Why do people keep mentioning that the price will go up in two years when someone says they are switching carriers?
I think we all know that, but my $40 per month savings the first year and $20 per month savings the second year when I switched to FiOS put me $720 ahead of the game. I'll worry about the pricing and possibly going back to DirecTV when the two years are up.
There's so much more VOD, both free and premium, available on FiOS compared with DirecTV there's no comparison. At least that was the situation when I switched.
I'm in LA and not a pro football fan so Sunday Ticket was never a consideration. It looks like it will be another two years or so before LA gets a team.
I did the opposite, switched from Time Warner Cable to DIRECTV and saved over $800 my first 2 years. I got by with cable, because my father-in-law had DIRECTV with NFLST. So we would go to his house to watch the games on Sunday. When he passed, I made the switch to DIRECTV. Now with NFLST and NHLCI having all the games I watch in HD, it would be hard for me to switch. Although if TW Cable suddenly had NFLST and NHLCI with all HD and I could save $800 again, I would switch.
That's why I stuck with DSL for so long, but the 6Mbs down and 1 up no longer made up for the dedicated pipe. I need the speed, my business is software and I run from home as often as not.
When I switched DIRECTV, I dropped TW Cable TV and Internet. For internet I went to AT&T, since they had the best speed available at the time. And it was the same 6MBbs you had, which was actually 5Mbps consistently. Then Time Warner upgraded their equipment and I switched back.
I see not worshiping at the alter of tv...but it does sound like you do worship at the internet speed alter...I get the price, but quite truthfully you couldnt pay me to use their all share the pipe topology...
You're right about sharing the pipe, the speed can vary. Although I now prefer to share the pipe using TW Cable. I only have 20Mbs service, but I get higher speeds then I had. Even at peak usage times, I get more than 10Mbs, which is double what I was getting with AT&T. It cost more @ $40/mo, then AT&T was @ $20/mo, but its worth it. Especially since I work from home when not traveling and my employer pays up to $50 for internet service. So its actually free for me.