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Buckeye Cable / Roku


I have a deal with Buckeye that's about to expire on 11/28, so I called them today to see how badly they want to keep me. I only have internet through them, cut the tv and phone cord last year. We have a Roku and Ooma phone, but nothing else. Our consumption is around 150 every month.

My current deal is 44MB/4MB with 250 cap for $50/month. The current price for what I have is $96.99, so I'm getting a really good deal at the moment.

I looked up other carriers and I can get TWC dsl internet of 15MB and 20 tv channels for $50. I called Buckeye today and told them I want a new deal or I'm going elsewhere. They transferred me to an "overflow center" in San Diego (I asked) because their call volume was too heavy to a video outage.

The current deal they'll give me is 9MB/2MB for $42. I forgot to ask about the consumption cap.

Does anyone know if Roku will stream properly at 9MB? Ooma phone? How about using Roku, the phone and surfing at the same time? Thanks!

created by MsUnderstood on Aug 11, 2014 at 03:19:13 pm     Comments: 9

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are you in both Buckeye and TWC's service area?

posted by jhop on Aug 11, 2014 at 04:44:37 pm     #  

I looked up our address on TWC and it went through and made offers to me, so I'm assuming I am, but would have to verify it with a phone call.

posted by MsUnderstood on Aug 11, 2014 at 04:50:19 pm     #  

I was recently having problem streaming amazon and netflix video with an about 10k connection in a hotel. the connection consistently tested at 9 to 10k.

posted by jhop on Aug 11, 2014 at 06:39:04 pm     #  

I've been cable free for 1 1/2 years. I have the 9/2 speeds from Buckeye, and have no problem streaming HD from Netflix.

posted by jbtaurus98 on Aug 11, 2014 at 06:45:49 pm     #  

Thanks for the replies...I was able to get 26MB with 250MB consumption for $47 for 6 months.

posted by MsUnderstood on Aug 11, 2014 at 08:24:40 pm     #  

For what its worth I can watch Netflix or other streaming video (should be similar to your Roku box in usage) and play online gaming simultaneously with little to no lag or other issues at 6mb. 9mb should be fine.

posted by taliesin52 on Aug 11, 2014 at 10:23:25 pm     #  

Just cancelled my Buckeye Cable video service. Was paying $156/mo. (which included a $10/mo. discount that was about to expire) for home phone, cable and internet. Now paying $55 for just home phone and cable. I was kind of surprised because the last time I called to cancel, they really tried to sell me on staying and hooked me up with a discount. This time, they just processed my change and that was it.

posted by Ace_Face on Aug 12, 2014 at 02:27:40 pm     #  

Weird, but I can't cut the cable, I think we're addicted! And I want to, because we're paying $142/mo. for cable/internet wi-fi/phone. That price is too much for the budget. I'm afraid to lose ESPN sports shows, and some football games, and Comedy Central. And I'll need all the Cavaliers games this year, since Bron came home and all. (I'm from CLE area) Plus, I'm spoiled with the HD screen in different rooms in the house. I guess I want Roku or Amazon Prime, but will either of those get me these things that I think I'll miss? Help me kick the cable habit! :D

posted by decent28 on Aug 12, 2014 at 04:38:23 pm     #  

For current tv seasons you want Hulu. For older stuff and movies you want Amazon or Netflix. Amazon has a better selection IMO but Netflix has the better original programming.

posted by taliesin52 on Aug 12, 2014 at 05:19:06 pm     #   1 person liked this