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Below is a link to a list of modems that are compatible with Optimum. Depending on the speed you have you will need to get a modem that can accommodate that speed.
A modem has channels that represent the speed it can handle. It's displayed as download channels x upload channels, so a 16x8 modem means it has 16 download channels and 8 upload channels.

It's not recommended to get anything lower than 16X8 since speeds are only going up in the future.
Chart showing the channels needed to support the Optimum speed

  • Optimum 100, 8x4 or higher
  • Optimum 200, 16x8 or higher
  • Optimum 400, 24x8 or higher

There are many modems available on Craigslist's and eBay as well, there is no need to buy a new one as long as it's compatible.
https://pickmymodem.com/approved-modems-for-optimum-cablevision-internet-service/

Once you have the modem you can call Optimum tech support and ask them to provision a new modem and give them the MAC id located a the modem. They will also send you a prepaid FedEx label to return their modem and the price will be reflected on your next bill. You just saved $10 - $10.89 a month in fees.

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« Reply #140 on: July 22, 2012, 08:02:18 PM »
You should be able to get $29.95 for 1st year

Yr? I thought only 6 months
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #141 on: July 22, 2012, 08:04:06 PM »
where do you see this deal

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #142 on: July 22, 2012, 08:06:15 PM »
where do you see this deal
you just have to call them and tell them you saw an ad for 29.95 (they might not want to give you in begining).
Its for 1st year.
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #143 on: July 23, 2012, 12:44:54 AM »
yup
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #144 on: July 23, 2012, 11:13:33 AM »
I believe those promos are only for people transferring TV service from another provider

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« Reply #145 on: July 23, 2012, 12:04:53 PM »
I believe those promos are only for people transferring TV service from another provider
They used to have them for double play signup (Internet/phone) but now they don't have a signup offer for double pay anymore :(

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #146 on: July 24, 2012, 10:45:08 PM »
I've already cancelled my optimum and they STILL spam phone call me!! How many times do I need to tell them I don't want a TV!!!

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« Reply #147 on: July 24, 2012, 11:11:31 PM »
I've already cancelled my optimum and they STILL spam phone call me!! How many times do I need to tell them I don't want a TV!!!
Tell them you're on the donotcall.gov list, and you'll have to report them if they call you again.

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« Reply #148 on: July 24, 2012, 11:43:12 PM »
I've already cancelled my optimum and they STILL spam phone call me!! How many times do I need to tell them I don't want a TV!!!
They always call although we constantly remind them we moved and optimum DOES NOT service our area.
I've been meaning to log into my old account and updating my phone number to my local optimum store. 

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Re: Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #149 on: July 24, 2012, 11:48:44 PM »
They always call although we constantly remind them we moved and optimum DOES NOT service our area.
I've been meaning to log into my old account and updating my phone number to my local optimum store.
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #150 on: July 24, 2012, 11:50:16 PM »
I bumped into a guys who offered me $20 a month no contract with some other brand that uses Optimum service (kinda like what PagePlus is to Verizon or MetroPCS to Sprint).
Anyone familiar with this?
Any fine print that I should be aware of?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #151 on: July 25, 2012, 09:42:41 AM »
I bumped into a guys who offered me $20 a month no contract with some other brand that uses Optimum service (kinda like what PagePlus is to Verizon or MetroPCS to Sprint).
Anyone familiar with this?
Any fine print that I should be aware of?

Info please.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #152 on: July 25, 2012, 09:51:03 AM »
I bumped into a guys who offered me $20 a month no contract with some other brand that uses Optimum service (kinda like what PagePlus is to Verizon or MetroPCS to Sprint).
Anyone familiar with this?
Any fine print that I should be aware of?
+1
Info please.
He just set me up with internet and phone @ $20 each. I have the exact same speeds as I had with optimum directly, and no glitches with the internet so far (about a week so far). Not sure if I will continue using the phone service though.
The only fine print I have is that I have no idea how he's pulling this off...

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #153 on: July 25, 2012, 09:58:13 AM »
+1He just set me up with internet and phone @ $20 each. I have the exact same speeds as I had with optimum directly, and no glitches with the internet so far (about a week so far). Not sure if I will continue using the phone service though.
The only fine print I have is that I have no idea how he's pulling this off...

Is there any up-front cost? New modem setup, I guess... How is it billed/who do you pay?

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« Reply #154 on: July 25, 2012, 09:59:37 AM »
Is there any up-front cost? New modem setup, I guess... How is it billed/who do you pay?
Nope, nothing.
You pay him directly.

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« Reply #155 on: July 25, 2012, 10:01:23 AM »
You pay him directly.

Cash? CC? Do you know him personally? Local guy?

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« Reply #156 on: July 25, 2012, 10:03:53 AM »
Cash? CC? Do you know him personally? Local guy?
Local guy. Seems you can pay him any way you want. Cash preferred.

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« Reply #157 on: July 25, 2012, 10:06:30 AM »
@txtmax4 @Avid Reader:

How do you guys know you're not going to get a knock on your door with someone wanting to know why you're stealing internet?...

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« Reply #158 on: July 25, 2012, 10:24:55 AM »
@txtmax4 @Avid Reader:

How do you guys know you're not going to get a knock on your door with someone wanting to know why you're stealing internet?...
Nothing is certain, but I dont think it's stolen.

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« Reply #159 on: July 25, 2012, 10:34:13 AM »
Nothing is certain, but I dont think it's stolen.
I personally am a bit wary, that's why I asked in here.
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