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12-13-2001, 08:36 AM
I just recently upgraded my computer, and am now looking on upgrading my connection. I believe I am going to go with cox@home becuase that is all that is available in my area at the time. When I go to sign up they ask if I want to buy, rent, or supply my own modem. The one they were going to sell me is $200, or close to it. I really know little on cable modems, and I was wondering is this a good modem for the price? Would I be better to go look for a cheeper one with just as good or better quality? Or should I look at a more expensive one with better quality? Or are all cable modems pretty much the same? I appreciate any help, and any suggestions on some good modems would be greatly appreciated.
12-13-2001, 09:12 AM
I have Time Warner Road Runner with a Toshiba Modem.
I rent it I guess. They didn't ask me to buy it so its gotta be included in my monthly fee.
Read somewhere its the same monthly price if you buy or rent.
12-13-2001, 09:18 AM
With @home, there monthly fee is the same if I buy or rent it. I just plan on having it for awhile so I see no real reason to rent it when it will end up costing me more eventually. I am just not to sure which brand I should buy.
12-13-2001, 09:31 AM
If they charge the same fee monthly if you buy or rent.
Then why buy????
Or do they charge a seperate rental fee also?
12-13-2001, 09:35 AM
Oh, sorry. I was just talking about the connection fee. There is also a rental fee if you decided you wanted to rent. Which in about 10 months would add up to the price of a most of the modems I saw. Then there are some that are like under $100, that is why I am asking my question, to figure out which one I should get, and how much I should spend on it.
12-13-2001, 02:39 PM
12-15-2001, 10:00 PM
after a year, you can own your own modem.
renting is high.
motorola 4100 modem is excellent, and is like $119 online brand new. get one.
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