Time Warner and Modems

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  1. Salty

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    Currently Time-warner rents me a modem for $5.99 (+ .48 tax= $6.47) per month.

    I can buy a modem at the PX for $50 (no tax).

    Has anyone here ? Would you reccomend a purchase or a rental.

    Note: The purchased modem would pay for itself after 7 1/2 months.
     
  2. webdog

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    I have a Motorola and had no problems in the past.
     
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    I've always purchased mine in the past (just make sure you get the right one). It's much cheaper in the long run.
     
  4. Gib

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    You can purchase your own modem. Call your cable provider first and make sure it is on their approved list. That way they will be able to add your modem to their inventory so they can put it on your account and get it talking to their headend.

    The advantage to renting - if anything happens to the service on that modem, they usually replace, unless you have damaged it upon repair. They'll still replace it, but charge you for the damaged one.

    The advantage of owning your own modem is not paying the monthly fee. Ours here is $7 a month. Mine is also a phone modem.

    The disadvantage, if you have issues with your own modem and they have to come out, most cable providers will not check out your owned modem. They will check the signal levels up to the modem. If they do check your modem, they may code out your service call to include a service call fee as much as $50.
     
  5. Don

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    Bingo!

    However, consider how often you've had to call for service on your current rented cable modem.

    Do some research on the cable modem you're thinking about purchasing; especially looking for reviews on it. See what other people think of it.
     

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