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COX High Speed Internet; Like It Or Loathe It?  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Question's pretty self-explanatory.

They're offereing a pretty decent deal for off-campus LSU Students $19.95/mo + free modem; and sincerely thought I'd take advantage of it.

Have your experiences with this service been decent?

Fast enough? Decent customer service? Not always crashing?



...thanks

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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1968 times:
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What speed? I have no experience with Cox, but generally cable internet is far superior to DSL offerings in my experience. That's an outstanding price for cable internet. Since I switched from DSL, which was nothing but trouble for the 6 months I had it, to Comcast highspeed internet, it's been a dream. My speed is 6M, which is plenty fast!!

In general, go for cable internet, NOT DSL.

(No, I don't work for the cable company!!)



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1962 times:
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Wow, that's a great deal! I have Cox Digital Cable and Cox Telephone Service. If I add their High Speed Internet to the package, it's another $40.00 a month - WITHOUT the modem.

I'm waiting until I buy a faster machine to get high-speed internet though. Right now I've got a PII 266mHz which is essentially a giant abacus.  Sad



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

EA CO AS,
what's the speed they offer (in response to AzoresLover's question)? I dont have all of the technical data at hand.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1957 times:
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Per their website (this applies to the metro Phoenix market, so your service may be different), they offer:

-Up to 4Mbps downstream

-Up to 512kbps upstream

That's for their basic package, at $39.95 a month for existing Cox customers. They also offer a "premier" package for $54.95 a month:

-Up to 5Mbps downstream

-Up to 768kbps upstream



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

$19.95 is a DAMN good deal... you would be paying that much for dial-up in most places these days.

I have Road Runner high speed through Time Warner cable... which is really the same as what Cox or Comcast or any other cable company offers. I have no idea how fast it is or is supposed to be. All I know is that it is $34.95 a month, and I haven't seen any additional charge for the modem. Haven't had any problems in the 6+ months that I have had it. Its always on, never seems to have any lag issues, its never been down. I'm pretty please so far.



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2441 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

I have Cox High Speed Internet at home and love it. We just moved last week and getting it set up at home went smoothly, other than one of their servers being down when I was trying to enter my account information. Then when their server was back up, I had to call their tech support again and have them resend the signal to my modem (or something like that). Only waited on hold for 2 minutes and the tech I spoke with was very friendly and helpful.

The service is great though. I've had it in the past and never had any problems with it, and its been great in the new house so far. $19.95 is an awesome deal, less than you'd pay for something like AOL's dialup. Unless you're downloading or uploading unusually large files you should have no issues. I wish we could get their telephone system too.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
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I wish we could get their telephone system too.

They don't offer Cox Digital Telephone in your part of the Valley?



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2441 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Nope.... brand new subdivision in Laveen that has Cox Digital Cable, High Speed Internet but they didn't put in Telephone... have to stick with Qwest for now I guess. Qwest out here doesn't offer voicemail either!

Cox is weird about telephone I think. The last apartment I had was a brand new build at 52nd st and the 202... they put in digital cable and internet too, but no phone. Its weird as they push the telephone service pretty hard to TV....



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1940 times:
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That's odd. Give 'em time and Cox will eventually send Digital Telephone your way, though. They'll even port your number from Qwest for free.

I'm starting to wonder if I should just bite the bullet and go for high-speed NOW rather than waiting to buy a new machine. To the tech guys out there, would my lowly PII 266 be able to handle high-speed internet service?

So you're way out in Laveen? Isn't that quite the commute to the airport though?



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2441 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

I haven't driven to the airport yet from out here. I'd imagine it won't be too bad... just hop on I-10 at 51st Avenue... to the 202 and off at 44th street.

The drive to work though, that's getting old already. I work off the 101 and Shea... takes about an hour for now. I'm transferring to a different store in a couple weeks though, then it'll just be going straight east on Baseline.




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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1932 times:
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I work off the 101 and Shea

Wow, what a coincidence! That's where I live.



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User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

I used to have BellSouth DSL. It was always having problems. It was regularly down for hours at a time. I switched to Cox highspeed about 8 months ago and have never had a problem.

THe service is excellent.


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2441 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Drive out to Laveen on a Friday night at 4pm, you'll see what I go through every morning.... just the other direction.  Smile




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User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

I use Cox High Speed Internet and have not had any major problems in the 4 and a half years I've had the service. I'll admit I was a bit nervous when Cox purchased @Home a few years ago, but so far that have not let me down.

I would also recommend you BUY a cable modem rather than rent one from your provider. Pick up a Linksys unit at Frys or Comp USA for about 80 bucks. It's much cheaper than renting.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

Well, this is my first message from home on my new Cox HSI.... and it's friggin' GREAT!

Thanks so much for your advice guys!!!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineIFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

I have COX and its GREAT. I've only had minor network problems in the 3 years I've had it. Hope you are enjoying!


Now it should be "IFLYDCA"
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

I am!

...added about 25 songs to my playlist, updated DL/CO/AA desktop schedules, and working on my website; since Reply #15 Big grin



Also, an added benefit is that the $19.95 is permanent, I thought it was only promotional. Also, I get to keep the free modem indefinitely by signing a contract 90 days longer than the original proposal!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
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$19.95 is permanent?? Damn, Man, you got one heck of a deal!

Glad you listened to everyone here and signed up for cable internet. You will never have the problems and issues that continually plague DSL service.




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User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

Cactus739, EA CO AS. That's so funny!  Laugh out loud

I actually work on Scottsdale and Frank Loyd Wright. Right near the Scottsdale Airport. I live on Boradway and 101.


Small world isn't it.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1830 times:
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And I work near Broadway and Mill!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1830 times:
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Cox? C'mon now C'boy. We all know why you really signed up for Cox service.

It's not just that its fast, it is?



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1826 times:



*smacks Mirrodie*


User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

I knew that was coming. And a bitch slap to top it off.  Laugh out loud  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1816 times:
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ALL RIGHT ...now we've gotten very "punny" here. Finally had to happen, didn't it? LOL

Give 'em hell, ConcordeBoy!!!



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User currently offlineYokohama1970 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 199 posts, RR: 2
Reply 25, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Concorde Boy,

How's it going? I have Cox HSI service, along with Digital & HDTV Service. If they offer $19.95/month service, sign-up now! I pay $39.95/month for 5mb download/256kb upload. I purchased a Best Data CMX300 external Cable Modem from Fry's Electronics about 4 years ago for $79. Cox HSI offers up to 7 e-mail accounts & 70mb of personal web-space with their monthly HSI service. I have never had any issues, great value! I wish I could score Cox HSI for $19.95/month. Make sure to read the fine print!


Tom

http://www.cox.com/phoenix/highspeedinternet/



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