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TWC promotions

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Riverdome, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Riverdome

    Riverdome Member

    May 12, 2005
    The current Time Warner promotion in my area is a $150 Best Buy gift card for switching to their bundled package. Around Christmas the promotion was the same gift card plus a Microsoft XBox.

    I've decided to switch from my local cable co to TWC but figure I should time the switch such to maximize my promotion. Anyone watch their promotions close enough to know if the current $150 is typical/good/bad??

    Thank you.
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Is your local really THAT bad to drive you to TWC?

    Or do you just not have any previous experience as a TWC victim?
  3. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

    Jan 18, 2008
    In the Los Angeles area I have no other choice but TWC. We don't have competing cable companies in one area. So far I have been lucky, no major problems. When I have had a problem and call, I do get routed to the Philippines. After their "scripted" problem resolution doesn't work, I ask for a supervisor.

    Of course I could go satellite...
  4. Riverdome

    Riverdome Member

    May 12, 2005
    Local cable, Buckeye Cable, has gotten much better in recent years but I can save $20 a month with TWC, get the $150, and actually pickup a few channels I can't get now. No contract other than a 90 day obligation to get the gift card.
  5. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    +1 :up::up:
    Not so sure about the "actually". I bet this requires a tuning adapter. Good luck with TWC properly provisioning (authorizing, balancing, ... whatever) your account and the TA being reliable. I wish I had another choice other than TWC -- would gladly give up a "few channels".

    You are aware that promotions run for one year and then they can do whatever they want with your rate? I'm on a TWC promotion and they just raised my rate $6/mo with no advance notice. When I asked they said they never give advance notice of rate increases on promotional rates. I might be able to threaten to cancel, get transfered to a "retention specialist" and get a lower rate -- but for $6/mo (and no certainty of any reward for the effort -- other than being embarassed if they call my bluff about cancelling), it just isn't worth the hassle
  6. CybrFyre

    CybrFyre New Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    at least around here, with issues, one can Either Talk To TWC National Or To Someone In The Local Ofc.

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