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1490 days ago

I'm currently paying $70 a month for a 15MB download and 2MB upload connection.

They offer no incentives or promo packages.

Conversely, I have an account with RCN in NYC (the most expensive region on the east coast) that is $50 per month with a 50MB download and 10MB upload respectively.

Blue Ridge, or Penntel Data is a monopoly that is seriously ripping it's customers off for inferior service.

There is no other option for broadband. These people are criminals.

Just like the Martz bus line. Monopoly.

Mario Scavello is getting kickbacks from Blue Ridge, so he refuses to do anything to protect the consumers that are his constituents.

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2184 days ago

Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! There are not enough bad things I can say about this service. I have nothing but problems, my bill constantly goes up and worst of all and their billing is all messed up. Every time I think I have made a resolution, I call back and they the next person tells me something else and it never matters what the last rep said. STAY AWAY!!!

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2248 days ago

This company is awful. Nobody will tell you the truth when you ask questions. They tell you what ever to get you to sign on with them. And when you can get service they will still charge you. Everyone lies to you on the. DONT GO WITH DIRECT!

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2416 days ago

How come you can't give no stars? Charter is the worst possible cable TV provider. I bought the phone pole their cable is hanging on, 700 ft of conduit, trench and mainline. They have NEVER been able to supply a reliable signal for over 5 years!!! Any county or city government who gives them a contract should be recalled and jailed!

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2461 days ago

I prefer Dish Network. I was urged to give it a try by my husband of sports but I still don't see why? I got it because they claimed to be better that their competitors but they are just different and actually way worse. The DVR service was only available in one room where Dish Network was accessible in two and you only needed one reciever at the time. Now they have improved it even more. When I signed up I thought I'd be getting more and better service than I had with Dish Network, but instead it was less for more $$$ with lots of hidden charges. And when I called to complain about not having accesss to my DVR in any room but the one they mentioned another service that I could get that would allow me that access and It would cost me more$$$. I wanted to cancell but that would cost me more $$$$. I would have to keep the service for 2 years to avoid, but now I wish I would have cancelled. They are charging me for movies that I might have purchased over a year ago now that I have cancelled the service. I was on an auto pay system and they failed to charge me or may have charged me for it over a year ago and are charging me for it again. They said I ordered them with the remote, but I couldn't have because my receiver wasn't hooked up to the phone line or any internet. I would have to order it online and log into the website. Great billing system!!! What a rip off!!! Don't get it! They suck!

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2466 days ago

Never anything to watch, and even though paying a fortune, there still were endless commercials, not only on programs but even on the menu!

They signed a contact with me for $29/mo. They then charged me $67/mo anyway. When I called them and faxed a copy of my contract, they said "So sue us."

My father was a co-ordinator of the Hughes Satellites which DirecTV uses, and I signed up in loyalty to him, but this is one of the worst and most dishonest companies I have ever dealt with, and is far, far removed from Hughes,

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2496 days ago

My honest review.

First I want to talk about the price, I had my first experience with Direct-Tv 2 years ago and I can tell you I was so excited about the deal they "claimed" to offer which was $100/ Month for the bundle which include's cable, internet and phone, don't get me wrong I did receive the bundle with the premium channels HBO, CINEMAX, SHOWTIME, and STARZ by the way was suppose to be free for a 6 months. When I got my first bill (around $230) I notice I was charged for the installation and box which was not a concern, my problem was the 3rd month I was charged around $300 for the premium channels! I was shocked and very upset because the ad in the paper said those channels (showtime, HBO, CINEMAX, and STARZ) were mine at no cost for 6 MONTHS, So i decided to give them a call and they told me there was a misprint in the ad and the premium channels are free for 3 months, I was very upset because they false advertised it so I cancelled my service and was surprised when I received my last bill around $400. The only good thing about this service I would say the selection of channels and did not get charged that much for internet and phone, the price of cable was the biggest stress of my bills.

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2523 days ago

directv is a horrible satellite provider because they always charge to much for their packages and they dont have channel that are important for my family and they dont even put channels that come out . dish in the other hand has great programing for a low price and they dont rise your package to a different price they made me so satisfied with their service .

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2546 days ago

I can't believe I found this place. It's like home, where we all can share the truth about Charter. Charter decides to charge me $35 for a service visit due to THEIR PROBLEM. I cannot believe that a company like Charter can still be operating- I get better service at a non profit organization in a third world country on their day off!

There are absolutely no words to express how utterly pissed off and disappointed I am about their service, rationality, morality, and shadiness. I am changing to a difference service provider. I wish you all will do the same (those that have a choice) and put this poor excuse of a company out of business already.

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2565 days ago

Most of the negative reviews here are, from my experience, pretty objective and even mild. After nearly 5 years with the company, they treat us like dirt if and when we can actually get anyone on the phone. As a Ph.D. scientist, I think I should be able to understand their charges, but I truly have no idea what I'm paying for or why. I once asked for a second PBS channel and was told "Sure, why not?", but they never added it. If this was a customer-centric company, we should be able to block all of the crap channels and choose what we want, but they're really just selling dreck and advertising. I hope their big-deal execs bleed the company dry and throw away its husk while the customers switch to watching computer TV.

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