Comcast screwing me, I need to buy a cable modem

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mo Tiggas, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Mo Tiggas macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello all,

    Comcast is raising their cable modem rental rates from 3/month to 5/month. So, its finally time to buy a cable modem. Not really sure where to start with this. It seems that the Motorola SURFboard SB5101 is a reliable modem for 60 bucks on amazon. However, its four years old. I'm looking for cheap, reliable, compatible with comcast and decent speeds - but then again who isn't looking for all of that...

    Thanks for the suggestions
     
  2. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    @ $5 a month, $60 would take a year to pay off?

    have you tried calling Comcast and asking for them to lower it back to $3?

    I think the rental rate is blackmail myself, but theres no real savings... sucks.
     

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