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We'll be relocating to Durham, NC on August 7th. I'm looking through various offers, but wanted to gauge the opinion of actual people. Who do you guys go through for internet access?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We'll be relocating to Durham, NC on August 7th. I'm looking through various offers, but wanted to gauge the opinion of actual people. Who do you guys go through for internet access?</div>
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We're in Durham basically, just with a Morrisville address. We have Time Warner for our internet, but since we don't have cable or anything else through them we pay about $65. BUT... That's for 10 Mbps down, which is more like 24 Mbps most of the time, and 768 Mbps up.<br><br>
Don't ask me what that really means, because I don't know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> My husband is the computer professional. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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We also use Time Warner, but pay less than $50. Don't ask speeds. I couldn't even tell you.
 

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Time Warner for us too, we pay somewhere around $50 but have a really high speed (my dh is an IT guy), you can usually find a special that will lower the price, as will bundling services like cable and phone with your internet.
 

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Time warner here, too (that's probably the main thing you'll find except for people who use their cell phones to tether their phones)<br><br>
We pay 29.99 for six months (I managed to fanagle that even though we were only moving, not new customers), and then I think it's 49.99 after that. Plus fees and taxes and pints of blood and first born children (they'd really probably give her back right this second) -that type of thing.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">AT&T... but we're protesting them right now.</div>
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Funny you mention that. Just after we signed our lease but before we moved here, my husband talked to someone about phone service etc with AT&T because the real estate agent said that would be our provider. He found out that AT&T doesn't service this neighborhood, so that was the end of that. Then over 6 months later, he was checking his credit score and saw a flagged account for AT&T. They had signed us up that day he talked to them and had the account they created was being charged ever since! The funny thing was that the account was actually for a similar address to ours, but it was in the next town over in a different county. There were never any calls made, so you'd think they'd realize right away that it was phony.<br><br>
We got it straightened out and didn't have to pay anything, not that we would have paid it anyway. Out of curiosity, we googled that other address and called the man living there. He had no idea what we were talking about and had never received bills with out name or anything.<br><br><br>
Sorry to highjack the post or whatever you'd call it. Just had to chime in about AT&T. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I switched from Time Warner to Verizon a couple of years ago and I think am saving about $20/mo (it's bundled with my landline phone). I think the DSL is theoretically slower than the cable, but I've had far fewer problems and don't notice a difference in speed. Plus unlike Time Warner, the service came with a WiFi modem. Tech support on the whole has been good (especially for my mac).
 
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