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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: Optimum internet
« Reply #1740 on: October 27, 2021, 11:25:19 AM »
Wow, do you have FiOS available?

Yes, I had them for years and I left them after they raised me (my rant about the whole episode is here somewhere). The speed is fine for my needs and I'm very happy getting "free money" like this yearly.

If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1741 on: October 27, 2021, 12:11:58 PM »
They seem to be offering a 300mbs for $29.99...thinking about reaching out to them again to lower it.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1742 on: October 27, 2021, 12:12:20 PM »
Wow, do you have FiOS available?

How there are also wireless broadband options like T-Mo's 5G for home.

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« Reply #1743 on: October 27, 2021, 12:12:33 PM »
They seem to be offering a 300mbs for $29.99...thinking about reaching out to them again to lower it.

Everywhere?

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« Reply #1744 on: October 27, 2021, 12:17:32 PM »
Not sure...heard an advertisement on the radio, and I see it on their website.

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« Reply #1745 on: October 27, 2021, 02:48:34 PM »
How there are also wireless broadband options like T-Mo's 5G for home.
Yup that's $50/M though. (Has great download speed but not great up)

They seem to be offering a 300mbs for $29.99...thinking about reaching out to them again to lower it.
Depends on location but they definitely have that deal and prices by FiOS include tax unlike optimum
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #1746 on: November 01, 2021, 09:49:59 AM »
Does anyone have recommendations for a modem with voice capabilities? it seems like the best option is the arris tm1602. is there anything better?

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« Reply #1747 on: November 01, 2021, 01:07:21 PM »
Does anyone have recommendations for a modem with voice capabilities? it seems like the best option is the arris tm1602. is there anything better?
ARRIS Touchstone TM822G DOCSIS 3.0 8x4 Telephony Modem Black.
No idea if it's better but works fine for us and can have 2 phone lines.
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« Reply #1748 on: January 09, 2022, 09:35:14 AM »
They seem to be offering a 300mbs for $29.99...thinking about reaching out to them again to lower it.

Did they give you the $29.99 plan even your a exiting customer or only for mew ones?

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« Reply #1749 on: January 10, 2022, 10:41:06 AM »
They gave it to me as an existing.

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« Reply #1750 on: January 10, 2022, 12:30:05 PM »
They gave it to me as an existing.
I called they said itís only fee new customers. Did you speak to a supervisor about it or regular rep?

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« Reply #1751 on: January 10, 2022, 11:33:46 PM »
I called they said itís only fee new customers. Did you speak to a supervisor about it or regular rep?
Same here
My bill is $33 after tax for 200 mb/s but I wanted 300 mb/s
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