn't stop me from getting 2 of those copyright notices... I don't really know any other way to protect yourself when using torrents except PG and private trackers.

On a side note, if your up for paying like $10 a month theres a different technology that can be used which is virtually untraceable and will max out your download speed... (and "stuff" appears a few minutes before it hits the torrent scene... :D)

Any private trackers you can recommend? Not TVtorrents, they keep shutting my accounts down.
Can the $10 option be shared? Is it usenet or paid rapidshare/megaupload?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2011, 09:48:11 AM »
Any private trackers you can recommend? Not TVtorrents, they keep shutting my accounts down.
Can the $10 option be shared? Is it usenet or paid rapidshare/megaupload?

nope havent been keeping up with the private trackers.. yup usenet so no cant be shared unless you both are using the same ip address, or just coordinate when to login. it is possible you can find a usenet provider that will allow multi ip login but i havent seen any good ones..

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2011, 09:52:21 AM »
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2011, 09:56:05 AM »
Does free rapidshare also generate these copyright notices?

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« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2011, 09:56:09 AM »
Utorrent encryption doesn't work?

I'm not sure how that works, but the way I understand it is: the studio themselves will seed a torrent and then log all the leechers of that torrent, then they monitor those IP's to see how much they upload and once they reach a certain limit they send a letter to the ISP requesting information. Some ISP's just hand it over, Cablevision happens to be very nice and will not turn over the subscriber information until the 3rd incident (ime).

The way that PG can help prevent tracking is by blocking the IP addresses of known studios/agencies etc so that you don't end up leeching from them...

Does free rapidshare also generate these copyright notices?

Not AFAIK, reason being that you aren't uploading to others. So a) they aren't as interested in you, b) the only way they can find you is by serving rapidshare and asking for there logs (not sure how much of a fight they will put up).

The reason that usenet is great is because you can find a provider who dosen't keep logs at all :) and since most offer SSL encryption they can't tell what your downloading on the ISP end either...

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2011, 10:00:04 AM »
I'm not sure how that works, but the way I understand it is: the studio themselves will seed a torrent and then log all the leechers of that torrent, then they monitor those IP's to see how much they upload and once they reach a certain limit they send a letter to the ISP requesting information. Some ISP's just hand it over, Cablevision happens to be very nice and will not turn over the subscriber information until the 3rd incident (ime).

The way that PG can help prevent tracking is by blocking the IP addresses of known studios/agencies etc so that you don't end up leeching from them...

Not AFAIK, reason being that you aren't uploading to others. So a) they aren't as interested in you, b) the only way they can find you is by serving rapidshare and asking for there logs (not sure how much of a fight they will put up).

The reason that usenet is great is because you can find a provider who dosen't keep logs at all :) and since most offer SSL encryption they can't tell what your downloading on the ISP end either...
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2011, 10:00:47 AM »
nope havent been keeping up with the private trackers.. yup usenet so no cant be shared unless you both are using the same ip address, or just coordinate when to login. it is possible you can find a usenet provider that will allow multi ip login but i havent seen any good ones..

Are you currently using usenet? Is it only good for recent/popular stuff or can you find obscure content as well? Any usenet provider you can recommend?

FYI, my notice was triggered by an inquiry from Media Sentry.
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