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Proud to say we are now Blade/Buckeye Cable free. Just switched to Frontier DSL. It's only been active for an hour or so, but so far, so good. Hate to jinx it, though, LOL.

Not crazy about DSL, but it's not Buckeye.

created by JoeyGee on May 09, 2014 at 04:41:02 pm     Comments: 12

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I had Frontier about 15 years ago. You might find them to be just as maddening as Buckeye. Granted, that was a long time ago, so maybe things have changed. And I share your disdain for Buckeye...but I didn't think Frontier was any better, at least back then.

posted by Sohio on May 09, 2014 at 08:49:23 pm     #  

How do you like the new service so far?

What are the pros and what are the cons?

posted by shamrock44 on Jul 01, 2014 at 02:03:56 pm     #  

I like it, but honestly cable is slightly better. Our connection will lag when we have 5 devices going more than buckeye did, but I just take that as a sign to get up and go do something active, lol. 95% of the time I notice no difference.

Service has been great. Installation was a breeze. We got charged an install fee after we were told it was free, but one quick online chat was all it took to resolve.

Haven't regretted the switch one iota.

posted by JoeyGee on Jul 01, 2014 at 03:01:12 pm     #  

Also forgot to mention, we get unlimited domestic long distance. Not that big of a deal for most in the age of cell phones, but we get terrible reception in our house, do it's big for us.

posted by JoeyGee on Jul 01, 2014 at 03:03:22 pm     #  

Have an appt with an alternate provider next Monday, hopefully I will be Block free as well.

posted by Hoops on Jul 02, 2014 at 09:55:47 am     #  

I'm shutting off my buckeye too.
Not so much of because who owns it...

I just don't appreciate being sold a "digital upgrade" in the form of a little addressable box for a fully digital ready TV when it is really because of encryption. Not because of "upgrade."

I don't watch enough TV to justify it. And if I am going to have a little box on every TV, it might as well be a DTV receiver or an antenna rotor controller.

It's the little boxes that were the last straw for me. Just ahead of the endless price increases.

Hopefully competition can remain strong enough to ward off the predictable increases in cable internet costs to cover the shrinking TV share.

posted by justread on Jul 02, 2014 at 10:19:39 am     #  

I'm moving this week and looks like I have a choice between buckeye express and AT&T uverse. Buckeyes introductory pricing is $30 a month. Uverse's introductory pricing is about $45 a month for slightly slower service (18 Mbps vs 26 with buckeye). I have DSL now. I don't need phone or tv just internet. Money is tight so I think I'm going to have to go with buckeye.

posted by MsArcher on Jul 02, 2014 at 10:27:29 am     #  

We had always been a fan of Direct TV until last week. Hubs signed up for a Genie system which I think is like a wirelss DVR set up. The Tech that came out to install it REFUSED to even touch the existing equipment because it was NEVER grounded! Components of the system that should have been installed INSIDE the house are actually hanging off the pole that supports the dish! Since the system was installed about 2 years ago we have had 2 Techs out for a couple of pxs. and both of them alludes to a cobbled up system but NEVER tried to fix it or report it to a Supervisor. So needless to say the whole system has to be re-installed! Plus DTV will not refund our Genie money! What a bunch of shit.....

posted by RockChick on Jul 02, 2014 at 08:16:30 pm     #  

A better deal is a better deal, but anyone dropping Buckeye because 'who owns it' is a moron.

More people I know who've cut Buckeye loose in recent years come back eventually than stay with the alternatives.

The whole business is a racket.

posted by McCaskey on Jul 02, 2014 at 10:19:18 pm     #  

Been Blade and Buckeye free for almost 2 years and wouldn't change it. AT&T has served us (and neighbors) well with no price increases or issues with service.

When we dropped the Blade we received calls for 3 months from the same number (not local) asking us if we would like to resume service for a discounted rate. It didn't matter if we said no, they called back.

posted by webrioter on Jul 03, 2014 at 08:48:31 am     #  

Moron? I've been called worse.

I only need to stay with Frontier until Google Fiber gets installed at my house, lol.

posted by JoeyGee on Jul 03, 2014 at 02:11:27 pm     #  

JoeyGee posted at 02:11:27 PM on Jul 03, 2014:

Moron? I've been called worse.

I only need to stay with Frontier until Google Fiber gets installed at my house, lol.

I wasn't singling you or even anyone else as a moron. Was speaking in off-the-cuff generalities.
Again, everyone should get the best deal they can, one fits their budget and requirements, no matter the company.
Just find it silly to drop a service as some sort of 'statement' or 'protest' against the owners if it otherwise works for you.

posted by McCaskey on Jul 03, 2014 at 04:11:14 pm     #