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Old 01-15-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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TWC promotions

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??

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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I've decided to switch from my local cable co to TWC...
Is your local really THAT bad to drive you to TWC?

Or do you just not have any previous experience as a TWC victim?
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #3
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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...
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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Is your local really THAT bad to drive you to TWC?

Or do you just not have any previous experience as a TWC victim?
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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.........
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
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #6
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at least around here, with issues, one can Either Talk To TWC National Or To Someone In The Local Ofc.
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