We currently moving from manhattan to brooklyn. We use time warner cable road runner for 35/month for 15mbps plan and its very good. I found out that in brooklyn, time warner cable internet isn’t available at the new place we are moving to.
Optimum online and verizon are the main companies there and i have few questions.
We don’t watch much tv and haven’t had cable tv in a long time. We had time warner cable internet with 70 + channels a while back but cancelled the service because we dont watch much tv. So all we need is internet. However, we had verizon online dsl before… it was atrious. Whenever the phone rang… internet would go out for 1 minute… when it rains, internet would be very unstable.
I called optimum online and they said they have internet play for 49.95/month for 1st 12 months for the 15mbps plan and 54.95/month for the ultra 50mbps plan which i say is very good b/c 5 dollar more get you 35mbps more speed. Anyways, they said after 12 month, it goes up to 59.95/mont and 64.95/month. Installation fees are 24.95 and they offer free modem and a free wireless router. I was going to actually buy a new router but they said they offered it free and you give it back to them modem/router when you cancel service.
Obviously i would want to have time warner cable internet b/c its only 35/month and then 45/month but no service there. Optimum charges much more. But how about verizon? I read verizon fios are same/similar price but if we only want the internet… how are the cost compared to optimum? We wont go with dsl however b/c of the horrible experiences we had with it. It seems like all verizon does is bundle so many serivces… we dont need other services just want internet.
I know with optimum, its 49.95 or 54.95 month flat and theres no taxes and charges and fees. But what about verizon? I see they offer a 39.95 plan for 1 year plus taxes and fees. How much are the taxes and fees? How much are installation charges etc. I think they dont offer a free router if im not mistaken.
So if you only want internet 1 service, better optimum online or verizon fios?
FiOS Internet 15/5 Mbps is the plan but i assume thats slower than the optimum ultra 50 plan? Is the fios plan faster or slower than the optimum 15mbps plan or the same?