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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 #1005 on: June 02, 2017, 07:14:19 PM »
I bought an Arris 1602 & it's been fine. There is a website which lists the acceptable ones for optimum. I chatted online and they sent me a link. Basically it was the either of the 822 or 1602 iirc. I got one on ebay for around $50. 

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1006 on: June 03, 2017, 02:29:47 PM »
What would be my best option just need internet, no phone line. Cheapest ?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1007 on: June 18, 2017, 07:26:50 PM »
I bought an Arris 1602 & it's been fine. There is a website which lists the acceptable ones for optimum. I chatted online and they sent me a link. Basically it was the either of the 822 or 1602 iirc. I got one on ebay for around $50.

I bought the Arris Sb6141 recommended by Wirecutter - http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-cable-modem/ - and it works just fine.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1008 on: June 19, 2017, 12:02:13 AM »
I bought the Arris Sb6141 recommended by Wirecutter - http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-cable-modem/ - and it works just fine.
Indeed it's a fine modem, but I don't think it is a telephony modem, so if you want the option to use optimum voice, choose from the models I mentioned.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1009 on: July 02, 2017, 05:27:41 PM »
The price just keeps on going up. If I cancel and reorder to the same address using my wife's name will they realize and if yes will they charge me the higher rate or not?
It's worth too much.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1010 on: July 02, 2017, 05:35:27 PM »
The price just keeps on going up. If I cancel and reorder to the same address using my wife's name will they realize and if yes will they charge me the higher rate or not?
Did you try calling and saying that Verizon is giving you better price and if optimum doesn't match you will cancel?
But putting on spouses name works

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1011 on: July 02, 2017, 05:38:07 PM »
Yes I called but they wouldn't fall for it.
It's worth too much.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1012 on: July 02, 2017, 05:45:15 PM »
Yes I called but they wouldn't fall for it.
So cancel, then reopen on wife's name

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1013 on: July 02, 2017, 05:46:59 PM »
So cancel, then reopen on wife's name
and pay installation again

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1014 on: July 02, 2017, 05:50:13 PM »
Thanks will do
It's worth too much.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1015 on: July 02, 2017, 07:43:36 PM »
I just called Friday and was paying 44.99 for 50mps and told them I've been a paying customers for 2 years and wanted a discount and they gave me 100mps for 39.99 right away

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1016 on: July 03, 2017, 02:09:05 AM »
and pay installation again
No, you just need to ask for a self-install. If you had service already at that location, you can do it yourself...

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1017 on: July 22, 2017, 10:51:14 PM »
Did you try calling and saying that Verizon is giving you better price and if optimum doesn't match you will cancel?
But putting on spouses name works
On Friday I called again and told them my price just went up to $70 a month for 50 or 60mb (including modem rental fee) while on their website they are offering 100mb speed for $40 no contract. Anyway after a brief hold her tells me my new price is $45 (inc $5 for modem rental fee) for 100mb speed and I'll be receiving a new modem in the mail.
That is while I got a letter several weeks ago that my monthly fee is going up to$70 and getting bombarded with calls from Optimum to pay even more for faster internet! What the Chutzpah? They wanted me to pay more then I was paying while on their website they offer more for less.. Sounds like cellphone carrier practice to me. Otherwise I'm pretty happy with their service.
It's worth too much.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1018 on: July 24, 2017, 10:26:58 AM »
Where do you see 100mb for $40 no contract?

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1019 on: July 24, 2017, 10:58:16 AM »
BTW, on slickdeals.net homepage right now is a link to a used sb6121 for like $12, which should work for optimum. A great deal if you want to avoid the modem rental fee.