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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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Re: Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #180 on: August 02, 2012, 11:38:08 AM »
I would like to try it with only internet service to get them to give me a competitive deal.
Last I checked it was 29.99 a month for a year

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #181 on: August 02, 2012, 11:57:53 AM »
Did you have to show them any proof that your switching to verizon?
no. I don't think that would make a difference, the second you cancel they lose you, and they obviously don't want that
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #182 on: August 02, 2012, 12:19:23 PM »
Last I checked it was 29.99 a month for a year
is that after the 1 year service deal, because I am paying something like $49.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #183 on: August 02, 2012, 12:24:03 PM »
is that after the 1 year service deal, because I am paying something like $49.
They always have a promo for 29.95 for 1st year just internet.
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #184 on: August 02, 2012, 01:29:36 PM »
is that after the 1 year service deal, because I am paying something like $49.

Just "move out" and have someone else "move in".

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Re: Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #185 on: August 02, 2012, 02:25:06 PM »
Just "move out" and have someone else "move in".
Yup ask AsherO all about that
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #186 on: August 02, 2012, 03:41:26 PM »
Think they'll bite even if Verizon doesn't service my block?
I've heard that they just plug your address in to the Verizon availability map, if it says you can get Verizon they're willing to negotiate, otherwise you won't get anywhere.
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« Reply #187 on: August 14, 2012, 02:16:08 AM »
I'm probably calling Optimum tomorrow to set up internet service. Anything I should know?
Any better options than $29.95/mo?
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« Reply #188 on: August 14, 2012, 10:57:56 PM »
I'm probably calling Optimum tomorrow to set up internet service. Anything I should know?
Any better options than $29.95/mo?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #189 on: August 15, 2012, 12:34:16 AM »
I'm probably calling Optimum tomorrow to set up internet service. Anything I should know?
Any better options than $29.95/mo?
TIA.

They service your building?

Maybe some sorta signup incentive?

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« Reply #190 on: August 15, 2012, 01:38:44 AM »
Maybe some sorta signup incentive?
Supposedly the $29.95 is the incentive...
Can any other companies beat them in price for internet only?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #191 on: August 16, 2012, 12:28:54 AM »
Just called yesterday and told them I'm ganna switch if I don't get the 29.95 deal on Internet and they extended it for a nother year

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« Reply #192 on: August 16, 2012, 01:25:45 AM »
Anyone got the $29.95 for boost?


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« Reply #193 on: October 17, 2012, 11:23:55 AM »
I called optimum yesterday and told them I really want to stay with them and dont wana pay 49.95, they gave me 29.95 for another year!
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #194 on: October 17, 2012, 12:55:03 PM »
I called optimum yesterday and told them I really want to stay with them and dont wana pay 49.95, they gave me 29.95 for another year!

They must have good competition (e.g. Fios) in your area. Did you seak to CS or retention?

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« Reply #195 on: October 17, 2012, 12:59:24 PM »
They must have good competition (e.g. Fios) in your area. Did you seak to CS or retention?
I called the Disconnect Department 1-877-936-4778.
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #196 on: October 17, 2012, 06:11:38 PM »
I have a friend I got him internet with boost, phone, tv with extra channels $95 a month

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« Reply #197 on: October 17, 2012, 06:47:15 PM »
Anyone got the $29.95 for boost?
Yep for the past 2 yrs

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« Reply #199 on: October 17, 2012, 07:01:11 PM »
I have a friend I got him internet with boost, phone, tv with extra channels $95 a month

Boost is usually $15? because they just offered me Phone/Internet/TV for $80, but I don't need those services.

how??

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