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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 #945 on: September 29, 2016, 12:18:23 AM »
keep in mind that if you use optimum voice, you need a telephony cable modem. i found this out the hard way... >:(

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #946 on: September 29, 2016, 06:14:42 AM »
keep in mind that if you use optimum voice, you need a telephony cable modem. i found this out the hard way... >:(
Good point.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #948 on: October 13, 2016, 07:55:56 PM »
Which modem does optimum give when you rent from them?
Also I see many cable modems that can be bought, would all of them work with optimum? Which one is best?
Sorry if this was discussed already, didn't wanna go through 65 pages

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #949 on: October 20, 2016, 10:09:59 PM »
My 39.95 plan from optimum just went up to $55/month. Are there any cheaper plans out there (I tried searching the forums for cheap internet plans, nothing came up within the last few years)?

Also, if I want to buy a modem/router, so I can get rid of that $5 monthly fee, what's the best way to do that?

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #950 on: October 20, 2016, 11:17:29 PM »
My 39.95 plan from optimum just went up to $55/month. Are there any cheaper plans out there (I tried searching the forums for cheap internet plans, nothing came up within the last few years)?

Also, if I want to buy a modem/router, so I can get rid of that $5 monthly fee, what's the best way to do that?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #951 on: October 20, 2016, 11:24:45 PM »
Ah, yes - that is an important factor!  :-[

I live in Passaic, NJ.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #952 on: October 28, 2016, 11:59:58 AM »
Vierzon Fios would cost $50/month for 50/50, with no installation fees (since I'm switching to them).

That's if I buy my own router - would this work (phone rep said this model should work): https://www.amazon.com/Verizon-Router-Actiontec-MI424WR-Rev/dp/B00QGDLA5Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477667301&sr=8-1&keywords=router+mi424wr

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #953 on: November 12, 2016, 09:11:08 PM »
Any good optimum deals for just internet itself ?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #954 on: November 13, 2016, 04:52:23 PM »
Any good optimum deals for just internet itself ?
Anybody know of the best internet plans for first time subscribers ?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #955 on: November 13, 2016, 04:57:01 PM »
What's the best strategy once Optimum 2 year promotion expired? They now want $100 for just internet and phone (including $10 for Modem rental, which they just started charging recently, but I was reluctant to buy something else, in case I leave them).
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« Reply #956 on: November 13, 2016, 05:15:41 PM »
What's the best strategy once Optimum 2 year promotion expired? They now want $100 for just internet and phone (including $10 for Modem rental, which they just started charging recently, but I was reluctant to buy something else, in case I leave them).
Step 1: Switch phone to Obi. Bill should go down to $50-$60 for just internet.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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« Reply #957 on: November 13, 2016, 05:19:43 PM »
Step 1: Switch phone to Obi. Bill should go down to $50-$60 for just internet.
I've been there before, but Obi is not as reliable as Optimum voice. I can live with it (I don't use house phone) but DW was unhappy.
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #958 on: November 13, 2016, 08:10:57 PM »
Considering moving to Verizon Fios - according to their quote, even after taxes, it should be $50 for first year, same as optimum.

Pros - better speed (25/25), likely better reliability.

Cons - no free optimum wifi.

Curious to hear the thoughts of others.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #959 on: November 14, 2016, 02:29:29 AM »
Considering moving to Verizon Fios - according to their quote, even after taxes, it should be $50 for first year, same as optimum.

Pros - better speed (25/25), likely better reliability.

Cons - no free optimum wifi.

Curious to hear the thoughts of others.
I'm sure you can find someone that will give you their optimum login if the wifi is really a concern.